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  1. Kacey says:

    I know you said that sleep tents are a no no. But they sell a lot of them on amazon. Some look like they could be a strangulation hazard, but some look okay and are being advertised as safe. I know that doesn’t necessarily mean they are but there are a lot of positive reviews for a handful of them.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Kacey – Thanks for writing with the crib tent update and info! We have not seen any hard evidence of newer crib tents being safe, and we still do not recommend them. The CPSC and the AAP still both have their pages posted with the dangers and recalls, so to be safe, we’dd recommend staying away from them until new evidence emerges of proven safety! Here are those posts in case you’re interested:
      American Academy of Pediatrics
      Consumer Product Safety Commision
      Thanks again for sharing Kacey!!

  2. Rania Emara says:

    Oh my goodness! The Little Grounders sounds like a miracle product, especially to this sleep-deprived mom after a night of 7 crib escapes!! Exhausted, I finally tried to put my toddler in the other twin bed in my son’s room (he’s nearly 2 years old) but the problem is he doesn’t understand imaginary boundaries and CANNOT be left alone for even a minute during the middle of the day without causing a disaster, much less the middle of the night!! I’m totally gonna try this!!! Thank you so much for telling people about this idea and if it works, I’m gonna pay it forward and share it with my readers too!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Thanks for writing @Rania – Sorry that your little guy had been escaping his crib! Good luck and we’d love to hear an update!

  3. John says:

    The concept of moving even a two year old to a toddler bed or something similar if there climbing out of the crib is ridiculous, first if there not staying in the crib there not going to stay in a bed your just making it more convenient for them to get up and get into stuff.
    The next thing is dropping the mattress to its lowest setting and if that doesn’t work drop it to the floor, well it’s on the floor then it’s not mounted and all they have to do is list the crib from around them.

    • Neosha says:

      @John – Thanks for your suggestions and feedback. Safety first!

  4. Alex says:

    These comments regarding little grounders pajamas seem suspect-
    I wonder if the authors who run this site endorse them or if someone is cleverly plugging their product on this site in the comments section

    • Neosha says:

      @Alex – Thank you for reading and for sharing! We do not endorse this product and are sure to include a disclaimer for any product we do. We try to provide a free, safe space for parents and caregivers to exchange ideas as much as we can in our comments section – even if it leads to a lively (but helpful and respectful) discussion about a particular product. It happens more often than you’d imagine! 🙂 Please keep reading and sharing, Alex.

  5. Shay says:

    I have a 17 month old granddaughter that just started climbing out and she usually sleeps well at night. She will wake up about 3 or 4 am. She is very advanced for her age and is a monkey. Help… I am thinking of having her great grandmother make something like little grounders since they only go up to 2 T when I saw their website.

    Her mom and dad have stairs in the house with gates at both top and bottom and they are putting one in her room too in case she gets out of the crib at night. She is just beginning with potty training..

    Any suggestions

    • Neosha says:

      @Shay – Thank you for reading and for sharing with us! Handling a toddler climbing out of the crib can be nerve wracking and frustrating for sure – it’s also pretty dangerous for her if she were to fall or get stuck mid-climb or hurt as she roams around. As the article mentions, a sleep sack or something similar is a wonderful first start. I personally love sleep sacks for just this reason! If this doesnt’ work, you all should also seriously consider transitioning her to a bed and toddler proofing her room to reduce the risks of injury from climbing from the crib. Feel free to forward this article to her parents as well. Hang in there, Shay and best of luck to you guys. Please let us know how we can be of any further help!

    • C says:

      That would terrify me! You should really get the Little Grounders! The 2T is for 2 to 3 year olds. Your granddaughter will do fine in the 24 month or 2T probably. If I recall correctly, you have 2 weeks for returns for a full refund or exchanges. Good luck!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Thank you Cassie these Little Grounders are really fantastic! My son was an early walker (8 months) and around 9 months he started trying to climb out his crib. Unbelievable! It scared me to death. Anyway, we got these Little Grounders pajamas (https://littlegrounders.com/) last week and they truly are amazing. He doesn’t even try anymore. I hope this can help someone else. As a first-time mom I was really freaking out over this. I kept imagining that he’d fall and hurt himself (my best friend’s brother fell from the crib and broke his LEG as a toddler). Anyway, hope this helps.

    • Terry Michaels says:

      These worked liked a charm. Thanks for the suggestion!

    • Gail says:

      Where were these Little Grounders pajamas when I had children! I ordered these for my grandson and my daughter in law just called to say THANK YOU! She said that it was the first time in nearly 3 weeks that they were able to sleep uninterrupted.

      I ordered them (https://littlegrounders.com) on Sunday and they got there on Tuesday. I paid for 2 day. Really happy with this purchase.

  7. Lindsey says:

    My 22 month toddler has started to climb out of the crib in the middle of the night. We used CIO method and they both (she is a twin) have had fairly consistent, good sleeping habits! Her twin sister climbed out once, we lowered her mattress and she gave up trying. This twin is not so easy – I have literally gotten up to put her back in the crib well over a dozen times as I am typing this (she climbs to the top of the railing and hangs out there as I think she knows now I will come in and put her back).

    I do not think they are ready for a bed yet – they aren’t behind at all, but clearly as I prepare to go in a 13th time she does know recognize the boundary/intention of sleeping in her bed/crib as it is.

    Help! Do I just stay consistent until she eventually tires of trying? Or am I really facing the fact that its time for a bed?!

    • Janelle Reid says:

      @Lindsey, thank you for your comment! I am sorry you’ve been struggling with your daughter’s escape! If the tips in the article (such as lowering the crib mattress and trying a sleep sack) have not worked, you may want to check out our ebook all on toddler sleep or talking with one of our sleep consultants and they can give you a few more tips, or help you with the transition into toddler beds and establishing limits for them to help with the constant getting out of bed. You can view all of our consulting packages and ebook options on our services page here if you are interested: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-toddler-sleep-consulting-services/
      Hang in there! Thanks for using the Baby Sleep Site as a resource!

    • Krissy says:

      Just to add my two cents. I caved in and bought the little grounders pajamas that some of the commenters have mentioned and they were fantastic! Seriously, amazing!

      I recommend giving them a try. My son was nowhere close to being ready for a toddler bed.

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