We decided the other night to take the side off of Theo's crib. We made a big deal about it, calling it his big boy bed and letting him know how special it was. We both sat down and looked right at him and explained that he needed to stay in his bed all night long and ask to get out in the morning.
We were hopeful this technique would work because he has stayed in his crib up to this point despite his ability to climb out. We are 3 days in and he has stayed in the bed so far. Fingers crossed this trend continues. As I've said before, in our small space we need as much separation as possible so we need our bed to be our own.
This (hopeful) small win has me optimistic this week about having 2 kids in 600sqft :).