#1 - He doesn't climb out....I've applied the "georgia" theory to this one. See, Georgia could easily jump the white picket fence keeping her in the yard - but she doesn't KNOW that she could, so she doesn't. Adam could probably have climbed out of his crib long ago...but didn't KNOW that he could...so he didn't. Yay.
#2 - I believe in total containment. I think I did a post once about playpens and the whole controversy there...well, I think small areas where the kid is safe and contained - are totally awesome. I can leave him in there during naptime despite him running around in circles, and screaming "MOMMA!" at the top of his lungs 4927 times in a row. But he's contained, so his ability to get into trouble or get hurt, is minimal. Yay.
Hubs has been wanting to transition him to a toddler bed like a "Big Boy" for a while now - but knowing that naps are probably hopeless once that happens, and see the above two reasons, I've been putting him off. We agreed to visit the discussion again once he hit 2 1/2...
Yesterday, he was doing his normal laps in the crib and screaming and generally trying to NOT sleep as per usual..when I heard some grunting and commotion and decided to glance into the video monitor to see what he was up to. Aaaaand, discovered he was in the process of climbing out. Dammit.
So I ran in there and actually caught him just as he was going over. I put him back in and he proceeded to sling one leg over and do it again. I hung my head and had to admit defeat. There would be no nap, and there would be a crib turned into a toddler bed that evening. SIGH
It was kind of a sad thing actually. My baby will never again sleep in a crib. This growing up thing is so bittersweet. I'm so excited to see the little man he's becoming (he now says "no thank you" - how crazy is THAT??) and yet, I'm kinda bummed at the babyness going away.
Adam was SOOOO excited that he could climb in and out of his bed - he ran around like a mad man while we were putting the little rails up.
Hilarious - we laughed and chuckled and carefully put him back in his bed, where he slept ALL NIGHT LONG. Never got up - never fell out of bed - totally amazing. In the morning, I got up before him and I was making coffee at just after 8am when I noticed he was awake. He lolled around in bed for a while and then sat up and said "Momma?" hahahaha. I went in there and hugged and kissed him and thanked him for sleeping through the night so well in his Big Boy bed. He just beamed and kissed me back....so proud.
Tonight, we did the same routine - story, song, night-night kisses....and we both left the room and closed the door. He stayed in bed and 10 minutes later is FAST ASLEEP.
Sometimes I think the things I worry about the most are the things I shouldn't be worried about. HA. Although I haven't attempted a nap yet. Hmmmmm