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Old 04-03-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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My son is getting big enough to finally get out of his toddler bed (from his lifetime crib) and now we are needing to convert it into a full size. The owner manual says we need to buy the conversion kit (2 little rails for $149.00!). I googled it and people are saying you can just buy universal full size hook-on style conversion rails. Does anyone have any advice on this? I called the mattress store and they say they are only $40! I guess we could try them and return them if they don't work, but DS would be out of a bed while we take his apart and have to put it back together if they don't work and need to order the $149.00 pair. : (


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if it doesn't work, just put DS in the bed on the floor

I have to check with DH because he was supposed to order the rails. It's good to hear about the universal conversion kit. If DH didnot order the rails we'll check about those.
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Bought the rails already
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My best friend told me to buy the conversion kit when we purchased the crib. That is what we did. We just made my DS's crib into his toddler bed. He loves it Good luck!
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you don't need the conversion kit for the todler bed, you need it to go from toddler to full size.
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We got the side guards (rails ?) from Walmart. The come singally but we bought one for each side of the bed. They were not that expensive.

Work well. My son went right from crib to full size bed with the rails. Daughter had a toddler bed but only lasted a short time in it before going to full size bed.


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My GS is just about ready for a regular bed. I have a twin in there for him. What are the latest rails etc to put on a regular twin. It has been over 20 years since I have dealt with this problem /challeage so I came to experts
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it's not the guard rails, it's to transition the crib from crib to toddler to full size, for those 3 in 1 cribs.

http://www.babysdream.com/Products/Infinity/Default.htmclick on all the pictures
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I'm also about to move my son from his crib to a "big boy bed." Here is the rail I'm going to use: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ndingMethod=rr

Hope it helps,
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:35 AM
 
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buy both sets of rails. Take them home and try the 40.00 one first, if it works, no harm. Then you can take back the expensive ones. If the cheap ones don't work, then you have the real ones right there, and the baby doesn't have to spend time without a bed.


I too, like a pp, bought my rails when I got the crib. They were only 60 bucks.

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thanks tulips
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That is what I was looking for I think I still have the old timely wood one from my DD but I think these look better. Thanks again.
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