Cribs and Paint

It’s done.  I finished off the baby’s room (minus some cosmetic things like hanging pictures on the wall) this weekend.  Fortunately for me, my brother was visiting and so I had help to move furniture around and get the room set up.  We put together the crib which was considerably easier than building loft beds from scratch.

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The crib is one of the things we saved from our first two kids.  When we dug it out from storage it was somewhat dusty, but a solid cleaning and it is good to go.  I also had to make a couple of adjustments to the crib since apparently now it is a dangerous piece of furniture.  It is or I should say, was, a drop-side crib and those have been recalled.  I can’t recall the reason, but I remember that it was possible to order adapter kits to make them no longer drop-side.  Laura and I are both tall so we rarely used the drop-side feature to put our kids into or take them out of the baby-jail.

I just drove some screws through the sides and into the top rail and no it is no longer a drop-side crib and the everyone can sleep soundly knowing that our kid will not easily escape from the crib – initially at least.

In addition to the crib we picked up a pull-out couch from Ikea for cheap so that we can occasionally have visitors and they can sleep somewhere without waking up in the morning on a deflated air mattress. We have been through several air mattresses and they all seem to spring a leak pretty rapidly after a few uses.  This pull-out doesn’t have a metal frame to sleep on, but there is some wood that my brother discovered wasn’t so comfortable for his legs.  We’ll look into getting a foam mattress that we can roll up and store and then toss on to make it more comfortable.

 

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So just some books to organize on the bookshelf, a few pictures to hang on the wall and a sheet for the crib and the room will be all done.  We might need a baby to accessorize the room, but that will come in due course.

 

 

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About DadGoesRound
I am a Canadian father of three girls and blog about Fatherhood, Kids and Current Affairs at www.dadgoesround.com

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