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She won't stay in her pack n play.

How do I get her to stay in her pack n play? She is now tall enough to get out herself. What should I do?

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Asked by momof18tozero at 12:10 AM on Mar. 4, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Put her in a crib?
    That's your only option if you aren't willing to move her to a bed. Cribs are the safest place for toddlers. Beds provide LOTS of freedom that many aren't ready for though some do just fine.

    If you do opt for a bed, make sure the room is fully baby-proofed. Then do it again. Secure the furniture so it won't tip if (when) she climbs it. Lock the closet doors. Make sure the window is locked. Make sure your baby gate fits in the doorway or find a different way to keep her in her room. Remember that baby proofing products are designed to keep a SUPERVISED child safe for the moment or two it might take mom to notice the trouble. They are not designed to keep a bored, curious, unsupervised toddler safe at 3am.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:17 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Pack n Play is useless then. Crib with a "tent" or else it's just time for her to crawl around. You can buy those fence things but if she can get out of they play yard she can get out of the fence thingys.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 12:33 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • How old is she? If she is big enough to climb out of her pack and play, then she is too big to be in it any way. You should look into baby gates.

    Answer by Rebecca7708 at 1:11 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Agreed. If she can climb out, she's too tall to be in there. My oldest actually tipped one of those things when he was a year old!

    If she can climb out of a pack-n-play, she can climb out of a crib, too I think.

    Are you looking for a sleeping solution (time for a bed) or a corralling solution (baby gates)?

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:12 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Why is she in the pack n' play? IF it's a play pen, then get rid of it. If it's a bed, try a toddler bed or crib.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

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