My MIL has given us the cot that DH slept in when he was a baby. It's in fairly good condition, just needs a bit of a clean. However, I'm worried about it meeting current safety regulations. The bars are 9cm apart and I read that they should measure less than 8cm. The wire base is loose which DH says he can fix but I'm not so sure. The drop side is kind of difficult to use and a bit stiff. Obviously my DH and SIL slept in this cot and were fine but I'm really paranoid. I like the idea of using an old family cot and also it would save us a bit of cash. However, the top priority is safety and I'm not sure that I trust this cot. I don't want to disappoint DH or MIL by saying I don't want the cot but I need some real reasons why we shouldn't use it to convince them. At the moment they'll just think I'm being silly and worrying over nothing. What should I do?