A friend of mine, Jenny for Juice Plus and Baby Signs, had a FABULOSO idea that she got from another mama. Her twin girls were climbing out of their cribs and after a few days of having them in their toddler beds (and getting this great idea from her friend), she decided to go back to the cribs…. it was a safety issue. How amazing is this??!!!
Per Jenny, “We just took the springs out and dropped the mattress completely to the floor. (I had to wedge some flattened boxes under one mattress so that it was lifted up enough to make sure there was no gap between the top of mattress and bottom of bed frame where fingers or toes could get stuck). You can see that it gives you about 6 to 8 additional inches to stop the little ones from being able to climb out and should give us an additional 6 to 9 months in cribs!” WOW! I just think this is great! If your kids don’t mind being in their crib, I think this is such a great alternative to changing them over before they are ready or getting a crib tent etc. Another thing that worked for Jenny is moving their cribs backwards so the taller side of the crib now faces out. She said that when the girls started climbing out in the beginning she did this and it bought them several months before they realized they could climb out the sides :)
I LOVE this tip and I think this will save a lot of you headaches in the future who have little ones in the crib :) What are some mommy tips that you have adopted over the years that have saved you from insanity?