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Length of toddler/crib mattress: 52"
Length of Charlie: 41"

Of course our crib mattress is a fancy hypoallergenic organic thing, bought during his terrible eczema situation. Now his allergies and breathing etc are all controlled, so maybe I don't have to pay top dollar for a fancy hypoallergenic twin mattress! Woo! However I do have to buy a whole fricking new bed for a just-turned-three year old, grumble. I suppose I should go for the extra long 80" twin since he'll probably be needing the extra leg room by the time he's 5 or 6....

Date: 2011-07-04 04:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kalmn
totally do get the extra long twin-- you will at some point end up sleeping on it, and *you* will be glad of the leg room.

Date: 2011-07-02 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gryphynshadow.livejournal.com
Good gods, he's going to be enormous when he's grown! He's taller than Peaches, and she's 8. O.O

Good luck to you. I mean, dayum. Keeping him in pants once he hits puberty is going to be challenging. ;)

I dunno... teach him basketball? That way he can support you in your old age. lol.

wow. Such a big boy!

Date: 2011-07-02 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ma-ee-uh.livejournal.com
I was always, always The Tall Kid ... but then somehow wound up only reaching 5'6" (which I suppose is tall-ish, but just barely).

Date: 2011-07-02 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pantryslut.livejournal.com
I confess I'm skipping the bed and sticking to a cheapo mattress on the floor (at least until they're old enough for bunks).

Date: 2011-07-02 03:14 pm (UTC)
ext_1843: (frog)
From: [identity profile] cereta.livejournal.com
Yeah, we just put a mattress and box springs on the floor for Frog, too. It works just fine, makes the room feel a little bigger (her room is tiny), and has the added benefit of being closer to the floor for the occasional fall.

Date: 2011-07-03 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marydell.livejournal.com
That's pretty much every bed I've ever had (well, with box springs) including currently. Charlie, on the other hand, has the red car bed my husband dreamed of having when he was a tiny wight. We may be continuing the theme, depending on whether hub has gotten it out of his system.

My biggest concern about going up to a twin bed is that I don't think twin mattresses are waterproof like crib mattresses, and we are in the midst of potty training. Sigh.

Date: 2011-07-03 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pantryslut.livejournal.com
We put a waterproof cover over the mattress, which seems to have worked so far.

Date: 2011-07-04 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gryphynshadow.livejournal.com
Target has really nice waterproof covers; they're what was used on every bed in the house when I was living w/Gail. They don't make that plasticy crinkly noise, are washable and they work really well. They're like this... plastic with a layer of felt on the bottom, so they move more like fabric than plastic. Really deep sides and pockets, strong elastic to hold them in place... Getting them dry after you wash them is a bit tricky -- either in a dryer on low and take it out and shake it half way through, because it forms pockets and catches the water really well, or tossed over a line in the backyard to dry.

But, yeah. Actually, hang on, let me see...

http://www.target.com/Home-Waterproof-Mattress-Cover-White/dp/B001JDQJOI/

The reviews seem mixed here, so maybe they changed the vendor/manufacturer? Anywho, that's the one. (I think)...

:)

Date: 2011-07-09 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marydell.livejournal.com
Very cool! I will look for those. For all the beds, as you say, because you never know which bed the little ones will decide to end up in, in the course of a night. Thanks for looking it up for me!

Date: 2011-07-02 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
INCREDIBLE EXPANDING CHILD! *screams, flees*

Date: 2011-07-02 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unhappytriad.livejournal.com
Cheap mattress, expensive airtight mattress cover. I'm just sayin'.

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