Co-Sleeper® Original Tutorials

Follow the instructions/photos below to properly assemble your Co-Sleeper® brand Original Bassinet. Clicking on the "heart" view icon will open up a pop-up of a detailed image of the step you're reading. To close the pop-up window, simply click the close button or click outside the image box!



Set Up In Playard Position:

  1. Pull the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet out of the box. View Example
  2. Lay the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet down with the handle facing up. View Example
  3. Unzip the nylon carrying bag and remove it. View Example
  4. Unfasten the velcro straps that are attached to the mattress and remove the mattress from the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet. View Example View Example
  5. Remove the assembly instructions and the plastic bag that contains the sheet and strap & plate. View Example
  6. Remove the plastic bag that contains the liner from the top of the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet and the nylon bag that contains the suppport bars and hangers from the bottom of the unit. View Example
  7. Lift the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet by the plastic corners to an upright position. View Example
  8. Spread the bottom legs apart with your foot while pulling the top sides of the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet apart. View Example
  9. Lock the top bars by pulling up on the center of each bar. Please note: there are two locking mechanisms on each top bar. Sometimes you need to pull it up quickly to get both mechanisms to lock securely. View Example
  10. Repeat this process on three remaining bars.
  11. Now that all the top bars are locked, lock the bottom support bars by pushing down on the center of each bottom bar. You can do this with your hand or foot. Make sure all bottom bars are secure. View Example
  12. Open the plastic bag that contains the sheet and attach it to the mattress. View Example
  13. Feed the nylon straps that are located on each corner of the mattress through the slits in the corners of the sheet. View Example
  14. Lay the mattress on the bottom of the playard.
  15. Feed the straps through the nylon and snap the mattress to the leg of the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet. View Example
  16. Repeat Step 15 on all three remaining sides.
  17. On the back of the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet, roll up the nylon pockets and secure it with the straps by snaping them together. This will allow visibility into the unit. View Example
  18. The unit is now in the playard position. View Example

Helpful Hint: All the top bars must be locked before locking any of the bottom support bars. If you have locked the bottom bars first, the locking mechanism in the unit will not allow you to contine locking all the top bars.


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Converting Playard To Co-Sleeper® Brand Bassinet

  1. Remove the mattress from the playard.
  2. Unfasten the snaps and velcro underneath the corners of the plastic connectors and receivers. View Example
  3. With your hand or foot, unlock the front bottom support bar by pulling up on the center of the bar into an upsidedown "V" as high as it can go. View Example
  4. Unlock the top bar by wrapping your hands around the center of the bar and locating the locking mechanism with your thumbs. Push in on the buttons and gently pull up, then push down. By doing this correctly the bar will release into a "U" position. View Example
  5. Put your left leg against the lowering bar so that you are standing sideways. Grab the plastic connector with your hand and pull the plastic tab towards you while lifting the connector up at the same time. View Example
  6. Repeat this step on the opposite side.
  7. Attach the connectors into the lower receivers on both sides. View Example
  8. Lock the top bar by pulling up on the center of the bar. View Example
  9. Once the top bar is locked, lock the bottom support bar by pushing down on the center of the bar. You can do this with your hand or foot. View Example
  10. Assemble the bar and hanger set by inserting the long bars into the hangers. Make sure the metal button clicks into the plastic hanger. Connect the long bars into each side of the short bar. There should be a total of 4 Hangers, 3 Long Bars with metal buttons, and 2 Connector Bars. View Example View Example View Example
  11. Attach the bar and hangers to the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet by placing the hanger on the nylon bar and rotating it into position. Please note the correct placement of where the hangers need to be positioned are located on the unit. View Example View Example
  12. Remove the liner from the plastic bag and lay the liner over the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet frame with the long flap over the lowering bar. Pull the back corners over the frame. Secure the liner into place with the snaps on all corners. View Example View Example View Example
  13. Secure the front lower corner flaps of the liner to the velcro patches found on the front and sides of the nylon panel. View Example View Example
  14. Make sure the over hanging fabric covers the corner flaps and secure the front over hanging fabric to the velcro patches found on the lower nylon panel of the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet. View Example View Example
  15. Lay the mattress on top of the liner and connect the velcro on the bottom of the mattress to the support bars by feeding the velcro strap down through one slit of the fabric liner around the metal support bar, then back up through the other slit in the fabric liner, and finally securing the velcro on the mattress. Repeat this step on all three remaining sides of the mattress. View Example View Example View Example View Example
  16. Attach the strap & plate from your bed and connect it to the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet through the belt loop located on the side of the unit. (Please see the instructions manual on page 18 of how to attach the strap and plate to the adult bed.) View Example
  17. The unit is now in Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet position. View Example

Before putting your infant into the unit, check the following to make sure the unit is in the proper Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet position:

  • Make sure all the top bars and the bottom support bars are locked.
  • Double check to make sure the mattress is secured to the support bars.

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Convert From Co-Sleeper® Brand Bassinet to Free-Standing Bassinet

  1. Pull the overhang fabric back and uncover the upper receivers. View Example
  2. With your hand or foot, unlock the front bottom support bar by pulling up on the center of the bar into an upsidedown "V" as high as it can go. View Example
  3. Unlock the top bar by wrapping your hands around the center of the bar and locating the locking mechanism with your thumbs. Push in on the buttons and gently pull up, then push down. By doing this correctly the bar will release into a "U" position. View Example
  4. Uncover the fabric flaps from the upper receivers and lower connectors. View Example
  5. Put your left leg against the lowering bar so that you are standing sideways. Grab the plastic connector with your hand and pull the plastic tab towards you while lifting the connector up at the same time. View Example
  6. Repeat this step on the opposite side.
  7. Fasten the snaps and velcro underneath the corners of the plastic connectors and receivers. View Example
  8. Attach the connectors into the upper receivers on both sides. View Example
  9. Lock the top bar by pulling up on the center of the bar. View Example
  10. Once the top bar is locked, lock the bottom support bar by pushing down on the center of the bar. You can do this with your hand or foot. View Example
  11. Secure the front lower corner flaps of the liner to the velcro patches found on the front and sides of the nylon panel. View Example View Example
  12. Pull the front fabric panel over the upper locked bar.
  13. Make sure the over hanging fabric covers the corner flaps and secure the front over hanging fabric to the velcro patches found on the lower nylon panel of the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet. View Example
  14. Secure the fabric flaps on the inside corners of the bassinet liner. View Example
  15. The Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet is now in a free-standing bassinet position. View Example

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How To Fold Down The Co-Sleeper® Brand Bassinet:

  1. Remove the mattress from the liner by unfastening the velcro on the bottom of the mattress from the liner. View Example
  2. Pull the overhang fabric back and uncover the upper receivers. View Example
  3. With your hand or foot, unlock the front bottom support bar by pulling up on the center of the bar into an upsidedown "V" as high as it can go. View Example
  4. Unlock the top bar by wrapping your hands around the center of the bar and locating the locking mechanism with your thumbs. Push in on the buttons and gently pull up, then push down. By doing this correctly the bar will release into a "U" position. View Example
  5. Unfasten the snaps underneath the corners of the plastic connectors and receivers. View Example
  6. Put your left leg against the lowering bar so that you are standing sideways. Grab the plastic connector with your hand and pull the plastic tab towards you while lifting the connector up at the same time. View Example
  7. Repeat this step on the opposite side.
  8. Remove the liner from the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet and fold it. View Example
  9. Fasten the snaps and velcro underneath the corners of the plastic connectors and receivers. View Example
  10. Attach the connectors back into the upper receivers on both sides. View Example
  11. Lock the top bar by pulling up on the center of each bar. View Example
  12. Once the top bar is locked, lock the bottom support bar by pushing down on the center of the bar. You can do this with your hand or foot. View Example
  13. Remove the support bars and hangers by holding on to the bottom of the hook and sliding the hanger along the mesh side of the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet in a circular motion. View Example
  14. Disassemble the support bars and hangers and place them back in the nylon bag. View Example
  15. With your hand or foot, unlock the bottom support bars by pulling up on the center of the bar into an upsidedown "V" as high as it can go. View Example
  16. Unlock the top bars by wrapping your hands around the center of the bar and locating the locking mechanism with your thumbs. Push in on the buttons and gently pull up, then push down. By doing this correctly the bar will release into a "U" position. View Example
  17. Pull up on the handle in the middle of the playard and gather the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet together. It should collapse down into a rectangular positionwith the legs sticking out. Lay the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet on its side and stand over the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet facing the legs. Push down on the legs with a little pressure until you hear a click. The Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet will then break down. View Example View Example View Example View Example
  18. Secure the nylon bag containing the support bars and hangers in between the legs of the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet. View Example
  19. Wrap the mattress around the unit and feed the velcro straps through the plastic loops that are attached at the opposite end of the mattress. Pull and secure the velcro straps. View Example
  20. Store the sheet, strap and plate, and the liner in the top end of the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet. View Example
  21. Put the Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet into the carrying bag with the handle from the mattress coming through the opening of the bag and zip up. View Example
  22. The Co-Sleeper® brand bassinet is in travel position or can be stored away. View Example

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