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