Hi there! I'm on behalf of Expert Village and right now I am going to be talking about getting a very safe used crib. Now, cribs are usually about in the price range. of $300.00 to about $500.00 so if you can buy a used crib that's a very good deal usually. One thing that you should definitely make sure of is that it's actually safe because if the crib is not safe it doesn't matter how cheap it is, it's not a good deal.
First. off you just need to look at it overall. Make sure that it has no missing screws or brackets or anything like that, it has everything that it came with that there is no ragged or splintered areas that the baby can hurt themselves on. Also, there is no cracked or peeling paint. You should also make sure that the paint is not lead. It's very important for any crib that is over ten years old to make sure of Another thing is that you need to look at the headboard and the footboard make sure that there is no cut. outs big enough for the head, for the baby to fit their head through or fit their leg. through or anything.
And one thing that they tell us now is to make sure that the crib. slats are no more than two and three eighth inches and these come in at about two inches. so this crib is perfectly safe. Another thing to make sure of is that the corner posts don't. come up more than one-eighth of an inch. That is so that the baby can't when they start. standing, they can't get their clothing caught on it and kind of hang themselves on it. Also,. just make sure that there are no slats that are loose or missing. Another thing to make. sure of is that when the mattress is put inside the crib that you have no more than two fingers. So this mattress is perfect.