We woke at 5:30 to a strange metal sound and a little crying but then quiet. Around 6:30 we heard more crying and husband went to rescue her. As working parent I tried to go back to sleep but it wasn't happening, I was too curious to see what husband found.
He had found her sleeping beside her crib and the metal sound was likely her patting the springs. I assumed she'd cry hard upon waking in the toddler bed, or run to the door and bang on it to get us up - I never thought she'd try to get back in the crib! Heartbreaking.
We think she lasted until 5:30 in her toddler bed and then tried to move into the crib. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!