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April 19th, 2012, 07:15 AM
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Anyone have or plan on getting, a mini or port-a-crib? Basically just a smaller scale crib, like this:
DaVinci Kalani Mini Crib - Espresso : Target

I sold my son's crib last September after 2 years of secondary infertility and feeling like I couldn't look at that empty crib for one more day. So, we are currently cribless. Our house is small and I'm not sure where the baby will be sleeping for sure (our room, DS's room, or the landing area we used as a nursery last time). So I feel like this might be our best bet and easiest to move from room to room.
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April 19th, 2012, 07:34 AM
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a friend of mine got a mini crib and it converts to a twin size bed - I still have a crib from DS #2, but if I didn't I would be looking into one, the bedroom this baby is going in is tiny and I don't think anything larger than a twin will fit.

I did hear that finding crib sheets for mini cribs is a PIA...
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a friend of mine got a mini crib and it converts to a twin size bed - I still have a crib from DS #2, but if I didn't I would be looking into one, the bedroom this baby is going in is tiny and I don't think anything larger than a twin will fit.

I did hear that finding crib sheets for mini cribs is a PIA...
I dont know anything about mini-cribs, but just curious on the sheet thing, would pack-n-play sheets work? Those aren't hard to find!
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This is what i'll be buying
Amazon.com: Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Yellow: Baby

I love how compact it is, how its supposed to help babies sleep better, and the price! I also have a pack and play and will probably try to use that as a bassinet in the beginning and see which one works best for baby girl.
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This is what i'll be buying
Amazon.com: Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Yellow: Baby

I love how compact it is, how its supposed to help babies sleep better, and the price! I also have a pack and play and will probably try to use that as a bassinet in the beginning and see which one works best for baby girl.
Ooo, I do like that. But I'm looking for something that the baby will be able to sleep in , until like age 2ish. But that does look great for the early days.
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I thought about this for baby #2 but decided to save money and get Bella a toddler bed and give the baby her crib.
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Yeah it definitely wouldn't work that long. It does go to 25 lbs though so it works longer than a bassinett.

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I thought about this for baby #2 but decided to save money and get Bella a toddler bed and give the baby her crib.
I have considered this as well to save money so it will depend on when i decide to transition baby into a crib and whether i feel Cam is ready to be in a toddler bed.
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I dont know anything about mini-cribs, but just curious on the sheet thing, would pack-n-play sheets work? Those aren't hard to find!
you need to buy a mini crib mattress, and they are the same thickness of a regular crib mattress. so no the pack-n-play sheets wouldn't work.
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when I was doing research I found sheets that were compatible with mini cribs on amazon.com
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We have one and I LOVE it!! The big cribs are just a waste to me. Even at 2yrs old DD1 fit perfectly in it. By the time they were going to get too big they were transitioned to a toddler bed anyway. You use either sheets/breathable bumper for the "mini crib" or "portable crib" or "pack and play" all fit the same Ours converts to a twin head/foot board later on too. It saves space and much easier for tiny 5' me to use
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Ditto to Jenna. We have one and it's way more convenient then a full size crib. Amazon sells the correct height mattress pads(they come with really thin crappy ones but you shouldn't get one thicker then 3"), a great waterproof mattress pad, the softest jersey knit sheets, and breathable bumpers. I wouldn't hesitate to get one again. They're much easier to move out of our room and into a nursery without having to diassemble and then reassemble.
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That's what we'll be using! I needed something I can move from room to room because baby sleeps wherever I sleep and if he is cranky and I have to move from our room back to the nursery or out to the living room to keep from waking DH whom has to get up at 5, then I can easily move it around!
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I bought a bassinet that baby will use wheile he or she sleeps in our room. but baby will have his or her own bedroom so we're getting a full sized crib.

Wouldn't they grow out of a mini crib too quick??
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I don't think they would out grow it too fast, but I did like the option of keeping my kids in the crib till 2.5-3 years, I don't think you could with a mini crib...
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I love that mini-crib, and also the price! My babies don't sleep with us, and we used the same one for my DD and DS and then got rid of it, because I thought we were done, so I will be needing another one, and don't want to spend a lot. That looks perfect. How much are the mini mattresses I wonder?
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I don't think they would out grow it too fast, but I did like the option of keeping my kids in the crib till 2.5-3 years, I don't think you could with a mini crib...
That's what I mean... I kept Kelly in hers until she climbed out one day with the mattress in the lowest position. That ended the crib days. LOL.
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