This is an example from Yahoo! Answers illustrating the real life concerns that parents have regarding crib safety.
Daughter Climbs Out Of Crib, Falls On Her Head. Suggestions?
Daughter: 18 months and a fiery pistol. Smart as a whip. Climbs out of crib, lands on her head. Although smart, doesn’t seem to learn from this. Keeps climbing, keeps falling.
Crib: 4 1/2 feet tall. Solid wood. Mattress platform on lowest possible setting. Vaseline on crib does not work. Can’t raise sides or lower mattress.
What I’ve tried: Vaseline on sides of crib, still got out. Playpen, tipped it over and/or climbed out (fell on head again). Mattress on floor for 2 weeks, can’t make her lay down (thats the “fiery pistol” part). Mattress on floor with a gate or pen to keep her in, anxiety attack and started hyperventilating, leading to her not breathing. My bed, won’t lay down and/or falls off and/or makes me fall off. Its a small bed.
Me: Not sure I want to try “cozy crib tent” due to strangulation issues and non-regulated status. 4 weeks without sleep. Migraine headache problems. Real sore back. I may be going cross-eyed also.
You: people with off the wall (yet reasonable) ideas on how i can get her to bed, so I can get to bed.
- 3 months ago
I just thought of putting a helmet on her. But I think she’d figure out how to take it off.
3 months ago