Best cribs for Short Moms

 

best cribs for short moms - 5 cribs for petite moms with the reviews

 

Best cribs for Short Moms

Cribs for Petite Moms

I decided on this post after I was talking with my friend, who is a petite mom. She said it’s hard to place her sleeping baby into the crib without waking her up. She is too short to reach over the crib’s rail and place her down gently.

I had never thought about it before. But if I think about it now … sometimes I had the same problem, and with 5’8″ I don’t consider myself short. I can understand how hard it must be for short parents!
So I thought it would be nice to gather the best cribs for short moms in one place and help them find the perfect one for their needs.

 

There is no question that cribs’ railings must have a certain height to be safe for your baby. But because of cribs’ frameworks, the overall height differs from model to model. Some are bulky others have a sleek, minimalist design. Some stand on high, others on short legs, etc.

The best cribs for short moms have a sleek, minimalistic design, and stand on short legs!

 

All cribs on our list are safe for your baby, with the best design for petite moms. Those models are so-called low-profile cribs. But as I already said, not because of low railings, but because of short legs, etc.

 



Best convertible cribs for short moms


Best bang for your buck:

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib with toddler rail

Babyletto Hudson is a 3-in-1 convertible crib. It is one of the most popular convertible cribs on the market and the best selling Babyletto’s crib.
It has a low-profile, but high enough railing, that it is safe for your baby! Because of its practicability, short feet, sleek design, and adjustable mattress heights, we think Babyletto Hudson is the best crib for short moms!

 

Best cribs for short moms: Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib

 

THE GOOD:

  • it grows with your child
  • included safety guard rail for a toddler bed
  • perfect for petite moms
  • eco-conscious design
  • retro modern look
  • 4 level adjustable mattress support
  • sturdy crib
  • it meets all required safety standards
  • the ability to convert it into a junior bed

THE BAD:

  • a metal spring support is visible in second mattress height position (only if you pick a light-colored model, and you can also hide it with a crib skirt)

 

More about Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib:

DESIGN: 

It is a sturdy and safe crib! Babyletto Hudson features a modern retro design, which is in our opinion timeless and fits with most of the furniture in your home.

Rounded spindles are carefully placed around the crib, which gives the Hudson its distinctive European look. And don’t forget it is an eco-friendly crib, as it is made only from recyclable materials.

 

DIMENSIONS:  Babyletto Hudson is 53.625″ wide, with 29.625″ depth and only 34.875″ high.

You can actually remove the legs, and make the crib even lower. The crib will stay safe and sturdy! However, the majority of short moms should be comfortable with the original hight, so if it’s not necessarily, leave it as it is. Why? As that is its primary design, and as it is more appealing and beautiful with legs!

 

CRIB TYPE:

Hudson grows with your child, so you can think of it as a long-time investment. It is a 3-in-1 convertible crib, which means you can convert it into two bigger beds:

  1. a toddler bed
  2. a daybed

Safety guardrail for the toddler bed is included in the package, so you don’t have to make any additional purchase. I have to say that this is not common for convertible cribs. A big plus for Babyletto!

 

How long can my child use a certain bed stage?

  1. Your child can use it as a crib until he reaches 35″, or he begins to climb.
  2. The toddler bed can be used until your child reaches 50lbs.

Baby’s Little Place tip: Babyletto offers a Junior Bed Conversion Kit to transfer the cribs into a junior bed. Because of that, we could easily call Hudson a 4-in-1 convertible crib. Why? You have to buy a full-size conversion kit for all models on the market, and manufacturers named many of them a 4-in-1 convertible crib anyway.

 

MATERIAL:

Babyletto Hudson is made from solid New Zealand pine wood, coated with a child-safe non-toxic finish. You can get it in a variety of colors, such as espresso, slate, white, washed natural wood, gray/white and espresso/white.

 

CRIB MATTRESS information:

The mattress has four adjustable highs and sits on the metal spring support. As a short mom, you will find this very helpful. If you place the mattress in the highest position, you will reach your baby even easier. But don’t forget to adapt the mattress on lower levels through the child’s growth.

You can use any standard size crib mattress, but parents recommend to use Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress with Hybrid Waterproof Cover, which is a perfect fit (price is under the last review). It is a dual-sided, lightweight mattress, which offers firm support for infants and cushier comfort for toddlers.

 

Babyletto Hudson specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Babyletto
  • Model: Hudson
  • Type: 3-in-1 convertible crib
  • Style: modern retro looking crib
  • Assembled dimensions: 53.625″W x 29.625″D x 34.875″H
  • Assembled weight: 54 lbs
  • Convertible: yes
  • Number of conversions: 3 (4, with Junior Bed Conversion Kit)
  • Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, and daybed

 

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Lolly is another great 3-in-1 convertible crib by Babyletto. It is a little higher from Hudson, but still with a lower profile than most of the full-size, convertible cribs on the market. If you want to check it up, you can read our Babyletto Lolly review.


Runner Up:

Babyletto Modo 3-in-1 convertible crib

Babyletto is known primarily for its spindle designed cribs, which resembles classic European style. But to add versatility, Babyletto also designed convertible cribs surrounded with slats. Those cribs are the beautiful Modo, Babyletto Mercer with under-crib drawer, and a unique, ultra-modern Harlow.

Modo had quickly become one of the best selling cribs on the market. Why? Because parents love Babyletto, and Modo is their cheapest 3-in-1 convertible crib. You get the Hudson’s and Lolly’s features and quality for less money!

With a low-profile, its features, and a reasonable price, Modo certainly belongs amongst the best cribs for petite moms.

 

Babyletto Modo 3-in-1 convertible crib

THE GOOD:

  • it has a perfect height
  • it grows with your child
  • a safety guardrail for the toddler bed is included in the price
  • modern, sleek design
  • it’s a very durable crib
  • it has a good value for the money
  • safe and sturdy
  • four adjustable mattress positions

THE BAD:

  • some parents reported that the finish on this crib is very fragile and it chips, scratches and peels very easily*

*Babyletto uses only non-toxic finish, which is might little less strong as ordinary paint. Ordinary paint is contrary full of toxic chemicals, so all trustworthy crib manufacturers use only non-toxic finishes, and the “problem” is the same.

 

More about Babyletto Modo 3-in-1 convertible crib:

DESIGN:

As I already said, Modo’s slated design is different from classic Babyletto cribs. But Babyletto kept a beautiful open design, which allows you to see your sleeping baby from any angle of the room.

The crib has wider, square legs, so it looks even stronger! You can choose amongst five finishes, with two-toned combinations as well.

Assembled dimensions: 53,13″L x 29,88″D x 34,75″H

 

CRIB TYPE:

Modo is a 3-in-1 convertible crib, which means it can convert into two bigger beds. 

When your child overgrows the crib, you can convert it into a toddler bed. The best part about the Modo is the included safety guardrail. It will protect your toddler from falling out of bed. By removing the safety guardrail, the Modo transit into the final stage, a daybed.

How long can my child use a certain bed stage?

  1. Your child can use Babyletto Modo as a crib until he reaches 35″, or begins to climb.
  2. Stop using Modo as a toddler/daybed when your child reaches 50lbs.

 

CRIB MATTRESS information:

While Babyletto recommends their Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress, you can use any standard size crib mattress in the crib. Measurements of baby cribs and crib mattresses are regulated by the government, so any standard size crib mattress should fit into any full-size crib.
For even more convenience for petite parents, it has adjustable mattress support. You can set the mattress into four different heights. Start with the highest position and gradually lower it down. Placing a sleeping baby in the crib is so much easier!

 

Modo’s specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Babyletto
  • Model: Modo
  • Type: 3-in-1 convertible crib
  • Style: modern, slatted design
  • Assembled dimensions: 53,13″L x 29,88″D x 34,75″H
  • Assembled weight: 59.52 lbs
  • Convertible: yes
  • Number of conversions:
  • Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, and daybed

READ ALSO: Babyletto Modo 3-in-1 convertible crib review


Best arched crib for short parents:

Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 convertible baby crib

 

Delta Children Emery crib Review

 

THE GOOD:

  • it converts all the way to the adult bed
  • timeless design
  • affordable 
  • 3 mattress heights
  • safe and sturdy
  • meets and even exceed all safety standards
  • good airflow through the crib
  • easy to convert

THE BAD:

  • toddler bed safety guardrail is not included

 

More about Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 convertible baby crib:

Emery’s specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Delta Children
  • Model: Emery
  • Type: 4-in-1 convertible crib
  • Style: classic elegance with arched backside
  • Assembled dimensions: 55,75″L x 23,25″D x 34″ (43.75″ is the highest arch’ point on the back)
  • Assembled weight: 63,8 lbs
  • Convertible: yes
  • Number of conversions:
  • Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, daybed, and full-size adult bed

 

READ MORE in our Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 convertible crib Review


Best low-budget crib for short moms:

Stork Craft Hillcrest Fixed Side Convertible Crib

 

Best cribs for petite moms

 

THE GOOD:

  • it can be a lifetime bed for your child
  • an affordable crib
  • a safe crib
  • doesn’t occupy a lot of space
  • low profile, perfect for petite moms
  • non-toxic materials
  • high quality
  • sturdy and durable crib

THE BAD:

  • available in only three colors
  • the assembly might seem confusing

 

More about Stork Craft Hillcrest:

Stork Craft Hillcrest is a convertible crib with fixed sides that cost less than other cribs on our list.

Maybe for some sophisticated mothers, this one is not the best choice, but let the price doesn’t fool you. We would not put it on our list if it was not great!

 

DESIGN:

Hillcrest is a beautiful crib, with clean lines and open construction. With a modern look with trendy and functional design, it gives us the impression that we are looking a much more expensive crib! And don’t forget, that it’s as safe and useful as the first two models, otherwise would be far from our list!

Crib dimensions: It is only 34,2″ height, so it’s one of the best choices for short moms. Other Stork Craft Hillcrest’s measurements are 54.2” wide x 30.8” deep.

 

CRIB TYPE:

With the additional purchase of a conversion kit, you can convert Hillcrest into four different beds.

  • crib
  • toddler bed
  • day bed
  • full-size bed

The toddler guardrail is unfortunately not included in the price, but even with additional costs, the total price is lower than for Babyletto. If you want a final full-size bed, you need to buy the conversion kit for a full-size bed separately too.

We love the fact, that this is a full-size crib that doesn’t take a lot of space in the nursery. It has a beautiful, minimalist frame, without unnecessary attachments.

How long can my child use a certain bed stage?

You can use it as a crib until your baby reaches 35″ high, or she begins to climb. The recommended weight limit for a daybed stage is 50lbs.

 

MATERIAL:

The crib is made from pine wood, which ensures years of reliable use. It is available in three different non-toxic colors (espresso, gray and white). In our opinion, Storkcraft could offer a wider color selection.

 

CRIB MATTRESS:

The crib is compatible with any standard size mattress and has metal spring support, adjustable on three different positions. Stork Craft recommends using Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams crib mattress (you can find the price under the last mini crib review), which is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, lightweight and waterproof.

 

Stork Craft Hillcrest Specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Stork Craft
  • Model: Hillcrest
  • Type: 4-in-1 convertible crib
  • Style: Trendy
  • Assembled dimensions: 54,2″W x 30.8″D x 34,2″H
  • Assembled weight: 46,3 lbs
  • Convertible: yes
  • Number of conversions: 4
  • Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed


A unique choice for modern moms:

Babyletto Harlow acrylic crib

If you are a short mom, you can have both, a unique, ultra-modern crib, which is also practical for you. Babyletto Harlow is a beautiful low-profile crib, with a perfect blend of natural wood and acrylic.
I don’t like all-acrylic cribs, as they look too “sterile” for me. I don’t think babies feel comfortable in them either. In my opinion, ultra transparency of such crib doesn’t represent a safe, snuggle nest for the baby.

This crib is definitely not just for short parents. I think it is the best acrylic crib on the market. Why? Because its framework contains natural wood, not only acrylic. And because it has a very reasonable price for an acrylic crib.

 

The best Babyletto crib - acrylic Harlow

THE GOOD:

  • it grows with your child
  • safety guardrail for toddler bed is included
  • unobstructed view on your baby
  • ultra-modern design
  • Eco-friendly
  • 4 adjustable mattress positions
  • safe and sturdy
  • affordable for an acrylic crib

THE BAD:

  • although it is cheap for an acrylic crib, it has a higher price

 

More about Babyletto Harlow acrylic crib:

DESIGN:

Babyletto Harlow has an open design. All sides of the crib are constructed with carefully placed slats. While the back of the crib and both sides are made of wood, the front side has acrylic slats. Such a design makes this crib special and gives you an unobstructed view of your sleeping baby.
I like that Babyletto uses quality and recyclable acrylic for the slats. Slats are clear, without sharp edges, and don’t yellow over time.
You can pick among two color combinations: black/acrylic and white/acrylic combination.

Assembled dimensions: 53.4″ L x 29,9″ D x 34,6″ H

 

CRIB TYPE:

Babyletto Harlow is a 3-in-1 convertible crib, which converts into a toddler bed and daybed. As it is typical for Babyletto, you get everything in the package. 

A toddler bed safety guardrail is made of wood, not acryl. But that doesn’t mean a toddler bed won’t have an acrylic side anymore. For this toddler bed, you won’t replace the front rail. You will turn the crib, and replace the back rail with a guardrail. You will get a unique looking toddler bed, with an acrylic backside.

When your toddler is old enough, you can remove the safety guardrail, and turn the Harlow into a beautiful daybed.

How long can my child use a certain bed stage?

  1. Stop using Harlow as a crib when your child begins to climb or reaches 35 inches.
  2. The weight limit for the daybed and toddler bed is 50 lbs.

 

CRIB MATTRESS information:

Harlow is a full-size crib, so any standard size crib mattress fits into the crib. Of course, Babyletto recommends their Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress, which is a great choice, but you can pick amongst other quality crib mattresses too.
Babyletto Harlow features a four-level, metal mattress support, which will help short moms a lot. Start with the highest position and gradually lower it down.

 

Babyletto Harlow specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Babyletto
  • Model: Harlow
  • Type: 3-in-1 convertible crib
  • Style: modern acrylic crib
  • Assembled dimensions: 53.4″ L x 29,9″ D x 34,6″ H
  • Assembled weight: 79,37 lbs
  • Convertible: yes
  • Number of conversions: 3
  • Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, and daybed


Best combo crib for short moms:

Graco Remi 4-in-1 convertible crib with changing table

 

Best combo crib for short moms

 

THE GOOD:

  • it converts all the way to the adult bed, where a
  • detached changer becomes a nightstand
  • a changing pad is included
  • large drawer under the crib for additional storage
  • adjustable mattress support
  • a modern design
  • durable crib
  • meets all safety standards
  • reasonable price for a combo crib

THE BAD:

  • toddler bed doesn’t have safety guardrail

 

More about Graco Remi:

Graco Remi specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Storkcraft for Graco
  • Model: Remi
  • Type: 4-in-1 convertible crib with attached changing table and under-crib drawer
  • Style: modern
  • Assembled dimensions: 71.77″ long × 29.53″ width × 35.94″ high
  • Assembled weight: 105 lbs
  • Convertible: yes
  • Number of conversions: 4
  • Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed where changer transforms into a stand-alone nightstand
  • Changing pad: is included

READ MORE: Best convertible cribs with changing table


For short moms who need extra storage:

Babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 convertible crib with under-crib drawer

 

The best Babyletto crib - Mercer

 

THE GOOD:

  • large storage drawer
  • very functional crib
  • it grows with your child
  • safety guardrail is included in the price
  • conversions are quick and easy
  • Eco-conscious design
  • durable crib
  • 4 level adjustable mattress support
  • affordable price

THE BAD:

  • lack of different finishes

 

More about Babyletto Mercer:

Babyletto Mercer specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Babyletto
  • Model: Mercer
  • Type: 3-in-1 convertible crib with under-crib drawer
  • Style: modern, with slated design
  • Assembled dimensions: 53,875″L x 30″D x 35″H
  • Assembled weight: 74 lbs
  • Convertible: yes
  • Number of conversions: 3
  • Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, and daybed

 

READ MORE: Babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 convertible crib review


Best oval crib for short moms:

Stokke Sleepi 4-in-1 convertible crib

 

Stokke Sleepi oval crib for short moms

 

THE GOOD:

  • it grows with your child
  • unique oval shape
  • it can transit into a bassinet
  • beautiful design
  • easy to move around
  • excellent quality
  • lockable swivel wheels
  • built-in canopy rod
  • maximum air circulation for a comfortable sleep
  • the oval mattress is included
  • height adjustable mattress base

THE BAD:

  • oval sheets cost more
  • high price

 

More about Stokke Sleepi:

Stokke Sleepi specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Stokke
  • Model: Sleepi
  • Type: oval, 4-in-1 convertible crib
  • Style: modern
  • Assembled dimensions: 50″L x 34″D x 29″H
  • Assembled weight: 56 lbs
  • Convertible: yes
  • Number of conversions: 4
  • Conversion types: bassinet, crib, toddler bed, and junior bed
  • Compatible mattress size: oval
  • Mattress included: yes
  • Adjustable mattress height: yes, 4 positions


Best mini cribs for short moms

What about mini cribs? If you are short of space than a mini crib is a perfect solution for you.

Mini cribs are as good as standard size cribs, just with smaller dimensions. This holds for length and width of the mini crib, while the height is the same as the full-size cribs. So, even a small crib can be too high and awkward for short moms.

Mini cribs are a perfect solution for urban lofts or smaller nursery, as they take less space as their bigger sisters. Mini cribs are also cheaper.

Even though they are smaller, they are as comfortable and sturdy as standard size cribs. Mini cribs are also available in all types: convertible crib, portable crib, …).

The only down point of the mini crib is the same feature which makes it so special, the smaller size. You need to know that your baby will outgrow it sooner as a standard size crib.

 

Best mini convertible crib for short moms:

Dream On Me Aden 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib

 

Best mini convertible crib for short moms

 

THE GOOD:

  • it grows with your child
  • fits into small spaces
  • an affordable price
  • low profile, perfect for short parents
  • a wide selection of colors
  • safe crib
  • non-toxic materials
  • sturdy crib
  • adjustable mattress support

THE BAD:

  • your baby will outgrow the crib sooner as a full-size crib

 

More about Dream On Me Aden 4-in-1 mini convertible crib:

Aden is a beautifully designed crib, with a solid frame. Although it is a mini crib, it could be a lifetime bed that matures with your child from infancy through childhood to adulthood.

Dream On Me Aden is a modern looking mini crib ideal for any parent with space issues. And because of its lower profile really handy for short moms as well.

 

MATERIAL:

The crib is made from solid wood, but jet weight only 20lbs. The dimensions of the crib are 39″ length x 23″ wide and 36″ inches high.

If you compare it with a low profile standard size crib above, you will see it has the same hight than a low profile full-size cribs. Aden is just smaller so that it can fit into smaller rooms.

Baby’s Little Place tip: If you are not short of space, we recommend you to think about standard size cribs. Your baby can use them longer as a crib and toddler bed.

 

CRIB TYPE:

Anyway, smaller dimensions do not hinder the Aiden, to be a convertible, lifetime crib. You can easily transform the cribs into a daybed and later into a twin-size bed with or without a footboard.

You have to buy a conversion kit for a twin size bed separately. Another thing you should know is that there is not toddler guardrail for Aiden mini crib. That is common for all mini cribs. A toddler bed stage for a mini crib means a bed without front rail, with a mattress placed on the lower position. Transition into a daybed is just with rising the mattress into a higher position.

The crib is made from solid pine wood, and you can get it an impressive seven non-toxic finishes: black, cherry, espresso, gray, natural, white and French white.

 

CRIB MATTRESS:

Aden’s mattress support frame has three different height settings to accommodate the needs of your growing baby as well as your own comfort. You can start with the highest setting and gradually drop it down.

Any mini crib mattress fits in the crib. If you want a Dream On Me mattress, they recommend using the Dream On Me 3 Portable Non-full size crib mattress in the crib (the price is listed under our “best of” list).

The mattress has a non-allergenic antibacterial waterproof cover. You can easily clean it with the wipe. It is lightweight and  GREENGUARD Gold Certified for a healthy indoor environment for your baby

 

Dream On Me Aden 4-in-1 convertible mini crib specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Dream On Me
  • Model: Aden
  • Type: 4-in-1 convertible mini crib
  • Style: modern
  • Assembled dimensions: 39″W x 23″D x 36″H
  • Assembled weight: 20 lb
  • Convertible: yes
  • Number of conversions: 4
  • Conversion types: crib, daybed, twin-size bed with a footboard, and twin-size bed without a footboard
  • Weight Capacity: toddler/daybed = 40lb
  • Compatible Mattress Size: mini
  • Mattress Included: no
  • Recommended mattress: Dream On Me 3 Portable Non-full size crib mattress
  • Adjustable Mattress Height: yes, 3 positions

 

You can read more about Dream On Me Aden 4-in-1 mini convertible crib in our article Mini Cribs For Small Spaces.

 

The best portable mini crib for short moms:

Babyletto Origami mini crib – a portable crib on wheels

 

Best mini crib for short moms

 

THE GOOD:

  • fits into small rooms
  • timeless, but modern design
  • wheels roll smoothly
  • available in unique colors
  • durable and lightweight
  • collapsible for easy storage and transport
  • four locking casters
  • adjustable mattress support

THE BAD:

  • relatively high price
  • your baby will outgrow it sooner as a full-size crib

 

More about Babyletto Origami mini crib:

CRIB TYPE:

Babyletto Origami is a mini portable crib, perfect for small apartments. You can move it around, as it has wheels and it collapses for easy storage or transport.

It is also a perfect alternative for a bassinet, as it is sturdier, and with more room for a baby.

 

MATERIAL:

Babyletto Origami Mini Crib is made from sustainable New Zealand pine wood. You can match it with any nursery as you have a lot of color options: black, gray, lagoon, white, petal pink, washed natural, blue, light brown and ash.

All materials and finishes are non-toxic, and crib meets all safety standards, the same as other cribs on our list.

How long can my baby use the crib?

Stop using Babyletto Origami when your child begins to climb or reaches 35 inches.

 

CRIB MATTRESS INFORMATION:

The crib has solid mattress support and two adjustable mattress levels. You can use any mini crib mattress (37 x 23.875″), which shouldn’t be more than 5″ thick.

Babyletto recommends using the Pure Core Mini crib mattress with the Origami crib. That is a lightweight, non-toxic mini crib mattress, made from a fully recyclable polyester core. Besides the mattress, you get the multifunctional cover, which protects the mattress against accidents. It is also removable, and you can wash it in the washing machine.

 

Babyletto Origami specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Babyletto
  • Model: Origami
  • Type: portable mini crib
  • Style: modern open design
  • Assembled dimensions: 38,625L” x 25,375D” x 36H”
  • Assembled weight: 44 lb
  • Convertible: no
  • Weight Capacity: stop using Babyletto Origami when your child begins to climb or reaches 35 inches
  • Compatible Mattress Size: mini
  • Mattress Included: no
  • Recommended mattress: Pure Core Mini crib mattress 
  • Adjustable Mattress Height: yes, 3 positions

 

RELATED ARTICLE: Babyletto Origami mini crib Review


How we compiled our list of the best cribs for short moms?

Our list of best cribs for short moms was made after our comprehensive research. We had found many low profile cribs and asked a lot of short parents about their experiences with these cribs.

So, on our “best cribs for short moms” list are only cribs:

  • that are safe for your child
  • are liked by the majority of parents
  • got the most points after our reviews

 

What does the crib need, to be the best choice for a short mom?

Cribs for short parents have to be:

  • first, and most important: safe
  • of course it has to be a crib with low profile: because of the shorter legs, not lower rails!
  • with all the functionalities other cribs have

 

Used to petite moms, didn’t have problems with finding the crib for their needs. But was it safe?

best cribs for short moms - NO dropping side crib

Before 2011 short parents bought a drop-side crib and their problem was solved. That is not an option anymore, as CSPC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) banned the sale of those cribs.

Yes, dropping sides were helpful for petite moms, but you shouldn’t be disappointed, as they banned them because of the safety reasons. I personally would rather climb up the ladder to put my baby to sleep, as jeopardize her safety. I know it is the same with you! There were numerous injuries and even death, so if you have an older drop-side crib at home, please don’t use it, even if you are short. It’s not worth it!

You can watch the video about this safety issue at the end of the article.

 

Can I find a good crib if I am a petite mom?

Of course, you can! First of all, don’t worry! Yes, compared to high profile cribs there are not as many models. But the market is already too saturated, so you can still find a decent amount of different models in every crib type.

You can choose between different standard or mini convertible/nonconvertible cribs, as well as between portable and combo cribs.

 

Best Cribs For Short Moms/petite moms - standard crib dimensions

 

 

  1. The high of almost all standard size baby cribs is 42″ and more, but you can find a safe and beautiful crib with around 35″ high. Crib with that hight should make life easier for petite moms, not to mention that means fewer back pains for them.
  2. If you have enough space and you don’t intend to move the crib a lot, a standard crib is the best choice for you! Parents usually looking for a full-size crib, so there are more models on the market.
  3. But if you are short of space or you are looking for a portable crib, we found two options for you too. If you are interested only in a mini crib, you can skip the first part and read:

 

Best Cribs For Short Moms/petite moms - mini crib dimensions

We picked only the best cribs for short moms, which meet or even exceed all the safety standards. We found different types of baby crib, for different family needs and lifestyles. According to our firm belief, you will not find a better low profile crib, than those I have listed below. All you have to do is figure out what features you prefer for a crib and pick the best one for you and your baby.


Baby crib Safety Specifications

I didn’t talk about safety much till now, as it goes the same with all cribs on this site. Every crib we recommend for any mom, short or tall, is straightly tested and meets all the safety standards!

 

  1. As I mention before cribs have to be stationary and sturdy, with a wide frame and solid feet.
  2. No drop-side.
  3. The mattress has to be firm and fit tight in the crib. Make sure there is room for no more than two fingers between the side of the crib and the edge of the mattress.
  4. The wide between the crib slats shouldn’t be more than 2 3/8 inches. With wider distance, would the baby’s body fit through the slats, and that shouldn’t happen.
  5. Cribs must be made with non-toxic materials and colored with non-toxic finishes. So if any teething accident happens, you won’t worry about baby health.

 

If cribs meet all safety standards, they get safety certifications. Cribs we recommend for short moms don’t have toxic chemicals or toxic paint and are such as JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) or GREENGUARD Gold certified. Also, everyone is stringently tested to meet or even exceed all applicable Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety standards to ensure the safest sleep environment for your child.

 

Additional safety recommendation:

  • assemble the crib correctly and follow the provided instructions
  • never put pillows, blankets, plush toys and any comforters in the crib with your baby
  • if you intend to use position devices, use them carefully in accordance with the instructions
  • try to keep the crib away from blinds and windows or anything else that baby when she gets a bit older can pull down
  • regularly check for loose or broken screws, bolts, and mattress support

The whole article about new crib safety standards: Baby Cribs Safety Standards.


If you are one of the petite moms, I understand it can be a little frustrating looking for a perfect crib. All those beautiful cribs with multiple features … everything is useless if the crib is too high for you. While our main consideration is the safety and appearance of the crib, a petite mom needs to consider the crib’s hight too.

Of course, you can pick any crib you want, just make sure it is safe. But be aware, that if you decide on a big and bulky crib, as a short mom, you will probably need a footstool, to place a sleeping baby safely in the crib.

That’s why we highly recommend a low profile baby crib. It will ease your life a lot!

Please, don’t be afraid about safety. Low-profile cribs are as safe as any other crib! Their low profile is the result of careful design, usage of shorter legs, and with the mom’s and baby’s safety in mind!

 

There are cribs of all types, with various features, which are perfect for short moms!

 

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Bonus:

Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with toddler rail

 

Best cribs for short moms: Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 convertible crib

 

THE GOOD:

  • it grows with your child
  • the toddler safety guardrail is included
  • it meets or even exceeds all safety standards
  • European style
  • Eco-conscious modern design
  • it is standard size, which doesn’t take a lot of space
  • 4 levels of adjustable mattress support
  • perfect for short moms

THE BAD:

  • some parents noticed the initial paint smell, which has vanished after a few days
  • it is not the cheapest crib

 

More about Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 convertible crib:

Loly is another stylish crib from Babyletto, that is also suitable for short moms. It is one of the newest models on the market, which won parents’ hearts relatively quickly.

DESIGN:

With gently curved corners and round spindles, the crib is similar to Hudson, but jet slightly different. It is also made from eco-friendly materials and doesn’t contain lead or phthalate.

Lolly is a clever choice for petite mothers, who want a modern nursery. You can pick from three different two-tone options and a white crib. Two tones are: black/washed natural, gray/washed natural and white/natural.

The Babyletto Lolly dimensions are 53.625″ x 30.25″, with a high of 35.25″. As you can see, it is slightly taller than Hudson, but still suitable for shorter moms.

 

CRIB TYPE:

Lolly is also a 3-in-1 convertible crib, as it converts into a toddler bed and daybed. The toddler guardrail is included in the price, so thumbs up!

You can covert Lolly into a toddler bed after your baby outgrows the crib. All conversions are very easy and hassle-free. Just replace the front rail with a safety guardrail and you are done.

When your child is old enough and he won’t roll out of bed anymore, remove the toddler rail and transform the crib into a beautiful daybed.

How long can my child use a certain bed stage?

The same as Hudson, your child should stop using Lolly as a crib when he begins to climb or reaches 35 inches. Also, stop using Lolly as a toddler/daybed when your child reaches 50 lbs.

 

CRIB MATTRESS:

The crib takes a standard full-size crib mattress, which should be at least 51.625″ x 27.25″big,  and no more than 6″ thick. Babyletto Lolly 3 in 1 convertible crib has a metal mattress support which you can adjust to four different positions.

A Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress is a perfect fit. (see the price after the reviews)

 

Babyletto Lolly specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Babyletto
  • Model: Lolly
  • Type:  3-in-1 convertible crib
  • Style: modern
  • Assembled dimensions: 53.625″W x 30.25″D x 35.25″H
  • Assembled weight: 50 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: toddler/daybed = 50lb
  • Convertible: yes
  • Number of conversions: 3
  • Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, and daybed
  • Compatible Mattress Size: standard
  • Mattress Included: no
  • Recommended mattress: Babyletto Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress with the dry waterproof cover → price is listed under the last review
  • Adjustable Mattress Height: yes, 4 positions

 

THE WHOLE REVIEW: Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 convertible crib Review

 



6 thoughts on “Best cribs for Short Moms”

  • Thanks for this review Ines.

    Oh gosh I never knew I could get a crib for petite moms! Now that I’m looking for a crib for my second, I’m so glad I stumbled upon your review.

    Gosh my back aches from having to tiptoe and lift a sleeping toddler over the gate has taken its toll. Never again!

    • You’re welcome!

      I can understand how hard could be for petite moms if they don’t have low profile crib. I am not so short, and I struggled from time to time when I was trying to put my daughter in the crib. Without waking her up or fall in the crib with her. 🙂 
      I always check the safety of the baby gear first. That’s why I am so happy that cribs for short moms don’t have low rails, just shorter legs. So they are as safe as any other crib!
      And congrats on a second baby! My daughter will be two next week, maybe it is time, to think on the second baby too. 🙂

  • Oh my word you really made it so much easier for me to thoroughly understand this and yes I am one of those short moms of 5’2 I know that feeling.

    I always had to get a little step in order to lay my baby down since her dad worked away quite often. Thank you so much for helping people like myself to be able to.

    Do this in the best and safest manner I will definitely sent this on to all my friend and family.

    • Thank you, Angeligue!

      Puting sleeping baby into a big and bulky crib can be a challenge yes. That’s why I came up with the idea to gather the best cribs for short moms in one place. 🙂 

      I think many petite parents don’t know that low profile cribs even exist, so I appreciate you will share this with your friends. Maybe we will help someone together. 🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

  • Oh my! I wish I could get one of these cribs for short moms when I had my three boys.
    I’m a short mom and I still remember how hard it was for me to take my babies everyday to their cribs!
    I remember I used to have a small chair to get on it to take my baby from the crib.
    It’s good to know that today new moms can find everything they need to stop worrying about this type of things.
    Thanks for sharing this list of cribs for short moms will forward it to a young friend who is expecting her second baby.

    • Thanks, Alejandra!
      Yeah, low profile cribs really help short moms. Used to you can get a dropping side crib which really helps petite moms. But it was dangerous, so I am glad they stop selling them. It is true that those cribs helped many short parents, but there were few accidents when babies trapped between crib side and the frame. And one accident like this is too much.
      So a low profile crib is the best and most important safe solution for short moms. 😊 ❤
      Have a wonderfull day!

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