My New Dilema
Like nap time on many other days, today ended with Zoe waking up and playing with her "friends" in her crib. I heard her on the monitor saying "hi Elmo, hi bear, hi doggie, hi duckie... etc, etc, etc." She sang her barely recognizable version of "Elmo's World" and a couple other songs. She chatted away. Like many other days I heard a click on the floor above my head, and then heard Zoe call out "oh no, binkie!". At that point she'll either continue playing, or she'll get upset (which is my cue to go get her). Today she got upset. I went upstairs, and I opened the door. (This is where our nap time ending took on a new twist.) At the exact moment I opened the door Zoe "escaped" from her crib. Now I didn't see her climb/fall out because of where her crib is in relation to the door. In this picture the door is opened there on the right. So she went over the right side of the crib as I opened that door. (note: this picture was taken last year and the mattress has been moved to the lowest setting)
She could have done a complete free fall... or she could have used her skills learned in gym class to "safely" get out (they have a toddler "rock climbing" wall... and like little army soldiers they go over the top and we help them slide down feet first) but then fell over when she landed. From what I can tell she fell and kind of landed on her back and hit the floor and was simultaneously (just slightly) hit by me with the door. I'm sure the fall hurt/scared her... but she wasn't seriously hurt. Giving her the binkie almost quieted her immediately. Of course my heart was in my throat.
So... my dilema. Do I move her into a bed immediately??? Do I wait and see if she does this again??? I'm not ready to deal with a bed!