So my little dude has been having a bit of trouble going to bed for about a week. Instead of just plopping down and nodding off when we place him in the crib, he would whimper and whinny for a few minutes before simmering down. Then lo and behold, we hear a ton of crying through the monitor, we ignore for a minute but then it gets worse. So we rush in to find him on the floor, out of the crib walking around. (He didn't seem to get hurt at all, so that's good.)
For the last two nights since The Escape, he had one night where he went down alright, but I had to sit in there for 15 minutes while we dozed off. Same thing at nap time. Last night started out alright too, with the same routine. I actually thought it went a bit better because I didn't sit, I just shushed him and told him to lay down while I was standing by the door.
It almost happened againg. 2am, he starts wailing and we seem him begin the escape process through the monitor. We go in and prevent that from happening, but then he won't settle down for 60-90 minutes. I end up sleeping on the floor for the rest of the night (a habit that will not end well for either of us).
So we have a two-part problem: a sleep regression and the ability to escape.
Possible reasons for both: holiday break, molar teething, normal developmental milestones
Can anyone give some insight on how to approach this problem?
(Happy New Year 2017! What a great way to start!)