After purchasing a Himmelsk crib bumper pad for my baby’s nursery, I started to have second thoughts about it, due to safety concerns and to how unpractical the bumper is.
However, I was in love with the little gray stars and didn’t want to take it back to the store. Also, I wanted to hide the unsightly gap under the crib. As it turns out, the Himmelsk turned upside down was the perfect height to cover the gap in my Stuva cot.
I had to partially dismantle the cot to place it over the bed base, and make holes in the Himmelsk to accommodate hardware, but it was a pretty easy hack.
I also removed and repositioned the elasticated Velcro straps that hold it in place so they aligned with the crib rails but this is not totally necessary. I just wanted it to look neat!
By the way, in case you were wondering, I painted the Stuva’s drawers and horizontal crib bars gray, as I didn’t like any of the standard colours.