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Knee stuck between cot bars, what can I do?

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CrabbitArse Sat 16-May-15 23:11:16

16mo leans her leg into the gap then can't pull it back through. She's had a horribly bruised knee for weeks, I keep thinking she'll realise it's not a good idea but today she has twice wedged it so tight I didn't think I'd be able to get it back through for her either.
Do I just have to ride it out for as long as it takes for her to catch on or is there a solution? Would a cotbed have wider spacing than the cot? She's in a sleeping bag so could I get away with bumpers? Should I grease her up at bedtime and leave a handsaw beside my bed? In all seriousness any ideas would be very gratefully appreciated flowers

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Sat 16-May-15 23:30:41

Put her in a bed, many people still use a sleeping bag in a bed, you don't have to swap to a duvet.

cookiefiend Sat 16-May-15 23:31:44

You can get an airwrap- like a bumper, but breathable.

gamerchick Sat 16-May-15 23:32:02

Time for the big bed.

ArgentinianMalbec Sat 16-May-15 23:45:49

My DD had an air wrap for ages, to stop her losing her dummy out the sides of the cot in the night. Would definitely work especially if you don't want to progress to a big bed yet.

CrabbitArse Sat 16-May-15 23:47:51

Bugger! Was really hoping I could keep her behind bars, she's a terrible sleeper as it is and I can't see her choosing to lie down & go to sleep.
As far as I've read the Airwrap bumpers are designed to be collapsible so her knee would just push them down on its way out?

CrabbitArse Sat 16-May-15 23:49:40

Oops, cross post.
Two votes for the Airwrap... will trundle off to investigate further.

mappemonde Sat 16-May-15 23:51:28

Could you use a travel cot for a bit?

Marvin6418 Tue 19-May-15 17:22:04

Would totally agree with the airwrap. My DS was forever doing this in his cot, like you contemplated a hacksaw beside the bed and a few times thought it was going to be the only way. He did this all the time.

With DS I bought an airwrap it is a breathable bumper that goes around the cot and is sealed with Velcro you can then pull this very tight and they wouldn't be able to push thier legs through. My DD is just like my DS and fidgets so much in the night that I think she would have got her leg stuck lots by now. One of the best things I had bought for her.

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