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How To Change The Batteries In The First Years Crib CD Player

First Years Crib CD Player

First Years Crib CD Player

How TO Remove The Battery Cover

Well I don't know how many people will need this information. What I do know is if you need it you will appreciate it. My wife brought home a First Years crib CD player from a garage sell and asked me to put batteries into it. I told her OK and she handed the CD player over to me.

I must have tried for an hour to find where the batteries go and just couldn't do it. I finally went onto the internet trying to find someone explaining how to do it.. but instead found people asking the same question that I was wanting to ask. After surfing around on the internet for awhile with no luck I gave it one more chance and to my amazement I figured it out.

So now I will give you the secret of how to change the batteries in a FirstYears CD Player.

Push The Tab And Give It A Smack

I don't know if you can see the writing in the picture below very clearly so I will tell you what to do.

First you need to find the button in the center of the CD player. I call it a button because I don't really know what it is called.

Next you will need to give it a smack towards the left side of my picture. It should slide apart at this point and you should be able to see that battery compartment.

You need to push the tab in the middle down and give the back of it a little smack and it should come apart.

You need to push the tab in the middle down and give the back of it a little smack and it should come apart.

You Can Now See The Battery Compatment

If you were lucky enough to get the two parts to come apart then you can now see the battery compartment. You will only need a screwdriver to remove it like most electronics. Here is a picture of what it looks like.


You Have Now Finished Opening The Battery Compartment

Now go get some C batteries and put that baby to sleep.

Thanks for reading my post I hope it helped.


This CD player will give your child hours of soft relaxing music. One thing to think about is when the batteries go bad the music stops, now is the time to think about rechargeable batteries. They are good for baby and they are also good for the environment.

Now that you know how to change the batteries it won't be a problem anymore to change them. So keep that baby happy and give him/her a fresh set of batteries.


Helpingyoufindit (author) on July 26, 2019:

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to say thanks, it really means a lot to me. Happy that I could be of help.

Mensah on July 23, 2019:

Omg thank you for this. This one was a true struggle and of all the things we read, YOURS was the only one that painted a clear picture! Thank you for sharing!

Maru on May 27, 2017:

I bought this today at a garage sale as well and after 30 minutes trying decided to search online and you saved my day. I was about to go crazy.

Thanks so much it was a great idea. Now I will continue to search for the manual .

kaykee on April 22, 2017:

how do you set the timer on the first years cd player?

MomOfTwins on January 03, 2017:

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was about to rip the face of the CD player off! I got it from a garage sale as well. It didn't dawn on me to ask how to change the batteries. Thank you for the detailed picture. It popped off in no time. Now we can get some much needed sleep!

Nana Linda on November 25, 2016:

OMG! Thank you so much - you are brilliant!!! My husband and I were ready to toss the CD player in the garbage! We are all set now thanks to you!

Jan on November 02, 2016:

I never would have figured this out without your post. I purchased this item from a rummage sale with no directions.

Mechanics Guy from NY on June 16, 2016:

This bothers me long ago, thanks for help :)

Helpingyoufindit (author) on April 20, 2016:

Glad I could Help! Thanks for taking the time to let me know that my post had helped you.

Lynn on April 19, 2016:

Bought at Goodwill and figured I had to push the catch, but was afraid of breaking the player when it still wouldn't budge! Your post was great. It is now playing music! Lol-- no babies --I bought it to hang on my headboard.

Helpingyoufindit (author) on August 26, 2015:

Your welcome! Glad I was able to help so many people.

Mike on August 21, 2015:

Thanks for the help.

Helpingyoufindit (author) on May 26, 2015:

Thanks it really feels good that I could help.

Tammy on May 24, 2015:

thank you. I was looking for an hour to on how to change batteries. Ugh!

Foxy Brown on January 25, 2015:

Thanks for your help , I didn't think i was ever going to get it :-)

Helpingyoufindit (author) on January 19, 2015:

Glad I could help. Thanks for the comment sorry it took so long to get back to you.

rachel on October 17, 2014:

Thank you sooooo much lol I have spent about an hour trying to figure it out and this was the first Google result!!! Thank you again

Helpingyoufindit (author) on September 22, 2014:

Glad we were able to keep that plastic thing out of the landfill. Thank you for taking the time to write to me.

Aga on September 16, 2014:

Thank you I have tried so many times and was ready to throw that in a garbage. Some fave me that so I thought that is broken. I am glad I tried again.

Helpingyoufindit (author) on July 31, 2013:

Thanks for letting me know that it helped you.

Helpingyoufindit (author) on July 31, 2013:

I am glad I could help! Thanks for taking the time to tell me that it helped you.

BL on July 26, 2013:

Awesome. I struggled with this for a good 15 minutes until I found your post. Thanks so much!

Helpingyoufindit (author) on July 03, 2013:

It's a tough one to figure for sure. Glad you were able to figure it out.

Helpingyoufindit (author) on July 03, 2013:

You are so very welcome hope the CD player keeps smiles in the home.

Helpingyoufindit (author) on July 03, 2013:

Thanks to all that have posted such nice comments!

ywillia on July 01, 2013:

Thank you for the help! I bought the player @ a yrd sale too. Tried a while to figure it out but jst couldn't:: THANKS AGAIN!!!

Lo M on June 13, 2013:

Your scenario is exactly what happened to us today! I saw the button, but was unsure how it came apart. Thanks SO much!

Helpingyoufindit (author) on March 06, 2013:

Just want to say thanks for all the kind words.

Mattster68 on January 20, 2013:

Really appreciate you sharing this info with us!

That thing had me dumb-founded until I searched for instructions and came here. Thanks for helping me find it.

Great job!

Valerie on January 17, 2013:

I'm SO GLAD you posted this! Yours was the only place on the entire worldwide internet with instructions for this crazy thing! I had a terrible time just trying to open it to put a disc in and then couldn't figure out where to put the batteries. What would we all have done without you!?!?!?

Helpingyoufindit (author) on January 03, 2013:

Thanks for taking the time to let me know you liked it.

Ruth K. on December 19, 2012:

This post was awesome. I couldn't figure that out for the life of me. Thanks again!

ria on September 14, 2012:

thanks!!! ive been working on it for an hour!! just got it. thanks a ton!!

pam on September 02, 2012:

WOW ! You are a lifesaver. I bought this at a yard sale and then.....couldn't find where to put the batteries. Crazy, crazy design for batteries.... Thanks!!!!!

archie on August 30, 2012:

you r awesome .. we r on our third baby in the family n had simply forgotten how to do this! thx a ton!

Helpingyoufindit (author) on July 14, 2012:

You are welcome

Revelers on July 13, 2012:


Helpingyoufindit (author) on June 28, 2012:

I am glad I was able to help. Thank you for your comment.

Charlie on June 10, 2012:

Thanks, your help sure came in handy; I was about to pitch it out the window in frustration.

Helpingyoufindit (author) on May 02, 2012:

You are very welcome. I never knew so many people would have the same problem I did with that CD Player. I am glad that I was able to help.

Berlyn's Dad on May 02, 2012:

thank you this was one easy fix that tookme an hour to do, and would have took longer without your post...

Tricia on April 21, 2012:

Thanks so much i also bought mine at a garage sale, and couldn't figure it out...after struggling a bit, went on line and found you...thank you! Also wondered if the cd is interchangeable, couldn't figure out how to remove the cd? thanks for any help you can give...

Helpingyoufindit (author) on March 24, 2012:

Thank you for the comment. I am glad you found it helpful.

Hilario on March 23, 2012:

Thank you, was amazing your help.

Helpingyoufindit (author) on February 27, 2012:

You are very welcome. I know that CD player just don't make any sense. I am happy that you were able to keep you "Man Status".

Scott on February 27, 2012:

Thank you so much!!! You have restored my "man status" with my wife!!

Helpingyoufindit (author) on February 18, 2012:

Glad I was able to help. That thing takes childproofing to a cazy level. I am very happy it was a help to you. Thanks for your comment.

jtjba on February 18, 2012:

Thanks for the advice!! I struggled with this for about a half hour. Worked like a charm.

Thanks again.


Helpingyoufindit (author) on February 10, 2012:

Are you really new Grandparents? If you are a big congratulations to you both!

Helpingyoufindit (author) on February 10, 2012:

I am so happy that it helped someone. I knew I couldn't be the only one that thought it was hard to figure out.

Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post.

Wishing you and your family a great weekend.

New Grandparents on February 10, 2012:

A million thanks for the explanation and the picture. We tried , unsuccessfully, for 3 days and finally you saved the day!!!

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