When should I lower my child's crib?

As your child begins to pull themselves up to sitting or standing, it is time to lower the crib mattress to reduce the risk or temptation for your toddler to climb or jump out.

This is also a good time to confirm that your child’s room is fully baby-proofed, just in case they do escape from their crib. Once a toddler is climbing out of their crib, it may be time to consider transitioning to a toddler bed or floor bed to reduce risks associated with falling out of the crib.


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Disclaimer: The contents of this article does not constitute medical advice. If you have concerns about any health or medical condition, diagnosis, or treatment you should consult with your pediatrician or a licensed healthcare provider.