A crib from IKEA was modified. The bottom of the bed can be assembled at various heights (IKEA original). An opening was made on one of the long sides of the bed It can be opened and closed with a piece of fabric. The fabric is nailed to the lower frame and is attached to the upper frame with Velcro straps. It is easy to lay the child down and pick it up when you open the fabric.
The advantage of this crib is that it does not occupy too much space. It is easy to move from room to room. The disadvantage is that Erika cannot access it from the front, i.e., she can’t slide her knees under the bed. Another disadvantage is that she can’t tuck the child in and pat the child when the fabric is on the bed. She is thinking about making a hole in the fabric for this purpose.
How to make
Saw off the middle slats from the bed on one long side. Sew a piece of fabric somewhat larger than the opening with a Velcro strip on the upper edge. Attach it with a staple gun on the inside of the lower frame. Glue a matching Velcro strip on the outside of the upper frame. The fabric sits on the inside of the bed frame, goes over the upper edge and is attached on the outside. Alternatively, sew fabric strips to the upper edges to tie the fabric in place.
Dean Smith, Erika’s partner
IKEA, www.ikea.com (last checked May 2017), fabric store
Paid for by
Erika Nilsson, Dean Smith
This tip is from 2005