Introduction: Use a Drill to Rock the Crib

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Putting a baby to sleep or calming him/her down can be exhausting.

I am talking about the days when you have not slept and you feel very tired.

In this Instructable, we look at a way to transfer your cordless drill to a crib rocker.

What's needed:

  • Cordless drill (with adjustable speeds)
  • Instamorph moldable plastic
  • Bungee cord
  • CD
  • Screws
  • Weights
  • Electrical tape
  • Epoxy Glue

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Step 1:

I used Instamorph to make a bouncing base for the crib.

When Instamorph had cooled down, I tried out the base to see how good it bounces.

It did bounce, but not as much as I wanted, so I made a few cuts until I was happy with the result.

Step 2:

I drilled a hole in the CD and glued a screw in the center

Step 3:

I remove the hooks from the bungee cord and used a screw to attach the cord to the CD.

Step 4:

I removed 2 wheels from the crib as they were hitting the floor when the crib was bounced.

I put the base under the frame and tied the bungee cord to the crib.

To make sure the cordless drill does not move, I put some weights on top of it.

After setting the speed, I used a piece of electrical tape to keep the button pushed.

That's it!

Let you cordless drill to rock the crib when you need some help.

Depending on your crib, you might need to use 2 x Instamorph bases.

If you don't have Instamorph, you could try to use a large spring or two.