We're trying out giving up the crib with our 6 month old. He's just not happy in it, bangs around and doesn't sleep well. I think a lot of it is the size (it's handmade, thus smaller) and the mattress is very firm (he sleeps like a well...baby...in our bed) so he had a daybed in his room already (no where else to put it) and he's sleeping on it right now for his nap. We'll have to do a little safety proofing on it since we aren't going to go for the full Montessori set-up.

Anyone else run into honest crib issues and went another route?