Crib Care


(Stork Craft Monza I and Monza II cribs)


Did you know that a crib requires care and maintenance?  Just like any other baby gear or item that is used on a daily basis, it is advised for all caregivers to frequently check for loose or worn out parts.  Loose pieces should be tightened and worn out parts should be immediately replaced.  Do not hesitate to call up the manufacture to ask about how you can go about aquiring new parts (Read about Stork Craft’s warranty and replacement parts policy here).  Should your item already be out of warranty, the manufacture may have a fee for the part or for shipping and handling, but for the safety of a child, it will be worth it.  In the meantime, here is a quick Q&A for Stork Craft’s pointers on crib and furniture maintenance.


What is the best way to clean my Stork Craft item?

When cleaning your crib or dresser, please always use a soft cloth.  A damp cloth may be used if necessary, but make sure to dry the furniture with another soft dry cloth afterwards.  Avoid use of any chemical products.


How do I get rid of smell in units?

It is possible that the characteristic smell of the wood from a new product may be noticeable for a while.  The smell usually disappears after one or two weeks with some airing out from the original carton and packaging materials.  Keeping the pieces in a well ventilated room can speed up this process.

All Stork Craft products are built to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the United States and Health Canada in Canada, and meet or exceed North American regulatory standards for juvenile furniture safety and performance.

Stork Craft products are made with non-toxic paint and materials.


What is the best way to store a crib?

When storing your crib for future use, save the instructions and keep them with the crib.  Often, manufacturers post or attach instructions to the mattress platform so that they are easy to find when the crib is re-assembled for later use.  If you misplace your instructions, please contact Stork Craft toll free at 1-877-274-0277 (Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM Pacific Standard Time) or email (Email size should be at 4MB and under).

  • Store small parts and instructions in a Ziploc bag.
  • Keep crib away from extreme temperatures.


What size crib mattress should go with my crib?

The mattress size should be at least 27 1/4“x 51 5/8”, and should not be more than 6 inches thick. The mattress should be of such length and width that the gap between the mattress and the sides of the crib is not more than 1-3/16 inches when the mattress is pushed into the corner of the crib.


Are conversion rails included with the Stages Cribs?

Stork Craft cribs do not include the metal rails required to convert to a full size bed.   To convert a Stork Craft convertible crib into a full-size bed, use a metal frame with a double ended attachment.  These rails can be purchased separately from any bed rail retailer.



  1. by Janet W. on February 15, 2013 at 3:16 am

    This is all important information you don’t think about. Thanks for posting this!

  2. by vickie Couturier on February 15, 2013 at 6:21 am

    some really good tips,ill pass them along I have 3 grandchildren still in cribs

  3. by Brandy on February 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I’ve never thought about this. How helpful.

  4. by Minka Kelly on December 23, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    At first I was hesitant to buy this crib. Why? Because the price is very cheap. Originally, I wanted to buy crib for $ 300, but it has been sold out. Finally, I bought the Storkcraft Crib. Apparently, this box is also nice and strong. Although the price is cheap. I am happy with this purchase.

  5. by asima on April 4, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    They are all so elegant and beautiful.
    I like this.Quality Beds and Mattresses

  6. by Lucy on June 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    “The characteristic smell of the wood” is a politically correct way of saying ‘the smell from all the toxins used to manufacture our crib’. We’ve had it airing out for two months and it still smells toxic. Be honest with your buyers.

    • by Dawn on June 24, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Hi Lucy,

      We appreciate your feedback. All Storkcraft Cribs are made to meet and/or exceed safety regulations. All materials used on our cribs are non-toxic and lead free.

      In regards to your crib, please feel free to to email us at or call 1-877-274-0277 (Customer service is open M – F, 7:00AM – 3:00PM Pacific Standard Time). We are here to hear and help you out, especially if you have concerns with your Storkcraft item.

      To make sure that our customer service representatives can service you as efficiently and effectively as possible, please make sure to include all your Storkcraft product’s information as follows:

      -Product name and model #

      -Country of manufacture

      -Date of manufacture

      -Part ID of the damaged part as according to the instruction manual (if you are requiring replacement parts).

      Thank you!



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