While visiting family and friends in California, the most frequently asked question about the new baby has perhaps been where he (and all of his things) will fit in our little 500-square-foot apartment. My first thought? Good question.
We’ve made some progress–at least as far as the baby is concerned; his things are another topic. Aron’s closet space (really just a nook where we had installed a dresser and a bar) is where we plan to put a teeny-tiny crib and cross our fingers that the baby will be comfortable for a full year. Poor Aron will instead squeeze into the front closet with our suitcases, but at least he doesn’t have to pick out clothes very often: he’s in scrubs most days.
While researching mini-cribs, I found that most options are 27 inches deep, which is still a bit much for our space. Luckily, the Alma mini-crib fit perfectly! Not so lucky was the high price tag and the item-specific bedding. We found some used options on craigslist and ebay, but were thrilled when a friend knew someone hoping to sell theirs. We ended up buying the crib (in grey), bedding, and mattress at a super discount! We’ll keep you posted as the space takes shape!
(P.S. Interesting tidbit about the Alma crib: In Europe it’s advertised for use up to two years, whereas in the U.S. it’s advertised for only one.)