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Where are my shorty mamas?


I am 4’11 and have had to lower my son’s crib as he can pull himself up now (14 months). However in order to lay him down I’ve literally got to crush my abdomen and literally lift my feet off the ground 😅😖 How do pregnant moms do it?? I’m trying to have baby #2 and worried that it’ll be very difficult to lay my toddler safely down while he’s sound asleep and be pregnant at the same time🤰🏻 help!

  • Jade
    Jun 24

    I’m the same height as you! I totally feel your pain. I have a small step stool that I use to put my daughter in her crib. If you have hardwood floors just make sure it has rubber grips on the bottom so it won’t slip around. Hope this helps!

  • Liza M.
    Jun 24

    Preach! Same height here, and my husband is 6'2" so it's hard to find middle ground (haha). Due in a few weeks for baby #2 and we transferred my first baby to a toddler bed at floor level at 16 or 17 months. It worked really well because she couldn't open the door and escape and I didn't have to rent a power lift to get her out of the crib every day. Plus now the crib is available real estate! 😂 Hope you find something that works for you-the struggle is real!

  • Anonymous
    Jun 25

    Thanks ladies!! And congrats on baby #2🤗

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Jun 26

    I had a stool next to the crib! But eventually I just used a pack and play the floor. Lol. I’m 5’2”

  • Jenn
    Jun 28

    I'm also 4'11". At some point I just stopped laying my daughter in her crib and just stuck her in there sitting or standing. She didn't stay laying down anyway so there was no point trying to lay her down and avoid falling in myself 🤷🏼‍♀️. I also wait for her to stand up to take her out.

  • L
    Aug 01

    I’m also a short mom 5’ 0” and didn’t want to struggle with a tall crib so I got a Babyletto crib. They make them shorter than standard cribs... It’s been perfect for me (but I didn’t have to use it while pregnant so that may still be an issue)!