It’s likely that your baby will spend more time in their crib than anywhere else in the first few years of their life. This means that you’ll want to select the safest, best crib that you can within your given price range. I always recommend never buying used, never buy one with a drop down side, and only buying cribs made from reputable brands. Take note of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website for crib standards, recalls, and other important information regarding crib safety.
In my years as a mother, I’ve gained quite a bit of knowledge with cribs and have recently looked through what’s currently available on the market. In my research, I have found the following cribs to be a great choice based on consumer satisfaction, safety, popularity, and user reviews.
Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Stages Crib
This is a stationary crib that’s designed for total comfort, stability, and security that’s designed to last for several years to come. It’s fixed with no moving parts which makes it an ideal choice for parents looking for the safest option – in fact, the Tuscany 4-in-1 Stages Crib meets and/or exceeds safety standards that are set by both Canada and the United States.
Since it’s 4-in-1, it transforms into a toddler bed, daybed, or a full-size bed so it literally grows with your child. It’s very easy to assemble with minimal labor and comes in several adorable color choices where you can select from either Black, Cherry, Cognac, Espresso, or White. In fact, it’s currently Amazon.com’s best selling baby crib with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 based on over 185 customer reviews.
DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail
Another popular choices is the DaVinci Kalani Crib which is also a 4-in-1 convertible style that is made to accommodate as your child grows into a toddler. Although assembly is required, it’s fairly easy to put it together without hassle. Since it’s made out of beautiful and natural New Zealand Pine, you can rest assured knowing it’s one of the best looking cribs out there.
Safety is something DaVinci takes very seriously with their products, and this holds true with the Kalani crib. It’s JPMA certified and meets or exceeds strict Federal Safety Regulations which dictate how safe it actually is. When your baby becomes a toddler, you can convert it to a full size bed that fits well in their first bedroom. Are you picky about color? That’s OK since it is available in either Cherry, Ebony, Espresso, White, or Honey Oak to aesthetically please the designer within you.
Graco Charleston Non-Drop Classic Crib
It’s a fact that drop down cribs are dangerous, and since 2011 they are in fact illegal to sell in the United States. The Graco Charleston Non-Drop Classic Crib has the look of a drop-down, but it doesn’t actually drop down – making it a safe choice for the nursery. It’s definetley has a stylish look and is available in 2 popular color choices – cherry or white.
It’s structurally set up so the crib mattress (not included) can easily adjust to three different heights to add to the comfort and position of the crib. Backed by a generous 5 year warranty and ASTM, CPSC, and JPMA certified, it’s as safe as you can get which gives parents added peace of mind because after all – your child will spend a majority of their young life in their crib!
Graco Shelby Classic 4 in 1 Convertible Crib
The Graco Shelby has a classic look that comes in a cappuccino color finish to accentuate style in the nursery. Not only is it sylish, it’s also very safe since it’s safety certified by three separate organizations – CPSC, JPMA, and ASTM. This crib offers easy access for the parents to reach in while keeping the baby comfortable and safe all night long.
Like most cribs on the market today, it’s convertible which means it turns into a toddler bed, daybed, and a full size headboard too. But do keep in mind that you’ll need to purchase the bed frame if you plan on converting it to a full-size headboard down the road.
Graco is a reputable company that’s been around for several decades. They tend to stand behind their products and offer warranties on most things they sell. The Shelby Classic Convertible Crib is protected by a 5 year limited warranty that covers any manufacturer’s defects.
Dream On Me Classic 2 in 1 Convertible Stationary Side Crib
Another great choice for a safe and high quality crib is the Dream On Me Classic. It’s ideal for parents who aren’t looking to spend an arm and a leg as the price for this crib comes in around $100. But don’t let the price fool you, it’s high quality and has a non drop down side which is what you want to go for.
It can easily be converted from a crib into a toddler bed to better accommodate it’s use throughout the years. The good part is that this feature will save you money in the long run since you won’t have to go out of your way to find a toddler bed when the time is right – just convert it! And don’t worry, all of the tools and instructions are included for proper assembly.
Available in a wide array of color schemes including Black, Cherry, Natural, Espresso, Pecan, or White – you can easily select the best match for the nursery.