(Closed) Is it ok to buy a used crib?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you buy the Crib?
    Yes : (23 votes)
    49 %
    No : (24 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    9082 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    As long as the recall parts have been replaced and it’s in good condition, sure.

    Post # 4
    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would buy the crib, but probably get a new mattress, as they do recommend not re-using mattresses.

    Post # 5
    3947 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    As long as it’s not a drop-side crib it’s totally fine.

    edit: Sorry, I just saw that you aren’t pregnant yet.  I would suggest waiting to buy anything baby related until you’re pregnant, even after your first ultrasound.  You don’t know how long it will take and it might be hard to look at that stuff every day if you purchase it now.

    Post # 6
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    As long as the crib isn’t drop-side, sure. But yes, new mattress.

    Post # 7
    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Lily2323:  Do your research. Make sure it’s not unsafe. As @KateByDesign: suggested. You may want to wait since you haven’t even started TTC yet. 

    Post # 9
    404 posts
    Helper bee

    In theory yes. Though, with anything like that, I’d go and look at it before I bought it, they say it’s great, but what if one of the legs is three inches shorter and it wobbles or something?

    Post # 10
    4520 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @KateByDesign:  +1

    I think you can find a similar deal in a few months, or however long it takes to get pregnant. $120 is a good deal, but it isn’s so fantastic that I think it’s worth buying a crib before you are even pregnant. 

    I know this is not the aspect of your situation that you’re asking for advice on, but I just personally would hate to have baby stuff in the house with no baby on the way.

    Post # 11
    4583 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I personally wouldn’t buy a secondhand crib, especially a drop side one, even if it’s been “fixed.” I don’t have expensive taste in cribs – as long as it’s safe and looks decent, I’m happy, – so we got a brand new one (a Graco) with a mattress for $150. We also didn’t get our crib, or any other expensive baby items, until well into my second trimester.

    Post # 12
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I have. A crib and dresser/changing set table for $300. Great condition so yes I would.

    Post # 13
    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would wait until you are pg.  I would also look at them new before you purchase this one.  Cribs don’t have to be that expensive … they have cribs at walmart for around that much brand new!   I would 100% not buy a used crib mattress. I would get the cheapest mattress available (30-40 at wallmart)  and get a comfy pillow top mattress cover or something before I would do that if you are trying to save money.

    Post # 14
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Our crib new was only $150 and it was top rated by Baby Bargains and Consumer Reports, so $120 for a crib that old that has recalled parts is not that great of a deal IMO. Even drop side cribs that are ‘fixed’ still have a different space gap in the mattress than fixed side cribs. 


    Post # 15
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    In past couple of years, there has been few changes in regulation on cribs and other baby products.  I personally would not purchase/recommend on used crib, mattress, carseats.  

    Post # 16
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @youngliz:  +1

    There are relatively inexpensive cribs available that comply with newer safety standards, including ones from Ikea that are about $100 or so.

    Further, since you are still TTC, what if you end up with multiples? Will it bother you to not have matching cribs?

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