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We're co-sleeping and ds (10 mo) needs to have somewhere he can nap that doesn't require me to be in the same room with him the whole time. We can't put our bed on the floor because of the mold issues we're having. So I'm thinking crib. Thing is I don't want to spend alot of money kwim but obviously I want it to be safe. I was thinking of getting the Jenny Lind crib by Evenflo but then I read a whole series of reports that said it was basically unsafe so that's out of the question now. Does anyone know of a site I can go to that lists how safe a specific crib actually is. And if you have had personal experience good & bad with a specific crib that would be appreciated too. I'm leaning toward something by Kinderkraft or Delta. TIA
 

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I'm just using a porta crib for naps. Works fine. Not sure if porta cribs can be used as long as normal cribs though. Anyone else know?
 

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I don't know about porta-cribs, although I haven't seen a weight limit on them for the bottom part. I got a KolKraft for $99 (I think) and it's very sturdy and just fine for my dd's naps, and it also supposedly turns into a toddler bed for when she's older.
 

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We got a crib for the same reason. We got it second-hand from a woman whose dd I used to baby-sit for. It is very nice, probably cost around $1,000.00 new. BUT, my babies refuse to nap in it. I think I remember hearing that you should be putting your baby down where you want them to sleep by the time they are 3 months old. My babies are just about 8 months old, and it was definitely too late for them!<br><br>
Granted, I could probably get them to sleep in there if I was interested in letting them CIO, but. . . I'm not!<br><br>
If I were you I would borrow a crib first, or try to get one used (consignment shops often have lots of great cribs for sale).<br><br>
We just let them nap in our big bed (on the floor). Too bad about the mold!<br><br>
HTH!<br><br>
Lex
 

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I use our Graco 'pack n' play' as a crib when we travel and DS naps just fine in it as well. It cost about 80 bucks Canadian (that's prob a buck seventy-five american? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">).Kushies makes fitted sheets for the things and they're fabulous. Do you guys have Kushies in the states(dumb Canadian here)? I've never heard anyone mention them in this forum...<br><br>
I would be careful about getting second hand cribs . You have to be very careful about the age and serial number. TO the best of my knowledge any crib made before 1985 doesn't meet current safety standards.<br><br>
The key to getting DS to nap in his crib was to make it a fun place to play til he nodded off...soft toys and board books and.... (eep) and 'Ocean Wonder's Aquarium' .<br><br>
Good luck in your search
 

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We're using a second-hand crib from my SIL, the Jenny Lind Evenflo. What's wrong with it? Now I'm scared!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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Kate42, check out <a href="http://www.babiesrus.com." target="_blank">www.babiesrus.com.</a> Go to the crib section, click on the Jenny Lind and read the customer reviews. Alot of them were very favorable and if your SIL had no problems with her crib then it's probably fine. But I read thru all 70 reviews and there were enough reviews that cited safety issues for me to decide it wasn't the crib for us.
 

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we love our baby hammock for naps. It's an Amby Nature's Nest, and the wonderful thing is that I could nurse ds to sleep in the sling and then transfer babe, sling and all to the hammock when I needed to do dishes, etc, which would wake up Elijah. He would wake up if I put him down in a bed or crib, but he just kept snoozing away in the hammock, which is like a sling suspended on an industrial-strength spring with a very sturdy/stable steel-tube frame.<br><br>
We bought ours from australia, but there's now a distributor in Washington State. There were some threads about the hammock earlier--sorry I can't give you the URL, but you can do a search or go to the website-- <a href="http://www.babyhammock.com" target="_blank">www.babyhammock.com</a>
 
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