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Crib sturdyness I have a crib that I got used from someone that had it for only one child. After assembly, it seemed to rock back and forth like it wasn't all that sturdy. It still works however, but I was wondering if I was missing anything during assembly that would cause it to do this. The mattress spring frame sits on some brackets that are screwed into the ends. The crib front bars go up and down within their slots like they're supposed to. So what's up? Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks in advance..

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Re: Crib sturdyness

Alot of times cribs that have spindles all the way around or slats have a tendency to loosen around each slat. (probably caused by not keeping the crib screws tightened enough) that or a really strong baby! It seems to dance side to side. Find a really good wood glue that will seep down into each slat hole without you removing the slat and re-glue or secure every slat one by one. Flip the side over and do the topside the same way. Once again you have a sturdy crib. If left wobbly the potential of you cracking the wood somewhere on the ends of one side is great. If you can find it I recommend Wonderlok wood glue , which is a wood glue made especially for wobbly chair legs. I had a children's resale shop for five years and ran into this problem many times. It works! Good luck to you!

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Re: Crib sturdyness

If it feels as though it wobbles, a likely problem is that the screws have not been fully tightened. They may feel tight, but give them all one good torque turn or two, until you cant anymore, pretty much. It should solve most of the wobble.

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