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Thursday, September 15, 2005

The End Of The World As I Know It

My 2 yr old daughter has learned how to climb out of her crib and turn the doorknob on her bedroom door.

I don't think this horrific turn of events needs any further explanation.


Blogger Meg said...

Oh good lord. I already have heart attacks because Sophia's only sitting up in her crib. This really strikes terror deep, deep into my heart...

9:21 AM  
Blogger Tyra said...

I feel for you, nothing will ever be the same.

I read your post about ebay. I made $500 in 3 months on there once and I cleaned out some junk in the process. I actually have an ebay pile near my computer now so I put it on there so I can make money for Christmas.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Oh no! I swear the scariest moment is when you hear that thump as they drop to the floor and then the running feet towards you. It's like a horror flick for parents.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Chris said...


Even worse I was standing in the kitchen making some iced tea, all the other kids were happily playing outside, and behind me I suddenly heard, "Hi Mom". It scared me and I screamed. But I guess not forcefully enough because it didn't seem to phase her.

9:49 AM  
Blogger TBG said...

I was a crib jumper. I broke my arm doing it at about 2. My mom tried to lower the crib so I couldnt climb out in turn I swung over and landed on my arm. Man was she pissed when I learned to get out of my crib. She still complains about it when she hears kids jumping out of their cribs.

I posted something about ebay as well. trying to get ideas on how to get started and what the best way to go about it would be.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Oh God, she's not in a cage anymore (I always refer to cribs at baby cages)? I will weep the day my son climbs out of his crib, if he is anything like his sister it will be sooner then later...

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Chuck said...

Just be glad it lasted till now. The twins were out at 18 mo and taught each other.
We put a kid lock on the doorknob and that really pissed em off. Great fun.

12:49 PM  
Blogger novaks8 said...

Two words....

crib tent.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Really novaks, because i was thinking ... duct tape

4:36 PM  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

duct tape! Or one of those wrist lock things that keep kids from running away in the mall from you. You can strap her into the crib. She'll be fine : )

Poor Chris, I feel your pain!

4:49 PM  
Blogger novaks8 said...


when my 4 year old started vaulting out at 18mo, my husband said "oh just put her in a real bed and she will be fine"

Ummm, she decided to stay up till midnight every night for almost a week. This was my child who was a great sleeper before this.

So I remembered that I saw a crib tent in a catalog one time and the hunt was on!
We finally found one and it was a lifesaver! Or at least a sleep saver.
My almost 2 year old decided against the crib from day one.
She is a co-sleeper who has a radar as to when I am no longer beside her.

7:21 PM  
Blogger robiewankenobie said...

my mom was doing dishes one day and turned around to find my brother, who was two at the time, on top of the fridge.

my own progeny didn't copy the pattern, but my eldest did manage to scale the chain link fence on the playground at two...

7:59 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I hate that. At 10 months Fletch figured out how to excape the crib and climb the child gates. I'm surprised he has lived this long. Mel learned about 18 months and has figured out doorknobs too. She has also worked out that standing on a chair means you can reach the hook and eye locks. Duct tape may be the answer. I knew I could come to you for parenting advice ;-)

12:42 PM  
Blogger Alice H said...

when you have to pose a legal defense for it, you'll be glad to know, the last woman I am aware of that was put on trial for duct taping her foster kids in bed got off...

11:18 PM  

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