So my husband and I are expecting his first child my second. We are very excited. I'm only 9 weeks but last weekend we went to babies r us just to look around get ideas of things and they were having a sell on cribs some were 20% off. So we put an almost 400 dollar crib on layaway for only about 300 thanks to the discount. Our family has said they wanted to help us out but they don't know what to do so we figured if they wanted they could put a few dollars on the crib. It is so nice with a changing table and drawers plus the best part is it is really short close to the ground instead of having long legs. I'm super short so no matter what level the bed is at I will be able to reach my baby. Well later that day we went to dh sister's house for a little while and we were telling her about the crib and how much we love it then she started fussing at us for buying a crib instead of using some old handmade crib that is put up in some shed who knows where. I didn't say anything and my dh just said oh well we already got the one we are buying. I'm so so so glad we got this one already because there is no way I was going to use some handmade crib that I have no clue what kind of shape it is in or if it is safe. Would you use some old handmade crib that a ton of other babies have slept in or would you rather have a nice brand new crib?