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Lowering crib mattress

How do i lower the mattress support in a crib - i do not have the type of support that screw in - it has opposing hooks - neither my husband or i can figure it out and we put it together

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  • moon1oh Jun 17, 2008

    the crib is about 9 years old - i have no idea who the manufacturer is. my 8-1/2 mos old just started standing up in the crib and i need to lower the mattress support (not the side rail) so she does not climb over and fall (which she almost did last night). there are no springs - the flat wooden mattress support has 4 hooks - 2 which connect to the side supports straight and 2 which connect from the side. I don't remember how to deattach them in order to lower it.

  • moon1oh Jun 17, 2008

    the crib is about 9 years old - i have no idea who the manufacturer is. my 8-1/2 mos old just started standing up in the crib and i need to lower the mattress support (not the side rail) so she does not climb over and fall (which she almost did last night). there are no springs - the flat wooden mattress support has 4 hooks - 2 which connect to the side supports straight and 2 which connect from the side. I don't remember how to deattach them in order to lower it.

  • moon1oh Jun 17, 2008

    ours has no screws. its the vertically adjustable using brackets at all 4 corners of the crib which slip into the slot which are attached to the ends of the crib. there are varying slots (about 4) which these brackets slide into. i can't figure out how to remove them from the slots

  • moon1oh Jun 17, 2008

    i remember it being a bit tricky - slide and pull or lift and pull - it just seems impossible when you look at it - there appears to be no way of getting them out of the slots

  • moon1oh Jun 17, 2008

    the hooks that go into the front do you lift need to rotate the mattress support up - but how do you release the hooks that are going in from the side (this is worse than a rubic's cube)

  • moon1oh Jun 17, 2008

    no release mechanism - its a matter of pushing and pulling at the correct location

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You can loosen it by moving all four slides on the slots at the same time, you should ask help from someone since you cant make it loose if you are working alone. try to check for a lock that might be holding down the slides as well. If you notice that the slides is at the very end of it then chances are there is no option for you to lower it much further, best i got! Thanks!

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Most cribs feature two or more mattress height adjustments to raise and lower the crib mattress. you can lower the mattress position by depressing the clips that hold the mattress support in place.

do you have such clips in the crib yo use

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    Viv Vek Jun 17, 2008

    There must be something for pressing or releasing mechanism for the four brackets from the present slots.. there should surely be one.. find a way to release them and put them in a lower slot

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Oh ,how sweet ..9 months is the time to watch out..they are just finding their legs.. I know exactly waht you you mean..my kid is 8 months himself, and he is a bundle..

Just check the louvres (notches) on the side ballasts..if you find any that is lower than where it is positioned at the moment, all you need is monkey wrench and lower the holdings. If you cannot find any other grooves, then I'm afraid, you cannot do it.

But do not fret..if your hubby is handy with woodworking tools, you can make a groove in the ballast/post, exactly where you want it and lower/upper the louvre. If not, seek the assistance of a carpenter, who will be easily able to assist you in about 1/2 hour and get your issue sorted. I do understand that your like to keep the same crib as you've already had it for 9 years, with other siblings occupying it earlier. But this is the only way to resolve the issue.

If you found my answer helpful in any way, or led you to a solution, I request uou to kindly take a moment to "Accept" the solution.

If there is any way I can assist you further, please post back, and I will be more than happy to help you as best I can..

Thanks,
IrishDruid.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson Jun 17, 2008

    Just unhook them, and see if you have any lower hinges and attach it to them..if you dont, you will have to make one to your specifications, and may require the assistance of a carpenter.

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    Swilin Sampson Jun 17, 2008

    Why not just try asking the manufacturer's themselves or asking from your point of purchase..I'm sure they will be able to assist you better, as they know th make and model of the crib in question..

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You need to take it apart totally and reassemble it at the correct height. Take a picture of the area with the hooks and email it to me at bestdarntootingood@yahoo.com. I used to assemble cribs at a job I had along with all kinds of things. They are basic so think the simple way always.

If you have any other questions, please ask

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Underneath there is the mattress support. There should be bolts that all for height adjustment. on all 4 corners there should be a bracket that connects usually to the mattress support. Just loosen those bolts and move it up or down as you see fit.

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 17, 2008

    here is a link i feel might help you has a diagram of how to adjust a crib. might not be the exact model but it should give you a idea how to do it.

    click here for diagram


    hope this helps,
    Nathan


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What is the exact make/model of the crib? Did you just purchase it and put it together?
Thanks,
Lee

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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    Lee A. Jun 17, 2008

    Does it have a bumper pad? Have you removed that?
    Thanks,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Jun 17, 2008

    Mattress Support: Most cribs have a metal mattress support that is held
    by four metal hooks located on all four sides and attached to one of
    the mattress height clips. A metal support will hold up to any active
    jumping toddler, although, the springs might press against the mattress
    and cause tears.


    Release Mechanism: All cribs feature one of three lock release
    mechanisms: metal rods, trigger release and knee release. This is
    important in preventing a toddler from accidentally lowering one of the
    sides and is required by law. Metal Rods, located on either side of the
    rail to hold it in place, allow the rail to move up and down. To lower
    a side, parents must depress the release mechanism usually located in
    the center and on the back of the rail you are lowering. This is the
    nosiest of the three release mechanisms. Trigger Release buttons or
    knobs are located on either side of the rail at the top. A parent must
    depress or pull the buttons/knobs at the same time to lower the
    railing. Knee Release mechanisms require a parent to first lift the
    railing slightly and then push in the railing with your knee. This
    release mechanism is the quietest of the three.
    Hope this helps,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Jun 17, 2008

    Does it have sets of hooks going down the length of the crib like 4 sets?

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    Lee A. Jun 17, 2008

    What is holding the support onto the other part? should be something you have push or pull. You have taken everything out of the crib to do this correct?
    Thanks,
    Lee


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