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How To Hire Someone To Build Your Crib

by Sarah Bunton

While waiting for your new baby to arrive, you're probably planning, purchasing, and preparing your little one's room. (Or, if you're like me, all the gifts from your baby shower are still in their original packaging, just sitting in the corner of the nursery.) Regardless of how you're getting ready for your little one's arrival, you might be wondering, can you hire someone to build your crib? Because, let's be honest, assembling something as important (and large) as where your infant sleeps is kind of a big deal. It's not exactly something you can just hope you put together correctly.

Since there's no crib-building fairy godmother, it might seem like your options are pretty limited when it comes to constructing your baby's crib. But, there are actually quite a few different ways you can have someone else help you get the job done. For instance, if you made your purchase at IKEA, asdociates can assemble the crib for an additional fee, according to IKEA's website. IKEA had the assembly details on the website, but that's not the case with all companies. For instance, employees from Babies 'R' Us, Buy Buy Baby, and Walmart tell Romper that they use outside companies for crib assembly. Also, pricing among these stores depended on factors like your location, whether or not the crib was purchased in-store or online, and the length of time needed to finish the job.

If you've already bought your crib, received it as a gift, or your particular store doesn't offer crib assembly services, there's still hope. You can hire someone to build your crib through places like Amazon Home Services, Home Advisor, and Task Rabbit that all use verified professionals, as stated on their websites. The benefit of using companies like these is that they offer guarantees (in some form or another) to ensure you won't get short-changed. Now that you know all your options, hopefully you can relax a little about nursery furniture assembly and focus on enjoying the experience of parenthood.