Friday, July 03, 2009

Crib Update (a.k.a. Much Calmer Now)

I talked to the manager at WalMart, who told me they would be happy to take our crib back and give us a refund. However, that's not as easy as it sounds. Our crib came in a Nursery-in-a-Box set, which means that in order to take back the crib, we'd also have to take back the changing table and dresser. So not only does that mean losing Elias' whole room, but there's NOTHING out there we could get for the same price (which is why we got this set in the first place). Sooooo, we decided to just keep the crib and try to reinforce it ourselves. We never use the drop side, so we'll rig it somehow so we know it can't fall off. This crib is actually convertible, so it will convert into a toddler bed (by removing the drop side in question), and Elias should be ready for that in 6-9 months. So now that we've had some time to think rationally about this, that makes the most sense. However, I'm very thankful to have gotten the recall notice, so now we can take action to prevent any mishaps that might have happened.

1 comment:

Ashlee said...

I'm torn about what we should do. On one hand, yes, this is the best deal out there so it would be costly to replace. And really I'm not too worried about it hurting Noah at this stage b/c he is so big I don't think he'd be able to get his head in there if the side did pop out and if he got something caught, I think he'd let it be known that something wasn't fitting right (he has a grunting noise he makes when he tries to put things in a pace in which they cannot fit or when he tries to lift something too big for him to lift).

But, on the other hand, if we have another child some day, they would be smaller than him at some point so maybe we should just take it back and use that money for buying something in which that kid can safely sleep in. Plus if we're moving, that would mean we could just not move it and he can sleep in the pack'n'play until we move.... decisions decisions. Life sure is full of them.

On a side note, let me know how you rig your crib. And if you post, you might give me a heads up b/c w/ the packing I'm not reading blogs regularly but I do try to check yours at least.