edited to add : I found this link if interested http://www.productsafety.gov.au/content/index.p...
Wooden Spoon wrote:
I'm not short short, about 165cm, but I'd be lost without my dropside, mine's like Noddy's, with 2 buttons to press in to drop it, and they have to click in to be up, I learnt to do it quietly once DS was asleep in the cot.
OOOHHH... INTERNET FIGHT. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO? CAPS LOCK ME TOO DEATH?
(Noddy's not fat ffs!)
I tried (and failed) to copy and paste some images here of how exactly a baby could be trapped by a dropside for anyone who is confused how. It's not that the side drops, it's that the side actually comes away from the cot at either the top or bottom of the drop side and the drop side is essentially swinging loose so the baby is kinda half falling out of the cot but then gets wedged in there. There was also images where people had tied something around the cot as an extra precaution so the drop side could still be used and could go up and down but wouldn't be able to fall away from the cot.
Not very good explaining! But there are images if anyone wants to google it smile
Mine is one of those ones where you have to lift it up and then push it in at the bottom with your shin tongue lol. It is not quiet at all!! As DD got older I stopped using it and opted for just plopping her in there as I read it can be taken as a barrier type thing between you and the child by them and funnily enough when I stopped using it she started to get to sleep easier. Weird huh! Poor little duck must have thought she was going to prison 4 times a day tongue haha!