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  1. Wait, I thought crib tents were recalled? Am I missing something or confused?

    Btw, I really love this article. My daughter climbed out at 1 and everyone was being pushy and told me to put her in a bed. I thought that was the stupidest idea ever. Let’s just give her the house keys while we’re at it so she can truly have the run of the house without any supervision! Any way, she’s 2 now and still climbs out sometimes. Never at night (yet). Only at naptime so far. We watch her and just keep putting her back. If crib tents are safe, I’m so glad to find out! She is so not ready/mature enough for a bed!

  2. My daughter was in her toddler bed at 13 months too, she hated her crib and I was scared she wouldnt like her bed either, so we went to BRUS and she picked the dora bed, and she’s been sleeping great ever since (shes now 27 mos).
    On the other hand I still remember sleeping in my crib when I was 4 years old, LOL. Every child is different.

  3. My daughter was in her toddler bed at 13 months. She was as big as a 2 year old and slept exceptionally better once we switched her. She hated her crib as soon as she could sit up. SHe would scream and jump and I felt like she was going to break something. She never did, but I personally dont like bed tents. Its all about your family and how you want to do things in your family!

  4. Our son could climb (and fall) out of his crib at 1 year. All my friends suggested moving him into a bed which I did not fell he was ready for. The tent has been a lifesaver. He is 2 and I am considering converting the crib to a bed. Worst case I guess I can put the walls back up.

  5. Hm… I agree wholeheartedly! But, my eldest showed signs of being ready earlier than your 3.5 year old… How do you deal with potty-training a kiddo in a crib? Thanks!

  6. Kiley, we felt it was best to wait (when transitioning to a bed) till he was really showing signs rather than backtrack and put the crib back up.

  7. Melissa, it totally depends on the child; There’s no magical age. My 1st and 2nd were/are completely different kids but they happen to transition around the same age (although my 1st went to a toddler bed/crib conversion) at 3.5 not into a big boy (twin) bed.
    Potty training also plays a part in all of this. My 1st wasn’t night trained until after the age of 4. My 2nd isn’t potty trained at all. While potty training, you can always try a baby monitor (if you use a crib tent) but then you might get the “I have to go pee” but they’ve figured out how to get your attention 😉 That’s the tricky part.

  8. This is too funny. I can remember when Big Bud made the switch. He thought it was so cool that he could get up whenever he wanted…..meaning at all hours of the night! I came into the kitchen in the middle of the night one time for a glass of water, only to find him rummaging for a snack…go figure! (he was 3) He still is and probably always will be a night owl : )

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