As a proud owner of a Graco Lauren Crib, I can vouch for its long-term use and continued reliability. But, like all cribs, at some point it needs to be converted to a full size bed and kept with your child until they are ready to move on to an adult-sized one.
The process of converting a Graco Lauren Crib to a full-size one can seem daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before. Luckily, I’m here to walk you through the steps to make sure you get it done right the first time.
With some patience, the right set of instructions, and a bit of research, you'll be well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to convert the crib without any major complications.
Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to convert your crib to a full-size bed.
- Graco Lauren convertible crib provides a range of features designed to meet both the individual needs of your little one and your nursery budget.
- Converting a crib (using a full-size crib conversion kit) into a full-size bed can be a great way to extend the life of your child's bed and save money too.
- To start, you’ll need to purchase a full-size crib conversion kit (metal bed frame hardware included). Once your crib full-size crib conversion kit arrives, The next step is to remove the old Graco crib side rails and mattress. With everything out of the way, it’s time to assemble the full-size crib conversion kit and install it on the crib's mounting holes. Once it’s securely in place, use your adjustable wrench to tighten the bolts and ensure a secure fit.
- Use your full size/twin size bed with a queen mattress now and give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.
An Overview of the Graco Lauren Crib
When it came time to select a baby crib for my first-born, the Graco Lauren 5-in-1 Convertible Crib seemed like a natural choice.
We weren't sure if we wanted a traditional, high-end baby crib that could grow with our little one, or a contemporary, low-cost version. When we stumbled across the Graco Lauren, however, it seemed to have the best of both worlds.
The beautiful, timeless design was exactly what we were looking for. It fit in perfectly with our decor and the high-quality materials ensured that it would last us through the years.
But the Graco Lauren offers more than just good looks. It provides a range of features designed to meet both the individual needs of your little one and your nursery budget.
The Graco Lauren 5-in-1 Convertible Crib comes with a 3-position adjustable crib mattress support base, allowing you to modify the height of the mattress as your baby grows.
The crib, however, does not come with a full size crib conversion kit, and you have to buy it separately to convert the crib easily into a todler's bed or a full-size bed, transforming with your child as they grow.
The Graco Lauren was designed with your baby's safety in mind. It's JPMA certified and expertly tested by independent accredited laboratories to meet the highest standards of crib safety for your child. The crib is also made with high-quality pine wood and composites that have been treated with a baby-safe, non-toxic finish, so you can rest easy knowing your baby is safe.
To top it all off, the Graco Lauren 5-in-1 Crib is backed by a one-year limited manufacturer's warranty.
We've been using the Graco nursery furniture products for a few years now and are still just as happy with our purchases as we were when we bought them. As our responsible parent's guide, this crib offers the perfect blend of beauty, safety, and durability and has grown with us as our family has grown.
Why Convert a Crib to a Full Sized Bed?
Converting a crib (using a full-size crib conversion kit) into a full-size bed can be a great way to extend the life of your child's bed and save money too. Here are some of the benefits of making the switch.
1. More Room: Your child will have plenty of room to stretch out and move around in a full-sized bed. Plus, they won't outgrow the bed anytime soon!
2. Improved Safety: Full-sized beds provide more stability than cribs, so your child will be less likely to fall out during the night.
3. Easier Transitions: Moving your child from a crib to a full-sized bed can help prepare them for the transition to an adult bed in the future.
Fear no more! A full size crib conversion kit is all you need to give your Graco Lauren crib a new life and allow your little one to take full advantage of their big kid bed.
Preparation Process Using Crib Conversion Kit
To start, you’ll need to purchase a full-size crib conversion kit (metal bed frame hardware included). This is the piece that connects the crib side rails to the full-size bed frame and has a durable metal construction. A full-size crib conversion kit usually comes with the necessary hardware, so you won’t need to purchase anything else other than a queen mattress. However, the bed frame requires a box spring and bunky board (box spring sold separately).
Once your crib full-size crib conversion kit arrives, you’ll need to gather a few more tools to get the job done. You’ll need a drill, screwdriver, adjustable wrench, and hammer. Make sure you have these items on hand before you begin the conversion process.
Note: The same full-size crib conversion kit (bed frame hardware included) can be used for Storkcraft convertible mini crib.
Conversion Process Using Crib Conversion Kit
The next step is to remove the mattress and hold the Graco crib side rails. Set the rails aside so you can easily identify which ones go with which side. This will make the installation of the bed frame much easier.
With everything out of the way, it’s time to set up the crib conversion kit and install it on the crib's mounting holes. This is where your tools come into play. Use the drill and screwdriver to attach the metal bed frame to the headboard and footboard.
Once it’s securely in place, use your adjustable wrench to tighten the bolts and ensure a secure fit. Finally, use your hammer to gently tap the bed frame into place and make sure everything is securely attached.
And that’s it! You’ve now successfully converted your Graco Lauren Crib to a full size bed for your growing family. Use your full size/twin size bed with a queen mattress now and give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.
Frequently Asked Questions
Now I will answer some frequently Asked Questions.
Does a convertible crib turn into a full size bed?
Yes, a convertible crib can turn into a full-size bed. You will need to make a purchase, like a full size crib conversion kit, to make this happen.
How do you make a convertible crib into a bed?
To make a convertible crib into a bed you need to first purchase a full size crib conversion kit, which includes a metal bed frame and hardware components to help you convert a crib into a bed. The first step is to disassemble the crib, and the next step is to attach the Graco crib headboard and footboard to the metal bed frame. This can easily be done with the help of the included screws and bolts. Taking extra caution is advised as you don’t want to damage the bed frame or injure yourself as you’re working.
Once the bed frame is attached to the headboard and footboard, your crib is now a full size bed. Insert the mattress of your choice and make sure you secure the mattress to the metal bed frame by using safety straps.
Is Graco Lauren Crib any good?
The Graco Lauren Crib is a great choice for any parent looking for a reliable, comfortable, and safe crib for their baby. Its adjustable height makes it suitable for any room or space, while the high-quality frame and materials ensure it will provide a safe sleeping environment for your little one. With its great price and excellent reviews, I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great crib!
So, there you have it by using a full size crib conversion kit you can easily convert your Graco Lauren crib to a full size bed! This simple and straightforward conversion process can provide extra space and more comfortable sleeping space for your little one. Plus, with the extra sturdy construction of the Graco Lauren crib, you can rest assured that your new bed will last for years.