G has always had sleep issues and we tried everything. We finally broke down and did cry it out at 14 months which wasn’t my ideal, but it worked fairly well. Except it sort of relies on you being able to contain the child. Ahhh… so now there’s a break down in our system (completely worth the 12 months of decent sleep it bought us, given nothing else worked though). The past few nights, G has figured out how to scale the crib. And he’s GOOD at it… Fast too. So I’ve been playing this “game” where I sternly tell him “no,” point to his clock that shows it’s still bedtime, put him back in the crib, and tell him climbing out isn’t safe.
I think we need to make some adjustments to his sleep times and also we ordered a crib rail for the crib so we can transition it to a toddler bed. I’m pretty sure I’ll regret transitioning him, but based on his speedy escape time from the crib we might as well. Just when you think you have things figured out as a parent, kids love to change things up. Ha.
Despite my concerns, I’m pretty excited to transition his crib. I enjoy developmental milestones, regardless of how disastrous they can potentially be (like climbing, which G learned to do before he started walking). Rather than buying the conversion kit for our crib (which I’m pretty sure isn’t sold anymore), we ordered this: