Fixed Side Cribs

Anne - posted on 07/09/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Just received a crib recall postcard, and I've heard that all cribs are going to become "fixed-sided." How is a parent to place their child on a mattress, especially when the child is asleep, in a fixed-side crib? I certainly can't reach that far down without dropping my child! Thoughts?

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Monica - posted on 08/11/2010

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My Son is 15 months old and I am 5'3 and we have a fixed side crib. We have had no problems what so ever and his mattress has been on the lowest setting since he was 4 months old. it also is a sleigh crib so it isnt too tall. He also puts himself to sleep but we place him in the crib laying down. You will just get used to it. I dont think it will be a big deal once you start using one. Everything should be lower, the bars and mattress. Good luck

Kristen - posted on 08/10/2010

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I haven't had a problem because we started out with the crib on the highest setting and as she gets bigger, it seems the distance doesn't really grow. She is 15 months now and at the lowest setting and I can still get her in all right, but I am 5'6" so it may just be a height thing.

Jen - posted on 07/10/2010

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the cot i use is fixed sides on it n we thought tht but its been totally fine its on its lowest setting as my son is 20 months n i can still gently place him to lie down am i 5 ft 8 tho.

Colleen - posted on 07/10/2010

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Our 16-month old's crib is a fixed-side crib, and we've been doing just fine with getting him in when he is sleeping. I am considering getting a little step-stool as we continue to lower the mattress because our son is getting taller and stronger. I've had to stand on my tippy-toes at times, but that's part of the challenge, plus the child gets used to the "process" of being put down. There does come a time when they need to go to sleep on their own, whenever that is (our son is still rocked to sleep, so we're still working on that ourselves!) and you will not need to worry about it. Good luck!!!

Kim - posted on 07/09/2010

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I used a small, sturdy plastic one-step stool. You can just push it under the crib when not in use and use your foot to pull it out hands free if you shop for one with that in mind.

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