Karen - posted on 11/22/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )
i am posting this to help other moms avoid some of the sheer painic i went through last night. my daughter who is almost 10 months tried to climb out of her crib (wich is on the lowest setting) in the middle of the night, i woke up to a horrable screem, i don't drive and i didn't have any money on me for a cab so i diled 911 right away, when the paramedics came they assured my that babies trying to climb out of the crib and falling is extremely common. they did a quick check of my daughter and told me to monitor her over the next 48 hours for signs of loss in appetite, watch for sleepiness and dizziness and the worse sign vomiting. i know that if you read this and it does happen to you it won't help the total panic you feel but maybe you will avoid the OMG MY BABY IS GOING TO DIE feeling that i got.
and i do want some opinions about when it is time to switch to a toddler bed, i am terrified that this may happen again so i'm letting my daughter nap right now in the playpen