My 6 month old daughter has started to pull herself up to a kneeling or standing position. It's like someone flipped a switch-- she went from not climbing on anything to climbing on everything, all the time. Which is great! The problem is when we go to put her to bed.
My husband and I are pretty hands-off during her bedtime. We put her to bed, say goodnight, and leave. She usually fusses for about 5 minutes, but goes to sleep. But now she pulls herself up on the crib walls and cries because she gets stuck there. Unless I help her down, she'll mostly only get down by falling over. I'm afraid that she could hurt herself, and it's taking her much longer to get to sleep.
Would bumpers for the crib be safe? What should I do?
(Note: I have lowered the mattress on her crib, so she's not in danger of falling out, just falling and bumping her head on the crib bars.)