Okay Mamas... weigh in on CRIBS!
What made you pick YOURS and do you like it?
we bought a convertible crib for our son, and was happy with it. I don't remember the brand, it looked like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Delta-Childrens-Products-Ca…. We got it brand new for $200. We were able to convert it to a toddler bed easily, and it saved some money because you don't have to buy a toddler bed later on.
We went with a lifetime crib, which means it's one that converts from a crib to a toddler bed and then to a full bed. She can have it for a lifetime and we won't need to buy anything additional. It was a more expensive route but we wanted something sturdy that would last a long time
I'm very VERY happy to say that my father does woodworking and is building a convertible crib that converts to either a full or twin if I recall correctly. He's done all this research and found some crazy hard to find cut of wood to use, all these nontoxic staining processes in case baby chews. He's really getting into it, trying to make it an heirloom piece. I'm very excited!
I have a hand-me-down with drop rails. I don't think that you can get one with drop rails anymore, but I love it. It makes life so much easier. I agree though with the convertible crib, except it wouldn't work for us. None of our kids use toddler beds, plus, we are going to have three under three, so we will need the crib for the new baby. We wouldn't be able to convert it yet anyway.
very good idea about drop rails.
I loved mine it had the drop down side which I think is illegal now not sure if that ever went through or not. I also used the crib/playpen for my room next to the bed if they were not already sleeping in the bed with me and my hubby.
Cribs have been such a dilemma for me! I got one from my aunt, and its supposed to be convertible, but we don't have any instructions, I'm not sure what we have for it's hardware, we don't know the brand to get the convertible parts... I have put a couple convertible ones on my registries between $200-300, I want one that is lower in the front, because I'm fairly short. I also want one that would have drawers in the base, or enough room for us to put some underneath. I was told by a family friend not to get the ones that have the attached changing tables, because her daughter once walked into the nursery to find her daughter had pulled herself up onto it! Scary!!
Drop down are not used anymore because of some dangerous incidents and major safety issues, also some have had major recalls so if you find one second hand be sure to do your research. If it were me I wouldn't risk it.
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