Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday - Spare Bed

We haven't used a crib or toddler bed in many years - but we've kept the mattress around.

When company is staying overnight in my daughter's room, we can move her into her brother's room and she can sleep on the crib mattress (or he can - whichever one wants it). It's obviously smaller than a twin mattress but our kids are still small so they can still fit on it comfortably.

The mattress is lightweight and small enough to store under a bed until needed. I can't count the times that little mattress has worked as an extra bed for a child in our home.

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ann kroeker said...

What a great and simple solution for your child to feel comfortable when company comes--her little nest will follow her, no matter what room she ends up in!

Mine are too tall for their crib mattresses, but we've kept a bunkbed with a trundle for many years so that we can stack up siblings when company comes. It's in a room with only one child, who sleeps on the main bed, the bottom bunk, and then his sisters join him when we have a full house and they have to vacate their rooms.

We also have nice camping pads we can use, but it's not the same as a real mattress.

Great idea!

Heather said...

Great idea--ours is long gone, but then we have 9 beds and a couch in a house with only 5 people. :) Lots of places for people to crash.