This happened once when he was around 8 months old. He was standing in his crib and something on the floor caught his attention. He stood on his toes and leaned forward and tipped over. I caught him just in time before he hit his head. So we lowered the level of his mattress to the lowest point.
Now he's about to be 12 months old and has grown taller. We cant lower the crib mattress any further and it looks like any day now, he can do the same thing again - stand on his toes and tip over. We do say "no" when we see him trying to stand on his toes and bend down, but he's a curious kid and we're not always going to be there, especially at night.
I don't know if buying a crib that has taller sides would help because :
- It would be hard for us to put him down sleepy but awake. We have to bend down a lot as it is. Any lower and we wouldn't be able to reach the mattress surface while holding him.
- He might just grow taller again
I don't think he's ready for a toddler bed either - he may fall out of that too at night, although it would definitely be less dangerous. (right?)
What do we do to make sure he doesn't fall out of his crib? Is he ready for a toddler bed - How do we know?
P.S : He moves around a lot in his sleep. He sometimes sleep right up against the side of his crib. This is another reason a toddler bed scares me.