How to Convert a Crib to a Daybed

By Kathryn Guthrie
baby"s bedroom image by Paul Hill from

Converting a crib to a daybed depends on the type of crib that you have purchased. Some cribs can not be converted because of the way the manufacturers made it, while others can convert three or four times until it becomes a twin or full-size bed. With the right tools and materials, you can convert your crib in a relatively short time.

Conversion Process

Move the mattress support or spring to the lowest level in the crib.

Unscrew the bolts on the front panel of your crib with the allen wrench.

Remove the front panel from the crib and store it in a safe environment away from extreme temperatures or humidity.

Attach the guard railing, where the front panel was attached, by lining it up with the holes provided on the right and left front posts of the crib. Tighten the guard railing with the bolts and washers provided by the manufacturer (optional step).

Insert the mattress into the newly formed daybed.

About the Author

Kathryn Guthrie has been writing professional material for more than 10 years. She has earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and another in management from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. Additionally, she has been writing for various websites, specializing in family articles.