Young children when they realize that they are able to move, climb and discover things thanks to their explanation, they always have a “thirst” for discovery, no matter what hours they want to discover new horizons, even if it is on their own! bedroom! Therefore, there are times when children when they wake up at night in their cribs, they prefer to get up and get out of them to play, explore or simply to jump.
When this happens, parents may feel scared that, while they sleep, their child may hurt themselves by jumping out of the crib or worse, decide to do something that is dangerous for their safety. In this sense, parents should be highly cautious, because only in this way will they be able to keep their child safe, even if they are sleeping.
THINK ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
Start by thinking about the environment of your child’s crib, that is, from the crib to the door. Think about the crib first and get rid of anything that might be a jumping tool (like bumps that can be great steps to jump out of the crib ). Start by explaining to your child that his bed is safe and special, that he can sleep through the night just like Mom and Dad sleep in their bed. Then, if you haven’t already, adjust the crib mattress so it’s closer to the floor. If the mattress is lower and the lack of climbing materials still does not prevent an escape, you have other options.
USING SECURITY GATES OR FENCES
You can consider safety nets that they sell to put like a dome on the crib, these nets look a bit like you are incarcerating your child, but they are a temporary solution (they are also great for keeping wandering pets out of the crib). If safety nets aren’t your style, consider installing a door through the door or using a safety cover on the door knob that your child can’t open. However, if you continue down this path, you have to make sure that your child’s room is completely child-proof.
As your child approaches two years old, he will begin to associate climbing and jumping with the possibility of falling and may be more cautious on his own. You can help him through the process by reminding him, “Do you remember how you fell, hit your head, and cried?” Whatever you do, don’t give up and put pillows around the crib , as some people do. Since pillows can shift and expose bare floors, this is not a good long-term solution.
A BIG BED
The next thing to do is to have a bed for a “big boy” that can be a mattress on the floor as a single bed. The bed can be put against the wall or put on your bed, but with a safety fence to prevent it from falling out of your bed when moving around while sleeping.
It is essential that you know your child to know what he needs at all times. If your child comes out of the crib every night to play or simply to jump, you need to bear in mind that you must protect him because his safety comes first. If you do not see him prepared to move from the crib to the bed, you will have to look for security measures, such as those mentioned above. If instead, you think that the time has come for your child to go to the crib, buy him a nice bed! But yes, remember that the best age to go to a bed is after two years, but being closer to 3.