It was inevitable...

...Declan climbed out of his crib this morning.

The good news? He's brilliant. Not only did he climb out very quietly (it didn't wake us up), but he un-plugged the monitor so we continued sleeping unaware.

Once we woke up and it felt late, we realized the monitor was off.  We headed in to his bedroom and there he was-- smiling and holding the monitor base. We were surprised...sort of.

So, it's a bit of a situation. You know, our son's safety and all. We thought of a few options:
1. Baby-proof and let Declan continue to climb out...it could be a fluke, right?
2. Toddler bed time...it could work, errr, maybe.
3. Install a crib tent and hope Declan thinks it's a cool camp out [in] adventure.

We wavered between 2 and 3 but decided on the tent.
Us = happy/hopeful
Decs = not-so-sure
Our pocketbook= $70 {yes, SEVENTY, dollars} lighter

Definitely not a *positive* cosmetic change to our nursery:

It only took an HOUR to follow the 11 step directions. There were many ties, velcro thingies, etc. I think this company used children like Declan to childproof this thing:



BB said...

Hahaha! Too cute! He is amazing!

mandie lane said...

that last photo is hilarious. and this entire post has scared me. i see a tent in our future, too.

birthmothertalks said...

When my kids climbed out of their crib, I moved them into a toddler bed. Or maybe I should say they moved to my bed. :)

TXMom2B said...

Wow. $70 might be in our future, too. I didn't even know about these things. Keep us posted on how it goes, like if Declan somehow removes it or something.