daughter pulling herself up in crib, unbalanced, have bumpers but hit head on top...help???

Christina - posted on 12/15/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




my daughter is 11 months, but does not have a lot of balance yet and figured out a way to pull her self up into a standing position in her crib last night. She fell over and hit her head on the top of the crib. I have the crib bumpers but they don't really help. Is their anything i can get to cover the upper part of the crib and the top??? i cannot put her mattress all the way down because we will not be able to reach in and grab her. I have the crib to bed type.....anyone know anything i can buy for make for this?!?


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Morgan - posted on 12/16/2010




I am 4"11 and I had the same worry you have with my crib

Just get a stool :) you can keep it under the crib thats what I do, my daughter is also 11 months she started pulling her self up at about 8 months, you really should lower the crib its very unsafe if she can pull herself up :)

Also it wont be long until you can say "stand up" and you can just lift her out!! make sure you get a no slip stool if you have hardwood :)

Good luck

Kim - posted on 12/16/2010




My daughter was doing the same thing and honestly the best thing for you to do is lower the crib mattress. If you need to put a step stool in the nursery so that you can reach her. My daughters also 11 months old and her crib until recently was in the middle position. She not only pulled herself up but then climbed out and fell onto the ceramic floor. She actually used the bumper pads to help hoist herself over. I was rather shocked when I opened her door after nap time to find her sitting on the floor smiling. After that I refused to put her in her crib for any length of time until her crib mattress was lowered. My husband couldn't get to it for a few days bc of his busy schedule so until then she slept in her play pen.

Christina - posted on 12/15/2010




Krista- i have a solid wood crib that transfers to a full size bed...i'm only 5'5 with short arms and wouldn't be able to each all the way in, i can barely do it on the middle position.

Megan- i agree but this is solid hard wood with a little indent sort of thing on the top. i'm just afraid if she does fall she'll get really hurt..

Krista - posted on 12/15/2010




Honestly, once she's able to pull herself up to a standing position, you really should be dropping the mattress of the crib to the lowest level. Otherwise it's VERY unsafe. Is there a physical reason why you wouldn't be able to reach in and grab her from in there?

As far as something to cover the crib rail, there really isn't anything soft that can go on there that would be safe. The only thing I could think of would be if you get the plastic teething rails, they would probably absorb a LITTLE bit more shock than the straight wood.

But dropping the floor of the crib would solve that problem anyway, and it won't take long before she gets her balance.

Megan - posted on 12/15/2010




I feel like the most horrible mommy saying this, but after flipping out a few times, I realized he would either figure out his balance or stop doing it. Sure enough a week later (and only one bruise) he had it all figured out, then he started climbing the bars and I knew I was in trouble.

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