I feel like I’ve been seeing a lot of articles on the dangers of drop side cribs. Millions have been recalled and kids have been seriously injured because of broken drop side cribs. There is talk of all drop side cribs being taken off the market and many people are getting rid of their current drop side cribs to replace it with a four solid side crib.
Do you have a drop side crib?
We got ours brand new from my in-laws before Lucas was born. It’s beautiful and I love it and we’ve never had any problems with it. I have checked to make sure ours isn’t recalled and, of course, if I see or feel that the drop side is loose or broken in any way I would fix it immediately. Honestly, I don’t see how it’s that dangerous. Dangerous once it becomes broken obviously, but right now I don’t feel like my crib is not safe.
It would take me a long time to get used to using a crib that didn’t have a drop side. I’m short and, especially with a growing belly, I can’t put Lucas in his crib unless the side is down or unless I put him in there standing up… which doesn’t work too well for middle of the night wake ups. Especially with infants or babies who aren’t yet crawling, our side was always down. If the side was up I wouldn’t be able to put a sleeping baby straight from my arms to the mattress!
I have to do more research I suppose, to see if we need to get a new crib for the new baby or if our current one is safe.
What do you think? Do you have a drop side crib?