DH and I have decided that we are going to sidecar the LO's crib. She currently sleeps in the mini ARCS but it doesn't work so well next to our bed because it's not the right height to be flush with our mattress.
Did anyone here sidecar their crib? I've seen instructions online and it doesn't look too complicated. I'm worried about two things. First, there is a metal frame around the outside of the bed. It sticks out a few inches. I can't quite explain it. It's kind of like this although it's metal. I think this means that we'll need to put a lot of the foam between the crib mattress and the crib frame which makes me a little nervous. Second, our bed is very high and I worry about her falling out of bed. I was thinking of getting some pillows to put on the floor on the side of the bed in case she did try to crawl off. We also have a little bench at the end of the bed that the dog uses to get up on and off the bed. Can we teach her to crawl off the bed using the bench? Is that something that a crawling baby could understand? (she's not crawling yet - just thinking ahead)