Any Advice on Getting a 2-Year-Old to Stop Climbing Out of Their Crib?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 2-year-old toddler. She wants to know if any other moms in the Mamas Uncut community have tips on how to stop a 2-year-old from climbing out of his or her crib. Below, the community weighs in with advice and recommendations, most of which boil down to the fact it may be time for a toddler bed!

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A member of the community asks:

“How can I get my child to stop climbing out of their crib?

Advice on how to get almost two years old to stop climbing out of the crib?”

– Mamas Uncut Community Member

Community Advice for This Mom Who Wants to Stop Her 2-Year-Old Toddler from Climbing Out of Their Crib

To see what advice the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this mom in need, read the comments of the post embedded below.

Fan QuestionHow can I get my child to stop climbing out of their crib?Advice on how to get almost two years old to stop climbing out of the crib?#child_health #parenting

Posted by Mamas Uncut on Friday, July 10, 2020

Advice Summary

Any Advice on Getting a 2-Year-Old to Stop Crawling Out of Their Crib?

The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.

“If they’re old enough to climb out, convert to a bed. It’s no longer safe for the child. You can get a side rail for the bed. Or you can just do a mattress on the floor. Baby gate their door and baby-proof their room. This is the age of finding them asleep under beds and in closets.”

“The toddler should be in a toddler bed.”

“Move to a toddler bed and put a gate in front of their door so they don’t get out.”

“There’s nothing you can do that will be safer than transitioning out of the crib. Anything else will have more risks to your child.”

“Skip the toddler bed and go for a twin. They can grow into that one and use it for longer. I personally find toddler beds as a waste of money cause they don’t use them for long.”

“Once they start climbing it’s time to transition to a toddler bed.”

“My 2 boys were in toddler beds at 18 months. We showed them how to turn on the tv and set out toys for them. Mom and dad slept in from then on… I’m kidding because they still came in and wanted us to sit in the living room with them. We had high hopes.”

“Two? No cribs for two-year-olds. Past time to transition to a toddler bed. Or put the mattress on the floor. My kids slept on the floor for a few months until they got used to staying in or on the bed.”

“Transition? I had to transition mine at 16 months because if they can climb out, they’re too big for the crib. It’s entirely unsafe for them to stay in a bed too small.”

“If a Pack ‘N Play doesn’t work, then a toddler bed. Yea she will get out, but she can’t fall far and fracture anything. Baby-proof the room so they can’t roam the house either.”

“Definitely toddler bed time, that’s what any pediatrician will tell you too. I know it sucks to lose the ease that comes with bedtime and a crib, but I promise they’ll learn to stay in their toddler bed too —just safely.”

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