The 10 Best Baby Cribs to Buy 2019

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There is no doubt about it shopping for a new baby crib is far from a quick endeavor. It takes time to find the perfect crib for your beloved little one. The crib functions as the center for your baby and its health, ideally providing the most comfortable sleeping area possible.

As a result, the effort you put into shopping for a baby crib will pay dividends!

We have put together a guide for the best baby cribs of 2019. In addition to a buyer’s guide you will find our selections for the 10 Best Baby Cribs of 2019! So strap in and get prepared to find a great baby crib for your home.

Features to Consider in Good Baby Cribs

The mistake some people make is shopping one dimensionally. What we mean is appearance is everything though it drives a fair share of consumerism. Instead, you also need to consider the aesthetics of the piece of furniture, in this case, a baby crib.

The bed needs to not only feel comfortable for the baby, but also keep the child safe. Additionally, new technology can make the life of a parent easier. So let’s examine the top features of the best baby cribs for 2019:

Bedding & Mattress
A modern day crib is not just a bed. However, the primary purpose of the piece of furniture remains. It is intended to provide a cozy place for your little one to sleep. Things to consider:

  • You will want to reach your newborn easily at first. So make sure you consider a crib that is high enough so you are not constantly bending over too far.
  • You may want to consider an adjustable crib for later on down the road. It will not be long before your child is a toddler and standing and climbing on the rails. As a result, you could adjust the crib lower as the child grows.

It is important to find a baby crib that accommodates you, as a parent, and not the other way around. There is a wide enough selection out there to find the best mattress and right height for your own body.

Safety Features
Safety is extremely important for newborns. Everything is a hazard. So do your best to find a safe and practical baby crib. Old crib designs like drop-down sides have been banned in modern times because they were deemed unsafe.

What worked for your parents or grandparents likely isn’t suitable anymore in the 21st century. So you need to do a series of safety checks with any new crib:

  • The slats must be strong enough.
  • The frame shouldn’t flex drastically.
  • The mattress should never tilt
  • Corners of the crib need to be square.
  • The fabrics, materials, and paint used to build the crib must be non toxic and safety approved.

Furthermore, you should avoid these accessories as they also pose a risk of suffocation in a crib: pillows, crib bumpers, heavy blankets, and sleep positioners.

TIP: When it is time to buy a crib make sure you first do the most up-to-date search on baby crib recalls. It will prevent you from buying a new crib that was recently flagged for having a safety flaw or hazzard.

Crib Design
The design of a good baby crib is a combination of aesthetics AND functionality. Mothers tend to like shopping for a crib that will match how the nursery has been decorated at the house. It is perfectly understandable yet should not serve as the only means to making a buying decision.

You should also consider the functionality of the unit. Is it safe? Does the size fit in your crowded apartment or condo? What other features would you like with the crib?

It is important to make sure the crib is comfortable and safe for a newborn. As they grow and begin to walk and climb you’ll need to reinforce the safety of the crib or invest in a new one more designed for the ages of 1-3.

Size of the Crib
It is not surprising that cribs are sold in a variety of sizes just like any piece of furniture. There are more compact, portable cribs for people that live in small apartments or duplexes. The crib should not make a room feel cramped because there is no need. The market has a variety of crib sizes based on how big you can afford to go.

Lifespan of the Baby Crib
Cribs are produced for a number of reasons. Some are strictly intended for newborns until one year old. On the other hand, some have a longer lifespan and can still function correctly as your baby transitions into a toddler. If you are on a tight budget it makes sense to consider a crib that can last for years.

Other Features
Manufacturers are beginning to give parents more control over the baby item. Cribs are becoming more customizable with a variety of unique features and new technology. Cribs that are able to transition for use of a newborn to toddler are really sleek because they can last for years!

Top 10 Best Baby Cribs 2019

1. Babyletto Hudson

Why we like it: The crib is an excellent example of providing parents with a solution that will last for years. The Babyletto Hudson Crib can transform into your child’s bed with the converter kit.

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The Babyletto Hudson is a beautiful yet simple design that works with a wide range of decor. The smooth lines are modern, but also has throwback qualities to antique designs. In addition to the sleek design the Babyletto Hudson has all the important safety features. The conversion kit makes the crib usable for years.

Health and Safety
The model is dedicated to creating a safe environment for your child. The product and its materials were screened for over 10,000 potentially harmful chemicals. As a result, it has received GREENGUARD Gold Certification. It is one of the safest cribs available for 2019. Even the surfaces of the finish are non-toxic. Additionally, there are slats available for the Babyletto Hudson that can withstand 135 pounds. The crib also meets ASTM (International) & CPSC (US) safety standards.

Usage, Capacity and Timelines
You can convert the Babyletto Hudson into a children’s bed when your son or daughter outgrows the crib. The transition should occur when the toddler is mature enough to climb the walls or has reached a height of 35 inches.

Adjustable Settings
Parents can place the mattress at one of four different height adjustments in order to support growth appropriately until the child reaches 35 inches. It is a great customizable feature!

Maintenance
The baby crib is not incredibly heavy, so one person can manage to move it around. It works well for cleaning and maintenance purposes. The crib is safe to clean with a moist cloth since there are no toxic materials used in its production.

Specs
Dimensions: 54” x 29.8” x 35”
Weight: 56.5lb

Pros
  • Designed for long-term use
  • Great aesthetics and style
  • No health risks to worry about
  • Practical for short parents (e.g. 5’2”)
  • Square design makes it easier to fit two into a room for twins
Cons
  • Expensive crib
  • Some customers complain of holes not lining up during assembly

2. DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why we like it: The DaVinici Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib is a stunning mix of old, classic design and modern protection. In addition to looking stylish the crib places a priority on safety features.

Editor’s Rating:

The DaVinici Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib functions as a crib, day-bed, and toddler bed. It looks stylish while never compromising on safety. There is little to no risk involved with the crib thus the extremely high rating. The crib is also available in multiple colors.

Health and Safety
This bed adheres to necessary safety standards such as:

  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified for not containing dangerous chemicals
  • CPSC
  • ASTM
  • Lead & Phthalate Safe
  • Non-toxic

Usage, Capacity and Timelines
The DaVinici Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib functions extremely well over the years. It will support newborns up to their toddler years.

Adjustable Settings
You can place the mattress at one of four different height settings. It works well to keep the child safe as they start to crawl and eventually climb. The crib is also portable with caster wheels.

Maintenance
It is a mobile unit that only weighs 22 lbs. Parents of all sizes will not have much trouble moving the crib around the house. It is also straightforward to clean and maintain.

Specs
Dimensions: 36.25” x 19.25” x 39.75”
Weight: 22lb

Pros
  • Affordable baby crib
  • Perfect blend of classic look with modern safety features
  • Can change into toddler bed
  • Super light making it easy to move
  • Available in various colors to match your décor design
Cons
  • The mattress is sold separately
  • The wheels can’t lock into place

3. Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why we like it: The Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is like many products on this list that transitions from a crib to a toddler bed to daybed to full-size bed with headboard. The mattress is also adjustable and designed by one of the leading baby crib manufacturers.

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The convertible crib is a great long term investment. The only reason it doesn’t get a perfect rating is you need to buy a conversion kit (sold separately) in order to transition the crib into a full-size bed and mattress. It is also built with premium safety standards and certification.

Health and Safety
The Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is certified by JPMA, CPSC, and ASTM guidelines. It is also available in five non-toxic finishes (White, Espresso, Pebble Gray, Driftwood, and Whitewash).

Usage, Capacity and Timelines
It is a terrific long-term investment. The crib has the potential to transition from a crib to a daybed. Then, conversion sets can make it form into a toddler bed or a full-size bed. It is possible to use the product for years. At the very least, it will last 1-3 years.

Adjustable Settings
The crib has three adjustable mattresses. The crib can support other mattresses designed for babies or toddlers, such as baby foam mattresses.

Maintenance
The Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is not too heavy. One person can move it around a room for cleaning. Like the other cribs on the list it wipes up fairly well.

Specs
Dimensions: 56.7” x 29.9” x 42”
Weight: 41 lbs.

  • 4-IN-1 CRIB: Easily converts from crib to toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed with headboard (optional Graco Toddler Guardrail, Graco Full-Size Conversion Kit, and mattress sold separately).
  • ADJUSTABLE MATTRESS HEIGHT: With its 3 adjustable mattress support base heights, the Graco Benton ensures convenience for parents while keeping safety top of mind; designed to fit most standard full-size crib and toddler foam mattresses.
  • SIZE: Length (56.7 inches); Width (29.8 inches); Height (42 inches); Weight (41 pounds); Maximum child height for crib stage (35 inches); Maximum recommended weight limit for toddler bed and daybed stage (50 pounds).
Pros
  • Convertible crib can last for years
  • Adjustable mattress height with three settings
  • Sold in different colors to match the room
  • Meets a variety of important safety standards
Cons
  • Conversion kit sold separately to build into full-size bed
  • No wheels for quick transport

4. Union 2-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why we like it: The Union 2-in-1 Convertible Crib is versatile for such a plain, inexpensive crib. The height adjustments are a nice feature for parents.

Editor’s Rating:

Don’t be fooled by the simple design. The Union 2-in-1 Convertible Crib is easy to match to any type of decor décor. It is very practical for long-term use since the crib converts into a daybed. The construction materials are of high value with pinewood sourced from New Zealand. The exterior finishes are free of lead and phthalate.

Health and Safety
The crib meets both U.S. and international safety standards. There are no toxic elements involved in its production. The only safety risk we noticed is the holes for the hardware are big enough that very small fingers could potentially get trapped. So you may want to cover them up before use.

Usage, Capacity and Timelines
You’ll use the Union 2-in-1 Convertible Crib for a few years as it can convert into a daybed. Eventually you will need to upgrade to a normal bed yet that is 3-5 years down the road.

Adjustable Settings
You can adjust the mattress to one of four height settings. Parents can also convert the unit into a daybed. The only issue is the mattress adjustments require you to take out and replace some bolts which is not all that convenient.

Maintenance
The setup is extra light making it easy to move around, Cleaning the entire nursery is not a problem with the portable design. The plain presentation also reveals dust particles so you can keep the crib looking pristine. The Union 2-in-1 Convertible Crib is also effortless to assemble.

Specs
Dimensions: 53.5” x 30.5” x 33.5”
Weight: 36.4lb

Pros
  • Lighter than most cribs
  • Affordably priced
  • Different mattress heights available
  • Convertible style lasts for years
Cons
  • Hardware is visible (minor eye sore)
  • Mattress adjustment requires removing some bolts

5. Dream on Me Classic 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why we like it: Dream on Me Classic 3-in-1 Convertible Crib is another affordable option. The versatile crib adjusts to three different sizes and converts into a bed as your child grows.

Editor’s Rating:

Yet another design with three different bed mattress adjustments. The Dream on Me Classic 3-in-1 Convertible Crib is budget-friendly. It is also styled with a classic, throwback appearance. It can match a number of pieces of furniture. The crib is very proficient at generating air flow to your little one. It is also long lasting since it converts to a daybed.

Health and Safety
No toxins are found on the Dream on Me Classic 3-in-1 Convertible Crib. The pine wood is also sturdy and is built soundly. The wheels can lock when not in use to make sure it doesn’t roll away from you.

Usage, Capacity and Timelines
You can use the baby crib for a few years while your child grows up. Though it works as a daybed it is not meant to replace a regular sized bed so you’ll eventually need to upgrade. Still, you can at least get three years out of the convertible crib.

Adjustable Settings
The Dream on Me Classic 3-in-1 Convertible Crib is sold with three different sizes of mattresses depending on your preferred height. The wheel are practical and help you move the crib from one room to another.

Maintenance
Another crib that is close to the top of our list because of how easy it is to clean and maintain. The wheels help with the convenience. All it takes is a regular wipe down to maintain.

Specs
Dimensions: 54” x.31” x 40”
Weight: 36 lbs.

Pros
  • Affordable price tag
  • Convertible style with three different options
  • Lightweight crib
  • Wheels for easy transport
Cons
  • Assembly requires more than one person
  • The material quality is good yet cheaper in a few aspects

6. Delta Children Bentley S Series 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why we like it: The Delta Children Bentley S Series 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is truly one of the most stylish baby cribs for 2019. It is made of high quality dark wood that screams high value. In addition to its beautiful design the Bentley S Series is also very practical and works for years!

Editor’s Rating:

The Delta Children Bentley S Series 4-in-1 Convertible Crib has a high level of functionality. It converts from a baby crib to a toddler bed. There is also the option to adjust the unit into a daybed or a full-size bed. The toddler guardrail is included, however, the full-size rails are sold separately. The product is built to last with premium wood materials.

Health and Safety
The crib is certified by JPMA. It also meets the safety standards of CPSC and ASTM. Furthermore, the unit has been tested for lead and other toxic elements in order to meet or exceed government expectations.

Usage, Capacity and Timelines
The Delta Children Bentley S Series 4-in-1 Convertible Crib can grow with your baby. It converts to a number of different bed styles. Additionally, the 3-position mattress supports multiple height adjustments. The mattress can put the child in an upright sitting position or laying down.

Adjustable Settings
The crib adjusts into three different mattress positions. The height adjustment is standard on the best cribs in 2019 because they transition to change as your baby grows and starts to stand or climb.

Maintenance
The Delta Children Bentley S Series 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is pretty straightforward to clean. However, it is fairly heavy at nearly 70 lbs. If you need something more compact we suggest looking elsewhere.

Specs
Dimensions: 54.25” x 34.25” x 42.25”
Weight: 68.4 lbs.

Pros
  • Multi-use crib for babies and toddlers
  • Meets all safety standards and guidelines
  • Adjustable to three different sizes
  • Very stylish looking design and premium wood
Cons
  • Bulky and heavy compared to other cribs
  • Some conversions require purchase of parts sold separately

7. Stork Craft Valentia 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why we like it: Yes, the Stork Craft Valentia 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is an expensive unit. However, the stunning design is worth the extra money if you can afford it. Plus, the crib can transform into a normal bed so it is a terrific long-term investment.

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The beautiful design of the crib features solid wood that looks far from cheap. It will surely raise the envy of every other parents you know in the neighborhood. The major knock with the Stork Craft Valentia 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is its bulky and heavy. Therefore, if you need something more portable you could do better elsewhere.

Health and Safety
The crib is JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) and ASTM certified. It has received similar certification from international organizations outside the United States.

Usage, Capacity and Timelines
The crib is practical for a very long time. First, it will convert into a toddler bed after the baby outgrows the initial setup. Then it transforms into a complete standard bed. since the crib can get converted into a toddler or normal bed. It supports children up to 35 inches.

Adjustable Settings
There are three different mattress heights to select from. Parents can find the most practical option for their needs.

Maintenance
The Stork Craft Valentia 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is quite heavy. Smaller parents will need some assistance moving the crib around a room to clean it. The design is also a little more intricate so it takes more time to clean properly.

Specs
Dimensions: 60.8” x 29.5” x 50.5”
Weight: 56.5 lbs.

Pros
  • Use it for years by converting it into other types of beds
  • Adequate number of mattress settings
  • Beautiful design screams luxury
  • Certified as safe for babies and toddlers
Cons
  • Pricey baby crib
  • Heavy and bulky (not very portable)
  • Doesn’t have GreenGuard Certification

8. Graco Charleston 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why we like it: The Graco Charleston 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is sold in many different colors to match other decor. It can also convert into a normal bed when your child gets older.

Editor’s Rating:

The simple design adds enough style to make it look relevant. The crib also transform into a daybed or normal bed with the conversion kits (sold separately). It is a very functional baby crib.

Health and Safety
The Graco Charleston 4-in-1 Convertible Crib adheres to ASTM, CPSC, and JPMA guidelines.

Usage, Capacity and Timelines
The crib has an outstanding timeline. It can eventually convert into the headboard as upgrade the unit into a normal bed. The only issue is you will end up spending more money later on down the road for the conversion kit. Still, it is a cheaper alternative than buying a whole new bed. The conversion kit can make it a standard bet until the child reaches nearly 50 pounds.

Adjustable Settings
There are three different mattress settings to pick from.

Maintenance
The Graco Charleston 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is not too heavy. Therefore, it is moderately easy to move around for cleaning purposes. The smooth surfaces on the crib are quick to wipe down.

Specs
Dimensions: 30.1” x 56.5” x 45.7”
Weight: 57 lbs.

Pros
  • Good long-term investment
  • Classic lines incorporate modern design
  • Hardware is hidden and not a safety hazard
  • Made with quality wood and materials
Cons
  • Difficult to assemble
  • Only three mattress heights available

9. Million Dollar Baby Classic Sullivan 4 in 1 Convertible Crib

Why we like it: The Million Dollar Baby Classic Sullivan 4-in-1 Convertible Crib features a unique design. The added headboard is a cool extra that not every crib offers. The crib is a good combination of style and practicality.

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The Million Dollar Baby Classic Sullivan 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is beautifully designed. It can also convert into a daybed or toddler bed with the conversion kit. There are various height settings and the product conforms to all U.S. and international safety guidelines.

Health and Safety
The crib is ASTM and CPSC certified. The slats are designed to support 80 pounds of pressed weight and the bed is advertised to not buckle if the weight is under 135 pounds. The lead and phthalates levels are much lower than what the experts demand.

Usage, Capacity and Timelines
You can use the crib for your baby as long as he or she is under your roof because it converts into a standard bed. There are extra conversion kits required to make this adjustment yet there is always the possibility.

Adjustable Settings
The mattress sets at four different height levels in order to accommodate your baby the best. The hardware on the product is hidden to avoid harming your baby. Little ones have the ability to get their fingers into just about anything, yet the Million Dollar Baby Classic Sullivan 4-in-1 Convertible Crib keeps the hardware away from being a safety hazard.

Maintenance
The Million Dollar Baby Classic Sullivan 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is on the heavy side. You may need help moving it around when it comes time to clean the nursery. However, it is simple to clean.

Specs
Dimensions: 57.4” x 30.1” x 56.8”
Weight: 96.8 lbs.

Pros
  • Good long-term investment
  • Warranty provided with purchase
  • Four different mattress settings
Cons
  • Very heavy (weighs nearly 100 lbs.)
  • Expensive baby crib

10. Bloom Alma Urban Mini Folding Crib

Why we like it: The Bloom Alma Urban Mini Folding Crib is extremely compact and sleek. It is ideal for grandparents that don’t always have a baby in the house yet can quickly set one up for family visits. It also works well in hotels.

Editor’s Rating:

The Bloom Alma Urban Mini Folding Crib has wheels for quick transportation. It’s mini design is lightweight and portable. It is a good DIY project thanks to the rapid assembly. The only knock is the crib is a lot smaller than the rest of the products on the top ten list.

Health and Safety
Despite its small size the wooden structure is sturdy thanks to metal hardware that keeps the parts together.

Usage, Capacity and Timelines
The Bloom Alma Urban Mini Folding Crib is so easy to use around the home. It is compact enough to easily wheel through doorways without smacking into anything. However, the timeline is much shorter as it will only work for a newborn up to about a year.

Adjustable Settings
You can pick from two height settings for the mattress. The crib can also serve as a folding bassinet.

Maintenance
The setup of the Bloom Alma Urban Mini Folding Crib is extremely easy. There is little trouble taking it down or placing in storage. The wheels are a great extra. It is also straightforward to clean.

Specs
Dimensions: 37.2” x 19.5” x 33.1”
Weight: 57.1lb

Pros
  • Super compact design
  • Easy setup and takedown
  • Caster wheels provide easy mobility
Cons
  • Only appropriate for about a year of use
  • Just two mattress settings
  • Expensive for a crib that will only last a year

Guide to Buying the Best Baby Crib

Now that we have presented our 10 favorites, let’s dive into a few more details about what you need to know to discover the perfect crib your newborn:

Types of Baby Beds

There is a lot of parents to find the best of everything for their child. When you first start out a lot of the focus on our baby essentials like a crib and stroller. It can get overwhelming for first time parents new to the experience.

We want to make your life easier! If you are divided between a couple of different products on our list that is a good thing. Let’s study the different types of baby beds in more detail:

Cribs

Cribs are permanent pieces like furniture. They are not really designed to act portable like a travel system or bassinet. Cribs are traditionally very safe because they are the most stable and durable. Cribs can accommodate newborns up to the age of five.

Bassinets

Bassinets are a type of bedding yet much smaller compared to cribs. The reasoning is bassinets can act more mobile. They work well for small apartments and homes as you can easily move them from one room to another. Some models even fold for extra storage or travel purposes.

Travel Cribs

The name says it all. Travel cribs are intended for the busy mom or dad. If you are on the road a lot travel systems are ideal because they are so lightweight and portable. The material of the travel system is not quite as premium as a traditional crib yet that is to avoid excess weight.

Multifunctional

Some cribs almost act like a complete baby station. It is possible to have a multifunctional crib with built-in drawers and changing area. The crib can manage a series of tasks involving a baby yet are bulky and take up a fair amount of space. They work best in a nursery.

Convertible

Convertible cribs are also multipurpose. They are budget-friendly cribs because it can convert from a traditional crib to something more for a toddler as the child grows. Conversion sets are usually sold in different sets so you may have to purchase one intended for a newborn, and one intended for a toddler later on down the road. Or you can purchase both now and invest toward the future.

Portable

Portable cribs do not always make them good for travel, but more so for storage. Young parents are often restricted with space and either living with family or in close quarters. A portable crib will fold to free up space when not in use. You can also set the unit up in any room of the house depending on where you are at.

When Do You Need a Baby Crib?

A crib isn’t a necessity from the beginning. You may prefer letting your newborn baby sleep in a bassinet or co-sleeper. However, around the age of four or five months, your child will probably want something more exclusive. Standard cribs are your best option. Why?

  • It is difficult for a baby to fall out of a full size crib.
  • There’s enough space to make a growing baby feel comfortable.
  • Cribs are designed to be safe and remove any potential for suffocation.
  • It is easy to position a baby monitor above the crib to keep an eye on baby while he or she sleeps.

The arrangement will serve you well for a few years. Depending on these factors, you’ll eventually move your child into his or her own bed. New parents can make this determination when:

  • When the child reaches the age of five.
  • The weight of the child goes above the recommended support weight of the crib (even if before age five).
  • Determine that the baby crib is no longer practical for a toddler.
  • Becomes a safety hazard as the toddler starts to climb and grab onto the sides.

Think About How Long You’ll Use the One You Pick

There is no need to spend a fortune on a crib, especially one that is only designed to last for a year if you can’t afford it. Convertible cribs, bassinets, and travel systems work really well because they are multipurpose. You may find out that a standard crib is not the most practical for your situation.

Safety Guidelines for a Baby Crib

Safety is the most important aspect of a baby bed along with comfortability. Let’s examine safety guidelines in more detail:

Slats
You know your baby will become curious and explore the bed. Consequently, make sure the bed slats do not pose a risk. If the slat cannot support the weight (80 lbs. is the usual standard) then they could potentially collapse. Furthermore, the slats must be close together so a little one can’t wedge feet or a head between them.

Hazardous Materials
Your baby may want to lick or suck on parts of the crib. It is why you need to find out what was used during manufacturing. Are the materials considered safe for a newborn? There are numerous health risks associated with certain types of materials and manufacturing processes.

Recalls
Global standards are quite strict about baby bed safety, which is a very good thing. As a result, you will notice a fair share of baby products that get recalled. Before you make a final purchase decision make sure the product isn’t being flagged for any safety issues.

Drop-side cribs
Drop side cribs are among the baby products that have been recalled. However, that doesn’t mean that some are still not sold privately owner to owner, or at discount thrift stores. If you see one avoid it! They are no longer considered safe for babies.

What About Used Cribs?

There are many reasons you may want to consider a used crib. A limited budget combined with more affordable prices make used cribs attractive buys. Of course there is always the honor of receiving an existing crib in the family that once was used by you or another family member.

However, you still need to make sure the crib is safe. As previously mentioned, some styles flagged for recall like drop-side cribs still exist and are sold privately. There are other outdated features on old cribs that new ones have fixed.

So while a hand-me-down or used crib may make sense for your wallet that doesn’t mean it is appropriate for your child.

Therefore, try to put sentiment and “good value” aside when shopping for a new or used baby crib. Old cribs could potentially:

  • No longer be practical as crib has been been recalled.
  • The crib could have been installed wrong by the original owner and have additional safety flaws.
  • It is difficult to inspect what parts are worn and torn and could break at any moment. Parts could also be missing that had an important purpose.
  • Used cribs are not sold with a warranty. If anything breaks down you may have trouble finding replacement parts which means you have to quickly find a replacement crib.

We don’t want you to be paranoid, but these are realistic threats to your baby’s safety. If you have done a close inspection and didn’t notice any flaws, there is a chance to get away with buying a used crib. Not every used crib on the market is flawed or a safety risk. Just make sure you are informed beforehand of potential dangers.

Similar Design, Different Price – Why?

You may wonder why certain beds are much pricier than others, even though they look exactly the same. It all comes down to quality.

All types of wood do not perform the same. The pricier version is probably made of solid wood and a durable type such as oak. Solid woods last for years yet cost more to produce, hence the markup in price. Meanwhile, pine is readily available and affordable yet not nearly as sturdy.

It doesn’t mean you need to purchase an expensive crib. The problem with pricier cribs is that they usually have shorter lifespans than cheaper cribs, like convertible styles. So you need to find a crib that works for both a budget and long-term objectives.

Final Words

The best baby cribs featured on our list are all guaranteed to provide comfort, safety, peace of mind, and long-term use. It will guarantee that your baby receives the best night’s sleep possible and also keeps the parents less stressed.