What to do if your child begins to climb out of the crib

Crib jumping toddlers! What to do when your child starts climbing out of the crib.
Crib jumping toddlers!

Not all toddlers do it, but for some it is inevitable that they will at some point or another decide to attempt to make the great escape from their cribs. A deep sense of panic sets in when you see your toddler’s little legs climbing the bars of the crib and making their way to the top of the crib railing. It won’t be long now before those little legs and body make it all the way to the other side, up and out of the crib altogether!

In a perfect world, we do recommend that you keep your toddler in a crib for as long as you possibly can- 2.5 or even 3 years old is ideal but this also depends on your individual child and their temperament.

Here are some things that you can try before jumping into making the switch to a big kid bed. But remember to act quickly once you see the first signs of a child experimenting with climbing out. If you act quickly, you have a good chance of discouraging the climbing from happening, however, even a few extra days without making any changes might give them extra time to perfect their new found skill!

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