Anna - posted on 06/30/2015 ( 9 moms have responded )
I'm looking for some advice / sanity check. My 2 year old has started climbing out of her crib at all hours of the night recently. I walk her back and then she climbs out 5 minutes later.. this went on for hours last night. At 1am, I unscrewed the wires that hold the mattress at the lowest level and just put the mattress on the floor thinking that would do the trick but somehow she still climbed out. Anyway, I was thinking of just turning the crib upside down (with the bottom installed back obviously) and putting the mattress on the floor. Basically looks like a cage, which I feel bad about but I'm desperate. Has anyone turned their crib upside down? I googled it and sounds like other people have done this and it doesn't pose a safety risk like those recalled crib tents. I saw that there are "pajama" pants that restrict leg movement but my daughter would just take them off... she knows how to undress herself. It seems like my other options are: 1) letting her sleep in our room which my 4 year old son does now as he would also come into our room at all hours and this was less disruptive. I've tried this but she wakes up a lot and makes a lot of noise... basically I barely slept and then by 5:30am she is up because I have minimal window treatments in our bedroom or 2) I need to sleep in her room or hire someone else to.