I just found out that when your child reaches 35 inches, they're supposed to transition out of a crib -- and that's my son's height. I think he could probably climb/fall out of his crib at this point. But what if he's not ready for a toddler bed?
If we switch him to a toddler bed, which he'd be able to get out of, we're worried that he'll just want to play with his toys all night, or do something like pull the nightlight out of the outlet and stick a toy in there. (Who knows what he'd get up to...) His room, which is pretty big, isn't exactly childproofed because we're always in there with him during the day, and because he's been in a crib at night. And can you ever completely
childproof something, anyway?
We're looking at options online and we don't know what to do -- a toddler bed with those half-rail things? A toddler car bed? A twin bed with bed rails? A mattress on the floor? Another factor is that my son is still at the stage where he doesn't have one direction he lies in -- he goes all over the place during the night. He doesn't yet "get" pillows or blankets, either; we provide them, but he doesn't use them. All we can think of to keep him in/near his bed is something like this
, but there has to be a better option, right?
(By the way, we live about three hours from the nearest IKEA, so none of their stuff would be an option.)