I need to start really looking around for a Crib. My Mom is coming at the end of July and she is gifting $500 for a crib and mattress. Something she has done for both my brothers and now me. And since she can't be here for the whole pregnancy or delivery and she is giving this wonderful gift even at such hard times for her financially I thought it would be really special and nice to go out shopping with her to get it. And even if didn't end up spending all the money on the crib she said I am to keep it and use for something else. She has already sent me the check. I have been told though that I do need to start looking around to get an idea of what I want. But have no idea where to start. I love the idea of the convertable crib and do not want to go used. I want something that is obviously safe and good quality that will last. My problem is I have no idea where to look. I'm in the US and Babies 'R Us is just too expensive so where else could I look? I have no idea who else sells cribs. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.