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Best Crib

Last Updated: 30th March 2020
Sophie
Product Review by Sophie

Here at Top Review Zone we know the pressures you face when bringing a little one into the world, whether this be your first child or your fifth.

With so many things to prepare, a crib is another item on the list that may be an important factor in the upbringing of your little one and may stay with them right through many stages of their development, so you want to be certain that you have picked the right one.

Choosing a crib is often time consuming and you of course will want to take many aspects into consideration, so sit back and put your feet up as we talk you through some of the best options on the market; from budget options, to more premium cribs and finally our choice.

Our Reviews
1

Storkcraft Hillcrest Fixed Side Convertible Crib

With the Storkcraft Hillcrest Fixed Side Convertible Crib you can be sure that you have bagged yourself a great option for a crib.

The 4-in-1 option allows you to interchange between a crib, a toddler bed; which can be introduced when your child reaches the recommended height of 35 inches, later the daybed adds versatility as your child grows, and finally the ability to change the Storkcraft Hillcrest Fixed Side Convertible Crib into a full-size bed with added head and foot-boards to give your child a sense of maturity.

The Storkcraft Hillcrest Fixed Side Convertible Crib offers a modern design that is available in a range of contemporary colours making it well suited to most nursery decors.

Although the Storkcraft Hillcrest Fixed Side Convertible Crib has been marketed at a reasonably low price, it does not compromise on safety features. Following extensive testing, the Storkcraft Hillcrest Fixed Side Convertible Crib is certified by the JPMA. Furthermore, the crib has been stringently tested to meet or exceed all applicable CPSC and ASTM safety standards to ensure that your little one is being expertly looked after.

Given its lower price compared to others available on the market, there is some assembly required but this should not be too time consuming or difficult given the simplistic design of the Storkcraft Hillcrest Fixed Side Convertible Crib.

Pros

  • Certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
  • Modern design
  • Available in a range of neutral colours

Cons

  • Assembly required
  • Mattress not provided
2

Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer

Next up for review here at Top Review Zone is the Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer.

As a five star product, the Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer is a great option to consider.

As it states in the name, the Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer is a 4-in1 option that is easily switched between crib, toddler bed, daybed and finally a full bed for when your little one is not so little anymore.

Again, like the name states the Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer comes fitted with a handy drawer in the base, which allows you to store essential bits and bobs.

The Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer is available in an assortment of natural finishes such as espresso, grey and pebble grey, meaning that its design will never go out of fashion or fail to correspond with your nursery decor.

With adjustable mattress heights the Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer, has the ability to be changed between 3 settings ensuring that your child is not only kept safe but is also receiving the utmost comfort.

Like many of the cribs discussed here at Top Review Zone, the Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer is PMA certified and is compliant with all CPSC and ASTM safety standards to ensure that your little one is being expertly looked after.

Pros

  • Available in a range of modern finishes
  • Built in drawer for storage
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • Mattress not included
  • Difficult to assemble
3

Delta Children Bentley S Series Deluxe 6-in-1 Convertible Crib

The Delta Children Bentley S Series Deluxe 6-in-1 Convertible Crib is next up to be reviewed here at Top Review Zone as we set out to see why this crib is a viable option for you and your child.

As it says in the name, the Delta Children Bentley S Series Deluxe 6-in-1 Convertible Crib is a 6-in-1 option, which is easily convertible between a crib, a toddler bed, a daybed, a sofa, and two options of full size beds, all of which have been expertly designed to grow alongside your little one and cater to their needs at all stages of their development.

Available in a range of neutral colours and finished such as white, grey and dark wood you can be sure that the Delta Children Bentley S Series Deluxe 6-in-1 Convertible Crib will never go out of fashion and will suit the many bedroom designs you are sure to incorporate over the years.

In order to keep your little one safe and comfortable, the Delta Children Bentley S Series Deluxe 6-in-1 Convertible Crib has been designed with an adjustable height mattress support system that has 3 options, this will not only ensure your child is comfortable, but allows parents and carers comfort and ease when getting the child in and out of the crib.

Like many cribs available on the market, the Delta Children Bentley S Series Deluxe 6-in-1 Convertible Crib requires you to purchase the Toddler Guardrail and Full Size Bed Rails separately. But at an already premium cost, this could see the Delta Children Bentley S Series Deluxe 6-in-1 Convertible Crib being a costly option.

Finally, the Delta Children Bentley S Series Deluxe 6-in-1 Convertible Crib has been JPMA certified ensuring that it meets and or exceeds CPSC and ASTM safety standards, so you can be sure that your little one is always being looked after.

Pros

  • 3 heights available for mattress support
  • Ability to use a standard size crib mattress
  • JPMA certified
  • Available in a range of neutral colours and finishes

Cons

  • Mattress sold separately
  • Premium cost
4

Dream On Me 5 in 1 Brody Convertible Crib with Changer, White

Finally, the Dream On Me 5 in 1 Brody Convertible Crib with Changer, White is the last crib we will be discussing here at Top Review Zone.

The 5-in-1 option is adaptable to match the growth of your little one throughout all stages of their development. The Dream On Me Ashton 5 in 1 Convertible Crib is perfect if you wish to switch between crib, toddler bed, day bed, and a full-size bed with or without a foot-board.

Available in a range of different colors and wood finishes, the Dream On Me 5 in 1 Brody Convertible Crib with Changer, White has been designed to stand the tale of time when it comes to fitting in with your nursery decor.

Tested against the likes of lead and other potentially toxic elements, the Dream On Me Ashton 5 in 1 Convertible Crib meets if not exceeds government and ASTM safety standards. Furthermore, this product also meets requirements set out by CPSC.

The Dream On Me 5 in 1 Brody Convertible Crib with Changer, White comes with everything you should require for a quick and easy installation process, and should you retain these tools the process of switching between crib modes should also be easy.

Unfortunately, with the Dream On Me 5 in 1 Brody Convertible Crib with Changer, White you may have to purchase a few additional pieces for it to reach its full potential, such as the Toddler Guardrail, Full Size Rail and bed frame. Furthermore, you will need to purchase an additional mattress as the Dream On Me Ashton 5 in 1 Convertible Crib does not come with the initial purchase.

Pros

  • Easy access for parents and carers
  • All required assembly tools included
  • Made from solid wood
  • Available in a range of different colours and finishes

Cons

  • Lots of additional products needed to utilize crib at full potential
  • Difficult assembly process
5

Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

The Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is well worth your time and consideration when purchasing a convertible crib to meet your child’s needs.

As a 4 in 1 option, the Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is easily convertible between a toddler bed, a daybed and a full-size bed with a headboard, giving the crib the ability to grow in line with your child’s development.

Designed with adjustable mattress height, the Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib gives you 3 options for the mattress support base, guaranteeing convenience for yourself and the utmost comfort for your little one.

The Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib has been JPMA certified and meets or exceeds all applicable ASTM and CPSC standards, so rest assured your little one’s safety was of paramount importance for Graco when constructing this crib.

Although the Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is being sold at a relatively reasonable price, the crib itself does not come with all of the required components needed to enable switching between modes. For example; the Graco Toddler Guardrail, Graco Full-size Conversion Kit and mattress are all sold separately, meaning that this crib may not always be the most cost worthy.

Designed using non-toxic materials and available in a number of different neutral finishes, the Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib will suit any nursery decor and will never go out of fashion, meaning it can be used for future children without having gender-specific designs.

Pros

  • Easily convertible
  • Neutral colour range
  • Built in line with ASTM and CPSC safety standards
  • Tall rails prevent children from absconding

Cons

  • Additional purchases necessary to maximise full use
  • Tall rails prevent accessibility for parents
6

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Espresso

The DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Espresso may just be your perfect all in one crib, so sit tight as us here at Top Review Zone take a look.

Safety is key for every parent when considering a crib for their little one, so rest assured DaVinci has got you covered.

The DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Espresso has been expertly tested against over 10,000 potentially harmful chemicals making it GREENGUARD Gold Certified.

The DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Espresso has also been finished using a non-toxic multi-step painting process and is both lead and phthalate safe.

Here at Top Review Zone we understand that money is often tight when raising children, so the DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Espresso offers itself as a 4-in-1 convertible crib to keep unnecessary costs at bay.

The DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Espresso is interchangeable from a crib, to toddler bed, to a daybed and finally a full-size bed, growing with your child throughout their key stages in their developmental process.

The DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Espresso has been built using 100% solid sustainable New Zealand pine wood, so you can be sure that not only is your little one safe and comfortable, but that you are also doing your bit to look after the environment.

Pros

  • Tested against over 10,000 chemicals
  • Made using sustainable materials
  • Suitable for standard size crib mattresses
  • Coordinating accessories available

Cons

  • Paintwork easily scratched and chipped
  • Difficult and time consuming assembly
7

Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Crib with Mattress

The Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Crib with Mattress is a great and affordable option when considering a new crib for your child.

The Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Crib with Mattress is a sole use product and is only suitable for children up to the recommended weight of 35lbs.

This product provided little ability to grow and adapt with your child as it does not provide the option for the crib to be converted into the likes of a daybed or full-sized bed.

With a weight of just 34lbs, alongside its ability to be folded flat, the Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Crib with Mattress is perfect for those who are wanting to travel or simply store the crib out of the way.

The Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Crib with Mattress comes adaptable with 2 positions available for mattress support.

Not only does this cater to your child’s needs as they grow and begin sitting and standing up, but this provides parents and carers with ease when getting your little one in and out of the crib.

Safety has also been taken into account by Delta when constructing the Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Crib with Mattress, as it has been JPMA certified to meet or exceed safety standards set by the CPSC & ASTM and has been tested for lead and other toxic elements in line with government and ASTM safety standard. With this, you can be sure that your child is not coming into contact with harm.

As depicted in the name, the Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Crib with Mattress comes with everything you should need to get your nursery set up and comfortable with little need for additional costs.

Pros

  • Easy assembly
  • Folds flat for travel or storage
  • Strong and study construction
  • Lightweight design

Cons

  • Sole use crib
  • Only suitable for children up to the weight of 35lbs
8

Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib

The Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib is next up for us here at Top Review Zone as we talk you through its features, its strong points and points where it may be lacking a little.

As it states in the name, the Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib is a 4-in-1 option, that is easily convertible between a crib, a toddler bed, daybed and finally a full size bed, catering to all of your child’s needs and desires as they develop.

The three position mattress height is perfect for when your child reaches the age when they are starting to sit and stand up. The adjustable mattress heights also reduce the strain on you as you are lifting your little in and out.

Using strong and sturdy wood during construction, the Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib has been built to last and is available in a range of 4 neutral colours to suit your nursery decor.

You can be sure that your little one is being expertly looked after, as the Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib has been JPMA certified to ensure that it meets the requirements set out by the CPSC and ASTM.

The Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib has also been tested for the likes of lead and other toxic elements, but some customers reported harsh or chemical like smells from the crib whilst others reported skin irritation from coming into contact with the cribs materials.

Pros

  • Built to last
  • Easy convertible
  • Adaptable to grow with your child

Cons

  • Toddler Guardrail and Metal Bed Frame sold separately
  • Customers reported strong smell of chemicals from finish
9

DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Portable Crib

The DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Portable Crib is a great option when purchasing a new convertible crib for your little one.

Expertly designed to save you time, money and hassle, the DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Portable Crib is easily changeable from a crib, to a toddler bed and finally a daybed, meaning that this crib can stay with your child right up to the recommended weight of 50lbs.

The DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Portable Crib has fitted rolling wheels, which enable you to move the crib for the likes of cleaning. The wheels also have the ability to be locked, to ensure the crib is kept stationary and secure during use.

Available in a range of natural finishes and bright colours, the DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Portable Crib is set to suit any nursery or home decor.

The DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Portable Crib has been crafted with the environment in mind using sustainable New Zealand pine wood and has been finished with a non-toxic multi-step painting process making it both lead and phthalate safe for your child.

With 4 available mattress positions you can adjust the DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Portable Crib to cater to your child’s growth and development, whilst not compromising on their comfort.

Tested on over 10,000 chemicals you can be certain that the DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Portable Crib is providing the best safety standards for your little one.

Pros

  • Made from sustainable materials
  • Tested against over 10,000 chemicals
  • Ability to complete the look with other products in the Jenny range
  • Portable
  • Available in a range of neutral and bright colours

Cons

  • Metal spring frame unreliable
  • Paintwork easily chipped
10

Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible

The Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible is a great option to consider when buying a convertible crib for your little one.

The Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible is easily convertible between a toddler bed, a daybed and a full size bed, which is perfect if you are wanting to retain the same bed throughout your child’s development.

Although the Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible is sold at a lower price range compared to other similar products on the market, it is not sold with a full size bed frame or mattress which are both available to purchase separately, which may make this product a more costly one given you will have to buy additional products for it to function effectively.

Everything you could need to install the Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible comes in the kit, meaning that the initial instillation process is a breeze and any alterations that are required to switch between bed set ups.

The Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible has been expertly tested against lead and other toxic elements and met and exceeded government and ASTM safety standards, so you can be sure that your child is always safe.

Pros

  • Tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed government and ASTM safety standards.
  • All tools for assembly included
  • Available in a range of colours

Cons

  • Mattress sold separately
  • Guardrail sold separately

Colours and finish

Buying the perfect crib is a great example of those pressures as there are so many factors you will want to take into account. For example, you of course will want your crib to match your nursery decor so will you choose a neutral colour like white or grey, or are you wanting to be more experimental and choose brighter colours like blue and yellow.

When taking into account the finish of your crib, the materials used may also be a deciding factor. Some of the cribs we have discussed ave been crafted using 100% sustainable materials such as pine wood, so you can be sure that you are also doing your bit for the environment.

Prices

Here at Top Review Zone, we understand that having children is expensive. Of course you want the best for your child, what parent wouldn’t? But that doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank to achieve it.

In order to cater to all budgets, we have discussed products that range from the $100 mark right up to $250, all of which have different functions and abilities aimed to suit your child’s needs.

Although our premium choice is a five star product, so are many of the other convertible cribs that we have reviewed and these options will not set you back quite as much money.

Portability

Getting your little one into a routine at bedtime is key, and we understand that your crib may play a big part in this.

The ability to be able fold up your crib and take it with you for the likes of travelling or a routine sleepover at the in-laws is a great addition that will ease your child’s bedtime ritual.

Furthermore, the portability of your crib may also be greatly appreciated when it comes to cleaning the house. Be sure to take into account the weight of the crib, some of the options we have discussed also come on wheels to really ease the process!

Functions

When buying a crib, it is important what you want to achieve from the crib for both you and your child.

If you are wanting the crib to stand the tale of time and follow your child right up until their early teens, many of the options we have discussed have the ability to be transformed into a full size bed in their final stage.

Other slightly more budget cribs we have discussed do not have the option to be transformed into daybeds or full-size beds, and simply operate as a crib for newborns until they reach their toddler stage.

Although maybe not an essential, some of the cribs we have reviewed have handy features such as built in drawers underneath, that allow you to store bits and bobs such as bed linen and towels.

Safety

Many of the cribs we have discussed adhere to or exceed safety standards set by the government, ASTM, CPSC and JPMA, so you can be sure that your little one is being expertly looked after .

Recap

All of the cribs discussed have different things to offer, whether it be functions, design or portability as discussed. It may be worth making a list to establish the features that are important to you and the upbringing of your child to help narrow down your choice, after all, we have given you some great options to choose from.

Our favourite crib was the Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib With Drawer. As a midrange priced option, it has been built to cater to your child’s needs by being easily transformable between a crib, a toddler bed, a daybed and finally, a full-size bed. Furthermore, the Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib With Drawer went a little bit further when establishing parents and children’s needs when building this crib, and incorporated a handy draw in the base of the crib for storage.

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