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Hazards of Hand–Me–Down Cribs

Would You Take a Hand–Me–Down Crib?

A friend of mine graciously offered to give me the crib that she used for all four of her children. Mostly due to safety issues, I declined her generous proposal and bought a new one. Consider these points before you pick up a secondhand crib:

  • Many older cribs have not been built to current safety standards; the width between the slats may be too wide, posing a choking hazard.
  • If you didn't assemble it, you can't be sure it was put together properly.
  • Check for splinters, peeling paint, and worn out bed railings or broken slats.
  • Be wary of dislodged mattress supports.

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  • Avoid higher corner posts than the end panels, as children can hang themselves on these pillars.
  • Find out if there have been any recalls on the crib.

Did you, or would you, consider using a hand-me-down crib for your child?
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