I agree, move his matress onto the floor! If you straight move him into a toddler bed he will fall out but with the mattress on the floor it's not so far to fall! And, my dd was 13 mos when I moved her into a toddler bed... 11 mos when she slept on the floor! She fell out of her toddler bed ONCE and then slept sideways for a while but it's been working great! A way to keep him from staying up all night playing: take the toys out of the room! A baby gate is a better idea than what I've been doing... I shut the door and listen to the type of cry (lonely, bored, scared, hurt) but that way she can't see me moving around outside her door! Because your son figured out how to get out... better to put that mattress on the floor or in a toddler bed to keep him safer! Good luck!
at 11:29 PM on Jan. 8, 2010