We are ready to buy a crib for our sweet little gray nursery, but alas, are having a hard time with it. The problem is that we are cheap. If we were willing to spend $400-$500 on a crib, well we would be set. But we don’t want to spend a ton of money on a crib, so that limits things.
I’ve been looking online at pretty much every store available and reading reviews and what not and just can’t decide what is best. My MIL had the suggestion of looking on Craig’s List, which I really hadn’t considered because of changing safety regulations, but she didn’t think that having the most up to date crib was that important and somehow convinced me. So I found a few things that I liked and even emailed a guy about a pretty white crib. But it turned out to have drop sides. The guy was an idiot and told me that the sides aren’t drop sides, but one side can be dropped down lower to pick the baby up and such. Well buddy, hate to break it to you, but that is a drop side.
So after looking into it more and reading up on what exactly has changed with crib safety and why, I definitely disagree with her on getting a used crib and want to buy a new one. I don’t mind getting a used changing table or a used glider or any of the rest of it, but the crib is the one place that I should be confidant that my baby will be totally safe, especially seeing as how I won’t be watching the baby sleep every second of the night.
I think now we have the crib we want pretty much narrowed down to the Graco Lauren Crib, which is what the picture here is. But we are going to make a trip down to Ikea next week once we get back from
to look at their cribs before we fully decide. It makes me crazy though that you can’t look at their cribs online at their website. How silly, everything else at Ikea is on their website. Erg. Mexico
So my questions for you all: anything you really love/hate about your current crib? Anything suggestions on cribs in general for people looking to spend less than $200?