Your baby's crib requires careful disassembly and wrapping to ensure it doesn't sustain damage during a move. Your baby's safety depends on the integrity of the crib, so be sure to exercise care when taking apart and packing a crib on your own.
Here are some useful tips on how to pack a crib for your move.
How to disassemble a crib
- Before packing a crib, remove the screws and bolts from the crib. Check to see where the crib's pieces meet and carefully loosen the screws or bolts using the appropriate tool (depending on the fastener type). Place them in a Ziploc bag and label the bag appropriately to avoid misplacing the pieces during the move.
- Remove the crib's side and mattress. If the mattress is secured by screws or bolts, gently loosen and remove them. Then place them in Ziploc bag and label the contents. Remove the mattress.
- Remove the bolts and screws from the other side of the crib. Have someone help you by supporting the crib while you remove the hardware because this piece is holding the rest of the crib together. Remove the side. Place bolts and screws in a Ziploc bag and label it.
- Loosen the fasteners on the side of the crib attached to the back. Remove the fasteners and detach the crib's back. Do the same with the crib's front. Place the bolts or screws in a Ziploc bag and label the contents.
- Check for any smaller pieces that should be disassembled or removed, such as springs or wheels. Place these items in a box or carton and label it clearly.
TIP: Make sure all bags containing screws, bolts, or washers, as well as the part of the crib from which they were removed, are clearly labeled "CRIB". This will make reassembly in your new home a much simpler task.
Tips to Pack a crib for moving