I didn’t get to write today because this happened during nap:
He’s been unzipping his sleep sack for a few weeks now and getting undressed, but today, he showed up smiling at my side while I was sitting at the computer. I screamed.
I purchased a crib tent long time ago in preparation for this day. I began to assemble it as soon as I realized that getting out of the crib was now his greatest joy. I was afraid the next step would be trying to play in the bathtub while mommy slept (bath time being another great joy.)
The crib tent was hard to put together. You need hand strength. I thought I couldn’t install it – I thought I’d have to call my brother in law… but I did it all by myself:
At first, he loved it:
There was no nap. I had him sleeping in his sleep sack inside out. He can’t unzip it, but he tried to climb out of the crib while wearing it. Yikes.
He went to bed early and I zipped the tent after he fell asleep. I sat down at my computer and googled crib tents so I could put a link here and saw that they don’t sell crib tents anymore and I read about the horrible accidents and the recalls on crib tents.
I had to wake him up and get the crib tent out of the crib. I had to tell him that he was not get out of his crib himself. He said, “Yeah.”
Now there’s a big $70 gauze tent in my small living room.
Ok… moms out there… any ideas? What did you do???