First of all, It is always better to read the manufacturer's instruction on how to assemble a crib or how to convert a crib into a full-size bed.
The easiest way to assemble a standard crib.
Assembling the baby crib is an exciting job for new parents. It is not hard to set it up. It may take no more than an hour. There are many cribs in the market, but most of the baby crib can be built in the same way. Most cribs have the same pieces. Generally, you need the following:
- A headboard, and a footboard,
- Two side pieces
- Rails, Spring Mattress support
- Screws, or bolts
- Screwdrivers or Pliers
- Mattress etc
Here are the simple tips on how to assemble a crib.
Step A: The best place to put together the crib is on the floor of your child’s room. Because you get enough space and this way you will also get a perfect idea where to put the crib in the room. Lay out all the parts of the baby cribs on the floor. Place the four sides of the crib such as headboard, footboard and the two side pieces correctly. Then they will be put together firmly.
Step B: Read the manufacturer’s instruction and match your parts with the manual so that nothing is missing. Now attach the headboard and footboard with any given brackets. Screw the four sides such as headboard, footboard and two side pieces of the crib together.
Step C: Now attach the spring mattress support. Make sure the mattress support is attached to the same hole on each corner of the crib. Just screw them tightly.
Step D: Put the mattress in the crib. You may need to buy them separately. The mattress should fit tightly inside the crib, and there should not be any gap between the frame and the mattress. You can put a sheet on the mattress.
Make sure all the screws and bolts are tight and safe for baby. You can attach side drawers if any for the convenient storage facility.
It is always better to take help from someone when assembling your crib. That will make things easier and effortless. If it didn’t help or if you are confused about how to assemble a crib, you can hire professionals from Amazon Home Services.
Tips on how to convert a crib into a Toddler bed, Daybed, and Full-size bed
Convertible cribs are best. A convertible crib radically transforms to different types of cribs. It may convert from a crib to a toddler bed, a daybed and even a full-sized bed with a converter kit. The conversion kit includes the larger frame bed, screws, and bolts, brackets. That is why convertible cribs are expensive. But they are cost saving as well. You pay once, but the crib will last many years. You don’t need to buy additional beds for your child. Here are the ways how to convert a crib into a Toddler bed, Daybed, and Full-size bed.
Toddler bed: When your baby gets bigger it's time to convert the crib to a toddler bed. It is a mini bed. In this stage, you just need to detach the front rail from the crib and replace it with a safety rail. However, you don’t need to replace crib mattress.
Daybed: You just need to remove the front rail. You can use the standard or the same mattress. Fix and ensure this bed is low to the ground. Attach a safety rail or guard rail to prevent from accidental fall of the baby while sleeping.
Full-size Bed: When converting a crib to full sized bed, you need a pair of conversion rails. You also need a full-size mattress for the crib. The full sized bed doesn’t need to have side rails.
A Full sized bed is 75 inches long and 55 inches wide. When making a full sized bed remove the front and back rails of the crib by removing screws etc.
Attach support brackets to the headboard to the frame. Same way secure the footboard to the bed frame. Add a full-size spring and mattress to the frame.
Convertible crib has many more advantages over a standard crib. You don’t need to buy a separate crib at different stages of the baby. It converts from crib to bed and saves your money in the long run because of its versatility and convenience.