7 Proven Ways on How to Keep Baby from Climbing Out of Crib (#5 Will Blow Your Mind!)

Many of us think that a crib is one of the safest places in the world for a baby. After all, the high railings will certainly protect him from the danger that lies ahead, right? Well, that’s true. But what if, one day, you just went out to pee or take a shower and when you get back, you find your baby trying to escape the haven that you have built for him?

Now, that’s scary, right? Aside from the fact that it is one sign that your baby is fast growing, this may also spell danger for him. So what’s a mom (or dad) like you got to do to keep your baby safe and sound? Don’t worry. I can help you with that! Below are some proven ways on how to keep baby from climbing out of the crib!

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#1 Lower the mattress.

This one is pretty obvious, but it is a common thing that parents miss, especially when they are sleep deprived! If you have a crib that has adjustable height mattress feature and the mattress is set at the highest setting, then you are asking for trouble. You are making it easy for your little one to escape.

If the mattress of your baby is still at the highest or medium height, then we recommend that you lower your crib mattress to the lowest setting so you can prevent him from escaping!

#2 Empty the crib.

You may not believe this, but babies are wise. They can use anything and everything that are available in their crib to get what they want. So if you have plenty of toys, blankets or beddings inside the crib or the pack n play, you need to clear it out! Empty it every time you step out of the room so your child can’t be able to use those to climb out of the crib.

Doing so can also help prevent your child from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

#3 Change his sleeping time.

If you are not aware of it, you should know the fact that the schedule and body clock of babies are constantly changing and it can greatly affect their energy levels.

If you have seen your baby trying to get out of the crib during his usual nap time, this may mean that your baby’s sleeping pattern has changed and he is trying to escape because he doesn’t feel sleepy and is getting bored inside the crib already.

If this is the case, it is best that you adjust his sleeping schedule and do not put him in the crib earlier than his sleeping time.

#4 Consider moving the crib near the wall.

If you have a crib that has a rail that is higher on one side than the other, try rotating the crib in a way that the side with a higher rail will be in front. We know that the higher rail is meant to be a design, but if you want to keep your baby safe, this is the easiest option that you have.

Just look for other ways on how you can decorate the nursery so you can still achieve an aesthetically pleasing (and now safe) environment.

#5 Sew his pajamas!

Another reason why the baby climbs out of the crib is that he can! After all, he has legs and arms that he can easily move around, right? Well, not anymore if you will follow this seemingly weird yet extremely effective tip.

The hack is to sew a strip of fabric in between the legs of your child’s pajamas. Cut a wide strip of fabric and sew one end of the fabric to one leg of the pajama and the other end of the other leg. Make sure that the fabric is long enough to allow your child to walk but is short enough to prevent his legs from going over the rail of the crib. This pajama is called the crib pants!

If you are a DIYer, you can do this on your own. You can find many video tutorials on how you can do this simple yet effective hack.  But if you do not have the time to do this, you can easily buy such pajamas online.

#6 Put him in a sleep sack.

If you do not want to ruin your child’s pajamas, then the next best thing that you can do is to buy a sleep sack. This type of sack encloses the feet and legs of your baby, preventing him from climbing over the crib. This works just like the tip that we have mentioned above.

#7 Make the crib-bed transition.

If your baby can already climb over the crib, it means that he has outgrown the crib already and it is the perfect time for him to make the transition from the crib to the bed. It would be better that you opt for a toddler bed with a bumper to prevent him from falling. Just remove the bumper once he has gotten used to sleeping in the bed.

Conclusion

There is a high tendency that your child will climb out of his crib when he is already big and old enough. Unluckily though, that simple move can be too dangerous for him. What if you didn’t catch him in time and he falls?

That’s why it is important for you to find ways to how to keep baby from climbing out of crib. With that in mind, follow the tips we have mentioned above to keep your little one safe and sound.

Do you have more suggestions on how to keep baby from climbing out of his crib? If so, please share it in the comments section!

Author bio:

I am Josephine, a blogger at babykis.com. I love children and I want to share my knowledge to all parents about child care. Say hi on Twitter @Josephine_GL

 

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