Stacy - posted on 01/06/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )
I am thinking of converting my sons crib into the toddler bed (it then goes into a full size bed). He is 20 months old and I've seen that people have started to do this anywhere from 13 months on. He still fits nicely in his crib and he isn't able to crawl out yet. I would like to try just because I don't want him to be in the crib too late, but he is very active and can manage getting up and down from the craziest things. I'm just afraid he's going to continue to get out and play with his toys. How do you prevent toddlers from getting out? In addition, if I do this, should I keep the baby gate that I have at his bedroom dooor closed? For some reason I have this cartoon mental picture of a toddler duct taped to his bed. I would never do this of coarse, it's just my sense of humor. Any thoughts?