I was given a never-been-used, solid oak crib by a good friend of mine who co-slept with her kids instead of using a crib. My husband put it together yesterday and I noticed something strange… there are not variable levels for the mattress. I thought all cribs came with three level options (you start out high and move lower as the kid rolls over/sits/stands).
I can’t reach the mattress!
The mattress support is screwed directly into the ends of the crib and is in no way adjustable. One side of the crib used to drop, but perhaps they got a kit to prevent that… because we can’t figure out a way to drop the side (and you’re not supposed to anyway).
So how do I get my baby into and out of the crib? It doesn’t seem safe to put something under the mattress to raise it up until the baby can roll over, right? Suggestions?
Here is an image that resembles the crib. It’s very simple… 2 sides screwed into 2 ends which are screwed into the mattress support (a rectangular, metal, springy thing).
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