Our bed is REALLY high off the ground. It's almost up to my waist, and I always anticipated that the day would come when she could crawl off of it, but I didn't realize it would be so soon! My DD is 8 months old, and has never rolled in her sleep so we don't have rails or anything and we've never had issues, but in the last week she's crawled off twice! I feel like such a bad mommy. The first time was during her nap, I always hear her wake up but I guess she didn't make any noise this time, and decided to crawl off...all I heard was her crying. The next time was this morning, I am really sick right now and we had a long night and she woke up before i was ready to get up, so I turned on sesame street and let her sit in the bed while I laid there...well stupid me, fell asleep of course and she ended up crawling off again. Both times she's been fine, some tears, but no bumps or bruises...BUT I need to do something about this! A rail wouldn't do anything but make it MORE dangerous because she'd jsut pull to stand up on it and then fall even further. The only thing I can think of is to put mattress and box spring on the ground, but it would still be too high I think. If we put mattress directly on the ground it will ruin it (so I've been told), but I guess if that's the only answer then it's what I have to do. Please tell me there's another way!
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6/24/09 at 11:40pm