Hi. I am trying to use the crib i used when i was a child, for my baby. I have no idea how to put this together...Half the sticker is ripped off with the model number....it's either: 91800 or 91000. and it was made on May 37...(year is ripped off) but i was born in 1987 and im guessing it was made that year or the year before. Please help
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Re: Crib from when i was a baby.
Unless you are 8 years old or younger I strongly advise against this. The crib safety standards have been revised several times in the last 35 years with the last major revision made in 2000. Thus, older cribs are no longer considered safe. Why did the standards get revised? Because childer were getting killed or hurt in these older designs. It is easy to say "well it was fine for me, I am still alive" but would you let your child travel in a car without a car seat even though you managed to survive without one?
In addition to the design changes, any crib made of wood - the glue holding it together gets dried out and the wood itself looses some of it's moisture and strength over the years.
Older hardware used different screws which will now more easily pull out of the dried older wood. PLEASE do not put any baby into this crib. Older second hand cribs are associated with more deaths than new cribs.
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The above picture is how our Jardine Enterprises crib attaches the mattress support to the frame. I am thinking you need the bolts to make your crib work. And that might be a chore unless you are very handy with hardware. Also, being a new parent ourselves, I would recommend against anything but the safest crib for your child. Call the original owner--see if they can find the bolts/hardware, if not get a complete unit if you can afford it, it may cost more in the short run, but may save a serious injury or worse. Also, if you go the used route see if it has been recalled, you can start here: http://www.thenewparentsguide.com/choosing-a-baby-crib.htm
The springs (I am presuming you mean the little springs, not the springs for the mattress placement) go on the little rod that the side of the crib slides up and down on. They should be at the bottom of the slide bar. This is to keep it from just dropping with a bang and creating injury.
Do you have a friend with a child/baby crib that you could take a photos of, use it as directions? Sometimes the simplest thing in trying to remember the order of putting it together is befuddling.
Another idea, see if there is a store that carries that crib, tell them you don't have the instructions to reput it back together, they may take it from the box, zerox it for you for free. Unless you have a brand name, googling won't get you the proper instructions either. My babies did not use a crib that had sides up and down.