My almost 1 year olds room is small so his crib is close to the window. I have wooden mini blinds on the windows and every morning I wake up he has a wooden slot in his crib. I pull the blinds up so he can't reach them but then he wakes up early because it's bright out. SO does anyone know of any kind of babyproofing devices out there that can keep him from pulling on the blinds (not the string - the actual blinds themselves).

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Jana - posted on 03/11/2009

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I am a huge fan of velcro (hook and loop tape)  I can't even count how many thing I have in my house that all have a little square of velcro on them to keep them in place.  You can buy it in a roll and all you have to do it cut it to size and stick it in place. Is there a way you can velcro the slats he can reach to the window frame, or something like that.  My daughters room is also very small and her crib is next to the window, we have a shade in there but it is so bright that I used velcro (big surprise) and I hung a dark towel in the window, behind the shade to block out the light and you can't see the towel.  Hope you find something that works.

Dawn - posted on 03/11/2009

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Quoting Kaycie:

My almost 1 year olds room is small so his crib is close to the window. I have wooden mini blinds on the windows and every morning I wake up he has a wooden slot in his crib. I pull the blinds up so he can't reach them but then he wakes up early because it's bright out. SO does anyone know of any kind of babyproofing devices out there that can keep him from pulling on the blinds (not the string - the actual blinds themselves).




try using a roller blind in stead its jst like cloth so nothing will fall in 2 his crib and it will still keep the room warm and dark



 

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Okay......I had this problem in my old apartment we had mini blinds and my son would mess with them and the other problem you are having my guess is that with how the closet and door are situated there is only one spot to put it and only one side of the crib goes down.....(one question that goes through my mind....what else is in the room) however I would try putting the short end of the crib against the wall to where it leaves room on either side...it takes up more of the room and is a little harder to get around....but makes it so that they are further away from the window...also is it closer to the floor where he can reach or further up...if it is further up then as soon after he turns one that you CAN put him in a toddler bed(I put my oldest in one when he was 1 and a half cause he was too tall and fell out and he was fine with it

Amy - posted on 03/11/2009

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I understand the room is small but ,try moving his crib and make it into a toddlers bed away from the window. Change the room around.

Dori - posted on 03/11/2009

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These are crazier ideas, but they would work depending on where the window is:



Buy a screen for the outside of the window - one that eliminates light.  



Or, tint the window (I actually know someone who did this in their bedroom because they only wanted sheers on the window).



 

Kaycie - posted on 03/11/2009

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I thought of that but my concern is that he'll just try to pull the shade off the window, just like he's doing now....it's a lose, lose no matter what.

Dori - posted on 03/11/2009

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Have you thought about exchanging the blinds for a shade?  You could even hang the shade over the blinds.  He might still be able to get to the shade, but it would take some doing to pull it down.  



Then, you could raise the blinds at night, but still have something covering the window.  

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