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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Active Parenting Can Produce Unwanted Results

Grammy came with us for Nathan's second day of school ~ she was worried and wanted to be sure the school was everything I said it was. It didn't take long before she felt as comfortable as Daddy and I do. It's just a wonderful loving environment. Not to mention ~ fun! When I picked Nathan up... his teachers asked if we would ask his therapists to come to the classroom so they could learn how to help Nathan do things like climb the slide. Isn't that great!!! They care enough to want to know how to help him develop these skills. Nathan's team has agreed to visit but in the meantime......
I decided to get Nathan a slide so we could work on these skills at home and that's where the trouble began (yikes!!).

This was the first time he tried to climb on the slide ~ Daddy taught him and we've all reinforced the climbing action....

Nathan loves his slide and one week later is doing really well!! He climbs up the stairs and is able to get his feet under his body to slide down...

As you'll see from this little video ~ he still needs some support but is doing amazing. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have everyone on the same page and working together to help Nathan. With that said, I never imagined what these lessons would produce....


Yesterday I put Nathan down for a nap and he was playing in his crib, which is not unusual for him but all of a sudden I heard a loud BANG!! I never even looked at his camera ~ I just ran!! I knew that a noise like that could have only produced one thing ~ a baby overboard!

When I entered the room, I looked in the crib. NO BABY! Oh no! Then I saw him ~ crying and sitting in this basket next to his bed!

No way, he fell out. I found Nathan butt down in this basket, which means he CLIMBED OUT and then fell! I can laugh about this now but I wasn't laughing at the time. I was scared to death ~ I didn't know if he was hurt internally or broke any bones.

I immediately calmed him down and made sure he was alright. We're not sure what to do at this point. Until we figure it out, Nathan has been sleeping in our room in his pack and play. I'm just thankful he's ok but I'm not interested in a repeat episode.

5 comments:

Mairead Elizabeth Hickok said...

Oh my Gosh! Thank God little kids are so resilient and he is ok. I can't believe he landed in the basket! Mairead (knock on wood) has yet to do this, which I am in shock about. I am expecting it any day. I do NOT want her out of a crib and into a bed yet-- I have enough to worry about without her running around loose at night! Good luck with everything!

datri said...

Couldn't help but think: Wow, great gross motor skills!!

ds.mama said...

I realize getting out og his crib is not funny but... butt-first in his basket is a bit giggle worthy :-)

John and Michelle said...

Sounds like you might need to get the tent that goes over the crib. My friend had to get that for her son because he was getting out of his all of the time. It worked!!

Lianna said...

Uh oh! It's amazing how quickly things change! Is it time for a big boy bed now? We bought Gabe a double (luckily we had the foresight to know that one of us usually ends up in it!) and he does great in it. We use the side mesh screens as bumpers so the G-man doesn't fall out.