Hi all, this is my first time perusing on this board, but this seems like a place of a lot of knowledge! I am a FTM, due October 16, and I've been looking at all kinds of cribs and bed situations (play yards, bassinets, cosleepers, etc). I really don't have a lot of space, and my LO will be in our bedroom from day 1 until an undetermined amount of time when we move somewhere they'll have their own space, so I would like to go straight to a crib. The catch is, I'm not very tall, 5'0 on a good day, and my arms are freakishly short (think the T-Rex from Meet the Robinsons lol!). I have been looking for a crib that either has a nice dip in front, or possibly at the safety gate cribs, as drop side cribs are, as we all know, banned forever =( I also do not like the idea of a step stool, I don't trust myself to be coherent enough at 3am feedings to stand on it and get the baby out without accident.
Does anyone have a suggestion for a good crib for shorties? My parents are buying the crib for us, and my Dad hates the idea of an Ikea crib, even though those are perfect height wise for me, so I'm trying to look for something everyone can be happy with, for now. If it gets to be a huge hassle I'm just going to buy the Ikea crib and call it a day, but I'm trying to avoid that drama!
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your input!