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So this is our first baby and I was looking online at the convertible beds that grow with the child and change to toddler bed etc. Was then thinking about what happens when you have another baby? Do you then have to buy a whole new crib/bed for the new baby or is it more economical to buy just a basic crib for now to have for future babies and just buy toddler bed later on?
Hope this makes sense just something I thought of when others were talking about using crib from 1st baby for new baby. Thoughts?
We're getting a convertible. The way I see it, when more kiddos come along we'll have to buy something new anyways, either a child bed for the older child or another crib. No matter what you're going to need two pieces of sleeping furniture. But with the crib we're getting, it can be converted all the way up to a full size bed. So we won't have to waste money on an in-between toddler bed. Plus, we won't need to rush one out of the crib to make room for another. It just seems like the most practical thing for us to do.
Wife to Josh
Mommy to Caleb (born 12/11/12)
Due with #2 on July 10
Yep, we use the convertible cribs, too. Each boy has one and this LO will get one, too.
As for the value? Well, that depends on you. Would you prefer to buy a crib that costs a fraction less, then buy a toddler bed, and then buy a 'big kid' bed? Some people can find good deals or are savvy about it and make it work.
For us, the long term benefits won out. Plus, I don't thing they are any more expensive than buying a sturdy crib and a toddler bed, but I could be wrong.
DS~8/91 DS~12/93 DS~12/93 DS~12/09 DS~1/12
Surprised to be expecting again~12/12
I was debating on whether or not to go with a convertible crib or not...to me it doesn't really matter. I get tired of "old" things quick and like change so even if I go with a convertible crib, I probably won't use it for all the stages because I'll get bored!