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Old 09-15-2014, 09:11 AM
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Drop-side baby cribs

Sheesh... so much kerfuffle over drop-side cribs lately. I loved the two drop-side cribs I used for my six. Diaper changing and dressing was made so much easier being able to lower the railing up and down, and need I not forget lifting older babies/toddlers in and out. Such a back-saver the drop-side cribs were.

Anyone else use a drop-side crib in their home?
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:39 PM
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I did and loved that I could raise and lower the mattress too. Never had a problem. What is the fuss about?
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Yep, and raise the mattress height up and down, too! I don't know what all the fuss is about either, but the drop-sided crib was one of my best friends in my home when I was raising little ones.

Accidents and incidents happen, and will continue to happen so long as people and products (and things) mix, which is life as we know it, but to close-off an option (in this case the old drop-side crib) that aids in a mothers ability to do her job better and easier, simply does not make any sense to me at all.
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:11 PM
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You're right it makes no sense, but it probably has a lot to do with money.

I realize babies may have been hurt which is very sad, but children do get hurt at times while using any item or piece of furniture.

I think it is a way to make parents have to buy "new" even if the old still works. Just like car seats, after a certain amount of time a parent has to throw it away and buy a new one even if the old one is in great condition.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:16 AM
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My sentiment exactly, Mom.

What troubles me particularly Re: the banning of drop-side cribs, is the lack of an alternative that enables a mother to comfortably lift a bigger/older baby in and out, or reach in without straining to dress/change a child.

I was expecting to see an alternative to drop-side styles... maybe something with a swing-open railing, but haven't as of yet seen any sort of replacement.
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