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February 11th, 2007, 07:16 AM
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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!
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February 11th, 2007, 08:35 AM
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We have a convertible crib....... I think it is 99999.99999% worth it. I'd say go for it!!!!!!!
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February 12th, 2007, 07:28 AM
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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.
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February 12th, 2007, 09:33 AM
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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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February 12th, 2007, 10:01 AM
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Jacquie, some convertible cribs to have a drop gate. Here is the link the Brinlee's crib, it has a drop gate. The crib is pricey, but it is beautiful... sturdy... and well worth it!!!

http://www.babysdream.com/Products/Generat...ext/Default.htm

There are also other convertible cribs with the drop gate that are cheaper, sold at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target & Baby Depot. They have more of the standard drop gate.
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February 12th, 2007, 10:08 AM
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Thanks for the imput! DH and I are still looking for cribs, and I think we're going to get a convertible one!
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February 12th, 2007, 10:39 AM
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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..
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February 15th, 2007, 04:58 PM
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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.
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February 17th, 2007, 02:04 PM
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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.
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