Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Crib notes


Anjali Athavaley, WSJ, July 21, 2010, talks about baby beds. Last month, 2.2 million cribs were recalled—by a total of seven manufacturers.

Most of these had drop sides, which slide up or down. I think my kid’s actually folded over and dropped…good finger pincher—mine.

Now they are looking at the wood, design safety, mattresses.

Design flaws create a gap where the baby can fall out or get squooshed in and not be able to breathe well.

Every parent knows even the tiniest infant will migrate over to get his or her head against the side—that’s why they have those bumpers.

My kid’s bumpers had alligators on them—hmmm, that may explain a few things.

OK, back to what I was saying.

In the store, look for four fixed sides. Grab the thing—if it skews or shimmies, not good.

One tester said these cribs just don’t stand up to children.

Well, isn’t that special?

Oh—and forget the $100 crib. You will be forking over the Benjamins.

And the one at the garage sale you just whizzed by? Probably a killer.

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