OK, I have a bit of an unusual question. I'm not an adult baby, but I think I might want to put a 'real' baby (is that the proper term here? I mean someone who is actually chronological under aged 1) in a crib designed to fit an adult.
You see, I'm planning on becoming a single mother by choice, and I'd really like to co-sleep (share a bed) with my child. However, due to joint problems, I find it painful to sleep on a regular bed, as I need support against my back as I sleep (I sleep on my side). I usually sleep on a couch, but from researching co-sleeping I've found that co-sleeping on a couch is very dangerous. (Co-sleeping on a regular bed with a breastfeeding, nonsmoking mother is actually safer than sleeping alone, though.)
So, I've come up with the oddball idea of getting an adult-sized crib for me & my baby to sleep in together. Do you guys think it would work? I'm thinking if it has all the features of a safe baby crib, only upsized, it should be just fine. Do you have any suggestions regarding how to buy or make such a crib? (Note: I'd like it not to be too expensive - the cribs I've seen on websites are pretty high-priced!)
Some things I'm planning:
* I'd like padded slats if possible, since that would be more comfortable for me
* I will not be using blankets (risk of smothering)
* I'm hoping for the mattress to rise like a pillow instead of using an actual pillow (again, risk of smothering)
* I want the sides to be lowerable so I don't have to climb in and out (I hated doing it back when I had a regular crib as a toddler, and I'm less spry now)
I know this isn't exactly on topic, but I hope you guys don't mind giving me some advice. I figured there'd probably be plenty of people here who have experience with adult-sized cribs.