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We were given a crib when I was pg, and I didn't think we would ever use it. Well, my babies our now six and a half months old, and we actually just got a second crib (a hand-me-down)! We co-sleep at night, but I would like to use the cribs for naps during the day. Our king-sized mattress is on the floor, but Luke and Jaz can still get quite a bonk when they roll out of it (or crawl out of it) after they wake up from a nap. Sometimes I can hear them wake up before they have the chance to crawl over the edge, but often they are very quiet until I hear the crash (followed by wails). It is harder to put them down in the crib, but we are slowly tranistioning towards that. It just feels safer. If I could nap with them during all of their naps (and if they could always nap at the same time!) then I definitely wouldn't need a crib.
That said, I think the co-sleeper that you have is all that you will ever really need. It becomes like a porta-crib after the baby is 15 pounds, so that should be sufficient if you, too, are blessed with a baby who likes to explore.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.