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 This application is entitled to the benefit of and incorporates by reference essential subject matter disclosed in the Brazilian Patent Application No: MU 8202270-4, filed on Oct. 1, 2002.
 This invention relates generally to an improvement in the frame provided in an otherwise conventional child's crib for supporting a mattress of a like. More particularly, this invention relates to an improved crib frame that includes a portion which can be varied in angular relationship to the frame so as to avoid any problem with regard to a newborn or infant child being injured or otherwise incapacitated by asphyxiation or reflux from the consumption of a meal insufficiently digested.
 In order to provide any mattress in the crib so that a portion of the mattress is inclined, the present invention provides a frame especially designed to fit in the crib supports for the conventional mattress support structure. That frame has a portion or section which is adjustable relative to the generally horizontal frame itself, and a convenient means for supporting the adjustable section or portion so that the caregiver can conveniently provide a proper angular relationship between the adjustable section and the fixed portion of the frame.
 A rectangular frame is provided in a suitable size to fit a standard child's crib, and the frame includes longitudinally and laterally extending girders joined at their adjacent end portions to provide and open rectangular frame. The frame has a portion or segment fitted with a fixed platform, and also includes a movable portion joined to the fixed portion and pivotable on a line parallel to the lateral girders for movement between the position where is it coplanar with the frame through any number of raised positions wherein this movable portion or segment defines an angular relationship with the horizontal frame for the purposes and objects described above.
 See now to the specific disclosure of
 A horizontally extending panel
 In this opening of the frame, defined between the edge
 The panel
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 Note that the side rails
 Finally, a handle
 In conclusion, and by way of summary, a conventional crib is provided with projecting pins of the like to support a conventional frame/spring structure of the type normally provided to receive a crib mattress. The present invention provides a replacement frame which includes recesses as shown at
 It is also possible to make the frame of the present invention from wood also. However, where desired, a metal frame might be adapted for use with panels of the time described in the proceeding paragraph.
 Alternatively, the panels provided with a metal frame might be fabricated from a suitable synthetic polymeric material. Further, these panels might also comprise a combination of conventional flexible steel straps and/or springs as used in conventional one level mattress support structures generally.