In a heart-stopping moment, a dad’s quick reflexes saved his son from falling out of a crib.

As the Daily Mail reports, the Los Angeles father put his toddler down for a nap but walked into his nursery and noticed he was still awake.

At the start of the clip, recorded on a home monitor, the boy leaned over the railing at the edge of the crib.

According to Inside Edition, the 2-year-old, Noah Lynch, toppled out of the crib, but fortunately was rescued before crashing to the ground.

Nicholas recalled the incident in an interview with Inside Edition. He explained the moment he rushed into the room and saved his son. Nicholas said:

“I have never made a rescue like that before and honestly, I don’t know if I ever want to make another like that again.

I felt like it was pretty close when I caught him. I felt like he was inches away from the floor. After reviewing the video, it was way closer than we thought.”

Commenters reacting to the on YouTube, many praising Nicholas for his “lightning fast reaction”:

This is why Every dad is a Hero.

Dad reflexes.

That’s no dad, that’s super dad [saving] the day.

Wow he could have gotten a concussion if he didn’t get caught. That’s God right there.

Daddy’s is lightning quick, thank God!

Others, however, questioned if a 2-year-old should still sleep in a crib. Commenters wrote:

Wait…you still have ur 2 YEAR OLD SON in a crib!!!

How do you know when it’s time to move to a toddler bed? Noah

Its time to convert the baby prison to an actual bed now.

According to Parents, Mark Widome, MD, a professor of pediatrics at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pennsylvania, said it’s best to transition a toddler from a crib to a bed once the child is able to climb over the crib rail.

The safest place for a child to sleep once they have outgrown a crib is a toddler bed, reports the Bump.

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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