Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ike's the 1st...

Out of all 4 of my kids, Ike is the first to climb out of the crib. Max, Sam nor Joe ever climbed out of the crib. Ike has been somewhat protesting going to bed the last couple of weeks. So last night I get him to bed and after 45-60 minutes of him crying I finally go in to hold him for a few minutes. He calms down fast and is happy that I'm holding him. After awhile I put him back into bed. He of course starts crying all over again. I knew he would. About 30 seconds after I leave the room I hear a "thump" and then another noise. I go to his door and open it up. Sure enough Ike is standing at his door. I could not put him back in his bed now. He would have climbed right back out. So I decide, fine, he can stay up and then go to bed with me. Pete tested his climbing abilities by placing him in his crib then peeking from around the door. Sure enough Ike was half way out of crib in about 2 seconds. He is not even 18 months old yet! Almost, but not yet!

Max and Joe both switched to a toddler bed around 27 months old and Sam was about 21 months. Ike is 17 1/2 months old. I had to switch his crib into the toddler bed today. I dreaded bed time tonight. However, since he went to bed late tonight he fell asleep in my arms. I just laid him down and he stayed asleep. We'll see how tonight goes. I dread tomorrow night though!

Last night since he went to bed with me, he didn't get to bed until around 12. That is way late for the little guy. It also took him awhile to get comfy. Then I didn't sleep that great because every time he moved I wanted to make sure he did not fall off the bed. He insisted he needed to sleep next to the edge. Anytime I would move him to the middle he cried and worked himself back over. By morning it was me, Ike, Joe and Pete all in the same bed. I got up and left the 3 guys to sleep. Ike got up around 9, crawled out of bed, went to the door, knocked then waited for me to come open it.

Yeah, I know they make crib tents. But I don't know how well they work and I am pretty sure the other kids would destroy it. Do you know how Ike figured out climbing out of his crib? Sam and Joe do it all the time. This last week they were doing it a lot. Ike thought he had to be like the big kids and try too. He never got it done until it was bed time of course!

5 comments:

Karen said...

The crib dilemma - I hated that one. Not quite ready for the big bed, not staying in the crib. I propose putting a chain around their ankle and tether them in their room somewhere. Surely that's legal, right?

Tracey said...

My middle child started crawling out about 19 months. We converted the crib to a toddler bed and it was game on! EVERY night for 2 years he got spanked because he would get out of his bed several times... Thank goodness those days over! I hope you do not have the same kind of fight on your hands~

The Munck Family said...

WOW! No crib at almost 18 months...that's a BIG step! I hope it all goes well, Little Lke is a very smart boy!

Debbie Yost said...

Diva tried that once. She figured out she could climb out of the Pack and Play at the grandparents so when we brought her home she tried it in the crib. She straddled it then got scared and cried for help. After a couple tries she decided it was better just stay in bed. Peanut is still in a crib and hasn't tried, but thankfully, her sisters aren't teaching her that trick!

Kim said...

Wow! I can't imagine 18 months! Caroline is our late owl. You can put her to bed at 8pm and she will still be awake in the bed until 10pm or so depending on how tired she is. Good luck with the new bed routines :-)