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DS jumped out of his crib

My DS finally jumped out of his crib for the first time today...i have been waiting on it...and dreading it. Whats next? They say your supposed to change crib to toddler bed when they do this, but i dont think either one of us is ready for that. he is only 2!! How do i stop him from getting out of the toddler bed during the night?!

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Asked by sillymommy1206 at 2:53 PM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • they make crib tents that ive heard will keep them in. you dont want him jumping out and getting hurt.

    Answer by Chandra034 at 2:57 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • if hes 2 its time for a toddler bed. You wont be able to keep him from getting out of bed anymore but he will learn hes old enough to understand your getting him a BIG BOY bed.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:57 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • If he can get out, it's time to get him out of the crib before he gets hurt. It's now a safety issue. He's 2...he can go in a bed.

    Ours were out of the crib at 15 months. You have to consider what is best for HIM. He's not "only" two...he IS 2. He's not a baby.

    For his safety, put him in a bed.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:21 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • If he scared himself, he may not do it again. You can take a wait and see approach. Many parents do this and things end up fine.
    If you are afraid he will get hurt:
    You need to put in a crib tent if you don't think he's ready
    You need to move him.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:32 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • My daughter started trying to climb out just after she turned 1. There was NO way she was ready for a bed. Some kids are, some aren't. Mine wasn't. I put in a crib tent. She is 2.5 years now and still prefers her crib to a bed. She has both in her room and she chooses to sleep in her crib every time. There is no rush. As long as the weight limits of the crib aren't reached (ususally 50 pounds or more) then the crib is the safest place to be. A bed means freedom. Freedom to play instead of sleep. Freedom to climb the furniture, swing from the clothes in the closet, sneak to the kitchen for a "snack". My daughter is the type that would (and has) done these things. Evaluate YOUR child and decide is he will be safe "in" a bed or if he needs to be kept in his crib.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:32 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • When my dd finally did this at 13 months she was def not ready for a toddler bed. Our crib was make to convert to a toddler bed and the last notch to lower it wasnt goin g to make a difference b/c my dd is tall for her age and a climber soo.. we completely took her metal part out from underneath her bed and put her mattress on the floor on top of a comforter( to keep it from beinf right onthe ground and being cold) It fits perfect and it still tight fitting around the sides. Poor thing we just have to lower her in it when she goes to bed. But.. she hasnt climbed out! (p.s. not all beds are safe to do this in.. we just got creative and it worked)

    Answer by kelsbecca619 at 7:27 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

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