Aeriella started climbing out of her crib a while ago. Everyone I talked to said to wait as long as possible before switching her to a toddler bed because it’s a big adjustment for them. Their newfound freedom apparantly makes for quite a few sleepless nights until they get adjusted.
We decided to bite the bullet and take the front rail off, turning her crib into a daybed. We didn’t bother with a safety rail. To our surprise, she has done great. There have been a few times where she’ll just come walking downstairs right after we put her to bed, but we just take her up again and she’ll fall asleep. Thankfully, no sleepless nights.
The weirdest thing is having her just walk downstairs in the morning. She walks in the kitchen with a smile and her baby doll in her arms, and says “Hi Momma!” It’s so weird. I can’t believe how quickly she is growing up.