Today is the day, that fateful day, when Nolan climbed out of his crib. I will openly say this new ability has been my biggest fear for months. Potty Training, I can handle. Moving to a sippy cup/milk at age one, I handled with fear but NOTHING like this. This is scary. I am in a panic. I dreaded this day.
So, first things first, we need to figure out how to close Nolan's door. It doesn't shut, the hinges or the hardware isn't lined up properly so when you try to shut it it gets stuck before it latches. What this means is you just need to push or pull the door to to open it- SCARY. We talked about getting a lock for the outside of his bedroom and while this idea isn't completely off the table, we didn't move on that today. Instead I tried to figure out why it isn't shutting. I discovered that the hole that should accept the latch wasn't deep enough. So my assistant and I worked on chiseling out the hole. Nolan was an excellent helper but he was very very upset he couldn't use my hammer.
Next I turned the crib around so the higher part is facing outward. That still leaves the short sides exposed if that's the way he crawls out. I have no idea- another reason I WISH i registered for the video monitor rather than the sound one. If I could change anything about our baby stuff, that would be first on the list. If I had a video monitor I could see if he's truly upset about something or just complaining while whining in his crib. Ah, regrets...
I also got a child safety device for the inside door handle. Call it what you will, I don't want him wandering around in the kitchen, playing with knives or what have you, while we're sleeping on a separate floor above him oblivious. And I had a stern talk with him about the importance of staying in his bed and waiting for Mommy or Daddy to get him out.
What else, friends? What else should I do?