Our crib was a gift from the in-laws. We kept it set up, just for show. My in-laws are dead set against co-sleeping... they're convinced that any child who co-sleeps is going to die of SIDS. I've long since given up on trying to explain anything to them. We kept it set up for a long time, just so that they could pretend that we don't co-sleep. I *never* claimed to use it, but they just felt better seeing it there. My brother recently came and took it away, his wife is expecting, and they're going to use it as a co-sleeper, since their mattress is not one that's safe to co-sleep on.