As of June 28, 2011, new federal rules took effect banning the manufacture and sale of baby cribs with drop-down side rails. The cribs have been linked to at least 32 infant deaths since 2000, according to the National Institutes of Health. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, drop-side cribs are dangerous.
So what does one do with the once accepted and now rejected cribs?
Ryan made Alyssa's crib into a table! He based his design from the Crate and Barrel, Table in the Bag (http://www.crateandbarrel.com/furniture/outdoor-dining/table-in-a-bag/s175016).
I must say that my husband is one clever man!