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Dad Catches Toddler Split Second Before Tragedy After Son Falls Out of Crib

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Kids grow up fast. Before we know it they’re out of the bassinet and sleeping in their own crib. Then you blink and they move on to a toddler bed and beyond.

It can be hard for parents to gauge when to graduate their infant or toddler to the next level when it comes to sleeping arrangements.

According to Baby Center, deciding when to do away with the crib isn’t an exact science and many factors play a role when it comes to this milestone decision.

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One of the biggest things to watch for is whether or not the child has begun to climb out of the crib. If little Jack or Jill has started to treat the crib bars more like monkey bars, then that’s probably a sign they’re ready for a big kid bed.

The University of Rochester Medical Center says parents should take note of their child’s height. Thirty-five inches or taller may indicate readiness to step up.

“Most move to a bed by age 2,” URMC says. When the toddler is “able to pull themselves up and over the crib rail” and “can put their leg on or over the top rail, even if they haven’t yet climbed over,” it may be time for a transition.

A viral video of a 2-year-old plunging from his crib to the floor serves as a good reminder for parents who may be wondering if their child is big enough to leave the crib behind.

Noah Lynch was caught on camera. Watch as he pulls himself up and over the rail. My heart nearly stopped as he began to tip over, head first.



This could have ended in complete tragedy, and little Noah might have been seriously injured. Thankfully his dad, Nicholas, swooped in and saved the day with a serious superhero move.

“Oh, my gosh, Noah!” you can hear Nicholas say in the video. It’s easy to catch the fear and worry in this dad’s voice.

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“I’ve never made a rescue like that before, and honestly I don’t know if I ever want to make another one again,” Nicholas told Inside Edition.

It was a quick save and probably a red flag for the Lynch family. I wouldn’t be surprised if this dad went out the very same day and purchased a toddler bed for his son.

Thankfully the boy is okay and he has his amazing dad watching out for him, always ready to keep him safe.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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