Hudson crib by Babyletto – a new 2019 review

 

Hudson crib by Babyletto

 

A new review of Hudson crib by Babyletto

Hudson crib by Babyletto is a beautiful crib with clean lines. It is a popular 3 in 1 convertible crib, which is actually the best-selling model from Babyletto. That didn’t surprise me at all, as it is a modern and eco-friendly crib, which offers great versatility to the young family.

Update: Hooray, we just heard Hudson is one of the first Meghan Markle’s baby shower gifts. Hudson just become a royal crib! In our opinion, it completely deserves it. Read our Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib review, and find out if you agree with us.

***We made comprehensive research about Babyletto Hudson 3 in 1 convertible crib. My vision was to gather all the facts about the Hudson crib by Babyletto in one place. From the pros and cons to the product specifications and Babyletto Hudson crib mattress information. I think that with the help of my friends and many parents who already have a Hudson crib, we pretty much covered everything.

 

Summary of our Hudson review

 

THE GOOD:

  • eco-conscious design for modern moms
  • retro modern look, with rounded spindles all around the crib
  • it grows with your child
  • beautiful non-toxic finish, available in multiple colors
  • 4 level adjustable mattress support
  • toddler rail is in the package
  • solid wood construction
  • sturdy crib

THE BAD:

  • if you pick a light colored model, a metal mattress support might be seen while you set the mattress into higher positions *

 

* A small part of the metal mattress support can be seen in bright models. That happens only when the mattress is set to the highest position. If that bothers you, you can use a crib skirt to hide it. Crib skirts make the nursery even more appealing and can hide things you store under the crib.

 

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib Review

 

The same as all baby cribs, Huson can get a scratch or two overtime. If your baby likes to bite things, you can expect teeth marks too. In that case, we recommend using the teething rail protectors. Just don’t forget to place them on the crib before your baby gets to the stage when she stands up and chews things.

If you decide not to use crib rail protectors and wants to preserve those cute teeth marks on the crib, you don’t have to worry about safety.
The paint is 100% non-toxic! The paint actually doesn’t peel off, so there will be only teething dents.

 

Babyletto Hudson or Babyletto Lolly?

Babyletto Hudson is a sophisticated “older sister” from the new Babyletto Lolly 3 in 1 convertible crib.

That doesn’t mean Hudson is an old crib! It is just so popular that Babyletto decided to make a similar model, to satisfy even more parents.

Lolly is just slightly younger Babyletto’s 3 in 1 convertible model, which does not differ much from Hudson crib. The biggest difference is in the shape of their legs and in the color selection. Other features and specifications are pretty much the same.

Babyletto Lolly vs Hudson Crib Reviews

 

Babyletto Hudson is a perfect choice for petite moms too

Short moms will appreciate the low profile of this crib. Low profile cribs make a great impact on the quality of their life. Fewer back pains is only one of the reasons why short moms should decide on this model!
The common problem of petite moms is the overall cribs’ height, as they struggle with placing the sleeping baby over the front rail to the mattress.
Don’t be concern about safety! Hudson’s low profile is the result of the carefully constructed crib’s framework with shorter legs, not lower side rails! Your child won’t be able to escape sooner than from other cribs.

RELATED ARTICLE: Best cribs for short moms 

 

We love the Hudson’s design

Hudson is a static crib and as such without any moving parts. It is made from solid New Zealand pine wood, coated with a child-safe non-toxic finish in a variety of colors.

Because of Hudson’s modern mid-century design and wide color selection, you won’t have problems matching the crib to any kind of furniture. But, if you want to pair it with Babyletto furniture, it matches with Hudson dresser changer and Hudson 6-drawer assembled double dresser perfectly.

 

Hudson crib by Babyletto with Hudson dresser changer and Hudson 6-drawer assembled double dresse
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  • Manufacturer: Babyletto
  • Model: Hudson
  • Type: 3-in-1 convertible crib
  • Style: modern retro looking crib
  • Material: natural New Zealand pine wood
  • Assembled dimensions: 53.625″L x 29.625″D x 34.875″H
  • Assembled weight: 54 lbs
  • Color: espresso, grey, slate, white, washed natural wood and two tones: gray/white, espresso/white and white/washed natural

 

Stylishly rounded spindles are placed all around the crib. There are 48 spindles, 16 on the long and 8 on the short side. Well, I was not sure if I should mention these numbers, as they are probably not the most important information within your choice. But as I said before, our Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib review includes everything, so there it is.

The Hudson’s open design:

  1. allows you to see the baby from different angles
  2. makes the crib light and airy
  3. distinguishes Babyletto Hudson from the majority of cribs with closed backside

 

Babyletto Hudson is a 3-in-1 convertible crib – our review of convertibility

Babyletto Hudson is a sturdy, standard size convertible crib with stationary sides to add to the security and stability. Think of it as long time investment, as it will grow with your child and will be with him for many years to come.

When your baby outgrows the baby crib, you can easily transform the crib into a toddler bed. And the best thing is, that you don’t have to make any additional purchase, as you get the toddler guardrail in the package.

Later you can remove the guardrail and transform Hudson in a daybed.

 

Hudson crib by Babyletto with toddler guardrail & daybed

 

READ ALSO: The best convertible cribs of 2019

 

I hope the name “3 in 1” didn’t confuse you and is not a reason which would divert you from the purchase. You may ask yourself why would you buy Babyletto Hudson, if you can get a 4 in 1 convertible crib, for the same price?

Yes, for the same price, or even less, there are a lot of cribs named as 4 in 1. But, you have to buy the conversion kit to transform them into the full-size beds separately. So, you actually get the 3 in 1 model, or even less.

Why less? As you have to buy the guardrail for a toddler bed too. Considering this, those 4-in-1 crib models are no longer cheaper from Hudson!

  • Convertible: yes
  • Number of conversions: 3 (4, with Junior Bed Conversion Kit)
  • Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, and daybed
  • Weight Capacity: toddler/daybed = 50lb

 

Useful information about Hudson crib

 

1. How long can your baby use the Hudson crib?
Stop using Hudson as a crib, when your child begins to climb or reaches 35 inches. It is time to transform the crib into a toddler bed and later to a daybed, which you can use until the child weights 50 lbs.
2. Is the Hudson crib portable?
  1. Although the crib is not too heavy, you can’t move it around the house easy, as it doesn’t have wheels.
  2. Make sure that assembled crib fits through your house doors.
  3. Some parents reported they scratch up wood floors with painted legs, while they were moving the crib around.

Because of those issues, I suggest you assemble the crib in the room you are intended to use it. Few carefully moves here and there, shouldn’t leave any scratches.

If you want a standard full-size, portable crib and you adore Babyletto, Maki is a crib you want. Not only it has wheels, but it can fold up as well!

3. Under-crib storage

The high from floor to the crib is 6″, so you can clean underneath, without moving it, or you can use that space for storage, maybe for diapers.

Of course, Babyletto has a crib with under crib drawer as well. It is a similar crib as Hudson, with typical Babyletto style, but with additional under-crib storage. You can find more information on Mercer 3 in 1 convertible crib in our article about top 7 convertible cribs with under-crib drawer.

4. Assembling
Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib is simple to set up, as long as you follow the detailed instructions. You won’t need a lot of tools, to assemble the crib, and it should not take you a lot of time. Anyhow this is a fun job, so don’t hurry and you shouldn’t have any problems.

 

Could we call Babyletto Hudson a 4 in 1 convertible crib?

Actually, we could. Babyletto named Hudson crib as a 3 in 1 convertible crib, but it has a fourth conversion as well. If you want you can later transform Hudson’s daybed into a junior bed too.

Babyletto offers Junior bed conversion kit for Hudson crib. It is available in espresso, gray, white, washed natural and white/washed natural colors.
So yes, Babyletto could easily name Hudson a 4 in 1 convertible crib because you can transform it into three different beds.

 

Hudson crib by Babyletto - junior bed conversion kit
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You have to purchase the conversion kit for the final conversion separately for any crib, and Hudson is not an exception. That’s why I said Babyletto should call Hudson a 4 in 1 convertible crib like other manufacturers call their models.

 

Next thing I want to point out, are the numbers in the baby cribs names!

Numbers can easily mislead you, making you think you will get everything in the package. Parents often decide on a model with a higher number in the crib’ name just because they think they will get more. That results in a disappointment, as they later realize they need to buy additional parts separately.

That is not the case here! You get everything you need for this 3-in-1 convertible crib in the package. I really like that, especially because this is not a common practice in cribs industry. A big plus for Babyletto!

If you won’t decide for Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib remember this! Numbers in the crib’s name tell you how many conversions certain crib has, not what you really get. That is different from model to model.

 

Babyletto Hudson crib mattress information

  1. The mattress sits on the metal spring support, which enables better air circulation and makes reliable support.
  2. You can adapt the height of the mattress in four different positions. Start with the highest level for infants, but don’t forget to lower it down when your baby starts to crawl or sit on her own. Keep it at the lowest level for the toddlers!
  3. The crib mattress is not included. You can use any standard size baby mattress, of any brand. To make sure, we have tested how other standard size crib mattresses fit in the Hudson too. For instance, we have tested a few great models, like Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer or Colgate Eco Classica III crib mattress, and they all fit snuggly in the crib.

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Babyletto recommends the Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress with Hybrid Waterproof Cover, which is a perfect fit.

Pure Core is a dual-sided, lightweight crib mattress. It has two sides, firmer for infants and softer for toddlers. It is also hypoallergenic and as such resistant to dust mites, bacteria and allergens. The mattress is fully recyclable, made from 100% non-toxic materials, with a polyester core.

It has a multi-functional cover with a soft quilted cotton face and a vinyl-free waterproof backing to protect mattress against accidents. You can easily remove the cover and wash it in the washing machine.

 

Babyletto Hudson crib mattress
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  • Interior crib dimensions: 52″L x 28.125″D
  • Compatible Mattress Size: standard
  • Mattress Included: no
  • Recommended mattress: Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress with Hybrid Waterproof Cover
  • Adjustable Mattress Height: yes, 4 positions

 

Don’t forget about safety!

The crib is made from eco-friendly, non-toxic materials backed with Greenguard gold certification. This mean, it is screened for over 10,000 chemicals and certified as low-emitting and healthier for the indoor environment. The crib is also finished in the non-toxic multi-step painting process, without lead and phthalate.

Hudson crib by Babyletto is Greenguard certified

As mention before, Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib doesn’t have a drop side. Because of numerous injuries and even deaths, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) banned the sale of dropping side cribs.

The space between slats is 2″ apart, which is safe and smaller than the prescribed maximum of 2 3/8 inches.

Hudson baby crib meets or even exceed all safety standards set by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) international and U.S. CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission)!

No matter what crib will you choose, an old or new one, convertible or portable, make sure it meets all required safety standards! Hudson crib by Babyletto meet or even exceed them, so it is a safe crib!


The verdict

Babyletto Hudson is a modern looking crib that will make a gorgeous centerpiece in any nursery. Yes, it is not the cheapest baby crib on the market, but we are convinced it is worth the money you spend. After all, it is a convertible crib and as such a long time investment. And don’t forget … toddler safety guardrail is already included in the price!

Hudson is a sturdy crib of high quality. After all, it is a royal crib. If Meghan Markle loves it, we love it too. No, I am kidding. We love Hudson because of the positive results of our review. It has everything you would expect from a modern 3-in-1 convertible crib, and even more.

Babyletto Hudson caught our attention because of its beautiful design. We love its European style with rounded slats, which makes the crib even more appealing and unique. But in the end, the crib’s design is not the most significant feature you should look. Safety, quality, durability, and versatility are just a few of the major features we had reviewed, and all got five stars. Impressive!

 

So far, from our research on where to buy the Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib, the best offer is on Amazon:

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We hope you find this Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib review helpful. Please, if you have any questions or you have your own experiences with the crib, leave it in the comments below.

 

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib

9.5

SAFTY

10.0/10

DESIGN

9.5/10

PRICE

9.0/10

PARENTS REVIEWS

9.4/10

OVERALL

9.5/10

THE GOOD

  • eco-conscious design
  • retro modern look
  • it grows with your child
  • 4 level adjustable mattress support
  • sturdy crib
  • toddler rail is in the package

THE BAD

  • if you use light colored models, you can see metal mattress support in some positions


10 thoughts on “Hudson crib by Babyletto – a new 2019 review”

  • Thank you for all the information! This Hudson crib by Babyletto review was very helpful for me. It is nice to find all the specifications as well as prose and cons at one place.
    I like the Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 convertible crib too. I am sure I will pick one of them, but can’t decide which one as both are such beautiful cribs.

    • I believe you, that it is a hard decision, as Hudson & Lolly are very similar. They are both 3-in-1 convertible cribs and can offer the same features. The decision is based on the look of the crib, so I can’t help you here. 😛
      We made a Babyletto Lolly crib review as well. Maybe after reading it, your decision will be easier. Anyway, I think you can’t miss with any of those two cribs.
      Have a nice day!

  • As I already comment on your article about safety standards, Babyletto Hudson 3 in 1 convertible crib is a perfect crib for our family. I didn’t know if I should pick it, because I wanted a 4 in 1 crib. After reading this review I see Hudson has this option. Nice to know that!

    • Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1, or should I say 4-in-1 🙂 convertible crib is a lovely, safe and modern crib. I personally think you made a good decision!

  • Excellent information about the crib. You were very detailed. I believe this is valuable information for parents and soon to be parents. Cribs are expensive and you do not want to have a cheap one or one that has poor safety ratings. I think it is also beneficial to parents to invest in the convertible cribs because you are getting more for your money.

    • Thank you, Amber!

      Yeah, a crib is one of the biggest purchases that young parents have to make. I always try to capture as much information as I could in my reviews. Hudson from Babyletto is really good value for the price, that’s why is one of my favorite cribs. 

    • A proper ventilation trough the crib and breathable mattress have many benefits. A good airflow trough the crib and breathable mattreess reduce bacteria and mold as the mattress drys faster. Less sweathing,…
      Some even claim that breathable crib mattress reduces risc of suffocation if your baby roll over and sleep with the face down. Also it is important to use cover and sheets that are breathable too, as there is no point in using a breathable mattress if the cover and sheets are too thick to prevent the airflow.
      Babyletto Hudson’s open design and metal spring support allow perfect airflow trough the crib and mattress. These two features are the best what baby crib manufacturer can pick for a crib to enable good air circulation through the baby crib and mattress.
      Regards, Baby’s Little Place

  • Thank you for your awesome reviewed! I really like your formatting, especially the comparison charts. Question about the Lolly and Hudson cribs: what’s the distance between the slats? I’m sure they’re within safety limits, but couldn’t find the exact info.

    • Thank you, Jenny!
      Such comments encourage me to work even harder and make even more baby crib reviews.
      The distance between slats on Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib is 2″, which is safe and smaller than the prescribed maximum of 2 3/8 inches. The same is with Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 convertible crib!
      Regards, Ines

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