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The 2018 Guide for Baby Cribs

 

A crib is the centerpiece of a baby’s nursery. In addition to providing baby a safe place to sleep, most modern cribs are well designed and lovely to look at. Plus. many of today’s cribs are convertible, which means they can be transformed into daybeds, toddler, and even twin beds to serve babies and their families for many years. And for families who live in small spaces, mini and portable cribs are available and often as attractive and versatile as the full-size and convertible options. In this crib product guide, we shine a light on some of the best cribs in each category, and spotlight some of their most unique and useful features.

There are three main things to consider when shopping for a crib. First and foremost is safety. Babies spend a lot of time in their cribs and they need a safe sleeping environment. Make sure the crib you use meets the latest federal safety standards, and check for crib recalls frequently. Correct assembly of the crib is essential for stability and safety. Most crib mattresses are sold separately; the mattress you purchase should fit snugly within the crib’s walls with no gaps. Check out our picks for the best crib mattresses, and read more about sleep safety for babies.

Style and design are another thing to consider. Given that it is not safe to decorate the crib with any bedding and accessories (a snug-fitting crib sheet is the only thing your baby’s crib should include), the focus has shifted to crib design. Clean lines, muted finishes, and elegant embellishments are now the name of the game when it comes to crib design and styling. Also available are cribs that look vintage or like antiques, upholstered cribs, and cribs in bright colors.

The last thing to consider is functionality. Consider the size of your baby’s room, and if you’d like the crib to be used beyond the baby years. A full size crib that converts to a toddler or full size bed might be a good option if you have the space and desire to use the crib for many years. Be sure to check the price and availability of the conversion kit you’ll likely need to turn the crib into a bed. If your nursery is small, or you see yourself needing to move the crib to accommodate naptimes, a mini or portable crib might make sense for your family. Multiple mattress heights, build in changing tables, and lockable coaster wheels are some other features to consider looking for in a crib.

Product Categories:

1. Full Size Cribs

2. Convertible Cribs

3. Cribs with Changing Tables

4. Mini Cribs

5. Portable Cribs

1. Full Size Cribs

Cosco Applegate Metal Crib

Skip Hop Uplift Multi Level Bouncer

$99

  • Full size crib but small profile
  • Lightweight and easy to move
  • Available in six bright colors; non-toxic finish meets or exceeds all safety standards
  • Three height adjustments for the mattress (sold separately) 

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Oeuf Sparrow Crib

Oeuf Sparrow Crib

$820

  • Meets all U.S., European, Canadian, and Australian safety standards
  • Stylish with slim side rails and spindles and three available finishes
  • Solid wood and sturdy construction
  • Three mattress (sold separately) heights and low overall height

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Little Seeds Monarch Hill Ivy Metal Crib

Little Seeds Monarch Hill Ivy Metal Crib

$165 

  • Antique styling features arched tubes and spindles with ball castings
  • Non toxic painted steel available in three colors
  • Adjusts to three mattress (sold separately)  heights 
  • Purchase supports environmental initiatives

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2. Convertible Cribs

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib

$379

  • Stylish, GREENGUARD GOLD certified crib
  • Full size crib converts to toddler bed with included conversion kit, junior bed with kit (sold separately)
  • Four mattress (sold separately) height options
  • Available in eight finishes

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Delta Children Emerson 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Delta Children Emerson 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

$199

  • Durable crib is easy to assemble
  • Classic styling with arched silhouette and bead detailing
  • Adjusts to three mattress (sold separately) heights
  • Converts to toddler bed, daybed, and full size bed with conversion kits (sold separately)

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DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

$219

  • Solid wood crib is GREENGUARD GOLD certified
  • Four mattress (sold separately) heights, optional coaster wheels
  • Vintage styling with spindle posts
  • Available in a variety of colors; toddler bed and daybed conversion kits (sold separately) available for some finishes

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Baby Relax Senna 3-in-1 Upholstered Crib

Baby Relax Senna 3-in-1 Upholstered Crib

$350

  • Arched side panels feature linen-look fabric with classic tufting and piping
  • Converts to a daybed, also a toddler bed with rail (sold separately)  
  • Mattress (sold separately) adjusts to four heights
  • Wood construction, also available in white with beige upholstery

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Union 2-in-1 Convertible Crib

Union 2-in-1 Convertible Crib

$109

  • Full size wood crib with simple styling
  • Available in seven colors
  • Converts to a daybed and toddler bed (kit sold separately)
  • Four adjustable mattress (sold separately) heights

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3. Cribs with Changing Tables

Dream On Me Jayden 4 in 1 Mini Convertible Crib and Changer

Dream On Me Jayden 4 in 1 Mini Convertible Crib and Changer

$250

  • Wood crib with 1 inch mattress pad
  • Detachable three drawer changing table equipped with changing pad and restraining strap
  • Three mattress height adjustments
  • Mini crib converts to a daybed and also a twin bed (with bed rails, sold separately)

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Storkcraft Portofino 4 in 1  Convertible Crib and Changer

Storkcraft Portofino 4 in 1  Convertible Crib and Changer

$400 

  • Wood crib converts to a daybed, toddler bed (rails sold separately), and full size bed (conversion kit and bed frame sold separately)
  • Detachable changing table includes three drawers and three shelves; can be used as a nightstand when crib becomes a full size bed
  • Three mattress (sold separaretly) positions
  • Deep changing station includes pad

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Graco Solano 4 in 1 Convertible Crib and Changer

Graco Solano 4 in 1 Convertible Crib and Changer

$260

  • Wood crib available in four finishes, converts to a daybed, toddler bed (optional rail sold separately),and full size bed (frame sold separately)
  • Attached changing table includes pad, has two open shelves
  • Storage drawer
  • Three adjustable mattress heights (mattress sold separately)

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DaVinci Piedmont 4-in-1 Crib and Changer Combo

DaVinci Piedmont 4-in-1 Crib and Changer Combo

$349

  • GREENGUARD GOLD certified wood crib
  • Converts to daybed, toddler, and full size bed with conversion kits (sold separately)
  • Changing table come with pad, can be repurposed as a nightstand when crib is converted to full size
  • Ample storage: under-the-crib drawer, two shelves, and one compact drawer

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4. Mini Cribs

Bloom Alma Mini Crib

Bloom Alma Mini Crib

$340

  • Wood mini crib with two adjustable heights for mattress (sold separately)
  • Suited for newborns up to approximately one year
  • Fits through most doorways and also folds for easy mobility
  • Available in three colors

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Davinci Alpha Mini Rocking Crib

Davinci Alpha Mini Rocking Crib

$120

  • Wood mini crib with non toxic paint and 1 inch waterproof pad
  • Includes removable, locking wheels for portability, small crib fits through most doorways
  • Rounded base to rock baby, includes rocking stops to cease movement 
  • Four mattress (sold separately) heights 

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Delta Children Mini Crib Classic

Delta Children Mini Crib Classic

$119

  • Includes a 2 ¾ inch mattress
  • Converts to a toddler bed with frame (sold separately)
  • Two adjustable mattress heights
  • For use up to 35 pounds

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Dream On Me Addison 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib

Dream On Me Addison 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib

$119

  • Wood crib available in five finishes
  • Accommodates a portable mattress (sold separately)
  • Converts to a daybed, toddler bed (rail sold separately), and youth bed (mattress sold separetly)
  • Three adjustable mattress heights

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Child Craft Wadsworth Folding Mini Crib

Child Craft Wadsworth Folding Mini Crib

$250

  • Metal mattress support adjusts to two heights
  • Mini wood crib fits through doorways, includes a 3 inch mattress
  • Crib folds easily for storage and portability
  • Two inch nonmarking caster wheels allow for easy movement

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5. Portable Cribs

BabyBjorn’s Travel Crib Light

BabyBjorn’s Travel Crib Light

$200

  • Lightweight at just 13 pounds, comes with travel bag
  • Easy one-motion set up and simple fold for storage
  • Includes mattress that can be secured to built-in base plate
  • Made from safe, washable fabrics and breathable mesh

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Dream on Me 3 in 1 Portable Folding Crib

Dream on Me 3 in 1 Portable Folding Crib

$131

  • Lightweight wood crib folds flat and is available in six finishes
  • Easily converts to a changing table or playpen
  • Locking caster wheels for safety and portability
  • Includes mattress

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Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard

Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard

$198

  • Compact and portable crib packs into storage backpack that fits in airlines’ overhead compartments
  • Sides are made entirely of mesh for visibility and breathability, includes securable side door that can be unzipped for play
  • Only travel crib to be GREENGUARD GOLD certified regarding chemical emissions
  • Includes mattress

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Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Playard

Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Playard

$120

  • Inclined sleeper with washable pad, protected play space, and changing station in one
  • Includes travel bag with shoulder strap
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy assembly and fold

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Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard

Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard

$50

  • Compact and portable
  • Mesh sides for breathability
  • Push button fold and 
  • Auto-folding feet and wheels tuck neatly into carrying bag 

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