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Old 01-31-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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How do you side car a crib??

I keep hearing people say they side car their crib. I guess I did this with DD when she was colicky. She refused to sleep alone, and cosleeping made me very nervous as I am 5ft 8" and DH is 6ft 3 in. We sleep in a queen size bed. I was so afraid for her as it was such close quarters. I took the side of her crib off and put it right next to the bed. That way I could still wrap my arm around her as she slept. It always made me a bit nervous though as the crib was in no way attached to the bed. I was afraid she would fall between the crack. I know I probably sound paranoid to some mamas on here, but to me these were legit concerns. So, do you attach the crib in some way to the side of your bed? Or is it just pushed up beside it? It sounds like a great solution to me, if I can feel safe doing it.

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Old 01-31-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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Re: How do you side car a crib??

we put bungee cables attaching the far side of the crib under our mattress to the far side of our mattress and had the crib up against a corner - that way it couldnt move at all

ETA: the mattress had a gap still between our mattresses so we went and got a pool noodle and cut it to fit the length of the crib and that took care of it (putting the noodle between the side of the crib that was up againist the wall and the crib mattress- making our mattresses flush w/no gaps
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Re: How do you side car a crib??

I put the crib in between my bed and the wall with no room for it to go anywhere.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:05 PM   #4
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Re: How do you side car a crib??

this blog had some good photos/ideas

http://www.freewebs.com/sidecarcrib/
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Re: How do you side car a crib??

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this blog had some good photos/ideas

http://www.freewebs.com/sidecarcrib/
this is where we got the instructions -we switched it up a lil though
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Re: How do you side car a crib??

Thanks so much for that link! My husband and I were just talking about this the other day because our 18 month old is an extreme bed hog! Hahah! I'm going to try this!
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Re: How do you side car a crib??

We used tie downs to attach ours. They are flat instead of round like bungee cords. I used the front half of the bumper to make the mattress flush. The back half is on top of it so there's no gaps at the back either. Plus the crib is against the wall in the corner. I do admit I push against the bed frame and mattress every night making sure everything is flush. Dh tells me there's no need for that, but it makes me feel better.
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