So Miles toppled out or climbed out of his crib Sunday night. We didn't see it happen as he was already in his room ready for night time sleeps! Having never tried to climb out before and the degree of scared he was after, our bets are on toppled. He is NOT ready to be out of the crib. If we take him out, we can kiss sleep good-bye. He is an ACTIVE toddler and takes about 40min to wind down in his crib after we leave the room each night, and that's after 20-30min of quiet reading and cuddling with us and no TV for 30min before that! He is also the kind of kid who will TOO quickly realize he can get in an out of his toddler bed on his own, just like he did at a friend's house. he thought it was THE BEST TOY EVER.
Any who, We are thinking we can keep him in the crib if we could lower the mattress a bit more. anyone ever successfully put the mattress all the way on the floor? Did it work?
Post by pearlvirus on Aug 10, 2016 20:30:53 GMT -5
No, we didn't try it. But I too have a very active toddler who started climbing out in June. The first time she did it, I think it surprised /scared her and we were able to go back to normal for a while. But after another month or 2 she started climbing out on the regular and we had to switch her. It was not a fun process but she did adjust and yours would eventually sleep again too.
I tried it but I was scared she would get hung between the bottom rail and the mattress. She would jump and scream sometimes and she would have gotten hurt pretty bad if she did it while the mattress was on the floor.
I was so scared to move to the toddler bed but it was so easy. The transition was a breeze. She stays in the bed too. She won't get up to pee or anything. She always calls for me. It stopped all the screaming and crying at bedtime too.
Post by angelsnight on Aug 27, 2016 22:33:40 GMT -5
We never did it, right now E is still in her crib but it's converted to a toddler bed with the front rail off.
I did see a DIY video though once about how to modify the crib so that you can put the mattress on the floor and not worry about the kid getting hurt. I don't remember where I saw it though, maybe you could google.
Of course you know your kid and what he is ready for, but I will say, I thought for sure bedtime would be a nightmare once E was in a toddler bed, but it really hasn't been. For the first few days she just laid there, not realizing she could get out. When she did realize it on like the 4th day, she'd get up and play and then when she got too tired she would lay down and go to sleep.
But one day she got into her closet and got into the basket of supplies and dumped power every where, all over the floor, all over her, so now I have to keep the closet baby locked. And she was doing ok, even getting up to play, until one day it had been an hour since I put her down for a nap and she still wasn't asleep. I went in three times to put her back to bed, and told her she could read or play quietly in bed, but she had to stay in bed. She kept getting up. When I went in the third time, I told her to stay in bed, and if I had to come in again, she was getting her butt whooped. That was a few months ago, hasn't gotten out since.
Somedays she does still play quietly in bed for a little while before going to sleep, and some mornings if she lays in bed a while before I come get her, she will get up to play. So it might not be as bad as you think, but again, you know your child best.
DD did fantastic when changing her over, she only tried once to climb out of her crib before switching her. Daycare is the one who said just do it. DD sleeps on a cot for naps and I just tell her she has to stay in and she does not get out. Even now she will stay in her bed until we go get her. She will get out for a few seconds to get a book or toy but gets right back in.
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