It is always safe to unlock the stroller when using it. This will allow free movement of the wheels and other movable parts. But, a lot of people don’t know how to do so. In this post, you will learn how to unlock a stroller with a bassinet.
Steps on How to Unlock Stroller with Bassinet
Step One: Unfold your stroller and remove the seat entirely.
Step Two: Since we will be using these full-size bassinets in place of a carseat, make sure to secure it into the designated slots on either side (or both sides if you plan on having twins). This is also when we attach our removable headboards/backrests onto their respective springs.
They should already have been marked with small lines where they need to connect. The back end of each board does not actually touch any component that would interfere, so don’t worry about lining them up perfectly! Just get close and tighten down once everything is put together; although do try to keep all four boards as even as possible for aesthetic purposes.
The only parts that will come into use now are the four springs and. They should already have been marked with small lines where they need to connect. The back end of each board does not actually touch any component that would interfere, so don’t worry about lining them up perfectly!
Just get close and tighten down once everything is put together; although do try to keep all four boards as even as possible for aesthetic purposes.
Steps on How to Polish a Bassinet
Step One: Remove old Finish First step is to remove the old finish or stain. This might come off with sandpaper but if not you can use a chemical stripping agent which will dissolve the existing coating so it’s best to test out on an inconspicuous spot first!
Use warm water, soap and a sponge for application then let the solution sit for about 20 minutes before scrubbing in circular motions until all gunk comes off. Be sure to wear gloves when using this method as it could irritate your skin.
Step Two: Sand Wood For our next steps we’re going to need sandpaper that has medium grit (100) attached to the power drill because believe me it’s way easier than trying to do this part by hand – trust us haha!
But make sure to wear goggles or masks when using power tools for this part as the wood fibre being disturbed can be very harmful if inhaled. Be sure to also have a clean cloth on hand so you can wipe away all of the sawdust created from sanding.
Step Three: Stain Wood After getting rid of all that pesky factory coating, it’s time to give new life back into our bassinet! We used Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner (found at any hardware store) but they now make pre-stain conditioners which are much easier and convenient than what we did then haha – either way works great though! Just apply with a paintbrush making sure not to miss any spots since the stain will quickly once applied; let sit for five minutes and wipe the excess away with a clean cloth.
Step Four: Stain the Wood Again After allowing it to dry, apply as many coats as needed for the desired colour using the same process as before – let sit for about five minutes between applications until all factory coating is removed from wood; then use a clean cloth to remove any excess stain. Be sure to not over-saturate during the application or your stain will begin seeping into other areas of the bassinet which could lead to blotches in the final product!
Step Five: Apply Polyurethane Finally we’re ready for our last step – applying polyurethane! This helps protect the stained wood against scratches, dirt and moisture but it also helps you plan on painting the next steps.
Tips on Removable Bassinet: Features
A removable bassinet is a great option for parents who want to keep their baby close at night, but do not necessarily need the portability of an infant carrier. The best part about this type of product is that it can be used as both a crib and sleeping space over time.
A removable full-size bassinet makes it possible to co-sleep with your child or maintain safe sleep practices while continuing nighttime feedings without waking up another family member in the process.
It also allows you to easily transition from floor bedding into a more permanent solution like a chief’s cot, which fits perfectly above any existing mattress and provides ample storage underneath for all those items you will likely accumulate throughout parenthood as diapers, wipes, blankets and more.
How to Build a Bassinet From Wood
Step One: Cut wood into the desired size to create the frame of your bassinet.
Note: You mustn’t make the length and width shorter than 24 inches or longer than 30 inches, for the baby to fit comfortably inside it.
Step Two: Secure two boards with nails, using a hammer. Place one board on top of another board horizontally with both ends even. Repeat this process until all four corners are secured together tightly with nails.
Make sure no sharp edges are sticking out from underneath these joints. You can use sandpaper if necessary, but be careful not to scratch up the surface too much because it might damage paint later on when finishing the project.
Step Three: Arrange pieces vertically around the board on the bottom of the bassinet. These pieces will be used for stability and durability, so make sure they are attached tightly to one another with nails.
Step Four: Flip the bassinet over gently; making sure it is sturdy enough not to fall apart by itself, but do not lift it too high because this may cause some damage or injuries later on if you accidentally drop it (not recommended).
Cut off any excess wood boards that stick out from underneath each joint using a saw. Make sure after cutting these edges down, no sharp corners are sticking out which can poke holes in the baby’s mattress pad when he/she sleeps inside.
Once all four sides have been cut down properly, sand them smooth using 100-grit sandpaper, then 200-grit, and finally use 300-grit to make it baby safe.