@ Dlynn918 - The mini Arm's Reach is definitely not as sturdy as the original one, as far as I can tell. I have also seen the neglected displays at Babies R Us here in Portland as well... in my opinion, it's why retail is losing business to online sales in general, but that's a topic for another website altogether! LOL Unfortunately, I believe that all of the Arm's Reach mattress sizes are NOT standard, although to be honest, I have not taken the time to measure them to find out. The regular size is not too much wider than the mini, mostly longer... but I hear you about not putting it so close to the window!
@SuzyQ-ME - I hope you get your wooden one! That would be awesome!! (A friend of mine just informed me she is buying my car seat for me... [a Britax Marathon 70] what an amazingly wonderful shock! - did someone start a car seat thread yet?)