About 2 weeks ago, I moved my 21 month old into a toddler bed from his crib. I moved my DD at the same age before DS was born and overall it went pretty well other than that she would get out of bed and lay by the door for a few weeks (both rooms have 2 entrances so not a big deal). She didn't really cry and eventually just stayed in her bed.
DS is not taking to it nearly as well; he gets out the second I walk out of the room, lays on his back and kicks the door all while loudly protesting/crying. For the most part, this goes on until he falls asleep. I'm torn on whether to go into his room and continue putting him back into his bed even though he immediately gets back out or to just let him fall asleep on the floor and either leave him or move him to his bed. A baby gate at the door isn't an option because the main door is a double door so it wouldn't stay put. I have always closed his door at nap/bed so that isn't anything new to him, only the freedom of being able to get out of the bed (which has a rail on 90% of it FWIW).
I would just say "This isn't working" and move him back into his crib but on our vacation last week, he learned how to climb out of the pack and play so I know he'll figure out climbing out of the crib in about 5 minutes as it isn't as deep so I basically HAVE to figure this out. I know eventually one way or another he'll get it but I'm just hoping some of you have dealt with a more...determined...toddler and have a few tips or suggestions?? Thanks