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Old 09-07-2009, 09:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I bought a natural cotton and wool boxspring mattress for our 2 1/2 yr old son. we finally got around to buying a cute frame (IKEA Kritter bed) and found that the mattress is 53" and legnth of the bed is 62".

does anyone have any tips as to where to buy a longer natural mattress? we dont want to spend any more than we did (ab out $250) cause i know you can buy natural latex for $500.

but is this the deal with IKEA? are they just a different size than American toddler mattresses? i am grateful for the extra legnth though...he is tall. but i am not about to get an IKEA mattress as they are not natural at all.
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Ikea sells beds in "toddler," "junior" and "twin"

I'm pretty sure the Kritter bed is a "junior" I dunno where else sells "junior" sized beds
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We have two Kritter beds from IKEA. Why don't you just shorten the bed to fit the mattress?

You should be able to cut the side rails and drill new holes for assembly no problem. Then you just need to cut one or two slats off the support thing that goes under the mattress... or you might be able to just slide the slates closer together and have the string sag a bit.

DH mods IKEA furniture all the time. He recently turned the parts from 4 Expedit bookcases, into a large entertainment unit and a small storage cabinet for under his desk.

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We have a Kritter bed. It is definitely longer than a toddler bed and is marketed that way, it's one of the reasons we bought it. I find toddler beds so small!! This bed will last her until she's well into childhood.

We just use one of the Ikea mattresses that's designed to go with it. They're not AS nice as the organic wool jobbies, but they're better than many icky mattresses. I think I read somewhere that Ikea mattresses don't use all the icky chemicals that most do, but I'm not 100% sure on that.

If you don't want to shorten the bed, is there something you can stuff into the extra space at his feet, like a couple pillows or something, just to keep the mattress from shifting around?

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