I'm going to give advice as a mom who doesn't believe in using the cry-it-out method. And with never using it I have NEVER had a problem with my son and getting him to sleep or sleep in a new place...it's not necessary! Not to mention some people don't know all the dynamics of the Ferber method and just let their child cry themselves to sleep which is NOT the CIO method.
Anyways whew! My first question is, why did you move him to a toddler bed? In my opinion, if a child won't stay in their bed then they're not ready to be in it. I believe in taking my child's cues and a child that refuses to stay in his bed at night or those who stay up half the night playing...to me, aren't ready for the toddler bed. My son began sleeping in one at 18 months (after refusing to sleep in the crib anymore) and he has never...I repeat, NEVER climbed out. When they're ready they'll show you signs that they are. My honest advice is to put him back in the crib for now.
at 8:21 AM on Jul. 13, 2008