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July 17th, 2012, 07:29 PM
Elevin26's Avatar Super Mommy
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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?
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July 17th, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Good question!
Steve wants to buy a convertible bed for our first LO, I'm still undecided as for the most part I'll be co-sleeping... The choices ..... The choices....

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July 17th, 2012, 07:39 PM
** Tay **'s Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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We have a convertible for DD, and I love it!
So far its been a crib, toddler bed and now a daybed with no toddler rail
It goes to a full once shes ready

We are buying another convertible for this baby
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July 17th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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I bought a convertible crib for DD and loved it!!! We are buying another convertible crib for this baby. It beats having to buy a toddler bed, the buying a full bed! It saves money IMO!

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July 17th, 2012, 08:08 PM
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I agree the convertable cribs are great! Landon has one.
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July 17th, 2012, 08:14 PM
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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.
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July 17th, 2012, 08:41 PM
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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.
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July 18th, 2012, 07:00 AM
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We're also going with the convertible crib.

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July 18th, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Awesome! Thanks for the input! Looks like the hunt will be on for a convertible.
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July 18th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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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!
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