4 doctors weighed in:
Is it ok to buy a used crib?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not recommended
Many older cribs are no longer deemed safe under new safety rules, so it is safer to buy a new crib that meets current safety standards.

In brief: Not recommended
Many older cribs are no longer deemed safe under new safety rules, so it is safer to buy a new crib that meets current safety standards.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
These days, used cribs are a problem. Drop side cribs are off the market, and considered dangerous.
Most old cribs have unknown history, whether they are distressed or not, have loose slats, or weak joints. Any deviation from strict construction rules can be dangerous for the baby. This is one area that a new baby item is better. If you are sure of the history, maybe. Otherwise, probably not.

In brief: No
These days, used cribs are a problem. Drop side cribs are off the market, and considered dangerous.
Most old cribs have unknown history, whether they are distressed or not, have loose slats, or weak joints. Any deviation from strict construction rules can be dangerous for the baby. This is one area that a new baby item is better. If you are sure of the history, maybe. Otherwise, probably not.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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