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Crib sides not popping up

I've got a Kolcraft playpen. I've only taken it down once and when I went to put it back up the two short sides wouldn't pop up. The long sides went right up and snapped into place. Is there a way I can get the other two sides to stay up?

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I cannot release the top bars on the Cosco playpen.

  • This is a safety feature.
  • When picking up the playpen you need pull pull the middle clear up first and then the side rails can be released.
  • When you set it up again make sure you set the rails up first and then push down the middle.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Jul 05, 2011 | Cosco Beatrix Potter Playard Crib

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How do you lock an Avalon on the move series playpen? Where do I get instructions?

  • These playpens have a safety feature.
  1. First thing is to make sure the center of the playpen is up in the air.
  2. First lock the short side rails. They will click into place.
  3. Now lift up and lock the long set of rails.
  4. Now you want to push the center piece (floor) down all the way.
  5. Now your playpen is set up.
  6. When you go to put it up you will pull the floor up first and then release the side rails.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Jun 17, 2011 | Cribs, Cradles & Bassinets

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How to I take apart the drop down side of this crib. I had it installed and can't figure it out

This is tricky but I have put it together and taken it apart countless times (3 kids, 2 houses and everyone switching rooms). All of the screws keeping the crib together need to be as loose as possible without the crib coming apart. I found it easiest to have someone help so they can help hold the crib. It's important not to pull the drop side apart as it will break the plastic slides (I've done this and had to replace them). Have your helper hold one side of the drop crib right against the side piece of the crib and slide the drop side down to detach it from the side your helper isn't on. once this side is detached do the same for the opposite side. On the crib side that attaches to the drop side is a "screw" that slides down the plastic slide and a "peg" at the bottom. I always get the peg out of the track and then you can slide the screw all the way down the slide to get it out.

Jan 04, 2011 | Cara Mia Louise Crib

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How do I set up an avalon playpen? I can't seem to get the sides to stay up. Everytime I pull them up they just drop back down.

with the bottom still collapsed, straighten the sides, then they will stay. the bottom has to be the last part of the assembly.hope this helps ;)

May 20, 2010 | Graco 9445DOH Crib

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Tender Vibes 18189-TX Crib: how do you put the crib back together...

Hello! This is Products America! We are your crib hardware specialist. If you have a Kolcraft crib, we may be able to help you with your questions! We are open M-F 8 am-6 pm CST. Our contact numbers are 800-205-9642 or 800-772-1041. We look forward to speaking with you!

May 18, 2010 | Kolcraft Tender Vibes 18189-TX Crib

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How the hell does the skirt go on this piece of ****?

Put the metal frame on the board - then turn them upside down. The skirt has four slits - where the knobs on the bottom of the board come through - pull the material tautly while snapping on buttons.

Mar 17, 2009 | Kolcraft Light Vibes 18270 Crib

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Cosco playard playpen

hey guys, wat you have to do is keep the middle of the playpen up, the very middle thenyou lift up all the sides until they click...once all 4 sides have locked you press the middle of the play pen down and put the mat on top :) hope this helps

May 31, 2008 | Cosco Metal Crib

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The sides are like elbows. You have to hyper-extend the elbows upward to get them to lock. It took my husband's strength on the longer sides.

Mar 25, 2008 | Cosco Beatrix Potter Playard Crib

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Convert to toddler bed

They do have answers on their website, you may want to check your printed or online crib instructions to remind yourself how you put the crib together, too.

I found the answers here:

i've pasted them below. You can make it a toddler bed without a side rail just by removing the movable side of your crib, and you can install the side rail instead of the movable side if you want it to look a little more finished and help keep your child from rolling out of the bed.


How to convert a crib into a toddler bed
To convert a crib into a toddler bed you must loosen the two front gold bolts left and right side of the crib and remove the dropside (the front gate that goes up and down). After removing the dropside be very careful that you tighten back your two gold bolts.

How to install the streight rail (toddler rail)
To install a streight (toddler) rail loosen the two front gold bolts left and right side of the crib and remove the dropside, once you have removed the dropside replace with the streight rail. Always be very careful and make sure you tighten back your two gold bolts in the front.

Oct 14, 2007 | Pali Sabrina Crib

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Kolcraft Bassinet

I too have this bassinet and went looking online for a 'how to' on removing to wash. What I found was the manual, I will post the link below. In the manual it does say that the fabric cannot be removed from the canopy frame.

you have to either turn off your pop up blocker for this manual or hold down "control" when clicking the link for it

Apr 29, 2007 | Kolcraft Light Vibes 18270 Crib

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