We are trying something new today. I get quite a few emails with questions and suggestions for posts (which I love, keep ’em coming!) but after talking to one of my best gal pals about a dilemma we could not solve, it dawned on me – why not ask real moms to submit their questions and/or situations and post them here as a forum? This may be the best idea I’ve had or it could flop but it is worth a shot, right? So today is the the first installment of a “Real Mom Dilemma”. The hope is one of you savvy moms out there has a solution for the mom in a bind, “Mama K”…
1) put a crib tent over his crib ( caging my child feels slightly wrong to me) but after a few “crib tent” searches I learned they are no longer on the market because they are a safety risk and most have been recalled. OK that is off the list.
2) Next answer was put him in a big boy bed. He is 18 months and does not understand he has to stay in bed so a big boy bed will pose more problems…ie, he will just get up if he does not want to go to sleep (he never wants to go to sleep).
I texted every mom I know and this had never happened to them so they were no help.
He has only done it twice in about a month and half, I have couch cushions surrounding his crib for a landing pad in case he feels the need to jump and I stand outside his door until I know he is going to go to sleep and not pull himself out of the crib. I need a long term solution until he is old enough for a big boy bed. Any help, ideas, suggestions from other moms who have gone through this “crib jumping” would be wonderful!
Do you have a question or situation need a solution to – send it to me, here for possible feature on our next installment of “Real Mom Dilemma’s”! If anyone has a more creative name then “Real Mom Dilemma’s” send that over too!