Post # 1
We’re on a crib hunt obviously.So far we haven’t actually gone to look at cribs and its been more of an online hunt, but we’re torn on whether or not to go convertable or just get a crib.
My husband does not seem to think the 4-in-1 convertable cribs are practical or worth it, since you would have to buy new mattresses to match and the ones we’ve seen don’t appear to have the hardware to convert.
For me, I’m all for simplicity of buying one thing that will last till my kid is much much older, even if it does cost a little bit more up front.
So moms, are they worth the extra $ or is it worth it to just get a simple crib for baby?
Post # 2
I have two friends who have the converible cribs. They convert into a dresser, toddler bed, then eventually twin size. They both are still using them (at the toddler bed stage,with the dresser which had a removable changing pad). I think they’re worth it.
Post # 3
We’ve started doing our preliminary online shopping. We’ve decided to get a crib that converts to a toddler bed. Then we when this baby is ready to get in a bigger bed then hopefully that’s about when we’ll have our second baby and the bed can go back to being a crib.
Post # 4
We have a crib that converts to a toddler bed then day bed (using the same crib mattress). I really like it. It’s been great for our DD, who is now 2.5 and in her toddler bed.
We will be converting it back to a crib for the baby that’s on the way, and getting DD her own children’s bed..but honestly, if baby #2 wasn’t on the way, I’d love keeping it longer. I have been able to use the same linens that I spent a lot of $$$ on (crib sheets, bed skirt, etc). I’m kinda pouting over the fact that I need to re-design that portion of her bedroom now.. lol
Post # 5
no not worth it. neither of my kids liked the crib converted to a toddler bed…because it didn’t have a rail. so we had to buy them a seperate toddler bed. the crib now sits in our garage. also the crib got too scratched and scraped to use beyond baby stage. paint chipped off and such.
Post # 6
Not for me. I figure if I want to have more than one kid then I have to buy ANOTHER convertible crib for any additional children (plus all the extras…). So that is why I bought one crib (used, no idea if it is convertible) that I will reuse with additional children and just buy regular size beds for the kid when they outgrow the crib. I would have to eventually buy them a bigger bed anyway. At least at that point they can keep the frame or furniture and take it with them if they want to when they move out.
Post # 7
the_newlymintedmrs-s17: my sister goes straight to the full size bed at 2 which is my plan too. My crib was expensive so definitely will be using it as her bed for a long time!!! So yes I personally think it’s worth it.
Post # 8
Oh blast. Looks like its a mixed bag of opinions! I had hoped for an overwhelming “yes” vs. “no” response. I think I’m starting to agree to just gete a crib that maybe goes to a toddler bed especially if we are planning on #2 down the road. We both have twin beds in storage so we COULD use those in the future too. Damn. This means I have to admit my husband had a point…. grrrr.
Thanks for the responses!
Post # 9
The advice I’ve seen that makes sense to me is that it’s worth it (if you get a good quality one that will stay nice over the years) if you’re just going to use it for one child – but, if this is your first baby and you plan to have more than one, it doesn’t really make sense because then you’ll just end up having to either convert it back or buy another crib when it’s time for the next baby. We want kids pretty close together, so we’ll probably end up moving our first to a toddler bed around the time we have our second, so we’ll just get a regular crib we can keep using as a crib and buy a toddler bed when necessary.
Post # 10
SadieBee: we’re doing this too. i think the crib that i like converts to a toddler bed but i don’t plan to use it as such. we’re keeping it as a crib and buying a toddler bed or a bed that converts from toddler bed to kid’s bed (no rails) at some point.
Post # 11
the_newlymintedmrs-s17: nope, there is always the chance that your kid will bite the crap out of it when teething and then it will look like crap. I bought a fairly inexpensive crib with my first and then bought the same crib for our second ( I had given the first away) my daughter has a really cute ike bed that converts in length from a toddler bed to a twin, the new baby will get that one when she’s ready and we will get my daughter a new bed. all in all for two cribs and the one toddler /twin bed I have spent less than $600 and everything looks nice, plus we got to redecorate my daughters room when she got her new bed
Post # 12
also the crib I got does have the option to take the side off and ake it into a daybed/ toddler bed which she used for a little while, but it didn’t have a rail and she didn’t really like it.