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Old 09-26-2011, 10:10 AM   #11
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Re: 18mo can climb/fall out of crib--do they make cribs lower to the ground??

DS is 18 months, too, and has been able to crawl out for 3 or 4 months now. He's not ready for a toddler bed, and I don't think we'd be able to find a crib that goes lower than his current one does, so we've found a few ways to get around it. Footed fleece sleepers help, they make it too slippery for him to climb out. We let him have a sippy and a few toys in his crib as well, and he gets distracted by them when he wakes up so I have a chance to hear him before he gets bored enough to bust out. Also, we installed blackout shades on his windows, and make sure they're down every time he goes to sleep, for some reason he's not as likely to try and escape when his room is totally dark.

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Old 09-26-2011, 10:16 AM   #12
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Re: 18mo can climb/fall out of crib--do they make cribs lower to the ground??

My DD is sleeping on a minicrib mattress in her pack and play. I'm not worried about her climbing yet, but it's nice to know that if she does, she won't have far to fall.
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Re: 18mo can climb/fall out of crib--do they make cribs lower to the ground??

I highly recommend a crib tent. I used moved 2 kids to toddler beds early and regretted it both times. I used one with one of my twins and with my newest LO. He's not climbing out yet, but has lifted his leg. Trying to get a toddler to stay in a bed to sleep was a nightmare the first time and even worse with a 4 yr old and toddler twin to get down to sleep. Now I'm most concerned about him getting out of his crib and falling down the stairs or getting into some other danger. A home with 3 older siblings is no place for a toddler to wander unsupervised.
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Re: 18mo can climb/fall out of crib--do they make cribs lower to the ground??

My ikea crib sits right on the floor. It converts to a toddler bed later. We love it.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:01 PM   #15
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Re: 18mo can climb/fall out of crib--do they make cribs lower to the ground??

I'd go with a crib tent or say it is time for a toddler bed and a door gate.
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Re: 18mo can climb/fall out of crib--do they make cribs lower to the ground??

All of mine learned to climb out of the crib at 18-19 months, so we moved them to toddler beds. I was not ready to, but they were. It turned out okay.
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