Friends... If you're anything like me, you've encouraged your wee one(s) to "grow big and strong."
I urge you now, STOP!
They will, in fact, grow big and strong, and use their new-found powers to climb their big, strong bodies right out of their cribs.
This will cause complete and utter chaos as you are forced to prematurely move them to a "big kid bed."
Sleep will be minimal* (for EVERYONE,) tears will be ample (from EVERYONE) and you will consider drastic measures (sending said child to live with meemaw and papa, handcuffing the child to the bed, driving far, far away...)
I recommend you, instead, encourage the children to "stay just the way they are." Cute, cuddly, compact and IN THEIR CRIBS.
Learn from my mistakes dear people. Learn.
*The lack of consistent sleep (aka mommy-time) is also the reason you haven't read anything from me in moooonths. I'm sorry. I'm here. I have things to say that aren't all "wah wah wah I suck at parenting and can't muster up whatever is needed to re-sleep train my child." In the mean time WAAAAAAAAH!!!