Plan? What plan?
Originally Posted by kristyandshane
I built a conventional cot, got the internal size by measuring a mattress, but didn't do a drop down side. Instead of that, I made one side from 2 half height panels, the top one hinged to the bottom one. The bottom one is fixed in place. The top one hinges down and lays flat against the bottom one.
The effect is to reduce the height of one side, making it easier to get at the baby etc.
There is a disadvantage. I am a bit concerned that an active baby "with Mum in a hurry" may end up getting its fingers pinched as the "gate" closes.
If I did it again, I would go to a conventional drop down side. You can buy the mechanisms at Carbatec, Timbecom etc.
It only takes one drink to get me loaded. Trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or fourteenth.