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Hello!<br><br>
Back when DS was a baby we used our crib as a sidecar. I got rid of the crib because I figured I'd just have a future baby in our bed, but now that I'm finally pg, I really want LOTS of space. We have a king bed, but DS would still join us from time to time (or every night - right now I'm sleeping with him in his room - this needs to change soon - will get uncomfortable when I start to get big - it's already uncomfortable sleeping in a twin bed with an 8-yr-old - lol!) Anyway... I'd like to do a side-car thing again so we have lots of space, and I noticed some cribs are 'convertible' to be made into a daybed, but they seem pretty bulky. I think I'd like a simpler/more streamlined crib but it of course needs to be stable with the front removed. My old one was. Can I assume any crib I buy will work out fine? Also, I may have to saw down the legs so it's a good height, since our bed is just boxspring and mattress. The convertible cribs look like they go down REALLY low.<br><br>
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I'm no expert but it seems that if the crib converts to a toddler and then a full size bed (as most do these days) then you'll be able to remove one side. We have a Sorelle brand convertible crib and it is beautiful but it does take up a LOT of space being sidecarred. We have a boxspring and mattress on a metal frame (just the one that comes with the mattress) and the highest setting on the crib is just about the right height. Hope that helps. Good luck!
 

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We have our crib side-carred, and at its lowest setting it's about one inch below our mattress (which is just box spring and mattress on floor), and at the next setting it's about 3 inches above our mattress. It is a convertible into toddler bed, but I took the toddler rail off. It's pretty darn stable, but it's also a "higher end" crib (gift from the ILs), and I did tighten the bolts tighter.<br><br>
Hope ya find a way to make it work for you!
 

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I know our old 3-in-1 did work as a sidecar, but we ended up just bringing our girl into our king size bed anyways and so gave it up and sold both the crib and the mattress.<br><br>
Now we're expecting again and we've downsized to a queen -- so we have to come up with some sort of sidecar arrangement as DD still comes in some nights and there's not enough room as it is with the three of us in the smaller bed.<br><br>
I found an allegedly convertible crib on craigslist that was really cheap because it didn't HAVE the removeable side at all, but I haven't tried setting it up yet as a sidecar, as we don't have a new mattress for it yet.<br><br>
Hope it works!
 
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