So a while ago Jaxon suddenly developed this intense fear of this crib. You couldnt even walk into the room without him freaking out... made sleeping a real chore... so we decided to convert the crib into a toddler bed... all we did was take off one of the rails and now he is thrilled. I guess my guy just loves his independance. I was hoping to keep him caged up as long as possible... but he would not have that. He loves climbing in and out on his own.. and he has even figured out the joy of jumping on the bed!