i kept looking at the page expecting an April Fools banner to pop up. really? that passes for good parenting?!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
I don't see what the issue is. For families using cribs (either as full time sleeping places, or part time sleeping places or as "a safe place to put baby down while I throw in a load of laundry") this looks to me simply like a space-saving alternative to having 2 cribs in a small room. I could see families with multiples, or day care centers, using a product like this.<br><br>
Sure, they can be used innapropriately just like any other infant product. But the product itself is neutral. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
I've seen cribs like this used in a church nursery when i was young. Of course I didn't think anything of it then. I can see how a baby that is used to a open-topped crib might be upset. Otherwise I don't see anything wrong with it, as long as it's used appropriately.<br><br>
What do you think of bunkbeds?
There were banks of these in the church nursery I used to volunteer in waaaay back in the day. I never liked them, they looked like rabbit hutches to me. And seemed way too confining. Yuck.<br><br>
Bunk beds don't have bars going all they way up the front and solid backs and sides.