Oh Lynn, you have me cracking up. I survived the drop side crib, the old style stroller, and being held by my Mom while riding in the car. And speaking of cars, many of them did not even have seat belts installed. When Mom put on the brakes she stuck her right arm out to catch us. We also rode lying down in that space between the back seat and the rear window so we could “see out”. And of course, we never had bike helmets or knee pads. We played outside for hours “somewhere down the street”, had asbestos tile on the kitchen floor and lead paint on the window sills, there was no such thing as “time out” or “play dates” or for that matter, air bags, and yes, our moms did smoke and drink while pregnant…and we survived. So did our kids. When my son was born we had a 1968 Camaro with no seatbelts installed in it. We had the LUV seat (if anyone doesn’t remember those, it was the first rear facing car seat) but no way to secure it in the car so my ex-husband tied it in with an old jump rope. I haven’t thought about that in years. Nope, today’s Moms would not have made it then. Too funny.
No, it was a brand new one and not a drop side.