Cradle dimensions??

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Forum topic by bbc557ci posted 03-09-2014 06:03 PM 1193 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-09-2014 06:03 PM

Well I found out a few days ago I’m gonna be a grand father :o) This will be my 1st and I’m pretty excited about it :o)

So, I’m thinking about building a cradle for the new arrival. Don’t know yet if “we” are having a boy or girl. But as far as a cradle is concerned I don’t think it makes much difference.

Any suggestions on the length/width/height would be appreciated. I’m guessing maybe 32” long x 16 in” wide??

What say you?? :o)

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 06:18 PM

I would start with the mattress. Take the measurements from that and go on.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 08:28 PM

first thing that came to y mind was 32×16…I think 15 degree pitch on the sides is about right

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 08:49 PM

Changing table mattresses are 16×32. I just got one for the one I made 35 years ago (got a new grand-baby on the way also) 15% pitch is indeed pretty good.

-- George, Parker Colorado

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 08:55 PM

Well done all of you aren’t Grandchildren just wonderful.We are truly blessed indeed.Alistair ps We now have two to my middle son and his wife who are both consultant dr’s Psychiatrists so I will be in good hands when It comes my time to need spoon-fed LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 03-09-2014 10:41 PM

Wow, 16/32 was just a guess on my part. Got out the ol’ tape measure and opened it up and said to self… yep, 16/32 looks about right LOL. So, 16/32 is changing table size, then do you guys think that should be ok or about right for a cradle as well?

Congrats on the new comer George M and congrats to you too Alistair!!

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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