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Posted on Need a quick release attachment for a safety rail to add to a wood baby crib

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#1 posted 01-19-2018 06:11 PM

A. Good on you for taking on a huge challenge and making a good home for your grandson!

B. That piece of hardware you linked to looks like the type of thing that held the hood down on my Jeep and the spring inside it was so strong that two hands were required to use it. I d call and ask how much effort would be required to pull it open.

C. I was thinking maybe something that slipped OVER the top of the rails. It could be 3 sections and you d have to just lift off the center section to access the crib – or you could do something where the center section is hinged and flips down, just kept up in place with a barrel bolt for quick access. You might want to pad the rail as well as it looks like it might be chin height.

Good luck.

- dhazelton

Good idea. I hadn’t thought of that, but that might work. For quick access it might be out of the way enough when the side rail is lowered to access him. Then it could be removed when not needed. It also limits the modifications to be non-permanent depending on the attachment.

Thanks for the encouragement – it’s been a long road. He was in the hospital for 27 months from birth. His father passed away 2 years ago and his mother, our daughter, 24 passed away 3 weeks ago on Christmas day.

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