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Old 08-30-2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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Crib question please...

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Okay, so my daughter is currently still using the crib we have, without the rail on as sort of a daybed type thing. I planned to use it for the new babe and get her a twin bed. But now I have an issue. My daughter's crib is one of the drop-sides that was recalled, but they sent me an immobilization kit so the rail no longer moves even if it is on. I used it with the kit for her for a while until we took the rail off. But now I wonder about using it for the new baby. I used it with DD when she was a small baby (before the recalls) with the mattress on the top setting (which isn't very high at all) and the rail down. When she got to where she was wiggling I would put the rail up. I could just leave the immobilizers on it this time around, but I just wonder if the height of the mattress will be high enough. Plus, I don't remember how long you're technically "supposed" to use a crib before replacing it.

Okay, sorry for the huge ramble, but I'm just worried about it. Any input is greatly appreciated ladies.


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Old 08-30-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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I am paranoid and would get a new crib for the baby. But that is just me. Some other mamas will probably say something else.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:47 AM   #3
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I would probably use it with the immobilizer/recall kit installed. I mean, if that drop side can't drop, I would think it pretty safe as that was the concern with that style of crib. I don't think a crib has an "expiration"date like a car seat does - as long as it hasn't been recalled (or has been fixed) - I would think it fine to use.

If the highest mattress setting is so low that it would be annoying to use with a newborn, then I'd get a new crib.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:23 PM   #4
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If it seems safe, you could use it. But I would be too afraid.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:31 PM   #5
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Sure, immobilizing the crib rail makes it safe BUT it still keeps your crib at the current height. Our drop side crib was much taller than our nondrop side. Making a rail on a drop side stationary would make impossible for me to put any baby down, sleeping. I'm short. We bought new.
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