The changing table is a great addition to your nursery but can also be an eyesore. If you’re looking for ways to make your room feel more spacious and less cluttered, consider removing the changing table from its crib.
Changing tables are meant to be used with babies too young to sit up on their own–and once they reach that milestone, they no longer need one.
Removing the changing table allows you more room to store diapers and other baby essentials underneath or around it (depending on how much space you have). You’ll also save money by not having two pieces of furniture taking up space in your nursery!
Before you start, there are some safety precautions to consider.
First, the crib and changing table should be stable on the floor. If they aren’t sturdy enough, they could fall over when you’re trying to remove them from each other.
Second, make sure that no one is standing under where you plan on placing your disassembled pieces once they’re apart–you don’t want anyone getting hurt!
Lastly, note how many screws or bolts hold each piece together before starting this project so that when it comes time for reassembly (and believe us–it will), everything goes back together smoothly without any missing parts or extra screws sticking out where they shouldn’t be.
Removing the Changing Table from the Crib
Removing the changing table from your crib is fairly simple but can be time-consuming. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Prepare the tools.
Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary tools. You will need a screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and a hammer. Also, make sure you have a safe and clear workspace.
Step 2: Remove the screws
Start by removing the screws that attach the changing table to the crib. Depending on the design of your crib, the screws may be located at the top, bottom, or sides of the changing table. Use your screwdriver to remove each screw carefully. You may need pliers to help loosen the screws if they are tight.
Step 3: Remove the brackets
Once you have removed all the screws, you can remove the brackets that attach the changing table to the crib. Use your pliers to remove any nuts or bolts holding the brackets. You may need to use your hammer to tap the brackets if they are stuck gently.
Step 4: Lift the changing table of the crib
After you have removed all the screws and brackets, you can lift the changing table off the crib. Be careful not to damage the crib or the changing table as you lift it off. If it is heavy, you may need someone else to help you lift the changing table.
Step 5: Clean and inspect the crib
After removing the changing table, cleaning and inspecting the crib takes a few minutes. Look for any damage or wear and tear that may need to be repaired or replaced. If the crib is still in good condition, you can use it without changing the table or attaching a different accessory.
Cleaning and Storing the Changing Table
Once you’ve removed the changing table from your crib, it’s time to clean and store it.
To avoid damage and ensure your changing table is ready for future use, clean it thoroughly before storing it.
First, wipe down all sides with a damp cloth or sponge. Then use a small amount of mild soap (like baby shampoo) and water on a clean cloth to wipe down any remaining stains or dirt from the surface of the wood. Ensure not to get soap in between cracks where they can cause damage later on! Finally, dry off all surfaces with another clean rag so that no moisture remains on them after cleaning them off.
Store Your Changing Table Properly
Store your changing table inside its original packaging so that nothing gets damaged during storage time! If this isn’t possible because someone already threw away all those boxes years ago–or if there aren’t any left at all–then make sure instead at least one side faces outward when placing it back inside its storage area so nobody bumps into anything while trying to walk through narrow hallways/doorways.
Repurposing the Crib
Once you have removed the changing table from your crib, there are many ways to repurpose it. You can transform it into a toddler bed or daybed or use it as an extra storage unit for toys and clothes. Here are some ideas:
- Use plywood boards to create a platform for your child’s mattress so they can climb in easily when they’re older.
- Remove one side of the mattress support railings and replace them with hooks for hanging clothes on hangers. This will also help keep things off the floor when dressing time comes around!
- Add more shelves at different heights so children can reach them easily once they’re older.
Donating or Selling the Changing Table and Crib
Before donating or selling the changing table and crib, ensure it’s safe for use. If you need to check whether your changing table is safe, check with the manufacturer or contact a certified inspector.
Clean off any dirt or stains from the changing table and crib with mild soap and water. Dry it completely before storing it until you’re ready for donation or selling purposes. If any cracks in the wood cannot be repaired with wood filler (like if they go all the way through), then it may not be worth repairing at all–you can always buy another one if need be!
Once your child outgrows their crib, consider donating it instead of throwing away unused furniture pieces like this! Many organizations accept donations from individuals who want their items put to good use by others in need; make sure that whoever takes on this task knows how much weight each piece weighs so they don’t break down during transportation due to too much weight being placed upon them at once (which could cause injuries).
So, you’ve decided to remove your changing table from the crib. That’s a great decision! It can be difficult to decide what to do with a new piece of furniture, but we hope this guide has helped you see how easy it is to remove a changing table from a crib.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about removing or installing changing tables. We’d love to hear from you!
Can I remove the changing table from a portable crib?
Yes, you can! The process is simple and only takes about 10 minutes.
How long does removing the changing table from a crib take?
It depends on how experienced you are with taking apart furniture like this one. Suppose this is something completely new for you. In that case, it may take longer than usual because there will probably be some trial-and-error involved before getting everything back together properly (which could also cause additional time).
However, if this is manageable, people usually finish within 5-10 minutes after starting with everything disassembled into separate parts/pieces.
So that nothing gets lost during assembly later down the line when putting things back together again after removing them first thing initially during the initial setup stages before making sure everything fits correctly before committing fully investing financially into buying expensive accessories such as matt