Do you remember about a month ago that I wrote about switching Luke to a big boy bed? Well, he’s still in his crib technically but we took the front rails down and put his toddler rail up. I was absolutely terrified at the thought of him being able to get out of bed and I thought every evening would turn into a nightmare trying to get him to stay in his bed on his own.
Thankfully, everything has continued to go smoothly and we really only had one night the first week of me looking up from the kitchen and hearing the pitter patter of little feet run across the landing into our bedroom, all while holding his dear friend Mickey Mouse – who was, of course, paramount in helping this little toddler escape and make a run for it! Julian and I looked at each other and couldn’t help but laugh because he looked like a “Steve McQueen” in training!
So I did go up and explain to him that he needed to stay in bed until he saw his sun come up in the morning, which seemed to work because since then, we haven’t had any more “Great Escape” moments. I was so worried I would have to put a lock on his door or use a baby gate to keep him in his room, which is one of the reasons why I put this transition off for so long.
This week, we had a friend email us a great “invention” that we had no idea existed! It’s called the Door Monkey. It’s only $12.95 (and no, the above link is not an affiliate link – just some useful info we’re passing along to any parents in need of a break from chasing their own great escape artist around the house!) and I love how it works…with NO tools required!
Features & Benefits
– Soft rubber grips help protect mounting surfaces.
– Portable: take on trips, to Grandma’s house, etc.
– Keep the kids and pets out of the baby’s room during nap time, and still be able to hear your baby’s waking cries.
– Keep the kids and pets out of any room, without it becoming stuffy and stale.
So, if you’re in need of something to keep your kids (or animals!) in or out of any particular room – try it out and let us know what you think! And special thanks goes to Christine for passing this along!