When we went crib shopping for our small apartment my husband and I had the same reaction, "Whoa, cribs are huge!" And babies are so small! Then we came across the mini crib section - at about 15" shorter this seemed like a more viable option. But would our child outgrow it too quickly? In the end we went another route, but we'd really love to hear from mini crib owners: how did it work out for you? Any regrets? How long did your child comfortably use it?
In online forums and product reviews we found some parents who thought the mini crib was great until their child was about a year old at which time they ended up buying a full-size crib anyway. Other parents said they were able to use a mini crib for much longer and then transitioned to a toddler bed. Do they have tiny children or did you find this possible, too?
Let's hear about your experiences with mini cribs - sound off in the comments!