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  • We have 2 cribs. One was BIL's old crib (he's 14) and the other is about 5 years old and was a hand-me down from a friend of a friend.
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  • I'm not sure based on some of these comments, and just want to make sure that no one is trying to turn a convertible from a toddler bed back into a crib, right? That's not safe! Don't do it!
    selma8 said:
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    My husband is a heavy sleeper, and I'm a SUPER light sleeper, so we wanted something that is right up against the bed but still separate and safe. He slept in his parent's bed until he was 12 (and still does when we go home) which sounds a bit odd, but it's cultural...so the idea of putting a baby in a separate room is bizarre to him, and since I hope to breastfeed, the idea of having the baby right there seems like common sense.


    Where do you sleep when you go to his parent's house? I would be upset (and weirded out) that my DH would want to sleep in his parent's bed and not with me.
    I sleep peacefully in one of the guest  bedrooms either by myself or with his sister ! :) 
    We only get to go to his parent's once every few years (they live about 7,300 miles away) so I know it is really important that he spends as much QT with them as possible when he can. I also adore his parents, and we usually all end up sleeping in the same room for at least part of the night anyway (his sister and whoever else is at home, too.) I get to share a bed with my lovely husband 99.9% of the rest of the time, so I'm happy to share him with his parents when I can. :)

    This is fascinating! I've never heard of that. What culture is he from?


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  • I was very torn about the crib chocies.. in the beginning I was buggetting $500 for the crib, but after thinking for a while and the stuff we want to get for the nursey (we want to get a day bed in there, bc if I just want to sleep in there w/out waking the hubby, vice versa, then we can just sleep in there or nap with the baby during the day)... we just decide to go with a no frill bed.. we got our Garco Stenton bed from Babies R us last week - $200 with shipping/tax.. and they were having a promotion with a free Garco mattress - so can't beat that...

     

    We got the Bugaboo Cameleon stroller a few weeks ago - it is used for few years, but it still work great - so I think the Bugaboo is bulit to last.. I love that it is modular, you can change from bassinet to seat.. and can change from front facing to back facing... it is pretty cool.. it took me a while to learn all the cool things you can do with it..  and yea - you can change the color of canopy/bassinet aparon and such.. I love different colors, so it is super fun for me

     

    We also have a no frill Garco travel system as a back up for the MIL.. we will also be using that infant car seat to bring home the baby since the Bugaboo can't use as a car seat...  You can also get an adaptor for any brand car seats to go on your bugaboo..

    I found alot of a barely use Bugagboo accessories on ebay.. so if you want to keep within a buget, that may be a good route to go...

     

    I was also talking to my other mommy friends, they also love the uppa baby Cruz, which I find have very similar features to the bugaboo if you don't want to spend too much

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  • While we are on the topic of cribs I have a question. Being a FTM and being only 22 I don't really know many other people with kids so I thought I'd ask here.

    When baby is first born, is there a need for both a bassinet and a crib? Like is there a guideline for what age to start putting the baby in a crib? Or is it just preference
  • I'm not sure based on some of these comments, and just want to make sure that no one is trying to turn a convertible from a toddler bed back into a crib, right? That's not safe! Don't do it!
    selma8 said:
    selma8 said:
    My husband is a heavy sleeper, and I'm a SUPER light sleeper, so we wanted something that is right up against the bed but still separate and safe. He slept in his parent's bed until he was 12 (and still does when we go home) which sounds a bit odd, but it's cultural...so the idea of putting a baby in a separate room is bizarre to him, and since I hope to breastfeed, the idea of having the baby right there seems like common sense.


    Where do you sleep when you go to his parent's house? I would be upset (and weirded out) that my DH would want to sleep in his parent's bed and not with me.
    I sleep peacefully in one of the guest  bedrooms either by myself or with his sister ! :) 
    We only get to go to his parent's once every few years (they live about 7,300 miles away) so I know it is really important that he spends as much QT with them as possible when he can. I also adore his parents, and we usually all end up sleeping in the same room for at least part of the night anyway (his sister and whoever else is at home, too.) I get to share a bed with my lovely husband 99.9% of the rest of the time, so I'm happy to share him with his parents when I can. :)

    This is fascinating! I've never heard of that. What culture is he from?


    Why isn't this safe? If it's a convertable in the first place why cant you make it into a toddler bed then back into a crib? what happens if you go to the toddler bed and your child doesn't like it then what do you do? I'm not trying to be snarky...but I really don't understand why you cant go back and forth

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    Why isn't this safe? If it's a convertable in the first place why cant you make it into a toddler bed then back into a crib? what happens if you go to the toddler bed and your child doesn't like it then what do you do? I'm not trying to be snarky...but I really don't understand why you cant go back and forth
    Because they're not made to go back and forth, they're only supposed to go one way. From what I read, the structural integrity of the crib is compromised. But by all means, research it and don't take my word for it. I haven't researched it myself, I only read it in one place but it made sense to me.
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  • I think I found a crib I like, but now I'm getting overwhelmed looking at mattresses, other than the ones that say 'mini crib matress' are they pretty much a standard size?
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