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:
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
Assemble the crib but leave one side un-mounted.
Secure the side
This is the side with the missing bars. Secure it so it’s not loose and open like below:
Change the drill bit to the same size of the screws for the other side.
Go all the way to the end till our drill reaches the other side.
Adding the wooden bar
Position the bar behind at the right height : the screw will be in the center of the bar.
It should look like this when finished.
Adding the wheels
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.
Fix the base for the wheels.
Add the wheel in.
Repeat for all wheels.
Fitting the co-sleeper to the bed
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
Using the metal corners, create an “n” shape.
Screw it in to the crib
Add both mattresses.
And you’re done with your IKEA crib co-sleeper!