14 month old climbs out of crib
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Jillian - posted on 09/20/2011
14months is a tricky age. He can cause Himself Great harm by climbing/fallin out the crib. Id place the matress on the floor, (no big boy bed) just matress straight on the floor so he doesnt fall out. He has proven if he really wants out he can get out, so transition him to a reg bed, just not evlavted yet. If he keeps getting out, do the suppernanny, and place him back in his bed, u may have to repeat it alot until he finally gets it and gives up. I know its "our" quite time when kids go to bed, but the transition may take some patience on ur part.
Wendy - posted on 09/19/2011
Our little girl started doing this at about 8 months old. The first time she actually climbed and fell out of it. We put her into a normal bed just after she turned one because she would roll from one side of her crib to the other and smack into each side which was stopping her from sleeping very well.
We went an bought a side rail for the top half of the bed so that she can still toss and turn but won't fall out. She sleeps really well now.
Sarah - posted on 09/19/2011
The crib tent saved my sanity for a while. Baby safely in the crib and I don't have to worry about him hurting himself climbing out of the crib or wandering around the house. If you have a convertible crib, you need the Crib Tent II. The next challenge we faced was baby getting bored, pulling off his pajamas and playing with his poop. But that's a different topic (I have solutions for that too!)
Kim - posted on 09/18/2011
14 months is too young for a little one to be unattended in a "big bed". My youngest 2 (I have 5) children starting climbing out of their cribs at 12 - 13 months so I purchased a crib tent. Have me the security that I could go to the bathroom or take the dog outside w/o worrying that they had woke up & climbed out of their cribs. CHeck it out online. I used them til they were 2 1/2 & never had an issue.
Sonja - posted on 10/17/2010
small toddler beds - cot size - come with side rails to prevent falling out. can also put mattress on floor for extra protection if worried. safer than falling out of cot. what happens when he climbs over? does he get stuck and cry out for you, or does he manage to safely get to floor? As for not staying in all you can do is try. a friend of mine recently put her daughter of the same age in a toddler bed with no problems at all. stayed in and went to sleep. big novelty. failing that you can buy a summer sleeping bag with no feet in it so that they cant get their legs over the cot very easily if at all. Look at Noo designs on fb. they sell some and cheap to.
Sara-lee - posted on 10/17/2010
My eldest (nearly 4) only ever got out of his cot once about this age but then never did again and I waited till he was 2 then put him in a toddler bed with a rail and never had him get out of bed when he should not have. I would not put my 14 month in a bed yet as too many dangers in his room as he would then be free to get fingers trapped in drawers and touch everything in sight as hes too young to understand not too. I suggest seeing in case its a one off - of course if they keep doing it then would agree you need to change to a bed but I would make sure you proof their room!
Cat - posted on 10/16/2010
My boy at the same age (14 months 3 weeks) climbed out of his cot last week. He was even wearing a sleeping bag, so did very well. He has been happily climbing on and off our bed for some time and is confident up there, so we are taking the side of the cot off and to be on the safe side putting a floor bed mattress (Japanese futon) under for any falls in the night. Friends have said that he will get up in the night and come visit and we just have to teach him to stay there, the same as we encouraged him not to cry during the night etc. Might take a while but if it works we will get a real bed for him soon.
Amber - posted on 10/15/2010
just get a big boy bed, and put the little side rails on it, that way he can sleep with out rolloin out on purpose, but doesnt risk breakin his neck everytime he goes over the side of the crib. toddler beds usually have little side rails on em, and they are lower to the floor. if all else fails, put his matress on the floor till hes ready.
Misty - posted on 10/14/2010
this post makes me laugh and feel "normal"!! my daughter is 15 months and she has been climbing forever!! although she has yet to get out i am afraid of her falling!! we have also talked to friends about it and a few of them have said that what they did was give them a twin size bed with rails and not too far off the ground and it worked!! i still dont know what we are going to do! we are probably going to go with a toddler bed to start with rails and hope that it works!! good luck with this and hope that you can find what works for you!! thanks for posting this question and thanks for all the advice following!! have a great night all and enjoy those beautiful blessings!!!
Katie - posted on 10/12/2010
my husband and i bought a bunk bed, though we have an extra littleone living with us too and expecting again. I was sick of her crying in the morning so we just put together the top bunk...they're detachable.... and put the rails on she hated it the first night but now she loves it once she figured out how to get out of it herself in the morning she hasn't cried in the morning since. the rail is only 4-5 inches above the mattress and even when she stands on the bed she doesn't try to go over the rail she uses the space where the ladder will eventually go. and she rolls around alot at night. she has rolled off of the foot of our bed when she was sleeping between mom and dad
Frenika - posted on 10/12/2010
Hmm.. My son will be 15 months tomorrow and he has not climbed out of his bed yet [Thank God because I would be TERRIFIED if I heard a bump then a cry and found him lying on the floor]..
However, me and my husband are considering converting his crib into a toddler bed. One side of the crib comes off and it is replaced with two smaller sides with an opening in the middle. The opening in the middle is no larger than a foot and in half..
Maybe you can try a bed that has a small railing built on. They also have railings that u can attach under a mattress to keep your little one from rolling out during the night..
Lexi - posted on 10/10/2010
I think falling while climbing out of the crib sounds way more dangerous than rolling out of a toddler bed. I would get a toddler bed with a railing. Or you could do like a friend of mine did and just put the crib mattress one the floor. I think even when they are older it takes time for them to learn to stay in the big boy bed, but he'll figure it out eventually. Just make sure his room is totally toddler proofed and shelves/dressers are attached to the wall so nothing will fall on him if he tries to climb it. Now and then you may find him curled up asleep in the toy bin come morning but he'll be safe! hehe
Christine - posted on 10/04/2010
I think generally if they are big enough to climb out of their crib than they are ready for a regular bed. If you think about it, it would be safer for him to fall the two feet from the bed than to fall four feet while he's climbing over the side of his crib. You could try taking the side off of his crib (if your crib is convertible) to see how he does for one night. If he gets out of bed, just put him back in it and teach him that when you put him to bed he has to stay there. If you choose to get a regular sized bed for him you could always get the safety rails that go on the sides. Children learn things so fast- it would only take a few nights for him to learn to stay in his bed. The only way to know if he's ready is to give it a try. Hope this helps!