Re: 17 Month Old DS Climbing Out of Crib- What to do?
I did a toddler bed for my younger two at that age. My son climbed out of the crib at 14 months and I switched him to a bed. The room didn't really have toys in it. When he first switched I sat with him until he fell asleep. When I was sitting with them if they wiggle I ask them to calm their bodies and leave the room if they can't calm down. I only had to do it once and when I came back they were calmed down. If the kids get out of bed I bring them back to bed with a it is bedtime. If they keep trying I just bring them back to bed quietly. I gradually reduced the time I sat until they were able to put themselves to sleep on them own. I keep doors closed for fire safety and to keep pets and noise out. They door handles are high up and sticky so they couldn't open the door until they were a little older and were used to the routine anyway. My son was a trouble maker especially at 1 but he did fine with the bedtime routine and didn't get into trouble or wander at night time.
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Last edited by Dmpmercury; 12-12-2012 at 11:47 PM.