My son is 18 months old and we're all getting desperate for sleep around here! He's come to mega resist the crib, he's trying to climb out of it (and is very close to succeeding), and has started hurting himself by deliberately getting "stuck" between the crib rails (I've watched him do it on multiple occasions, and it's definitely intentional). He is very capable of following simple directions, and typically enjoys doing so. He loves climbing into our big bed, and he has slept in a toddler bed at his grandparents with some success. He's pretty verbal and communicates with us fairly well. With all of these factors, I'm pretty sure he's ready. He loves to be in our bed with us, but no one gets any sleep when he's with us. We all sleep better when he sleeps in his bed, but I think he's come to see the crib as a place of punishment rather than the place where he's supposed to sleep. I think trying the toddler bed might give us all a fresh start at bedtime. Any ideas for making this transition easier for all of us? What have you tried that has worked for your family?