This is Murphy’s law of parenting: once you get your little one to sleep a full 12 hours a night without waking up, he decides to bring a whole new twist to your daily routine. That is, literally throwing himself out of his crib, narrowly avoiding a concussion, and surprising you at your bedside at 3am.
This new “milestone” (a term that, frankly, often seems like a polite way of saying “an agonizing learning experience”) may seem like the end of the world – or at least the end of all the things you’ve started to enjoy again.
You know, it’s like having one hour at night and sleeping 6 hours straight. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to encourage your child to stay put. And most importantly, there are ways to keep them safe until it’s time to change their crib for a bed.