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Old 10-16-2012, 11:02 AM   #21
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Re: Crib in the bathtub?

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closets and bathtubs for cribs? I would never have thought, very different!
LOL, I'm talking about the gigantic closets.

We rented a house on vacay once and the walk in closet was like 1/4 the size of the bedroom (which was also gigantic). If I had to guess I'd say the dimensions were at least 8ftx8ft. It even had an AC vent in the ceiling. The pack-n-play fit fine (with room to walk around it and hang our clothes without touching it), and we were all happy... even if it WAS a little unorthodox. LOL That's what I was thinking of for the OP.

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #22
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Re: Crib in the bathtub?

dh's closet(2 in the MBR) is 6x6 and we put a pnp in there for ds when my 4 nieces lived with us....he never used it and its still in there but it totally "could" have worked lol
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #23
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Re: Crib in the bathtub?

I put daycare baby in the master bedroom walk in closet in the summer. It's the most comfortable room in the house during the hot months.

Can you use a closet?
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:26 PM   #24
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Re: Crib in the bathtub?

My DS2 slept in our bathroom for about the first 6 months. At the time we were in a 2 bed, 2 bath apartment. We never used the master bathroom, so we set up a pack 'n play in there. It worked great for our situation!
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:36 PM   #25
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Re: Crib in the bathtub?

Oh, I had read it as this bathroom being a permanent set up for the baby. Just realized it was temporary.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:13 PM   #26
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Re: Crib in the bathtub?

Thank you for all the comments and input. We still have a long time to decide, so we will keep thinking.

I wish there were usable closets, but they are all less than 2 x 3. A few people mentioned the fire danger that a firefighter wouldnt look in a bathroom for a baby. Would that be true of closets too?

Going off of our first baby, we need to get some space for me to sleep. I fall on the autism spectrum with sensory issues. The slightest touch or lightest sound jolts me awake. Not just the crying baby, any sound they make just makes me wide awake. I tried for 2 months with dd, but i was literally not sleeping.

I made a point of keeping the house loud so dd would be able to sleep through anything. After 6 months of her waking up from any sound and having a cranky kid all day, i finally made things quiet. I was purposefully avoiding having a baby that needed silence to sleep, but it didnt work out.

Moving a crying baby into her room would be a disaster at this point. I have never been able to sneak into her room without her waking up, let alone tending to a crying baby. Maybe in a year things will be different. But it would be nice to know there is a quiet option if we end up needing it.
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Re: Crib in the bathtub?

It isn't your fault that your baby is a light sleeper, regardless of what some of the other posts say.

I think the closet would pose the same fire risk as the bathroom.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #28
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Re: Crib in the bathtub?

Yes a closet is also a fire risk, and illegal in most states to use as a bedroom.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:48 AM   #29
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What kind of tubs do y'all have that fit cribs?? I have never heard of this, and would never dream of putting a child in a bathtub at any age, but I am just sitting here trying to invision a crib in a bathtub.
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Re: Crib in the bathtub?

With me my parents just put me directly into the bathtub On pillows and a blanket over the pillow. We lived in a 21ft tug behind camper at the time (1 bedroom) and there was no room in the bedroom for a crib. I also slept in a dresser drawer...my dad took medical gauze and taped it over the heads of the screws that held the knobs on hehe
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