ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A crib dropside is provided which includes a double-acting latch mechanism for releasing the dropside from a lockedposition. The dropside includes an upper rail having a grooveextending within the front surface thereof. The groove extendsfor the entire length of the rail. A pair of spring-loadedlocking pins are mounted to each end of the rail. A cableextends within the groove and is secured at each end to thelocking pins, the center of the cable being secured to a slidemember within the latch mechanism. The dropside is slidablymounted to a pair of tracks, the tracks including openings forreceiving the locking pins. Actuation of the latch mechanismcauses the pins to be withdrawn from the openings. Additionalopenings are provided within the tracks for allowing a mattresssupport and crib stabilizer bars to be mounted thereto.