My 3rd child, now almost 3 yrs old starting climbing out of his crib when he was around 18 months old. He has always been a very active boy. He is the type who will not stay put for too long so getting a toddler bed was out of the question. I prefer to have my children stay in the crib as long as possible. This helps them go to sleep better and nap longer. But once they learn how to get out of their crib, that is when the chaos starts.
I decided to do some research online to find something that would help prevent him from climbing out of his crib. I was THRILLED when I found the Cozy Crib Tent.
Here is a picture of the tent installed on my son’s crib:
Here is my son in his crib getting ready for a nap:
We started using the crib tent over a year ago now. For the first 6 months the zipper worked to zip up the front of the tent, but it doesn’t work any longer. But it doesn’t matter because my son will not climb out of the crib anymore anyway.
So, if you have a toddler who climbs out of their crib and you are not quite ready for a toddler bed, then definitely get the crib tent. It is so worth it. I no longer have to worry that my son is going to climb out of his crib in the middle of the night and walk out the front door. LOL And naptime is still going great. I love that I can put him in the crib and even if he doesn’t go right to sleep, he can relax and stay put for a while. Gives mama a nice break!
I bought mine on Amazon. Here is a link: