Another available crib type is the drop-gate crib, where a part of the crib side folds down to allow as much access as a drop-side crib would. The hardware and mechanism in a drop-gate crib is simpler than a drop-side crib, though, so there isn't as much risk of mis-assembly or of the hardware failing and posing a serious safety problem. The horizontal bar through the crib's side, created by the drop gate, can give industrious toddlers a foothold for climbing out, though. For now, I think the best option is a stationary crib with no moving sides or gates.
For owners of the recalled Child Craft stationary crib, the commission says parents may continue to use the crib after ensuring that it has been assembled correctly.
This versatile stationary white crib quickly converts to a toddler bed when you just remove one side. It is made of solid wood, so it will continue to hold up as your little one grows. Its matte white finish matches well with the decor of your nursery.