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Popping in from the August DDC. I posted this there too, but I was wondering what you ladies thought!
My DH and I are thinking about buying a crib this month because one we like is on sale, and it takes 12 weeks to get here. The crib is the kind that makes into a toddler bed and then into a full sized bed.
My question is, has anyone bought a convertible crib before? What do you think about them? Will you use them until they move out of the house? Are they worth it?
Thanks for your comments and opinions!
Me (Dawn) 30, DH 34, Jackson Christopher 4, Jacob David 2, Baby #3 Alice Annmarie C-Section on 8/24
We don't have one. The problem here is I have had all of my little ones so close that my crib kind of has a revolving door. So by the time one child is old enough to use the toddler bed, I have another one that needs the crib. So I probally wouldn't have gotten any use out of it until my daughter now got to toddler size, or I would have had to purchase a new one. Oh well- I guess the posititve side of this is I certainly got my moneys worth out of my crib.
I like the premise behind them. The only reason we chose not to get one is because the side didn't come down (like a normal crib). The front is typically lower to accommodate this, but I have really short legs, and my mom commented on how difficult it would be for me to change the sheets without being able to put the side down.
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we would have gotten one-- stupid me... buy a 300-400 dollar crib and its just a regular crib! o i kick myself in the butt sometimes.-- my daughter is still in it my son is in the pack and play... we bought a nice toddler bed--50 dollars shipping inculded from walmart-- so when we switch dd to the toddler bed -alex will go in the crib..
I bought one on sale at target. less than $200. Its by the heritage line. My son was born 1/5/07 so I dont know if its worth it quite yet, but I think it is! The rail does drop down and it turns in to a full siz headboard as well.
My friend has one, and swears by hers. Her crib also has a drop down side. I am getting one because it just seems easier for us to convert it into a toddler bed when the time comes then going out and buying one.