(Closed) Would you continue to use a drop side crib?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you use a hand me down drop side crib?
    Never. : (32 votes)
    48 %
    Yes, but with the drop side fixed so it never moves. : (15 votes)
    23 %
    Yes, the way it was originally intended. : (17 votes)
    26 %
    Other (Please explain) : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    We bought a used one and will use it as intended – it’s in good condition, no piece is missing, there is no gap between the side and the mattress for the baby to get stuck in and suffocate…  When the baby starts trying to pull on the bars, we’ll fix the side so it can’t drop anymore.

    Post # 4
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I wouldn’t. I’m extra paranoid, right now our baby’s still in a bassinet right next to my bed and I always look at her during the night to make sure she’s breathing, even if she’s making sounds. So for me, safety is very important in a crib.

    Post # 5
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    6825 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No because they are illegal to have to use or even sell now days at least in the state  I live in.  We looked at a drop down for a crib that a lady was selling and I am sorry but the saftey of my child comes first instead of a cheap crib. The lady didn’t know it was illegal to sell them until we told her

    Post # 6
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    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Why are they illegal?

    Post # 7
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    6825 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @SpecialSundae:  Due to the deaths of kids being caught between the drop down rails my state has made them illegal to have, use or sell. 

    Post # 9
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    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @brideatbeach: Ah, I think I was always in one as a child (as my brother used it after me).

    Post # 10
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    3255 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @SpecialSundae: Yeah, they used to be really common. My parents had one for me, as well.

    Post # 11
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    5388 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I was offered a free crib too, but when we found out about the new law we couldn’t accept it (and the owner didn’t want to give it to us). I have found that Wal-mart and Burlington Coat Factory have some pretty good beds at great prices so we may go with them. We checked out the baby depot at Burlington and they have some nice things. 

    Post # 12
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    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am not pregnant, but we are TTC, and I wouldn’t use one. It *might* be okay, but could you ever forgive yourself, if your baby got injured or killed in its crib due to the drop-side.

    Post # 13
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    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We used one with Little A. To be honest, I find it hard to imagine not using one because it made things so much easier.

    That being said, now knowing the risk, I would NOT use one. It’ just not worth the risk.

    Post # 14
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    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    No, I wouldn’t I have my eye on one of the BabyMod cribs from Wal-Mart. Clean lines, non-toxic finish, made from real wood, not super expensive at ($299 for a bundle with the crib mattress). Knowing the safety issues of drop-side cribs, I could never live with myself if I used one and something happened to my child.

    Post # 15
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    3522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I was always in a drop crib as a kid and turned out fine, but then there are tons of things that are considered “no-nos” now that were 100% okay when I was a child. I’d probably go for a bassinet or something because I find them more attractive, but we’re not having kids, so I won’t have to make that decision. 

    Post # 16
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    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would not accept a crib with a drop side. It is illegal in the state of Michigan but even if was not illegal I would not use one. 

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