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Q&A: Crib for tiny nursery?

My nursery is tiny, and a crib would take up almost the entire room! What are my best space-saving options?

Re: My nursery is tiny, and a crib would take up almost the entire room! What are my best space-saving options?

The Bump Expert

Good news -- baby won't need a crib until about three months, so you have some time to consider your options. In the meantime, bassinets and Moses baskets are great because they're portable and easy to fit in even the smallest spaces. Another choice is the Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper, which is basically a small bassinet that attaches to your bed and makes late night feedings a breeze.

Once baby is ready, we recommend an oval shaped crib -- an innovative option for our space challenged clients. We love the Stokke Sleepi crib. It goes from infancy to toddler and eventually even a chair, making it not only a great space saver but a money saver, too!

Ellie and Melissa

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This is stupid - if you have a small space - you probably have a small house - thus probably dont have $900 to spend on a crib - not to mention the special mattress and sheets to fit it!

buckeye* |

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so true buckeye. go for a mini crib at walmart for $139

MegGary |

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Try Ikea! They have a few different smaller cribs. I think it is perfect for our small apartment

lucycat1 |

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I second the IKEA comment - they have 5 different types, and from what I've seen they are really sturdy when properly assembled. And they're all under $130! Great for parents on a smaller budget...

Miss Tina Claire |

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We got a mini crib. It's small portable and has 4 different levels for when the baby gets bigger.

annaastengo |

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i love my stokke it was perfect for my small apartment and now i love using it as a toddler bed!

LilyPatrick |

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try a mini crib, Da vinci makes it. we plan to use it in our NYC appt.

autumn423 |

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Finally! Other people who have small houses. After debating on the Ikea crib, Moses basket, and Mini Crib, I am going for the Mini Crib. It's small enough but still looks like I have a little nursery. Now, anyone know where to get cute bedding for a mini crib??

westcoastmaynors |

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Try the Simplicity cribs. Some have changing table/dresser attached so you don't have to have separate pieces of furniture.

SherBear501 |

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What do you guys think of just using a play yard that includes a bassinet and changing table.. i like this one.http://www.combi-intl.com/Products/Item.aspx?Item=19

Toots4drools |

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I also have a small nursery and a friend gave me her used da vinci mini crib. Does anyone above have tips on where to find mattresses and bedding for mini cribs??

mrsyallups |

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Amazon.com and ToysRUs.com have the mini crib and mattresses, but I can't find anything about sheets and bedding!

miaryann |

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our 3rd bedroom is also quite small. it doesn't necc mean that i cannot afford a certain amount of money - interesting 'logic' that is. Anyway, i'd suggest you measure your nursery and then measure the crib you like and see if it will fit. Have a look at http://makingitlovely.com/2009/06/09/eleanors-nursery/ Her daughters nursery is also quite small, but she's managed to fit all the furniture she wanted without making it seem cluttered.

Schae |

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I am pretty sure that walmart.com has mini crib sheets and so does tatrget.com but they are available only online. I have a small room too and I suggest the crib/changing table/dresser. We got ours at walmart.com site to store and it is super nice I was happy with it.

ahewit1 |

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My husband and I went with the Da Vinci mini crib, and we love it! It fits perfectly in our 600sq.ft. apartment! I ordered a 3 inch mini crib mattress from Baby's R Us and "J. Lamb Set of 2 Portable Crib Sheets" from Walmart. It all fits perfectly. The only place I have found mini-crib specific bedding is here: http://www.babybedding.com/portable-crib-bedding . I haven't purchased a bedding set, as our budget is limited and its not necessary for us, but these look adorable. My due date is in 9 days, so I am looking forward to being able to use the crib :) In all honesty, I'm not sure I would ever buy a full sized crib, baby doesn't need something that big!

lilguido |

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Would it be terribly wrong to use just a play yard for longer than the first 3 months ?

freckled_flower |

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play yard bassinets really don't have very good spine support for bigger babies (past three months - you'll see them sagging when that time comes) - plus it really doesn't have high enough sides to keep a crawling baby in on most of them. if you put the baby down in the play pen area you can get by (like an overnight at grandmas) - but its not comfortable for baby.

nicte83 |

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to help save some space you can get a changing table that folds out from the wall.then you may have room for a regular crib.

QueenLauraD |

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a great place to search for mini crib bedding like comforters and bumbers is www.babybedding.com when i was look there for normal bedding, i saw a tab on almost all designs for mini crib bedding with a similar style. lots of options! :)

milliebug85 |

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I just saw this new crib at the furniture store called the "Delta Crib Mini" it's half the size of a regular crib but the style and height is the same. I mean all baby's do is sleep in it. Some are also half the price but remember these mini cribs don't convert into a toddlar bed or anything.

acboard |

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Ikea is very good at space management and they even have a crib designed for those with space issues. My husband and I have the same problem and thats where we've decided to buy our nursery furniture. It fits our space needs, has an appealing look, and you gotta love their prices!

Georgia Peach 87 |

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Babies R Us has a portable crib, not a pack n play. It's a crib but mini. It only cost about 60 bucks. I think they sell the sheets for it too. I have one and love it. It even has wheels.

rebelkick05 |

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I used a play yard in our bedroom for the first 5 months with my daughter and she did fine. I plan to do the same with my second baby- not because of space... because I like to have my baby near me in the night so that feedings are easier. I will move this baby to his own crib in his own room around 5 months or so just like I did with my daughter. I think the play yard is a perfectly fine short term solution for someone needing space, or even to have baby nearby during the night.

Luvmysnugglebunnies |

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i've heard from many sources that the very popular mini crib is very bad for support and won't get you very far. i understand that in having a small room and budget, a mini crib seems like the perfect idea, but once baby grows out of it, you;ll just be using that money and space that you thought you saved increasing the size of the bed. i would suggest one that can change into a toddler bed... target sells them for $100-$250 in store. if you register for it, you can save 10% after your shower if no one buys it. if you're trying to save space like we have to, don't get a changing table!! it's a waste of space. try putting a changing pad on a waist-high dresser. it will be much more versatile and longer-lasting.

monicajenkinscooke |

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I am actually using the closet space in my room for my sons' 'nursery' (has one shelf and one clothes rail: not alot of space whatsoever). I'm using Fisher Prices' Precious Planet play yard and it seems to be working out very well. It's seems smaller then normal play yards but it's not as tiny as the co-sleeper. It also has many functions. It comes with the raised bassinet piece for ur newborn and I use the space below it for storage. Plus it also has a changing table attached. And when I feel I need more space I can easily take it down and pack it away. (Try doing that with a crib.) And another plus: when the baby is bigger, I don't have to worry about him getting stuck in the bars and he would have a pretty hard time trying to climb out. Then for extra storge space, I went to IKEA and bought the adjustable shelves that they show used for a laundry room and added them in hte closet. They are very affordable and very handy.

JBunting3 |

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just a thought.... your baby will out-grow a mini crib before your ready for a toddler bed... my nephew came w/my brother & sister-in-law to visit me in december (he wasn't even 18 months and he's pretty average for his age ) and my sister in law said the mini crib the hotel provided was waaaaaay too small for him, he ended up sleeping in bed w/them the whole weekend which she wasn't pleased about, i guess it's turned into a thing at home now

KrystaandBryan |

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Wow! I was convinced on the mini crib but now I don't know. We are having twins and live in a small house so I thought it would be perfect. I liked that it would convert into a bed, which seemed cost effective. I would love to hear more from peopel who have used them. How long will baby fit?

daisy19msu |

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I am also having twins and have been considering a mini crib. I have read that a baby can last in a mini crib until they are 35lbs. My friends with kids tell me that a 2 year old is this size and is also the size to be transfered to a toddler bed due to crawling. I hope others have insight on how long a baby can last in a mini crib.

jessica-neil |

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My daughters room is small. We just got her a regular crib. For us we figure eventually we'll move into a bigger house. So we went ahead and got a 3 in 1 convertible crib. By the time she's converting from the toddler bed to a full size bed we should be in a bigger place by then or I hope. With the crib we can fit a 9 cube shelf in the room and we are building a dresser but it will take up the rest of the space we might just put her dresser in the spare room next to her room depends on comfortably it fits in there.

BetsyDavis |

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The mini crib is a great idea. To help save space in our bedrooms, we put the changing pads on top of the dressers. We have low dressers with long surfaces, so they can easily double as changing stations. I didn't see the need to spend extra money on a separate changing table that you can't really use for an older child afterwards.

Wife4ayear |

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Though they are hard to find. They actually have corner cribs. Cribs that are safe and space saving. ANd they are super cute and of course only take up the space of a corner. I bought the pattern to have one built and my grandfather who makes cribs is buildng it for me, but I am sure they sell some somewhere already premade and assembled.

Natacreatedartist |

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I had a baby in a 500 sqft apartment. I know ALL ABOUT small spaces. Think modern. The clean lines of a modern crib are space savers. Or buy an Ikea crib. Good luck!

naa2114 |

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I have a tiny space to work with also.. so I've been looking at bassinets

SammyBoo12 |

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There are "mini-cribs", but I've read that babies grow out of them so fast. Also, there is no room for them to start experiementing with rolling over! I would suggest getting a crib with an attached changing table on the side and storage drawers underneath.

Brianajoy129 |

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I know that this year Babies R Us has a section in their spring catalog dedicated to small nurseries. Also they do Layaway (: so that'll help with the money the first response was talking about.

nessiega |

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a two year old weighs 35 lbs? My dtr is 4.5 and weights 36 lbs! She slept in her Emily mini crib until she was 3, i just took one of the sides off so she could use the bathroom. She then transitioned into a twin size bed with side rail. BTW we live in queens, nyc.

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willimrichard |

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I'm going to have a tiny nursery too so we're going with a pack and play for the first months, because some have changing tables, a place to sleep and when he or she is older it can be an actual pack and play, like a top level comes off to make it deeper. I'm not sure if I'm explaining this that well but hopefully you understand. You can ask for more detail from me if you'd like (: I would love to help! I'm new here an dthis is lots of fun!! (:

proudyoungmommy17 |

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Our space is small, and the only options for the baby are to sleep in our room or my husband's office. We're going to start baby out in a cradle, and then set up a small crib in the office and sleep the baby in a pack-and-play in our room when my husband needs to work late. As far as the cost of a non-convertible space-saving crib, if you're getting it secondhand that really helps. Our pack-and-play was thrifted and the small crib we are getting from a friend for free.

JanieInSkytown |

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I am still having three months until I give birth but I started to think in creating a nursery room. I have a very small bedroom and I want to divide it in order to create a tiny nursery room. I've already bought some decorations for it and I also found some tiny comfortable beds which are the top rated products on the market.

sparklingwedding |

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My husband and I are going for the $70 crib at Ikea. It's nothing fancy, but some nice bedding (hopefully a shower gift) will hide that it's plain. We're also handing down my bedroom furniture (tall dresser, shorter dresser to become changing table, bookshelf) to the baby. I've had it since I was a kid, and we really wanted new bedroom furniture of our own. I know the rain of destruction my nephew brought down on his baby/toddler furniture. We don't see the point in the baby having the most expensive furniture in the house. Does that make us bad parents?

ambermkeefer |

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I am 30 weeks pregnant and we've recently moved in one of those Mobile homes that are 50 square meters and we are planing to create a nursery room there. As we don't have so much space for it we decided to put there just the necessary things such as a bed, a changing table and a little wardrobe. We've already bought some of these and they look great.

astridanc |

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How would you feel about crystal like stairs that lead to the nursery room. Would you fancy such a home improvement? I'm thinking about this model and I want some opinions.

JohnnyBB |

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It is not necessary to place a crib in the nursery room.I have a tiny nursery and I put there only a bed, a changing table and a little wardrobe.I've found on the Cleveland classifieds some baby folding beds which look great and are very comfortable.I've bought one and it helps me to create more space in my baby's nursery.

Roysandy |

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alma papa crib is small and we are looking at that. But it's 1000 with mattress crib etc. any other comparable options slightly less expensive? We live in a 1 bdrm so space is limited. Naa2114 - Which clean modern ones are you referring to? Would love to take a look! Thanks!!

Twinbabies2012 |

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Thanks for all the feedback on the mini cribs! I have a very tiny nursery and I need to keep the closet for myself, so the only storage baby will have will be the furniture. I did a lot of research online and the only mini crib that looks decent is the DaVinci Kalani. It will also convert to a twin someday. I am nervous about the baby outgrowing it too soon, but I don't really have a choice in this house. I found the crib and the rest of the furniture to match on www.simplybabyfurniture.com. Their prices were about $50 less per piece than other places that sell DaVinci furniture. They also have free shipping and and sell mini crib mattresses.

kandersson |

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I found a ton of cool Mini and Compact Cribs http://www.lela.com/blog/mini-and-compact-cribs or Apartment Living Cribs http://www.lela.com/blog/cribs-for-apartment-living that are good space saving cribs from Lela. But if you wanted a ton of items, Maybe a 3 in 1 or 4 in 1 crib http://www.lela.com/blog/three-in-one-and-four-in-one-cribs or multifunctional cribs which is also called convertible cribs http://www.lela.com/blog/multi-functional-cribs

LelaSonyaW |

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It is very hard to install a crib in a tiny nursery, there are other things that also must be installed there and this gives a lot of headaches. I remember how hard it was when we decided to remodel our bathroom, luckily we found a bathroom vanity on http://www.decorplanet.com/Modern_Bathroom_Vanities_s/27.htm that would fit perfectly, I was very happy that we found that specific model.

amyabel68 |

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I have a nursery so small that calling it tiny is an understatement. I am planning on using a mini crib. I am not due for another 19 weeks so please keep updating so those of us with the same idea finds out how this works in the real world. I saw a DaVinci minicrib that I really like and a changing table with 3 drawers and some open shelves. A closet is not an option so hopefully the baby won't have any hanging clothes.

Ginger516 |

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my daughter slept in my room until i was ready to put her in her crib in her room. i bought a pack in play, which was a bassinet for half the top and a changing table the other half. underneath was great storage space for diapers, wipes, etc. and they were hidden and easily accessible. but my daughter slept in that thing for three months. it was perefect, small, and convienient!

TheNorman5 |

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Don't worry too much, you need the crib only for one or two years. And these years pass so fast, you will see. I remember, my first apartment was so small. We didn't have a lot of space, but somehow we did pretty well. Good luck to you!

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