Dad tip #50: Unless you've got a truck, get your crib shipped
If for some reason you haven't yet purchased your crib, my recommendation would be to make sure to have it shipped. We have a Toyota Rav4 and chose to pick our crib up at the store. We were JUST able to fit all the pieces in the SUV. The box was GIGANTIC; far larger than we were anticipating for some reason.
We didn't feel safe putting the whole box on the roof and we were concerned about scratching the wood when we put the crib in the back piece-by-piece. On the whole, it was just plain aggravating. The $20 shipping charge (or whatever it was) would've been worth it.
And if this post sounds like something of a cop-out, it kind of is because I'm settling in for the drama of game 2 of the 2008 NBA Finals where we'll see if Paul Pierce can come back from his knee injury to lead the Celtics over the Lakers.
Hey, at least I'm honest.