Ethan (2) has discovered he can climb out of his crib. He shares a room with his older brother, Charlie. This morning he woke up, climbed out, woke up his brother and the two of them proceeded to take out every toy and book and put them in a big ole pile in the middle of their floor. Luckily we had a taste of this monkey act the night before so we reversed the door knob and locked them in when it was bed time (yeah…that’s right). So at least they didn’t get into craziness in the rest of the house. So now we have to figure out what to do next.
Reverse knob so lock is outside -DONE
Box up 90% of toys and books and put in the babies room -Pending
Introduce Ethan to his new bed – DONE, but yeah that lasted like 2 minutes well he slept in it, but was free to move about the room when he woke up.
Keep Introducing Ethan to his bed – Continuing operation
Enlist Big Brother to help encourage bed – Continuing operation
Get Big Ole Toddler Rails – This worked with Charlie, but he was never as….monkey-like as Ethan is. But worth a shot so -Pending
We shall see how this goes. Charlie has gotten used to knocking on his door and hollering for me if he has to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. I hope we don’t have to do this very long. A baby gate won’t work. The kid can scale ANYTHING. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them! Maybe a half door? Wish I could have a Charlie exit that responded to his voice so he could go to the bathroom on his own. (Illuminate…De-luminate…Open….Close)