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Crib Expiration? Uncle Sam Hates You 2 kids; Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands 17332 posts
Aug 2nd '08

Do cribs have expiration dates like infant/ car seats do? I am asking because I plan on using my daughters old crib for Jack. Here is the issue~ my daughter is now 7. I am unable to measure the slats or any of that at the moment, because my sister used it for my niece (5 yrs ago) & she still has it. The crib is Jenny Lind, and it would've been purchased around Nov/Dec of 2000. I really wanted to be able to re-use the crib, because I've already had to buy all new gear since it's been so long between pregnancies (also my daughter is really excited that her brother will be sleeping in her crib). Just wondered what everyone thought~ Thank you in advance!

~*~Emily~*~ Due February 15 (boy); 4 kids; Virginia 5795 posts
Aug 2nd '08

Let me go look on one of mine... brb

proud mama of 1 33 kids; Taylor, Michigan 9654 posts
Aug 2nd '08

they have things that you can buy to protect the baby if the slats are to wide, but yes you can still use it

Blissful 3 kids; Massachusetts 5913 posts
Aug 2nd '08

No, I don't think they expire.. there are just guidelines to be sure the crib is safe...

Maggiekins 2 kids; Florida 14198 posts
Aug 2nd '08

I'm honestly not sure, but I think there would definately be a difference between a safety harness like a carseat and a piece of furniture. A crib, as long as it is structurally sound can't "expire". You're fine. :D

MamaDSx2&SDD Due March 15 (girl); 3 kids; 4 angel babies; Monroe, Michigan 10028 posts
Aug 2nd '08

I used the crib my Aunt used for her 7 year old when I had my son Back in Jan. But I got a new crib in March 'cuz her kids really busted up the crib.
IMO, if the crib is in good shape and has hazards, go for it.

Uncle Sam Hates You 2 kids; Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands 17332 posts
Aug 2nd '08

Awesome! I mean I will be sure to check & make sure it is sturdy & all that good stuff~ but I know car seats get outdated fairly quick, so I didn't know if someone knew something I didn't :)

~*~Emily~*~ Due February 15 (boy); 4 kids; Virginia 5795 posts
Aug 2nd '08

I have 2 cribs right now, just checked them both.... both have model numbers and manufacture dates, but no expiration dates. One is Jinny Lind and the other a Simmons. I would say you are fine.

Uncle Sam Hates You 2 kids; Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands 17332 posts
Aug 2nd '08
Quoting Mommy2Bella~&~Isaiah:
~*~Emily~*~ Due February 15 (boy); 4 kids; Virginia 5795 posts
Aug 2nd '08
Quoting Baby~Jack's~Mama:
proud mama of 1 33 kids; Taylor, Michigan 9654 posts
Aug 2nd '08
Quoting Mommy2Bella~&~Isaiah:
~*~Emily~*~ Due February 15 (boy); 4 kids; Virginia 5795 posts
Aug 2nd '08
Quoting aileys mommy:
proud mama of 1 33 kids; Taylor, Michigan 9654 posts
Aug 2nd '08
Quoting Mommy2Bella~&~Isaiah:
~*~Emily~*~ Due February 15 (boy); 4 kids; Virginia 5795 posts
Aug 2nd '08
Quoting aileys mommy:
Uncle Sam Hates You 2 kids; Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands 17332 posts
Aug 2nd '08
Quoting Mommy2Bella~&~Isaiah: