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product good, but options are limited
on May 24, 2012
I ordered the Arm's Reach Euro-mini co-sleeper because my husband and I have a futon that measures only 18" off the floor. This is the only co-sleeper model of any brand that I could find for short beds. The co-sleeper itself appears to be a good quality product. It is easy to assemble, and if we ever get a bigger bed, it can adjust. My complaint is that options for this co-sleeper are limited. First, I cannot find an organic cotton sheet that fits the mini. Also, I really wanted to buy the Universal Co-Sleeper because it not only fits short beds, but it converts into a crib once your child is big enough to pull themselves up and over the sides of the co-sleeper. Unfortunately, when I called Arm's Reach, they told me the Universal model was discontinued and the Euro-mini is the only model available for short beds. The Euro-mini model, however, only has one matress position, so once your child can pull themselves up over the sides of the co-sleeper, there is no option to lower the mattress (thus making the sides higher) so you can continue using it. The frustrating part is that I cannot use this as a transition crib. It will only be good for 5-6 months or so, and then I have to get an entirely new product. Finally, the storage compartment underneath is nice, but when the co-sleeper is secured to the bed, there is no way to access anything you've put in the storage compartment (like some diapers, wipes, or burp pads) unless you get up and walk all the way around the co-sleeper to the back. So, the storage compartment provides limited options. In general, the product arrived in the condition as described and appears to be high quality, but as the owner of a short bed, products available for co-sleeping are limited, and I will only be able to use this product for a short time (and there are no other options).