My daughter is 2 months old and currently sleeps in an Ikea crib which we sidecarred. It is one of the type that can later be converted into a toddler bed. Right now she can't roll, so I think this is a perfectly safe arrangement for her, but I'm thinking ahead to the future--hubby is starting to kick about putting her in her own room within the next few months, but I'd really like to have her stay with us at least up until 1 year or so.
So what can I do once she gets big enough to roll/crawl out of the sidecarred crib? Will that still be a safe arrangement for her? We have a full-size bed, so it's small, and the mattress is not appropriate for co-sleeping (memory foam). A larger memory foam mattress might be an option, but I've had some back problems and am wary of switching types of mattress. Also, we like our blankets and I get cold easily, so by the time she's mobile (and it's winter) we are not going to want to give up the covers. Those factors make me think that having her in our bed is not a good option, not to mention hubby won't agree to it. So all those restrictions on blankets, pillows, firmness of mattress, etc.--what happens with those restrictions once the child is mobile?
Do I have any options other than just putting the crib wall back up?