Help me! My grandson is due in 3 weeks, and I have been doing the gadfly clean up of my upstairs to make sure this home is a baby attractant. I pulled all my relics of motherhood from the attic, and discovered that they had not aged well. My plans to have my drop sided crib fortified withered when I saw that the paint had blistered. Storing video consoles on the changing table proved to be more than the fiberboard could handle. My saddest discovery was that the pine ceiling in the attic had "wept" sap from the knotholes upon my Peg Perego buggy and stroller. The stroller is history, but I am clinging to the buggy. It is where my boys slept when I brought them home. I got the sap off with a WD-40 poultice, and the next step will involve a power wash. The end game may still be ditching it, but I will not do it without a fight.
I was planning to be a "Pack and Play" Nanna- but I have a bedroom with plenty of room for a full sized crib, and so I have wasted hours of time on the internet trying to find a crib for the child currently referred to as Baby Pat. I do not want to break the bank, but if my sister is any basis for comparison, once babies start happening, you will be glad for a place to keep them safe from siblings, cousins and dogs. Are there any suggestions for what I need to look for?