This morning I awoke a little later than usual. Typically I wake up to Bear moving around in his crib and talking to himself. I laid in bed for a few minutes and listened for him. Hearing nothing through the baby monitor I assumed he was also oversleeping. I got up and started to make my way across the living room to check on him. Something caught my eye as I was walking through. Bear was sitting in my recliner pulling keys off my laptop that was sitting on the table next to the chair.
So Bear has officially learned how to break out of his crib. He figured out the pack and play a few months ago when we were traveling but this morning was his first official escape from the crib. Unfortunately the crib is at its lowest setting so there really isn't much we can do to keep him in short of a crib tent which just seems weird to me.
What really freaked me out was how quiet he was. I never heard him get out of the crib or anything. Usually when I get him up he will head immediately for his toys which make noise. Instead he woke up, realized Momma was sleeping and quietly headed for the sweet siren song of the laptop.
I am just so glad that he didn't get into anything else. All the kitchen cabinets, outside doors, and the bathroom doors are baby proofed so there is nothing dangerously accessible but it was still unnerving. So tonight we headed over to Toys R Us and picked up a baby gate for his door. That way if he escapes from the bed we will at least keep him in his room.
We have his new room set up with a twin sized bed with a bed rail but I really don't feel he is ready for that yet. I guess we will have to give it a try now that the crib isn't keeping him in. I've been looking it up today and some people say they are ready to go to the big bed once they crawl out of the crib and others say they aren't necessarily. He still goes down great in his crib and napped there for 3 hours today no problem. We have never had luck getting him to sleep in a regular bed with us so if you guys have any suggestions or hints I am all ears. I want to keep him safe but I also want him to sleep.
*BTW, my keyboard is fine. I was able to get all the keys put back on that he pulled off.