Photo from Punkylu78
I'm almost 5'1". Short, in other words.
Now, mommyajay has a convertible crib bed, on which the side railing doesn't drop down. Our crib had a drop-down side, but I could never drop it down without waking the baby. Or the times I did remember to drop it down when baby last woke, I woke the baby raising it up (the sucker wasn't real easy to raise or lower; it took a knee and some force).
*sigh* Now what?
I wanted to bring up this little issue here on Baby Buzz because I'm sure some of you have had this problem. Maybe some of you even found a great solution. I think I did a lot of gentle baby dropping. This only worked though because my boys liked sleeping for the most part. This is a nightmare if your baby wakes easily or is impossible to get to sleep in the first place.
Some suggestions from other CafeMoms so far were:
- Use a small, sturdy stool that slides under the crib
- If you're in the market for a crib, buy one with a easy-to-slide drop side or a Babee Tenda converting crib, which has a side door that opens so you can put baby down easily
Do you have a hard time reaching down to lay your baby in his/her crib? What do you do about it?