Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I Need Some Crib Notes

I am contemplating buying nursery furniture on Craigslist. So, here's the dilemma. . .Today I fold this great deal, $175 for a used Jenny Lind oak crib, changing table, chest of drawers and matching hamper (and crib mattress, but I'd get a new one anyway). The crib looks in good condition, but the seller says it's six years old.

Is this unsafe? Am I a terrible mother for even considering buying a used, six-year-old crib? I am totally torn. But I hate the idea of plonking down a few hundred bucks just for a crib that my child will only sleep in for a couple of years. But on the other hand, his safety is the very most important thing.

What to do???

1 comment:

Ms. Mamma said...

Hmm...it's really up to you. When I had SF my parents indulged me: I got the black bratt decor four poster(w/ star finials) and a whote changing chest. the bed converts into the most adorable toddler bed with safety sides. don't feel too bad thinking about buying used: he has only slept in that cute little spot a handful of times. i'm an attachment parenting co-sleeper. what a waste. you can see pics on my flickr if you're interested. i figure if i want to sell it, will get a decent $ for it someday. whatever you do, don't buy a cheapo stroller. you'll be really happy you didn't. also: dwell has a line of baby stuff at target. it's really cool and hip and reasonable. XO keep your eyes peeled, something will come around.