Cribs are yet another item engineered to outsmart me. Each crib I looked at I shook vigorously to see how sturdy it was (apparently the sale staff doesn't like when you do this). Each time I did that, one side would rattle uncontrollably and I would move on to the next crib deeming the last one "unfit" for my baby. The sales staff politely scolded me and told me the reason that the cribs rattled was because of the drop sides, which make it easier to reach in and pick up your baby. Then, I couldn't figure out how to use the drop side bull shit! I spent a good 5 minutes looking for levers, buttons, a pulley, a pump, or a jack before I found out that using the dropside was much simpler than I was making it. In the end, I found a great modern style baby crib (that does not have a drop side) that we will be making room for in the next few months.
Our crib is pictured below. We'll be getting it in an all espresso finish.