Midge can climb out of her cot. Sassy never mastered this, I doubt even now she could do it. Midge however should have been a boy (from scans showing her with hands between her legs, to climbing and fighting) Shes a total monkey child and NOTHING is safe from her what so ever!
A couple of nights ago both girls where in bed. Sassy sleeps in her own room with the door shut (she wont sleep properly with it open) so once shes in bed we don’t really hear anything from her. However midge is still in our room as she still wakes up at night occasionally for a bottle. And our bedroom door is always open, she had been shouting for a while (just general trying to have a chat with us playing around) but we ignored her hoping she would lie down and go to sleep, next thing we know little footsteps come running into the kitchen, HUGE beam on her face looking so proud! so I pick her up, take her back to bed and stand just out of sight, within a couple of minutes up she gets, goes to the end of her cot throws her leg up on top of it, pulls herself up & drops down the other side!
So weve removed the side of her bed. We both said if she tries climbing out too fast or slips she will bang her chin, and end up biting her tongue or hurting herself. So bed times are now a bit of fun keeping MonkeyMidge in bed to go to sleep. Sassy went straight from proper cot to a single bed, but then sassy slept through from 9 months, unlike midge who at 22 months stays up late, wakes up early hours and has a chat and plays around for an hour or so, then is up for the day between 6-7. Oh the joys of children..
Midge has only fallen out a couple of times since removing the side of her bed though.
Its also shown up a slight flaw in my house! Its a new build, its only been standing 2 years (not even that yet) and all new builds have wide doors for disabled access (despite the fact its a coach house so we are above 4 garages not on ground level..) so we took our baby gate off the kitchen archway to put on our bedroom door.. but it doesn’t fit on our bedroom door as the door is too wide! so if a person in a wheelchair did live here they can go through the rooms, but not in the kitchen. Although we did have the gate on the living room door at one point too so a wheelchair wouldn’t get into the living room either! why arnt all the doors the same size?!