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How We Stopped Our Toddler From Trying to Climb Out of Her Crib

February 12, 2015

We have a three bedroom house, so there is a lot of bedroom sharing happening. After B’s birth, she slept in our room most of the time (except some naps) because E was such a great sleeper. We didn’t want B’s fussing and eating during the middle of the night to wake E.

But eventually, E started sleeping through the night and we were the ones waking her up because she was sleeping in our room. So, it was time for the two littles to share a room.

The transition wasn’t the easiest, but it wasn’t impossible.

We did encounter one problem (I’m sure you’ve been wondering where the title of the post comes into play).

We would put the girls down (we tried alternating and different times, but the same time worked best). Then, we would see B stand up and babble to E. Then E would pop up and start giggling and talk to B. Then, E would throw her leg up over the side and ride the edge of the crib, contemplating diving out.


How we stopped our toddler from trying to climb out of the crib

Not acceptable! We’ve never had a crib climber, but we’ve also never had a kid in the crib much past their second birthday. Since she was sharing a room, we decided that we were going to combat the crib acrobatics if we could.

Thankfully, we were sent the The VTech Safe&Sound® Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Baby Monitor. So, we were able to watch her after we laid her down and left the room.

Stopping our toddler from trying to climb out of her crib

It never failed. Within just a couple minutes of her laying down and not seeing her, she would start talking.

Stopping our toddler from trying to climb out of her crib

After a bit of talking, she’s start to stand up and the next thing you know, that leg is up over the side and she’s trying to climb out. So, how did we stop it? With the talk-back intercom. I know it’s there to help soothe babies with my soft voice. But, for E? She got a very stern command.


And, she would dive back into her bed and lay down so quickly you could barely see it happen. Sometimes, she would try one more time and we would repeat over the talk-back intercom: “LAY DOWN!” and she would.

It took several nights (okay, so maybe it takes 21 days to become habit…I didn’t count), but now, she doesn’t even try anymore. So, thankfully, we can keep her in her crib for a while longer and keep her safe.

Stopping our toddler from trying to climb out of her crib

{Set up for the sake of the picture. The camera does not sit on the edge of the crib when in use!}

Some other cool features of the VTech’s Safe&Sound® Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Baby Monitor

  • The camera pans up to 270 degrees side-to-side and tilts as many as 124 degrees up and down and zooms up to 2x.
  • The system supports viewing of up to 4 total cameras from one parent unit.
  • High-resolution 2.8-inch color LCD
  • Automatic night vision: Two infrared LEDs and a low-lux camera automatically detect dim light, providing clear video even in dark rooms.


Check out the VTech Safe&Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Baby Monitor in action in this video.




What: Whether you’re enjoying your infant’s sweet little smiles or admiring your toddler’s growing independence, we know you never want to miss a moment with your children. Thankfully, VTech’s Safe&Sound® Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Baby Monitor has you covered. With features like remote pan, tilt and zoom to scan your child’s room, automatic night vision and digital transmission that’s private and secure, you can be sure you know exactly what’s happening with your little one during naptime or playtime! Join me for a Twitter party to learn more about this amazing product and to chat about general baby and child safety tips!

When: Wednesday, February 18 at 1 p.m. ET

Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #VTechBaby hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this site: //vite.io/themotherhood

Hashtag: #VTechBaby

Prizes: During the party, we will be giving away five nursery safety baskets featuring VTech Safe&Sound® Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Baby Monitors to randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly. Prizes limited to U.S. participants only.

Hosts: @TheMotherhood, @TMChatHost, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann



 [PA1]This is a screenshot of the video on the blog. We have hy7perlinked this image directly to the youtube video

Originally published on 2015-02-12 by Krystyn at Really are you serious .