Take another look at the sentence:
Removing the dirty sock from her granddaughter's mouth, Jeanne __________ Abigail in the crib and chased after Savannah, the family's new kitten, who was using the couch as a scratching post. Babies of any species, Jeanne knew, required constant supervision.
Jeanne put her granddaughter in the crib. Thus, you need a form of lay. Since the sentence is past tense, you need the simple past form. Consult the table below or review the rules.
|Infinitive||Definition||Simple Present||Simple Past||Past Participle||Present Participle|
|to lay||to put something down||lay(s)||laid||laid||laying|
|to lie||to rest or recline||lie(s)||lay||lain||lying|