Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are in the process of TTC and I found a great deal on a change table that I loved. The seller also had a crib for sale that is about 8 years old and in great shape.
Is this something that would be ok to buy? She is asking $120 for a crib and matress, the matress is less than a year old and was over $200 alone. The crib had some parts that have been recalled but they have already been replaced.
Post # 3
As long as the recall parts have been replaced and it’s in good condition, sure.
Post # 4
I would buy the crib, but probably get a new mattress, as they do recommend not re-using mattresses.
Post # 5
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
As long as the crib isn’t drop-side, sure. But yes, new mattress.
Post # 7
@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 # 8
@KateByDesign: It is a drop side crib 🙁 I wonder if the parts that were recalled make it into a fixed crib? I am off to google now.
Post # 9
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
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
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
I have. A crib and dresser/changing set table for $300. Great condition so yes I would.
Post # 13
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
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
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
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?