So my son is one and he is trying to climb out of his crib

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I put my daughter in a toddler bed at 1 because she tried climbing out of the crib. He's ready for one. Yes he may get into his toys when hes suppose to be sleeping, however he'd do that at any age. Its better to train him to stay out of his toys while hes suppose to be in bed then for him to fall out of a crib and bust his head open.

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Well if you don't care about the advice your being offered, don't make threads asking for it. Its awfully rude.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/31/2012

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My eldest was 1, and my youngest was 11 mo when they were switched. So, that's why we're saying switch him.



And, if there are things in his room that he shouldn't be getting into anyway, they shouldn't be in his room!



eta: Don't ASSUME that your son cannot climb out, just because he hasn't yet...It could still happen

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/31/2012

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What nasty comment, Lori?



I see some blunt ones, but nothing nasty...MeMe and I have both been completely thru the toddler stage, so we tend to be more straightforward.



eta: And hopefully, since you don't want to switch him, you are padding the floor just in case, so that he doesn't get a concussion when he does slip.

MeMe - posted on 07/31/2012

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Lori---No one sells crib tents anymore ive looked and he trys cause hes bored.. Hes only one so I dont wanna get him a toddler bed he wouldnt sleep he would get into everything



Well, if he is climbing out, how is he sleeping and not getting into everything? I can't see a difference. At least if he is in a big boy bed, he will not hurt himself from possibly falling. Also, it gives you a great bedtime activity. You can lie down and read to him. This is something I love doing. ;)



My son is still in his crib but he does not climb out (he is 21 months). He has a big boy bed, now and will be learning to sleep in it, over the next couple of months. Since, he has a brother or sister coming and they will need the crib.



My daughter, though, started climbing out of the crib at 12 months. So, she got a big girl bed and it worked fine. Much better than we thought it would be.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/01/2012

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Lori, none of us are being rude. You asked for advice, and then blatantly stated that you were ignoring all of us (apparently because you don't like the advice offered).

If you don't want advice, don't ask. We will offer advice when asked, and (as I said before) some of us are more straightforward than others. And...I have to point out that, with over 10 million women on this site, you're bound to come across advice from women like myself who've been there, done that, and are offering advice based on our experience.

If you don't like being told that your methods could possibly hurt your child, then don't share your methods! But, I'd be willing to bet that any pediatrician asked the same question, and given the solution you have decided on, would tell you exactly the same.

Oh, and the suggestion to pad the floor? Given because I've done that very thing.

Best of luck with your son.

Lori - posted on 07/31/2012

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not switchin him because he is only one and he does get into everything and not risking him getting into anything. and he cant climb out with his crib turned around.

Lori - posted on 07/31/2012

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No need for the nasty comment.. But anyways we turned his crib around cause the back is higher up so he cant climb out.. seems to be working for now.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/31/2012

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Um...He wouldn't sleep? Who's the parent here? Your 1 yo, or you?

Moving him to a bed is the most advisable. If it also means that you need to "train" him to stay in it when it's bedtime, well...that's your responsibility as his parent.

Your son is ready for a bed. You need to move him into one, and "retrain" his brain. If he gets out, redirect to bed. The novelty goes away quickly, and really, I think you're borrowing trouble, if you haven't even tried it yet.

MeMe - posted on 07/31/2012

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Yep, Shawnn, said it! If they are climbing out, they are ready for a big kid bed. ;)

Besides, he could hurt himself climbing out, if he falls hard. He won't if he is in a big boy bed.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/31/2012

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Put him into a regular bed. He's ready.

Emily - posted on 07/31/2012

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When is he climbing? Before sleep or after? I'm guessing if he's bored then he's not really tired.. maybe trying a different way to get him to sleep? Or adjusting the time? I still rock my baby to sleep and then put her in her bed. If she gets out of bed in the middle of the night I just bring her to bed with me.

Lori - posted on 07/31/2012

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No one sells crib tents anymore ive looked and he trys cause hes bored.. Hes only one so I dont wanna get him a toddler bed he wouldnt sleep he would get into everything

Emily - posted on 07/30/2012

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They make crib tents you can put up to prevent them climbing out..

Or, maybe try to figure out what he's trying to get to.. like is he trying to climb out to come find you? Is he having separation anxiety? Maybe he needs some extra snuggles/closeness? Or is he just climbing because he's bored? Maybe it's time for a toddler bed or twin bed with rails.

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