I've been reading the "Baby Whisperer for Toddlers" book and one of the advice given in the book is that you should let your toddler play in the crib so that it becomes a fun place. I've always abide by the rule that crib = sleep.
DS will cry/fuss a little when we put him to bed, which is no big deal. But lately he has been waking up at 5 a.m. wanting to play and obviously I do not want to get up at that hour. So I'm contemplating putting a few toys in his crib - maybe he'll play by himself in there? Has anyone try that?