Post # 17
@Mrs Hedgehog: Well, I think that’s part of the appeal of keeping the bed in there, for Darling Husband. He claims he’ll sleep in there with the baby sometime so I can rest. 🙂 And while we rarely have guests (usually just my mom), it would be nice to not lose our guest room when baby comes.
Post # 18
Could you sell the queen and use the money to buy something like this? (IKEA, HEMNES, $400)
We have one and everyone that’s slept on it says it’s super comfortable. Sometimes I like to lay on it and read because Mr. E’s desk is in the same room, but I haven’t slept all night on it. It actually slides out into a full size, so it’s big enough to sleep a couple too. (Keeping a queen sized bed in the nursery seems like an awful waste of space your baby is going to need.)
Post # 19
We have chosen to keep our queen guest bed in the nursery so that we can sleep there with the baby in the first few weeks.
Sure it takes up quite a bit of floorspace, but we don’t really need it while the baby is so young. When the baby can walk we will probably take it out or upgrade to a 3 bedroom apt.
I’ll try and take a pic of our setup when I get home.
Post # 20
I would encourage hubby to think longer term. Your baby is only going to be in a crib for about 2 years. What will happen to the queen bed then? Will your toddler move to the queen bed…. or are you going to try and juggle queen bed PLUS toddler bed, then twin bed when your child is 4???? Will you move? How will you handle guests when your child is 5, for example, if you only have the one room.
Also – it was hard for me initially to think of the baby as it’s own entity. You’re setting up your baby to not have their “own” space. What age does your hubby see that your child will get their own room?
I would look at mini-cribs also. Your baby is in the crib so little time, that I kind of see cribs as a waste of money actually.
Post # 21
@3xaCharm: The goal is to be in a different house by the time baby would need a bigger bed, but who knows if it will work out (like many people nowadays, we’re dealing with an underwater mortgage on a house we don’t even like or want to stay in).
@TravelingBrit: I’d love to see a picture if you get a chance!
Post # 22
@TravelingBrit: I would love to see a pic too! I’m struggling with whether or not to keep a queen size bed in the nursery.
Post # 23
@stephanie63087: Murphy Bed! They can be a great option since you just need some lumber and hinges. You can either choose to build out a frame-looks like a large bookcase with no shelves-for a murphy bed or you can cut into the wall, remove studs, put in a header (like you’re installing a door or window) to carry the weight and then fold the bed into the alcove created.
My brother put one in his last house as their master bed because it was a teeny tiny room and they wanted more than a full size bed. It was pretty cool!
We have a futon – I know, I know, but it’s not that bad – that serves as a guest bed. My Mother-In-Law swears it’s comfortable enough for a week long stay. You might check Craigslist in your area to see if people are selling mattresses/beds and what they’re listed for to get an idea of how much you might be able to sell the existing setup for. You may be able to get a used futon for about the same money you could get for your current mattress/bed that is big for the space.