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#1 Betsy

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    Posted 30 January 2009 - 01:36 PM

    So my little guy is already 20 months old - and yesterday I lay him down for a nap, go downstairs and all of a sudden I hear a loud thud! I RACED up the stairs and there he is sitting on the floor of his bedroom playing with his toys! Like nothing even happened! He is a monkey!! So now what? He obviously can't sleep in his crib anymore at least not safely - I converted it to the toddler bed but he is still too young to be in there alone - he's not even 2 yet! DH was like - let's somehow attach the gate (that blocks the stairs off) to the top of his crib rails. Yeah not going to happen - but he is Mr. Fix it! LOL! Anyways so for now I set up the pack n play in his room and I just hope he doesn't figure out how to climb out of that! AHHH!!! He is too little to be doing this already :)!

    #2 Birdie07

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      Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:35 PM

      Oh man that totally sucks. Unfortunately I don't have that many ideas other than the toddler bed. I do know someone who uses this:
      Walmart.com: Tots in Mind - Crib Tent II with Inside Surround Net: Health & Safety
      You can get them a couple of places but I don't know much about them. But they might be worth looking into. My sister ended up putting a baby gate at the door. And now she's 4 and can open but keeps little sister out. Hope you find an answer.

      #3 Christine

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      Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:41 PM

      Besty, we get this catalog all the time and they seems to have a lot of solutions to this problem
      One Step Ahead Baby - Bedroom & Bathroom

      I totally worry about this too, my mom said I wanted to be in a regular big girl bed when I was about 1 years old, so hopefully Ainsleigh will give me a little longer than I gave my mother.
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      #4 Jacilynda

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        Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:13 AM

        Your child can move to a toddle bed anytime between 1 1/2 and 3. Usually closer to 3, but some kids develop quicker and are able to sleep in their own bed with out falling out and get out of their bed just fine without hurting themselves. In that case they are ready to move on to a toddler bed. But, they say just cause they have crawled out of their bed isn't a reason to freak out and go get a new bed. It's highly recommended to actually start w/ a crib tent (like the girls posted), unless you have a quick developer ready to move on. I know you probably feel like he's still your little baby, but he's growing up quick and may just be ready to be a bigger boy!

        #5 Celina

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          Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:21 PM

          They grow up fast don't they?? Was his bed on the lowest level? Don't forget you can always lower the mattress. I say if it is on the lowest level already, then go ahead with the toddler bed. Maybe just a bed rail will help him for now.

          Good luck! They grow up so fast!
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          #6 Betsy

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            Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:41 PM

            Thanks girls! I looked at that tent thing but for now I just put him back in his pack and play. He hasn't learned to climb out of that yet at least! I can't believe he is almost 2 years old - I just don't think he is ready for a toddler bed yet - I would get no sleep worrying about him playing alone in his room!! So the pack and play is working......hopefully for another year or so LOL!




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