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Pack n Play or Mini Crib... Help.?? ar1213 Due July 3 (girl); California 23 posts
7th May '13

Pack n Play or a Mini-Crib.?



I have a small decent room that i share with my young sister.. so obviously i cant fit a standard size crib or else my room will be crowded.. oh and bassinet is out of the question i know bby will outgrow that really fast... i want something that will last me at least till she's a pre-schooler.??



Oh and for experience mommies w/ the Pack n Play can baby sleep all night on the removable napper that's attached or do i have to remove it and just let her sleep on the thin matress.??



By the way should i buy a extra padded matress for the pack n play.? I heard the one it comes with is really thin and hard..



This new mommah needs help.!! (/_\) thank youu :-))

tonys_mama(army wife) Due August 2; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15566 posts
7th May '13

Neither of those will last until she is a pre-schooler.

My2KidsMom Due September 8 (boy); 1 child; Concord, California 114 posts
7th May '13

We have a mini crib that we are going to use again for our second son, it's an antique. After that he we'll use a regular toddler bed. I'm not a pack 'n play type of person.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
7th May '13

are you trying to say you're planning on having a pre-school aged child sleep in a pack n play? :?

"L" Due May 30; 2 kids; Danville, IN, United States 5927 posts
7th May '13
Quoting ar1213:" Pack n Play or a Mini-Crib.? I have a small decent room that i share with my young sister.. so obviously ... [snip!] ... the pack n play.? I heard the one it comes with is really thin and hard.. This new mommah needs help.!! (/_\) thank youu :-))"

I couldn't imagine a preschooler sleeping in either of those

Flag Due May 1; 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1739 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" are you trying to say you're planning on having a pre-school aged child sleep in a pack n play? :?"


I giggled at the thought then felt bad.



Pack and play will last longest, but not till preschooler years.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" are you trying to say you're planning on having a pre-school aged child sleep in a pack n play? :?"


Omg your avi! Lol that is so something my kids would do :lol:

Robin Lynn +Hannah Vista, California 560 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" are you trying to say you're planning on having a pre-school aged child sleep in a pack n play? :?"


:!:This.



& I have all of the above. Bassinet for my place, crib for when she outgrows it, pack 'n play at my parent's for when we stay there, & a crib at SOs parent's for when we stay there.



& you really can't expect your child to stay in a pack 'n play when she's 4....

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 7029 posts
7th May '13

You are 26..and you are planning to still be sharing a room with your little sister when your child is in preschool????

"L" Due May 30; 2 kids; Danville, IN, United States 5927 posts
7th May '13

When she starts to outgrow it, i'd let her sleep on a bed and if there wasn't room, my ass would be sleeping on the couch or floor.. I wouldn't make my child scrunch into an itty bitty space for my comfort

Belle De Jour Due October 8 (boy); 2 kids; Kentucky 19191 posts
7th May '13

Neither would last for a preschooler but I liked the pack-n-play when LO was in my room and not in my bed. Neither seemed to mind the mattress. And really they would be safer for SIDS risks. But you can buy sheets for them. Just make sure it's the same brand as your pack n play because they don't all fit.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
7th May '13

Yeah op your kid can't sty in either of those that long. You are going to have to buy a bigger bed at some point. Also I wouldn't recommend a mattress for a pack and play until your LO out grows the bassinet part.

ar1213 Due July 3 (girl); California 23 posts
7th May '13

Oh girls please dont make fun of me im new at this idk what to expect or how long will it last that's why im asking opinions...

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
7th May '13
Quoting ar1213:" Oh girls please dont make fun of me im new at this idk what to expect or how long will it last that's why im asking opinions..."


Well by the time they are 2 they usually out grow them if not before then.

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 7029 posts
7th May '13
Quoting ar1213:" Oh girls please dont make fun of me im new at this idk what to expect or how long will it last that's why im asking opinions..."


I would say get a standard crib and fit it the best you can then. A pack and play cannot be too comfortable for everyday use, not to mention in the winter time being so close to the floor would be too drafty.