Published on May 9th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Guest bed makes space for baby changing table

Materials: Hemnes daybed and Singlar changing table

Description: Convert a day bed to a comfortable toddler bed with changing table.

1. Cut the legs of the Sniglar changing table and paint the frame white.

2. Cut the excess length of the Hemnes daybed mattress and use this piece as a separator between the bed and the changing table.

3. If guests arrive, remove the Sniglar changing table and place the excess mattress back in place. It reverts back to being a full length day bed.

See more of the Daybed plus changing table.

~ Kika y Luka, Barcelona

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16 Responses to Guest bed makes space for baby changing table

  1. Abby says:

    I know this is a very old thread, but wondering if anyone can advise on this for their experience. I measured my hemnes daybed along with the dimension of the sniglar changing table and the table is about 10 or so inches shorter than the frame. Have they changed the dimensions of the table since this hack? Would another changing table work better?

  2. Jay Lee says:

    Can anyone tell me what kind of toddler railing that is being used or a compatible railing that would work with this bed? Also can u use a regular twin mattress with this bed or do u have to use ikea mattress? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Keeley says:

    Please can someone comment on the depth of this. would it be safe enough for a child as they get older and want to climb ?

  4. Lupatinadora says:

    This is perfect! I already have the daybed in what today is the spare bedroom and in the future will be the baby’s room. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jessica says:

    So clever – well done!

  6. Anonymous says:

    This would be nice for grammy’s house little home daycare.

  7. Lorna says:

    SO cute and functional! After the baby goes down for a nap, I’d want to crawl into the small part and read a book for awhile! I also love the decor scheme – all those lovely stripes!

  8. what a great idea!!!!!
    greetings from switzerland, daniela

  9. YK says:

    Neat idea.

    Cutting the mattress? does it still feel good though?

    • Naan says:

      It works fine with foam mattresses, but you can’t do it with all types of mattresses. You do need to keep your feet on the shortest side of the mattress, then it should be comfortable. You don’t want to have the cut where your shoulders are!

  10. _ayca_ says:

    very cute and useful :)

  11. Anonymous says:

    I wanted to comment when I first read this, but it seems this site doesn’t allow iPhone users to comment.

    Anyway, this is so clever! A great idea… it makes me wonder why something similar isn’t offered by IKEA in the first place. A cot/changing table that can convert into a toddler bed/changing table, and then a full-sized bed seems like a brilliant piece of furniture to me!

    You’ve executed it really well, and it doesn’t look poorly made or dangerous, which most hacks for children on this site are!

  12. mamimama says:

    Love it! Great idea!

  13. Anonymous says:

    That’s adorable and so useful! What a great way to save space and make the room functional for both the baby and guests.

    Just a reminder if you do something similar and have an infant, do not leave anything soft in the bed area with the infant, like the decorative pillows in the pictures, because they are a suffocation hazard! You should also make sure that the cut off portion of the mattress can’t fall over on your baby. Perhaps some strong velcro?

  14. Anonymous says:

    cute idea!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Very clever idea. Smart!

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