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Crib Alternatives Captain C.N.L Due September 17; 1 child; Prospect, Virginia 19548 posts
23rd Oct '08

What are some good, SAFE crib alternatives? I really don't want to buy a Crib...at all. I plan on buying a pack-n-play with a bassinet on the top for the first few months, but what about after they grow out of that? Will I HAVE to buy a crib? Or are there other alternatives?

WeenieMachine 3 kids; Japan 27915 posts
23rd Oct '08

Why no crib?

Manda [Ryleigh's Mommy] 33 kids; Battambang, Cambodia 6908 posts
23rd Oct '08

What's wrong with a crib?

terlgerl 2 kids; Minnesota 263 posts
23rd Oct '08

a laundry basket with a pillow in it...lol.
Cribs are nice.....but a pack and play would work too.

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
23rd Oct '08

The bassi net on the pack-n-lay is really only good for changing. Pack-n-play is an awesome substitute. have you though about just a bassinet or even co-sleeper?

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23rd Oct '08
Quoting Baby_Fitz:
Tara Nicole* Due December 16 (twins); 2 kids; Quesnel, British Columbia 422 posts
23rd Oct '08

Umm a crib is your safest and best bet! Not to mention its more comfortable for your child....Would you like to sleep on a hard surface every night in a play pen? You could do a cradle but the baby will soon be sitting up and youll need something bigger. Why not invest and get a crib that has two heights and can be turned into a toddler bed?

Crumella DeVille {EBFT} 1 child; Vermont 3759 posts
23rd Oct '08

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lauren&kaydell 1 child; Canton, Michigan 3275 posts
23rd Oct '08

I use a pack n play due to lack of space and it works great. My son is four months old and he still sleeps in it. Plus it has many great advantages (play pen) and its PORTABLE which is a huge plus! we take it everywhere!

Nani [+2 Princes] 2 kids; Massachusetts 3192 posts
23rd Oct '08

You should just get a convertible crib, they have really nice ones for pretty cheap.
My crib converts into a toddler bed, day bed, and twin bed. It was only around $250. And it actually looks nice. It's really worth it.

**Texan in Seattle** 2 kids; Washington 2681 posts
23rd Oct '08

The only other option is a pack n play if you're talking about something you can use for a long time. Bed side sleepers and bassinets usually have low weight limits of around 15 lbs. A pack n play can be made more comfortable as they get older. I took a thick but firm piece of foam, cut it to size, and then put a sheet around it when my daughter got older to use at her grandparents house since we house-sat over there quite frequently. Otherwise, a crib is actually a good idea. If you're worried about the cost and how long they're used, then get a convertible crib that goes from crib-toddler-daybed-full size head/foot board. You can buy a good one for $150-200 which isn't too bad of a price.

res.ree LOLCATJSSTCTBAG TTC since Sep 2002; 3 kids; Nimrod, Montana 31617 posts
23rd Oct '08

why not just put the kid in a toddler bed as soon as it gets home from the hospital

Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
23rd Oct '08
Quoting Nani [Mamii 2 Be]:
Tara Nicole* Due December 16 (twins); 2 kids; Quesnel, British Columbia 422 posts
23rd Oct '08
Quoting L ♥ 's bebe Daxen:
Captain C.N.L Due September 17; 1 child; Prospect, Virginia 19548 posts
23rd Oct '08
Quoting lauren&kaydell: