Instructions for Converting a Morigeau Lepine Baby Crib
by Hex Wrench
Here are some instructions for converting a Morigeau Lepine baby crib to a full size bed for anyone missing the instruction manual to the model number DA722-BC.
FWIW, this crib conversion is fairly easy and is based on experience with the Babi Italia crib conversion.
It is a simple process of removing the 4 sides that form the crib and replacing the two (20 short side rails with the full size rails that came separately with the conversion kit.
What happens is that the two (2) long sides of the baby crib are converted to the headboard and foot board of a full size bed.
You must have the the rails that come with the full size conversion kit and since the company is no longer in business these conversion kits are hard to come by making the conversion much, much harder if not downright impossible.
Your best bet is to check here
to find pre-owned kits.
Once the rails are obtained the process is as easy as removing the screws that hold the crib sides together using a hex key and putting the screws back through the headboard and foot board into the bed rails.
This should work the same as the Babi Italia crib conversion.
If you can't locate the screws or if you find that removing them will not detach the crib sides then you are most likely dealing with locking bed rail fasteners and you will have to release them by removing visible screws and pushing up on the short side rail while pushing down on the long side rail.
Tapping with a rubber mallet to get it loose and/or using the allen wrench that came with the crib to slightly loosen both bolts on the moveable bottom gate side. Then you should be able to wiggle the sliding gate out of the tracks.
If you do not have the full size bed rails and are unable to locate a kit another option could be to build a set yourself or get a woodworker to build them for you. Please use your own judgement here and consult a professional to determine whether this option is safe for your child.
You should go here to find
available bed rail fasteners and other hardware for your project.
I hope this helps visitors to Unique Baby Gear Ideas
in their crib conversions.