Top 10 Baby Cribs
Comparing Quality and Safety of Baby Cribs
The Best Baby Cribs of the Century
1. DaVinci Kalani Convertible Baby Crib
This crib is one of the highest rated cribs because of its very sturdy appeal and classic beauty. The Graco Dakota Classic comes only in a warm Dark Walnut finish, and is eco-friendly certified because it is made from sustainable wood.
Unlike the DaVinci Kalani, it only has three levels of mattress adjustability. Though lacking one level of height adjustment feature, it doesn’t lack conversion. The crib can be converted into a toddler bed, day bed, and full-sized headboard. The headboard feature requires a mattress and frame sold separately.
The best feature of the Graco Dakota classic besides being eco-friendly is its unavailability of moving parts. No moving parts mean easier access to the baby, and a safer more reliable environment for the growing infant.
3. Stork Craft Tuscany 4 in 1 Stages Crib
Another combo bed that deserved to be in the list of top 10 baby cribs is the Stork Craft Tuscany Crib. It also features four stages of conversion namely the crib, the toddler bed, the day bed, and the full-size bed (full-size bed conversion pack sold separately). It also includes three mattress levels which can be adjusted according to the growing baby.
Among the 4 in 1 convertible cribs, the Stork Craft Tuscany is the easiest to assemble, with the instructions permanently attached to the crib.
Additional matching accessories like a chest, changing table, and the Tuscany glider with ottoman are separate purchases that perfectly match this classy piece.
Available in the following finishes – Black, Oak, Natural, Espresso, Cherry, and Cognac.
4. Ikea Leksvik
Ikea has been known for DIY quality home furniture that has reached almost every corner of the world. Ikea is best known to produce pieces of furniture like tables, chairs, cabinets, and beds.
The Ikea Leksvik is one of the highest rated cribs to because of its simplistic appearance, antique satin finish, solid beech wood, easy installation and overall durability.
Like the former cribs on the list, the Leksvik also features a multipurpose function – it not only serves as a crib, it can also become a toddler bed of two types. Its Vikare guardrail can be removed from one side providing access to the child if he/she is already able to climb up. The bed can also be situated at a lower height removing the Vikare guard rails, making the Leksvik a more mature and simplistic toddler bed.
5. DaVinci Emily 4 in 1 Convertible Crib
Another DaVinci product on the list is the Emily, which does not differ much from the earlier mentioned Kalani. It has the same 4 stage conversion (crib, toddler bed, twin bed, full-size) and the same four level adjustable mattress system. The conversion pack is also sold separately.
The wood from the Emily comes from the same sustainable forest sources in New Zealand, so it too is eco-friendly.
The only probable difference between the Emily and Kalani is the price. Emily is cheaper though both combo cribs have the same features, available finishes, and material.
The Emily is guaranteed to last a lifetime, so it will save you all the time, effort, and money from buying a new bed every time.
6. Alma Mini Baby Cribs
For the parents with small homes or who are often on the road, a full-size crib could be very bulky and would take a lot of precious space. The Alma Mini Crib eliminates all the variables of space. The Alma Mini Crib can be folded to save space when not in use. It also features two height levels for safety and ease of access to the child.
Its solid birch wood construction ensures it can hold weight for up to 50 lbs. Because it is smaller than the usual crib, it is only appropriate for small infants up to 12 months old. Available in a vibrant orange finish.
The Sorelle Tuscany can be used as a crib, toddler bed, and two variations of the full-size bed. As Sorelle states, “the crib goes with your child; seeing them through birth to college.”
What makes the Sorelle Tuscany stand out with the other convertible beds is that it comes with an additional Tuscany 4 Dr. chest, which has large drawers ideal for storage for the baby’s belongings.
Available in three finishes: Cherry, Espresso, and White.
8. Little Miss Liberty’s Liberty Wood Crib
It may be one of the most unusual cribs on the list but Little Miss Liberty’s Liberty Wood Crib does not fail to deliver quality and safe performance. One look at the crib it just stuns you with elegance from its 4 extending arches which serve as the feet of the cylindrical crib.
The most dominant safety feature of the Liberty crib is its cylindrical shape. Unlike the ypical crib, it does not have any corners or sharp edges that may harm the baby in any way. The circular shape promotes total safety.
However, the unusual shape makes the finding of mattress appropriate can become quite a challenge.
9. Moderne Crib by Maclaren
The Moderne Crib by Maclaren speaks for itself. Its modernist minimalist style makes it stand out from all the rest. It is designed by renowned furniture designer David Netto, and is considered as one of the Top 100 designers in America. Its White lacquer finish along the crib’s body and ebony ash finish on the immovable rails highlight its modernist beauty.
The fixed rails is a safety feature for the child, to prevent accidental opening of the side rails. The mattress, however, can be adjusted. Its simplistic looks also provide trundles under the bed as spaces to place the baby’s immediate belongings.
The Moderne Crib by Maclaren is by far the most chic of baby cribs.
10. Sleepi Crib & Bassinet
The last crib on the list simply is not the least worthy. It can be described as a combination of the unorthodox shape of the Little Miss Liberty, the modern chic of the Moderne Crib by Maclaren, and the convertability of the rest of the cribs on this list. The Sleepi Crib and Bassinet is one of the most simplistic yet very practical cribs in the market today.
It begins its metamorphosis with it being used as a bassinet, a circular crib ideal for new born. The crib can increase size by attaching a converter kit to extend the bassinet circle into an elongated circular crib as the baby grows. As the baby grows into a toddler, the side rail can be removed from baby cribs to arrive at its final transformation – the toddler bed.