Sleigh Crib Assembly

Proper assembly of a sleigh crib is fundamental to the health and safety of your child while sleeping.
Do not place soft comforters, pillows or padding in the crib as they can suffocate a child.Do not place soft comforters, pillows or padding in the crib as they can suffocate a child.
A sleigh bed generally has high, curved headboards with matching lower footboards and is know for its durability, stability and style. Be sure to assemble the sleigh crib before the baby arrives to ensure everything is in proper working order prior to use. Also, put the crib together in the nursery so that you do not have to move it between rooms after it is assembled. Ensure you follow the instructions below as well as the manufacturer's warnings for the most success.

Step 1

Mount the rear side's post to the post of the headboard and footboard. Fasten to the posts, using the bolts provided with the crib, but do not fully tighten the bolts.

Step 2

Install the mattress support -- i.e., springs -- to the the headboard and footboard at the appropriate height, using the bolts and wing nuts provided. The highest position should be used for newborns, while the lowest position is more appropriate for a baby who is able to kneel or stand in the crib.

Step 3

Mount the front side's posts to the headboard and footboard. Fasten to the posts, using the bolts provided with the crib, but do not fully tighten the bolts.

Step 4

Use the Allen wrench to fully tighten all bolts on the crib.

Step 5

Place crib mattress on top of the support springs.

Things You Will Need

  • Bolts
  • Wing nuts
  • Allen wrench
  • Hex wrench
  • Headboards
  • Sides
  • Mattress springs

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