My toddler son just had his first crib breakout today.
He's 16 months old, and doesn't go to sleep on his own yet. If we were to convert his crib into a bed, or get him a toddler bed, he would probably roll out of it and romp around in his room all night, probably falling asleep on the floor (Or worse yet - getting himself into trouble while we're asleep). With a few more months, he'd learn how to go to bed on his own and it wouldn't be as much of a problem. But right now, it is a problem.
I'd like to lower the mattress just a little bit more so that he can't get out, but the mattress's adjustable bolts for lowering it are already set at the lowest level they can be.
Is there any way to lower the mattress just a little bit more? I'd rather not put it on the floor as there's a danger it could slide out or that his limbs could get trapped on the edges. And I don't like the idea of crib canopies, which could fall into his crib at night and be even more of a hazard.
Included is a picture of a crib that is not the same, but is virtually identical in construction. I would remove the changing pad attachment, but there doesn't seem to be any arrangement of bolts that would leave it in a stable condition.