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Published on December 18th, 2013 | by pmcmf


Sniglar Crib to Sleeper

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Materials: crib SNIGLAR (Not for sale anymore in Portugal), 1 wooden board (15€)

Description: After 2 years, and before changing them to a real bed, I decided to try and change the crib into a sleeper so that my two small ladies wouldn’t feel a big change in their lives and had the feeling of sleeping in an open bed where they could leave whenever they wanted.

All the hack I found were not what I was looking for so I gave it a try. One other thought was that I didn’t want to damage the cribs so that they can be used for another baby.

With that in mind I bought a wooden board and used the original Ikea screws. The only damage on the crib is a new hole on each side.

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The board measures length: 130 cm, width: 3 cm and height: 30 cm. It is a little wider than the crib vertical structure but I was afraid that the structure wouldn’t withstand the lack of one side. Today I would buy a 2.5 cm board. Is more than enough.

30 cm of weight so that they wouldn’t fall if they rollover.

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The screws are the original ones so that the crib wouldn’t be damaged and where visual matters it makes the sleeper more stylish.

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All the board edges were sanded for safety.

As an option you may “give” your kids permission to paint the board. I did (sorry but no photo) and they were thrilled.

There you have it: a solid crib, super easy to create, and that you can reset it with another, maybe later, baby.


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4 Responses to Sniglar Crib to Sleeper

  1. Kirsty says:

    correction: it’s 119.5 centimeters length for the board (not 130). the entire bed is only 124 long.
    also y’all dont forget the height of the board depends on the cylinder screw nut on the vertical bottom of the board.

    Anyone got a suggestion how to put wheels underneath this bed? The pillars are too skinny to drill on those little shims you need to attach a wheel.

    we’re remodelling this bed right now. fingers crossed :D
    good luck!

  2. Chase says:

    Did you use the Sniglar crib with twins (you mentioned two girls). We’re considering it for our inbound identical girls. I prefer the design of this crib, but have reservations about its durability.

    • pmcmf says:

      Hi Chase, it is not the best of cribs. With time the bed tends to curve with the children’s weigh.
      What I did was add an extra very small bar attached transversal to the bet, below. If you want send me your email and I’ll send you a picture.

  3. Maria says:

    Very nice! We have the same problem and the same babybed – and now a solution! Thanks for this idea!

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