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Old 04-18-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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How to properly sidecar Crib?

Could you tell me how y'all sidecar your crib? We're looking to do this when DS outgrows his newborn sleep n play rocker. We bedshared with DD1 when she was a baby, but our mattress is old and dips down on the sides where DH and I sleep and higher in the middle, and until we can get a new one, I don't feel comfortable with a small baby in our bed. I'd love to know how to sidecar our crib properly! Thanks!

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http://www.freewebs.com/sidecarcrib/

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The bungee cords done like that would totally damage a mattress, I would think!

We're just going to wedge the crib tightly between the wall and our huge and heavy bed.
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The bungee cords done like that would totally damage a mattress, I would think!

We're just going to wedge the crib tightly between the wall and our huge and heavy bed.
I would suggest securing the crib to the bed just in case a gap forms between the two.
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Re: How to properly sidecar Crib?

We secured the crib by wrapping the bungee around our bed frame, not hooking them to the mattress.
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Re: How to properly sidecar Crib?

we took 1 side off the crib & wedged the crib btwn the wall & our bed
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Re: How to properly sidecar Crib?

http://www.ourunplannedlife.com/2009...-today_18.html

This is how we side car-ed our crib. We used a strap that would be used to tie down things in the back of a truck. We have a sleep number bed and it uses a firm (plastic) box spring so it was easy for us to do this. However with a "normal" bed I would think you could still do this if you attached it to the top or bottom (or both) of the box spring. You may also be able to use the bed frame. We didn't need to use any wedge or anything with this method but because our crib is a sleigh type, I did have to watch for those sharp corners! Next time I am thinking of getting a cheep Ikea crib to side car and just use the crib for naps. I know we also used DS crib for other things when he wasn't sleeping in it and that might be nice to have.

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