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

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