DIY A Co-Sleeper From An Ikea Crib

DIY A Co-Sleeper From An Ikea Crib

This DIY co-sleeper is easy on the pocket while leaving enough room for everyone! Here's how you make a co-sleeper from an IKEA crib.

Many parents choose to co-sleep, and this co-sleeper is easy on the pocket while leaving enough room for everyone! Here's how you DIY a co-sleeper baby crib from an IKEA crib.

What you need:

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A half-assembled ikea crib (SNIGLAR)

Small bi-directional wheels

A wood drill of 12mm

2 metal corners

Wooden bar , cut at 119.5 cm length

2 long aluminium screws

Assemble the Ikea SNIGLAR crib

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 Assemble the crib but leave one side un-mounted.

Secure the side

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This is the side with the missing bars. Secure it so it's not loose and open like below:
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Drill

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Drill 2mm into the wood.
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Change the drill bit to the same size of the screws for the other side.
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Go all the way to the end till our drill reaches the other side.

Adding the wooden bar
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Position the bar behind at the right height : the screw will be in the center of the bar.
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It should look like this when finished.
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Another view.

Adding the wheels

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Turn the crib upside down and change the drill to the 12 mm for wood and start drilling. Be careful not to go more than 14 mm deep.
 
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Fix the base for the wheels.
 
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Add the wheel in.
 
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Repeat for all wheels.

Fitting the co-sleeper to the bed

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The co-sleeper is nearly done, with the mattress it will be the same level as the bed. Now this is the most important part- making the crib safe and attached to the bed.

Securing the crib

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Using the metal corners, create an "n" shape.

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Screw it in to the crib

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Add both mattresses.

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And you're done with your IKEA crib co-sleeper!

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Hanna Lee

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