Jardine Americana Lifetime Convertible Crib Instructions
The Jardine Americana Convertible Crib is designed to grow with your child at each stage of his life. This distinctive crib can transform from an infant's crib all the way up to a full-size bed. The crib can be moderately difficult to assemble, because it includes many pieces that are bulky in size. Assistance is recommended when assembling this crib.
Connect the side panel to the front post using one wooden dowel at base. Secure the side panel to the front post with two 1/4-by-2-1/2-inch bolts, tightening them with an allen key. Repeat this step for the remaining side panel and front post.
Attach the side panels to the headboard with four wooden dowels. Secure the headboard to the side panels with four 1/4-by-2-1/2-inch bolts, using the allen key.
Insert the mattress support between the two side panels at the base of crib. Secure it with four 1/4-by-1/2-inch bolts in each corner of the mattress support at the desired height level. Once the height level is established, fill in the rest of the height adjustment slots with bolts to ensure stability.
Attach the front panel to the front posts using two wooden dowels on each side. Once secure, screw the front panel to the front posts with 1/4-by-3-1/8-inch bolts.
Conversion to Toddler Bed
Unscrew the front panel from the front posts with the allen key.
Lower the mattress support to the lowest level using the adjustment slots.
Secure the guardrail to the front posts with two wooden dowels, one on each side. Once in place, screw in one 1/4-by-3-1/8-inch bolt to each side of the front posts.
Conversion to Full-Size Bed
Detach the guardrail, the two front posts and the mattress support from the headboard.
Connect the two front posts to the front panel with two wooden dowels on each side. Secure with 1/4-by-3-1/8-inch bolts, two on each side.
Attach the full-size conversion rails (not included) to the headboard and the front panel (now the footboard).
- Put the crib together on a smooth surface to make assembly easier.
- Ensure the tabs on corners of mattress support are pointing upward.
- After the crib is completely assembled, recheck bolts to ensure they are tightened correctly.
- Full-size conversion rails are not included, but they can be purchased at any hardware store.
- Keep all bolts and dowels even if not in use, as they may be needed at a later time when converting to a different size bed.
- Remember to check bolts periodically as needed to ensure tightness.
- Do not use power tools to put this item together -- they can damage the crib by stripping the bolts or damaging the wood itself.
- Mattresses must be 27 1/4 by 51 5/8 inches and at least 4 inches thick. A child can suffocate between the gaps if the mattress is smaller than the recommended size.
- When the child is able to stand on her own, put the crib its lowest level.
- The toddler bed is not recommended for children under 15 months of age.
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