Last Updated on May 27, 2021 by Ines
This is a cute mini crib with a minimalistic yet unique design! Our 2021 Babyletto Gelato 4-in-1 convertible mini crib review with all information for your easy buy.
Gelato is a mini crib with a typical Babyletto’s design. It is gentle, sleek, and surrounded by spindles. That gives the crib a touch of modern European style, enables its small footprint, and allows good airflow through the crib.
Babyletto Gelato is a 4-in-1 convertible mini crib, perfect for small space nurseries, nursery nooks, co-sleeping with parents, or shared rooms. I am sure modern moms will adore this mini crib’s look. I certainly do! The crib offers good quality and all features of full-size convertible cribs, just in smaller dimensions.
But does all that outweigh a slightly higher price? For instance, the Babyletto Gelato has the same features as DaVinci Kalani mini convertible crib, but for a double price.
Our Babyletto Gelato mini crib’s pros and cons:
- grows with your child
- small footprint
- modern design
- interchangeable feet
- adjustable mattress support
- includes 1″ mattress pad
- perfect for short moms
- exceeds all safety standards
- lack of different finishes
- higher price
Babyletto Gelato 4-in-1 convertible mini crib review
The only thing I’m a little disappointed with is the lack of different finishes. You can pick amongst a White crib with Washed Natural feet, or vice versa, a Washed Natural crib with White legs.
However, it is not as bad as it may look at first glance. Babyletto Gelato has a cool feature, interchangeable feet! Yes, additional feet will cost you a little extra, but if that makes the nursery complete, it pays off.
Combining the crib’s neutral or white frame with one of the funky colored legs makes it to match almost any room décor. Babyletto Gelato interchangeable feet are available in Cool Mint, Yellow, Black, Navy, Petal Pink, White, Washed Natural, and Grey.
The Babyletto Gelato mini crib is constructed to fit almost any room layout. It looks great either in the room’s corner, pushed next to the wall, or even as a centerpiece of the room, whatever fits your needs the most.
It has a minimalistic frame and a small footprint. So, if you are looking for features of regular-sized convertible cribs, but you are short of space, a mini crib with such a design is the best option for you.
The Babyletto Gelato has the smallest footprint among all mini convertible cribs. However, that doesn’t mean your baby has less sleeping space! The Gelato crib has the same interior dimension as any US standard mini crib, but because of its carefully designed minimalistic frame, it takes up only a little space in the room.
Babyletto Gelato is a perfect mini crib for short moms. Its proper height, combined with the smooth top and adjustable mattress support, makes it much easier for them to access their baby.
Babyletto Gelato’s convertibility Review
Babyletto Gelato is a 4-in-1 convertible crib, which means that the crib converts into three different beds. Used to, it had only one conversion, so it was a 2-in-1 model, with a pretty high price compared to similar cribs.
The section from my previous Babyletto Gelatto 2-in-1 convertible crib review: “… I can’t get rid of the feeling that it could offer a little more for the money you are paying. Babyletto could add at least a daybed to the Gelato’s conversions. After all, cheaper mini convertible cribs, like DaVinci Colby, have such an option …”
In 2020 Babyletto updated Gelato’s construction into a 4-in-1 convertible crib. I am happy to say, now, the crib converts into a toddler bed, daybed, and twin-size bed.
For the price you are paying, you not only get a smarter, more long-term alternative to a baby bassinet, but a quality bed that can last into adolescence.
Quality of the conversions:
As far as the quality of the conversions, I do not have any complaints. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Babyletto Gelato stays sturdy and doesn’t wobble after transitions. If your converted Gelato does wobble, check-up if you have assembled it back correctly!
However, I am a little disappointed that a toddler bed convertible kit is not included. That is not unusual for other crib brands, but to my knowledge, it is common for most of the other Babyletto’s convertible models. Well, maybe I was expecting a little too much.
The twin-size bed conversion kit is also sold separately, but that is the same on any other convertible crib on the market.
How long can my baby use the Babyletto Gelato as a crib?
Stop using the Gelato as a crib when your child begins to climb or reaches 35 inches. It is time for the transition into one of the bigger beds.
Babyletto Gelato mini crib is a safe crib! It meets and exceeds all required ASTM international and U.S. CPSC safety standards. The crib doesn’t wobble, it’s lead and phthalate safe, and finished in a multi-step non-toxic painting process.
Babyletto is one of the rare crib manufacturers whose cribs are also GREENGUARD Gold certified. The crib has been screened for 360 VOCs and over 10,000 chemicals to obtain it. This certification ensures that your baby breathes in cleaner air.
What size crib mattress fits into Babyletto Gelato mini crib?
First of all, you will get a 1″ mattress pad with the crib, which is great. But it’s quite thin, so I recommend you pick a thicker mattress for everyday sleep.
I don’t see a problem using the pad only occasionally, so if you choose Babyletto Gelato for a grandparents’ house, buying a thicker crib mattress is might not necessarily.
Some say that the included mattress pad doesn’t feel comfortable, as it’s too firm. Well, a crib mattress must be firm!
A firm and tight-fitting crib mattress contributes to better bone and muscle development, adds to the overall safety, and reduces the risk for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrom).
Babyletto Gelato Mini Crib Mattress:
If you opt for a thicker crib mattress, pick a firm one! If it feels too firm to you, it’s probably perfect for a newborn! Babyletto Gelato mini crib takes any US mini crib mattress, which is at least 37″ long by 23.875″ wide, and no more than 5″ thick.
You can choose Babyletto’s Pure Core mini crib mattress, which is a perfect fit. You can find its review and the link for the best price HERE, but keep in mind that you have to pick a mini version for the Gelato!
Other Babyletto Gelato crib mattress information:
- It has 2 adjustable mattress levels.
- The mattress sits on a TSCA compliant MDF mattress support board.
Frequently asked questions
about Babyletto Gelatto convertible mini crib
Is the Babyletto Gelato mini crib portable?
A portable mini crib is every crib that is smaller than a standard size baby crib and stands on wheels. Most mini cribs on wheels also fold down for easy storage.
Babyletto Gelato doesn’t stand on wheels or fold down, so it’s not portable. However, it’s a mini crib with a sleek design, so it doesn’t weigh a lot and fits through standard doorways when it is assembled. So, you can carry it into another room if needed, but it is designed as a steady mini crib, which should stand in place.
If you want a portable mini crib, I recommend you take a look into Babyletto Origami mini portable crib, which is similar to the Gelato but stands on wheels and folds down for easy storage.
What is the space size under the crib?
Is the clearance from the floor to the bottom of the crib big enough for storage boxes?
Babyletto Gelato mini crib has a 4″ clearance from the floor to the bottom railing. So there is not a lot of space for under-crib storage.
If you need additional storage, you might like a mini crib with an under-crib drawer, such as DaVinci Colby mini convertible crib, or a mini crib with an attached changing table, like Dream On Me Casco mini convertible crib with an attached changer.
What is the height from the top of the mattress to the top of the railing?
The height from the top of the spring frame to the floor is 16″ when the mattress sits on the highest level and 7,5″ when it’s on the lowest.
I like the crib’s style, small-footprint, quality, and sturdiness. The crib serves its purpose to perfection. It doesn’t occupy a lot of space, it’s a better alternative to a baby bassinet, and even grows with your child.
Yes, you can find cheaper mini convertible cribs, but they can not compare with the Babyletto Gelato’s high quality, modern style, durability, and Eco-friendly design. Now, after the Babyletto redesigned the Gelato into a 4-in-1 convertible mini crib, it has a remarkably good value for the price you are paying.