When DD was about 14-15 months, we just removed the side all together. The mattress was at it's lowest setting, and she could climb in and out of the bed safely this way (instead of over the top). She has fallen out a few times, but does really great. We are going to transition her to a big girl bed soon, so we have the crib for the next baby coming.
1/31/11 at 5:47am