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December 30th, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Has anyone ever used mini cribs for full time use?

I have been researching a few and we are considering this as an option for the babies. They will be sharing a room and we do have enough room for two standard size cribs but it would take up a lot of space and then with all the baby items we wouldn't have growing room or room for toys.

Some reviews said they last until about two. I'm not sure if it is worth it then because we hope to have the basement somewhat finished off when they are about 3ish and then they will move into seperate rooms. I'm not sure I would want to buy a toddler bed for one year. I'm not really a fan of them anyway and I would sort of rather them go from crib/converted crib/todder bed to a twin size bed.
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December 30th, 2012, 05:01 PM
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I know someone who used one. And she liked it. I don't know much other than that though.
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December 30th, 2012, 05:44 PM
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huh I never thought of mini cribs. I plan on my twins sleeping together in the same crib for awhile but mini cribs sounds great! I think doing that then getting toddler beds wouldn't be so bad. You can get toddler beds for fairly cheap used. Sorry I do not have any advised for you but thanks for the idea!
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December 30th, 2012, 05:56 PM
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I saw on babiesrus they have mini convertible cribs. They convert to a twin head and foot board so you'd just need the twin mattress.

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haha yea. We saw some in buy buy baby and DH wanted it right away. I wasn't as hooked at first but then I did more research and as we were cleaning out the room I kept thinking where was I going to put all of the baby toys and such?? We would have no room to grow and would end up moving the baby stuff some where else anyway.

I found a few models that convert to twin size beds and in that case I'm thinking that even if it last until 2 we can convert to twins and fit two twins in the room without the glider and changing table. SS had that room until he was 5 and had a pretty large twin frame bed, a bookcase, tons of tons and even a small child size sofa. So now I'm really thinking this might be a good option for us.

We plan on having them share a pack n play at first in our room but I know eventually it will be best for them to have their own space.

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I saw on babiesrus they have mini convertible cribs. They convert to a twin head and foot board so you'd just need the twin mattress.

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That's the one we're looking at! Only bad things I've read is that the mattress that it comes with is pretty thin but I saw some good mini ones on amazon that were the thickness of a standard one but just mini sized.
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December 30th, 2012, 06:47 PM
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I have a full size crib that converts to a toddler bed and can be used for awhile. DD is 2 and Im not sure she will be ready in 6 months for a standard twin bed by then. We had intended on her just being able to use the toddler bed aspect on hers til shes big enough. I do love hers a ton. One thing i can say is the mini may work up to two but at two they may not be ready for a standard twin either....my DD still falls out on the rare occasion. And youd have to buy two toddler beds for maybe a year? Cost wise a full size standard convertible may be better even if a tight fit in the room. Also my SIL had one for her youngest and it didnt work for her DD til 2. Even though her DD was small at birth...5 pounds 3 oz. We have tall babies in our fam. Her DD outgrew it at almost 18 months. Her DD was then switched to a standard convertible crib for a few months then to the toddler bed....point is my SIL ended up having to buy two cribs. As her DD wasnt quite ready for the toddler bed transition yet
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December 30th, 2012, 06:54 PM
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We're skipping a crib this time since none of my other babies have ever slept in one and we're getting a co sleeper.
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December 30th, 2012, 09:23 PM
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I had my daughter in one but put my son in a regular size a couple years later. I honestly loved Jocelyn's mini crib and missed it. Gabe's just takes up their whole room! (We have a tiny apartment). I have looked into another mini because we are still short on space I think if you went for the one that converts to a twin bed, you would be making a really good choice and I know that you can find good mattresses in the mini crib size!
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December 30th, 2012, 10:32 PM
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We had these in a Childcare Center I ran. When we were getting some newer models I asked my mother in law if she wanted one for her house( between me and my 2 sister in laws there will be ten kids 5 & under when this LO gets here). It's a space saver for sure! And we've had kids up till 3 sleep in it!
You can always put the single mattress down in the floor with a child on each end till they move downstairs! They are too short to reach each other!
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December 31st, 2012, 07:12 AM
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If you're worried about them falling out of a twin bed at 2, get those rails you can add. I got them at BRU for DD, who is 2, to use when she spends the night at my parents' house. They work great. I would never put them in that bed without them (it's a high bed, mine from when I was a kid) but with the rails, it's perfect. So you can keep using it as a mini crib until they are too big, then convert to a twin and add on the rails. You don't have to drill into the wood or anything. A perfect solution.
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December 31st, 2012, 07:31 AM
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Thanks. I think we are going to get them. SS was moving into a twin bed with us around 2 but it was on the floor. He had a toddler bed until 5 with his mom but never did with us and he did just fine. He didn't really start sleeping in it until 3 but he was the size of a 2 year old. Seriously...we bought him size 24 month clothes when he was 3. He's always been very small.
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