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Old 07-28-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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hello,

I can't seem to find any crib tents that are compatible with a convertible crib, meaning one side is taller than the other.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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hello,

I can't seem to find any crib tents that are compatible with a convertible crib, meaning one side is taller than the other.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Maybe call the manufacturer of the crib to see if they make one or if they have suggestions on who to contact.

I've seen them but mostly just for pack-n-plays.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: S. New Hampshire
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If you find one let me know. I've never seen one, else we'd have one by now
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Catonsville, MD
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We had a crib tent for a regular crib (it was like $69 at Babies R us.) Our crib wasn't one with one side taller than the other, so I'm trying to imagine if it would work. How much taller is the taller side? If you were able to rig it to fit (and I think it might,) it would be a little lopsided, but it could possibly still be functional. The mattress actually fits inside the tent. Our Houdini daughter never did figure out how to get out of it. She thought she was going camping every night. You might want to buy one and make sure it can be returned and just try it. It gave us great peace of mind knowing she wasn't going to hurl herself to broken bones every night!
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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We had a crib tent for a regular crib (it was like $69 at Babies R us.) Our crib wasn't one with one side taller than the other, so I'm trying to imagine if it would work. How much taller is the taller side? If you were able to rig it to fit (and I think it might,) it would be a little lopsided, but it could possibly still be functional. The mattress actually fits inside the tent. Our Houdini daughter never did figure out how to get out of it. She thought she was going camping every night. You might want to buy one and make sure it can be returned and just try it. It gave us great peace of mind knowing she wasn't going to hurl herself to broken bones every night!
I'm fearful that if we used a crib tent that is made for a "regular" crib on our convertible crib, it would be more of a hazard than if we didn't have one at all. I imagine that there would be a gap caused by the uneven sides.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Catonsville, MD
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I'm fearful that if we used a crib tent that is made for a "regular" crib on our convertible crib, it would be more of a hazard than if we didn't have one at all. I imagine that there would be a gap caused by the uneven sides.
I just googled the tent we had (here's a link: Crib Tent II with Inside Surround Net - Tots In Mind - Babies "R" Us ) and from what one person said in their review, it will not fit a crib that has different height sides, so you, unfortunately, are right. So sorry. I did a little more research and I dont' think there is a product for cribs that are not traditional.

I was surprised by the negative reviews. We LOVED the tent! It was on her crib for about 18 months and there was only one small hole. Oh well. Have you asked at any local baby stores? Sometimes the independently owned stores (as opposed to Babies R Us) are more helpful with questions such as this one.

Good luck to you - it's awful thinking your child is busy escaping and potentially falling. My nephew (who is now 14) was a climber and they ended up surrounding his crib with pillows to break a fall. He has turned out ok .
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:37 PM
 
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Have you ever just considered baby proofing the room very very well, going to a toddler bed frame, and maybe making the bedroom door a 'dutch' door type (the bottom can be left closed at night, and the top half partially closed)? Instead of worrying about keeping the child in the crib, they could get out yet still be somewhat safe and corraled.

Just curious, the tent sounds interesting, but is it really safe? How easy would it be to retreive your child in case of an emergency?
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Catonsville, MD
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[quote=crazyma;4687531]Have you ever just considered baby proofing the room very very well, going to a toddler bed frame, and maybe making the bedroom door a 'dutch' door type (the bottom can be left closed at night, and the top half partially closed)? Instead of worrying about keeping the child in the crib, they could get out yet still be somewhat safe and corraled.

Just curious, the tent sounds interesting, but is it really safe? How easy would it be to retreive your child in case of an emergency?[/QUOTE]

We found it really easy to quickly open the tent (it zips right in the front.) I had to open the tent really quickly one night to get her out so she could vomit someplace other than her crib. I was successful (though she threw up on me .) Of course, it wasn't as easy as getting her out without a tent, but it took maybe 5-10 seconds longer.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:55 PM
 
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ahh...well okay...was just curious
thanks
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Lightbulb I have a Crib Tent to fit

Hi,
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