8:09 AM

Help!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Somebody...anybody... please help! So....... with the new move Kaleb is in his crib (you know the super-expensive one we just HAD to have?) all the time. Since Brian and I (who am I kidding-just me) have had issues cutting to cord Kaleb used to sleep in a pack-n-play in our room. Now that he's 110% in his own bed we are having these two issues:
  1. He gets on his knee's and rocks until he is mashed up against the bumper. As if that isn't bad enough, he pushes his arm between the mattress and bumper and sleeps like that! His face is buried in the bumper and mattress to the point where we can here him really focusing on his breathing. We go into his room hourly to pull him out of the corner and untangle him. He wakes up, gives us a dirty look and rocks back up there once we are out of site. This is obviously really dangerous for many reasons so we decide last night- he's old enough to go without the bumper.
  2. We are over-confident in thinking, "Yeah we'll show him. We'll just take the bumper out. He won't have anything to bury his face in now." NOT. After we lay him down we hear a gut-wrenching scream. We run in and Kaleb has not one, but both feet stuck between the bars! So instead of pulling him out of the corner last night- we spent the entire time unhooking him from between the bars. As you can see from the picture below his arm is way to chubby to fit comfortably between the bars...


So here we are sleep-deprived and begging for advice in this situation. Maybe there is some special bumper out there? I'm headed to The Nest to see if any other mommies have been in this situation? Maybe some other parenting websites? I know my child is not the first to do this...

Any help, advice, comments, thoughts, ideas would be greatly appreciated :)

2 comments:

watersea said...

not sure if/how this would work, but could you attach the bumper to the outside of the crib. that way it should keep his arms/legs from going thru, but not be up in his face?? just a random thought. I'll keep thinking.

Jessica Shanks said...

ok....they sell bumpers that are more of a mesh material for this reason. They are called "breathable baby" bumpers and you can find them online. it allows them to breathe through it but not get their arms caught. It will be ok i promise....Riley always ends up in the corner somehow and no matter how many times you move them they will wiggle their way back...he is old enough to raise his head and roll over so i wouldn't worry too much but you can check into these too.