Last Updated on September 3, 2020 by Ines
Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib Review
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.
Did you know?
Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib was one of the first Meghan Markle’s baby shower gifts. Hudson is a royal crib, and in my opinion, it absolutely deserves this title. And I think after reading our Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib review, you’ll agree with me.
We made a comprehensive research about this convertible crib. My vision was to gather all the facts about the Babyletto Hudson in one place. From the pros and cons to the product specifications and 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.
Babyletto Hudson crib Review at a glance:
- 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
- if you pick a light-colored model, a metal mattress support might be seen while you set the mattress into higher positions *
* First of all, that is noticeable only on bright-colored models, only when the mattress is set to the highest position. And second, it’s a common “problem” of all convertible cribs.
If it bothers you anyway, 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.
The only thing I can point out as negative are potential scratches. Yet again, this can’t be the reason which would divert you from the purchase. It is the same on all wooden cribs! Let’s be honest, this eventually happens on all cribs, regardless if you have paid 100$ or 1000$ for the crib. Only metal and acrylic models can avoid this for a longer time.
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 want 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 visible dents.
Babyletto Hudson or Babyletto Lolly?
Babyletto offers a wide selection of quality 3-in-1 convertible cribs. Babyletto Hudson is a sophisticated “older sister” from the newer Babyletto Lolly 3 in 1 convertible crib. Although also very popular, the Lolly has never reached Hudson’s fame.
Also, 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.
The biggest difference amongst them is the shape of their legs and the color selection. Other features and specifications are pretty much the same. Anyway, if you are interested, you can find out more about their differences here: Babyletto Hudson vs. Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 convertible crib.
Babyletto Hudson is a perfect choice for petite moms!
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.
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Our Babyletto Hudson crib Review
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.
- 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. 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:
- allows you to see the baby from different angles
- makes the crib light and airy
- distinguishes Babyletto Hudson from the majority of cribs with closed backside
Hudson’s convertibility Review
Babyletto Hudson is a sturdy, standard size convertible crib with stationary sides to add to the security and stability. Think of it as a long-time investment. It will grow with your child and will be with him for many years to come.
When your child 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.
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I hope the name “3-in-1” didn’t confuse you, and it’s not a reason which would divert you from the purchase. Why would you buy Babyletto Hudson if there are 4-in-1 convertible cribs for the same price?
Yes, there are 4-in-1 convertible cribs that cost the same as the Hudson from Babyletto but be careful that the price doesn’t fool you. First of all, you have to buy the conversion kit for the final transition into a full-size bed separately. That applies to all 4-in-1 convertible cribs!
And second, most of them don’t have an included toddler safety guardrail or do not even have this option! While the conversion kit for the Babyletto Hudson is included in the price, you have to buy the guardrail for almost all 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible cribs of other brands!
Having everything in the package saves you the hassle with searching the fitted toddler bed safety rail, which is excellent! Also, considering all the above, other convertible cribs are no longer cheaper from the 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
Is Babyletto Hudson actually a 4 in 1 convertible crib?
Well, in a way, yes it is!. Babyletto named Hudson crib as a 3 in 1 convertible crib, but it has the fourth conversion as well. With an additional purchase, you can later transform Hudson’s daybed into a junior bed if you want.
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.
You have to purchase the conversion kit for the final conversion separately for all 4-in-1 convertible cribs on the market, so 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.
Numbers in the convertible crib’s name!
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’s 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 the 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 could have, not what you really get. That is different from model to model.
Hudson’s safety Review
Babyletto’s top priority is your child’s safety! Their cribs are made from eco-friendly, non-toxic materials backed with Greenguard gold certification. This means they are screened for over 10,000 chemicals and certified as low-emitting and healthy for the indoor environment. Cribs are also finished in the non-toxic multi-step painting process, without lead, phthalate, and other toxic chemicals.
As mention before, Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib doesn’t have a drop side. Because of numerous injuries and even tragic 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 and even exceeds 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!
Babyletto Hudson crib mattress information
- The mattress sits on the metal spring support, which enables better air circulation and makes reliable support.
- 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!
- The crib mattress is not included. You can use any standard size baby mattress, of any brand. Babyletto recommends the Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress with Hybrid Waterproof Cover, which is a perfect fit. To make sure other crib mattresses fit too, we tested some of them in the crib. For instance, Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer or Colgate Eco Classica III crib mattress fits snuggly in the crib too.
- 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
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Babyletto Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress with Hybrid Waterproof Cover
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 the mattress against accidents. You can easily remove the cover and wash it in the washing machine.
- removable cover*
- 100% cotton inner cover
- naturally flame retardant modacrylic/polyester layer
- firm support for infants
- lightweight, fully recyclable polyester core
- cushier support for toddlers
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Useful information about Hudson crib
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 he can use until his 50 lbs.
Is the Hudson crib portable?
- Although the crib is not too heavy, you can’t move it around the house easily. It doesn’t have wheels, and it is meant to stay in one place.
- Make sure that assembled crib fits through your house doors, otherwise, assemble the crib in a room where it is supposed to stand.
- Some parents reported they scratch up wood floors with painted legs, while they were moving the crib around, but I think a few careful moves here and there, shouldn’t leave any scratches.
If you want a standard full-size, portable crib and you adore Babyletto, then Maki is the crib you want. Not only it has wheels, but it can fold up as well!
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Does it have under-crib storage?
No, the crib doesn’t have a under-crib storage drawer.
The high from floor to the crib is 6″.
- you can clean underneath, without moving the crib
- you can use that space for storage
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 in Mercer’s review and in our article about the best convertible cribs with under-crib drawer.
As long as you follow the detailed instructions, is Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib simple to set up. You won’t need a lot of tools, to assemble the crib, and it should not take you a lot of time either. Anyhow this is a fun job, so don’t hurry and you shouldn’t have any problems.
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 should 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: