A crib is one baby item you definitely want to buy new. That's the only way to be sure you'll get one that meets the latest safety standards. We recommend that you purchase a JPMA-certified, full-sized crib with stationary sides.
A crib may seem like a big place to put your tiny newborn, but it's the safest place for her to sleep. While some parents use a cradle, bassinet, or bedside sleeper for the first few months, you can save money and worry by sticking with a crib. They're regulated by the federal government, and many are also certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).