Congratulations on the arrival of your newborn! After all the excitement of bringing your little one home from the hospital and spending those first few days getting to know each other, it’s time to start assembling your baby’s crib. Many parents do not know how to assemble a crib safely, but fear not you can do it with ease with this comprehensive step-by-step guide.

The Pieces of Your Cot

Before you get started, make sure you have all the pieces necessary to assemble your crib. Depending on what type of cot you opted for, these pieces may include screws, nuts and bolts, side rails and posts, and a mattress frame. Once you have all these pieces laid out before you, it’s time to get building!

Assembling the Mattress Frame

The first step is assembling the mattress frame. To do this correctly, make sure that each corner is securely attached using screws or nuts and bolts (depending on what your particular cot requires). You should also check that each corner is at 90 degrees by ensuring that the corners line up perfectly when placed together. This will provide structural integrity for both your mattress frame and your entire crinb.

Attaching Side Rails and Posts

Now it’s time for the fun part—attaching the side rails and posts! As previously mentioned, depending on what type of cot you have chosen there may be different parts included such as curved rails or cornered posts.

In addition to making sure they are lined up correctly with each other, be careful not to over tighten any screws during this process as this can lead to damage in both materials used in construction as well as potential injury if something were to fail unexpectedly while in use later down the line.

How to Find a Video for Assembling Your Crib

You can find YouTube tutorials for assembling most items online. Even if they are not produced by the manufacturer, some helpful YouTubers spend hours creating videos of products from all different brands to help you out! Here is a helpful tutorial I found which follows the basic principles of assembling your crib using just an Allan key:

Adding Finishing Touches

Once everything is secure and lined up correctly, it’s time for some finishing touches! This could mean adding decorative panels (if available) or checking that any easily adjustable parts are tightened appropriately such as crib height adjustments or bedding straps designed for extra security when changing sheets or blankets throughout its lifetime.

Before putting your baby inside their new bed for their first night's sleep, double check that everything has been done properly so that they sleep soundly in their new abode!

If you haven't decided which crib is best for you and your baby yet, be sure to take a look at my blog below for a guide with everything you need to know:


With this comprehensive guide in hand, assembling a safe sleeping environment for your newborn has never been easier. By following these steps carefully and taking special care not to over tighten any screws or bolts during assembly, you can rest assured knowing that your baby will have a safe place to sleep soundly through their early years without worry of potential harm due to inadequate assembly practices.

Good luck!