Post # 1
I thought mini cribs looked tiny online but haven’t seen one in person….but then again the room we are using for the nursery isn’t very big, so thought it might be a good idea. What are the pros/cons? I know you wouldn’t be able to convert to a full-size bed, but just a twin bed.
Does anyone have a mini crib or have had one and what did you like/dislike about it?
Post # 3
I’m actually curious about this too. Our baby will be sleeping in a room that also has to house a single bed since DH and I are both shift workers… so a mini crib is something we’re considering. We’re looking at the Kalani mini crib, and so far the only downside I can see is that baby might grow out of it before it’s ready to move to a real bed.
Post # 4
Plus I read some reviews saying it’s hard to find crib sheets that fit……and we already have super cute owl ones 🙂 Darn…
Post # 5
I didn’t realize there was such a thing. I suppose if space is an issue then it would be great. I wouldn’t look tat the turning into a twin vs a full size bed as a bad thing. Unless you intend to move by then, the space would stay the same, therefore still needing something smaller. And a child doesn’t need a big bed anyway. I had a twin bed until I was 8 or 9 due to space/finances.
Post # 6
@BoraBora: I think the options are a bit more limited, and you may have some trouble shopping for them from a brick and mortar store, but there are plenty of options online, and I hear pack n play sheets fit them. I don’t really find only setting up to a single bed to be a huge issue. My husband slept on a single bed until he moved out, and really, they’re inexpensive enough that if I did have room for the kid to have a double bed in the future I wouldn’t feel bad throwing out/donating/selling the mini crib rails and just getting a new double frame.
Post # 7
I have one and it’s fine. For sheets, I was careful to look at measurements while registering. Some of the sheets were labeled ‘portacrib.’ I agree, a child doesn’t need a big bed.
Post # 8
@SoonToBeMrsDonnieW: I spent in a twin bed until I graduated college! So I totally agree that I child doesn’t need anything bigger than that.
Post # 9
I have the bloom urban mini crib. My baby is only 6 days old, but so far so good! I’m interested to see how long it lasts though. They say its only for up to 12 months but we’re hoping it lasts longer. I live on a tiny NYC apartment so space is an issue. Here’s a pic:
Post # 10
I’ve never heard of a thing! That’s awesome. I have limites space so this could be an interesting option.
@bwaychick: That one looks really small (or that ottoman is really long) is that a standard “mini crib” size or extra mini for urban sized apartments?
Post # 11
i have a mini crib (davinci) and love it. I do not have any disklikes as of yet. baby is 8 months. He was 10.4lbs at birth, so dont think a big baby cant fit! we have the crib in our bedroom and its great. when i see regular cribs, i cant believe how big they are! we have even fit the mini crib inside a closet without doors. i have heard of babies in them till 2. my kids learn to crawl out by then…
sheets are hard to find. i found that regular size gerber knit sheets from babies r us fit perfectly! it you check reviews, youll see people complain they are too small for a regular size crib. i just bought a bunch and never needed to buy any more.
oh! and buy a mini crib mattress! the one it comes with will NOT do
Post # 12
@wandering_gypsy: It’s the smallest mini crib out there, I think- The measurements are 37 X 19 inches or something like that. We needed it to be 38 inches or less to fit in that nook because there is a pipe coming out of the floor, and that was the only one that fit the bill. I think most mini cribs are more like 42 inches by 20-something inches. Hope that helps!
Post # 13
A mini crib would make perfect sense for us if we were getting a crib but we decided to just go with only a pack and play with bassinet and then when baby gets older, get a toddler bed. We don’t see the use in a crib (this is our 4th baby). With the pack and play, baby can sleep in the bassinet portion until they can sit/pull up then sleep in the play pen portion which is much lower. It has a changing station as well which is nice with a newborn. After baby is like a year and a half, we can get one of those small toddler beds. That’s what I’m thinking anyway. Just makes more sense for us. We converted out office into a nursery (well it’s not complete yet) and while the room is small, it’s not too tiny that a full size crib couldn’t fit. But it would take up too much room and babies rarely use their cribs for the first few months anyway.