K.P. asks from Clairton, PA on January 13, 2009
I was wondering if any moms have a baby cache brand crib. Our crib was recalled and with baby number 2 on the way we definately need a new crib. We have looked around and honestly, think our crib is a lot sturdier than any on the market. They are recalling our crib cause the slats can break, which is concerning, but find me a crib that doesn't have flimsy slats. The baby cache brand seems to be the sturdiest.
Also, we have to buy from babies r us or toys r us so if you have other suggestions on brands, they would have to be from those stores.
Thanks in advance for the help.
J.K. answers from Philadelphia on January 14, 2009
We got the J. Lind brand crib for our kids from Babies R Us and it is still great after 2 kids and 6 years. Both kids loved it so much that they didn't want to leave.
E.F. answers from Pittsburgh on January 14, 2009
Baby Bargains is great! I would just recommend checking their website to make sure there aren't updates to the book before you buy. Recalls cost manufactures millions of dollars-- they don't do them just for fun.
A.J. answers from Williamsport on January 14, 2009
Honestly, if you haven't gotten rid of your crib, I would keep it. Recalls are sometimes based on rare instances which won't effect many people. This doesn't seem like and extremely dangerous situation to me. Maybe some super rowdy toddlers were body slamming the bars playing or having tantrums for hours unsupervised and cracked some slats, so they had to recall when a few people reported it. Who knows. If you're crib seems good and sturdy, and you take your baby out as soon as you're baby's awake, and you're able to supervise any crazy disturbances, I would save the money!
B.D. answers from Pittsburgh on January 13, 2009
I am not familiar with that brand but would recommend a book called Baby Bargains. They rate all kinds of baby gear with cribs being one of the items. There have been many editions so make sure you have the latest edition to get the most current brands and information. I am sure it will give you plenty of research on the brands TRU or BRU carries.
N.H. answers from Harrisburg on January 14, 2009
When our oldest son was born we bought the cheapest crib at BabiesRUs because it had the best safety rating. I don't know how it measures up now, but the link is: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2265557
He was in it for 22 months and then one of our 20 month old twins is still in it and it's still in great condition! Good luck.
C.G. answers from York on January 14, 2009
We used the Ikea Gulliver crib. It was 80 dollars or something, but went through 4 kids. My friend has it now and she has 2. I loved the look of it, and it was one of the best cribs I have ever seen. My friend spent $400 on her crib for her first and took mine for her second and third because the first crib fell apart.
I think that if you like your crib, and you think that the slats are sturdy, you should keep it. Just check it every so often, like every Sunday night, or whatever, make it a "date" that you check the crib while your hubby gives the baby a bath. That way you have peace of mind and are not throwing a couple hundred dollars away.
We do "safety checks" like these once a week in the kid's rooms, and have found uncovered plugs, small toy peices, that sort of thing. It gives me peace to know that they are in a safe area, and it sets up the kids for later when they want "privacy" to know that we know what is going on in their bedrooms.