Veronica - posted on 01/31/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )
I'm just looking for opinions about whether or not I should use a crib. My only child is 2 years old right now and we are going to start trying for the second this summer. Last spring amid all the massive crib recalls we decided to get rid of the drop side crib we had for our son and go ahead and just get him a toddler bed since he was ready for it anyway. Now, we are sure we only want to have 1 more child and I am trying to decide if I should get a crib or just use a bassinet and then a pack-n-play until the baby is ready to move into the toddler bed. I don't want to put the money into a crib we know we will only use for one baby but I am nervous at the thought of not using one; the 'cushion' in the pack-n-plays just don't seem very comfortable. So any thoughts or suggestions would be great! Thanks!
I know that in some circles cribs are taboo and that not everyone likes them. While I agree there is a degree of risk in using them, I also believe that putting my kid in a car is a risk too and everyone seems ok to take that risk. Just wanted to put that out there for those who will post about how dangerous cribs are.