Crib conundrum

During our recent move we encountered a crib conundrum.

As we were going though the house with the movers and pointing out everything that needed to be moved, they realized that Mary’s crib wasn’t going to fit through the door. This meant that the crib had to be disassembled and then reassembled.  No problem, we had the instructions, well maybe not so fast…

According to the moving company policy, they were not allowed to disassemble and reassemble the crib due to safety concerns. My guess, this policy stems from some of the many recalls and issues with cribs – particularly the infamous drop-side cribs.

While I was surprised by the policy – I was also really happy as a safety nerd.  I appreciate that the company realized the importance of cribs and ensuring that they are properly assembled and leaving that responsibility up to parents.

So lesson learned.  Check with the moving company you may use about their crib policy and be ready to do a little work on your end to ensure the crib makes it safely through a move!

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