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    Default newbie - advice on a crib

    Hi there, Im still very new to pregnancy and need all the help I can get . I wondered if anyone can offer any advice on a reasonably priced, good crib to get. Ive read various sites that say dont buy cribs with drop down sides and others only selling those types. Any advice would be greatly appreciated x

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    I had one with a drop down side and it was great. But my bub didnt climb very much.

    The drop down side helps you be able to reach bubs when they are very little without having to bend down to far (also having a moveable base so that for a newborn it can be higher). For patting, rubbing, soothing while baby is in the cot its super helpful.

    Just make sure they have a good safety rating.

    I just had one from Target, plain white and it looked gorgeous

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    Thanks for the advice xx thats awsome.

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    I don't have any advice on particular brands but the features I liked were:
    - two base heights (saves your back in the early days)
    - drop side (for the same reasons)
    - bars that I could fit my arm through for all those nights when I patted my little one to sleep.

    If I could have my time again, I'd definitely get a cot that I could jiggle to help bubs get to sleep.

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    I don't have any advice on particular brands but the features I liked were:
    - two base heights (saves your back in the early days)
    - drop side (for the same reasons)
    - bars that I could fit my arm through for all those nights when I patted my little one to sleep.

    If I could have my time again, I'd definitely get a cot that I could jiggle to help bubs get to sleep.

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    My DD throws herself around a lot so I liked a bigger sized cot. I didn't use the higher base setting when she was little and just kept the side lowered to make it easier. If you're short you will want a drop side. If you're a basketball player not so important, I'm 175cm and can reach in ok, but if I was shorter I would struggle.

    Don't spend a heap, they are only in it 2 years.

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    Congratulations! Things I liked about our cot:
    - adjustable height for the base.
    - the drop side was helpful whilst bub was little, but I'm not tall. In hindsight, it's a bonus but not a deal breaker
    - snug fitting mattress (we got a sprung mattress)
    - a common size so easy to buy linen (there is a "standard" and "large" cot size for most linen. Some imported cots might have different dimensions).

    We got a tasman eco cot (and bassinet) and had no problems.

    Look on Gumtree - you see some great bargains for cots.

    As bub gets older, it's worth getting the protectors for the top rail. The babies chew on the rail like a termite! Weird huh? You won't need to worry about that until bub is pulling themselves up though.

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