Let's all celebrate with mom-to-be Melissa, whose hand-painted, death-slat-equipped, fallout-optimized, mini-crib won 3rd Prize in Design*Sponge's recent DIY Project Contest. I'm sure she'll use the $300 prize money to buy some infill slats.
I think we've all learned an Important Lesson today: about crib safety; about the love and care that goes into DIY projects, which can surpass mass-produced, store-bought stuff in every way, including deadliness; about the seething outrage toward know-it-alls--parental and kid-free alike--that bubbles just below the surface of our Internet conversation; and most of all, about Ourselves. Whatever we originally thought about this beautiful deathcrib, we're ALL winners now! Or at least in 3rd place. Group hug!