Hot on the heels of several major crib recalls, including the Pottery Barn Kids recall yesterday, the US Consumer Product Safety Comision agreed yesterdat on a new set of standards for cribs that would essentially ban drop-side cribs. In 2010, well over 1 million drop-side cribs have been recalled because of injuries relating to the drop-side becoming undone or children becoming entrapped between the drop-side and the crib mattress.
So if you’re in the market for a crib, it would be wise to choose a model with fixed sides. Here are a few safe, well-designed suggestions:
If you’re short on space, consider Bloom’s mini crib ($600). It’s designed to accommodate small urban apartments, so it’s folds up for easy storage if necessary.
Oeuf’s sparrow crib ($670) actually exceeds current safety regulations and you have the option to convert it to a toddler bed with a separate kit.
Shop more of the best cribs in our buying guides.