Baby Crib Mattress Heights?

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Forum topic by Blakep posted 09-24-2010 01:34 PM 13450 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2010 01:34 PM

I am currently building a baby crib. The front of the crib does not let up and down so I want the mattress to be adjustable so I can let it down when the baby gets older. I think most cribs like this have about three different heights that the mattress can be placed at. Does anyone know about what heights these are?

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#1 posted 09-25-2010 03:59 AM

from the floor up 14 in. 18 in. and 22in. some go down to 12in. but not many any lower your kid needs a bed.

-- el pollo

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#2 posted 09-25-2010 05:21 AM

Mine starts at 14 inches off the floor and has 3 inch adjustments up to 20 inches off the floor. Works well, my boy is about 8 months and has started to pull himself up to stand. Once this happened, the 20 inch level was a bit too high, so moved it down and it seems to be working well.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#3 posted 09-25-2010 05:30 AM

I used a set of metal brackets that have 4 holes, I got them from these people
you predrill the holes behind the brackets and the brackets are screwed into the legs, the mattress frame screws into the brackets. I used this even with a drop side crib, with the mattress all the way up and the side all the way down it makes a great changing surface.

-- A posse ad esse

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#4 posted 09-27-2010 04:22 AM

Thanks for all the measurments guys. Now I don’t have to try and measure one in a store ha

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#5 posted 07-27-2014 01:25 AM

Thank you for this post. It answered one of our questions about the heights.

-- D & K Bownds, Texas

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