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Personally, I think the only cradles worth making are doll cradles. Yeah, yeah, I know, lots of people like them, but I don't. Because, no matter how nice the cradles is, all the work that gone into it, and all, the baby is going to outgrow it, fast. Then it either is given to someone else, or sits around gathering dust.

So, here is a picture of something that I think is worth building instead of a cradle. Was looking for inspiration on redesigning my kids puzzle rocker, and design for an adult version, and ran across the picture.

OK, the kid is born, mom gets the kid asleep, finally, and dumps him/her in the cradle side, and then gratefully collapses in the rocker side. So, later the kid outgrows the cradle side. No biggie, mom can still rest in the rocker. The cradle side then becomes a storage bin for magazines, books, knitting, whatever. If there is another kid later, clear out the books or whatever, and viola, a cradle again. And the rocker can be used for years and years, baby or not. Of course, you don't need to copy this design, but it is a start.
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Outstanding concept...thanks...

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When I was a baby I slept in a chester drawer. I wonder if it had dovetails?
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When I was a baby I slept in a chester drawer. I wonder if it had dovetails?
You too? I thought I was the only one!

I built a cradle before our firstborn arrived. She was able to sleep in it a while, but it was fairly inconvenient to kneel all the way down to the floor to put her in it. Our son was almost too big upon arrival, but he did sleep in it a couple of times. If I ever build another cradle, it will be one that swings like a pendulum and is fairly high off the floor instead of a rocker that sits so low. And it will be a little larger than the last one.
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so where's the plans...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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so where's the plans...
My plans are not having any more kids.

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My plans are not having any more kids.
good...
isn't that your wife's job anyways...

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good...
isn't that your wife's job anyways...
Which one? The mother of my two sons, who walked out? Or the second one, the one I kicked out?
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your choice...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Which one? The mother of my two sons, who walked out? Or the second one, the one I kicked out?
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