Saturday, December 06, 2008

in da crib

in da crib
After several months of D sleeping in a pack-n-play while "in transit," Zach and I made the executive decision to just get a crib. I loved the floor bed idea and it worked really well for the 4 months we used it, but since the move it just hasn't been working. I wonder if the same problems would have arisen if we hadn't been on the move for 6 weeks, possibly so, but he's just too interested in everything else to sleep.

So I went to Ikea yesterday and got the Leksvik crib (now he has a whole matching set of furniture for his room, through no actual planning on our part) and Zach set it up this morning. He's taken one nap in it, and he just went down for the night about 15 minutes ago. He seems to be taking to it well.

My one biggest apprehension with using a crib is how everyone I know seems to have a story about their kid one day climbing over the rail and falling to the floor. It's insane to me that this is viewed as "normal" and not a shockingly dangerous aspect of crib sleeping. I made a point to choose a crib that's as low to the ground as possible, and am seriously considering buying a mattress or pillow or something to put on the floor in front of the crib, in preparation for that day when he might decide to hop on over the rail.

4 comments:

  1. That crib is awesopme and very low to the ground...which is double awesome. I love all your furniture from IKEA! Mine is high compared to that and E is coming close to making the leap. At night we cosleep and we watch her when she naps during the day so hopefully we can avoid accidents.

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  2. What a great crib, nice and deep. That rail looks like it will keep him in place until he's old enough to be in a toddler bed.

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  3. Yup, that looks about as safe a crib as you can get.

    Now, how long does he stand inside the crib rattling the bars before he goes to sleep?

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  4. That crib actually looks like it could convert into a bed later on.. Anyhow - safest one I've seen. I really like it!

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