So, I don’t know if any of you are having this problem or have read about this problem…but it’s hard to buy a crib these days. Something about regulations changing but the industry not being given time to switch over products…I don’t know. At any rate, while we wait for the industry to catch up with the law, lots of stores just don’t have any cribs for sale.
Including, unfortch, the almight I.kea, maker of all things cheap yet semi-stylish. We’re disinclined to spend hundreds of dollars on a bed for a baby burrito. The interwebs rave about I.kea cribs. The good people at the store tell me they’re on a stop-sale until Nov/Dec.
I guess I don’t know when I thought people prepared for babies. As in, gave them a room of their own. It seems like as we approach 23 weeks it’s something we should be doing. We’ve certainly got a pile of baby crap that needs to find places to go. But the nursery is nowhere nears complete (as it’s still 3/4 office). It seems both fun and like a total drag to do this transition part. And the not being able to buy a crib thing, while annoying, is not imperative since zunzun isn’t scheduled to arrive either until November, and will not be sleeping in said crib for a bit anyway. But it does seem disheartening, like we’ll *mostly* prep a room, but it’ll have a big bed-shaped hole in it.
OR we buy one from craig.slist. Herein lies the dilemma: wait for new, presumably safer/regulated crib or buy cheaper used version (and have my dad, who’s a handyman/craftsman give it a rundown and make sure it’s all secure and reinforced etc.)?