I thought I would bump this to ask other fathers what they did when their toddler climbed out of the crib. Got a call today from the nanny saying that she heard one of the boys screaming during the nap, went to the bedroom and saw him hanging out of the crib, holding to the rail. Evidently, he can now climb out of it. Some say it means it's time for a toddler bed but this little guy always takes 20mn to fall asleep so I don't want him to get out of bed and be miserable all day because he lacks sleep... What did you guys do? When is it the right time to graduate to a toddler bed? My oldest daughter never climbed out of her crib. We moved her to a bed when she was 2 1/2 and her sister was on the way. We actually moved her into a Queen sized bed and got guard rails for it. She adjusted very easily. We got our youngest a toddler bed at about the same age. She started climbing out of her crib all the time, to the point that it wasn't an obstacle any more. We figured instead of risking having her fall and hurt herself we might as well give in. It made getting her to sleep more difficult though since it is easier for her to get out of bed. In the past few months she has adjusted and now at least stays in her bed, whether she is sleeping or not.