Baby Scare with Crib

We have been busy lately with me painting doors, the hubby working on bricks, and us packing up the house, but there’s nothing like a rambunctious baby to stop us dead in our tracks. 

Evelyn is quite the mover and shaker.  She is one strong little girl and a tough cookie.  Today, I put her down for her morning nap and she fussed for a bit and then it was quiet.  About 15 minutes later, I heard something or someone rattling a baby gate.  I just about had a heart attack!  Oliver was at school and Evelyn was sound asleep in her crib…

Imagine my surprise when I crept down the hall, with bat in hand, and saw my little Houdini shaking the gate.  I had my second heart attack of the day at the sight!  After a close inspection for injuries, I checked out the crib and saw that she had ripped out a couple of the slats from between the top and bottom side rail.  I’m thankful that she fell to the floor without injury and didn’t get caught going over the edge of the mattress.

That little incident shook up our entire day.  I couldn’t concentrate on anything else.  When the hubby came home we went straight over to the store and bought a brand new crib.  At first the hubby wanted to shore up her old crib with 2X4s, but I refused.  There’s no place for frugality when it comes to the safety of your child.  This is also why we don’t by used car seats, because you never know if they have been in a wreck and if they are still safe.

The new crib is at it’s lowest setting and Evelyn can still reach up over the top rail!  She is so strong, she can almost do pull ups with the bar.  We moved Oliver to a mattress on the floor when he was one year old.  We may do that with Evelyn sooner, rather than risk her going over the top of the crib at 7, 8, or 9 months!

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