Best deals for baby cribs with the review of the best low budget crib overall
Best deals for baby cribs – Union 3-in-1 convertible crib
When we were looking for the best deals for baby cribs, Union crib immediately caught our attention. You might expect the crib for 100 dollars is made cheaply due to the low price. I admit we were expecting the same. We already saw too many poorly designed and unsafe cribs for such a low price. How glad I am, that we were wrong! I am so glad we finally found a low priced crib, with the same characteristic as more expensive ones.
Without a doubt, with this crib, Union offers young parents one of the best deals for baby cribs on the market. Why? Because it is an adorable and safe baby crib, for an affordable price. Union 3-in-1 is a lifetime bed, which cost just little over 100 dollars. It is the best low budget convertible crib and the best low budget crib overall.
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Best deals for other types of baby cribs
- combo crib: Dream On Me Niko 5-in-1 convertible crib with changing table
- portable crib that does not fold up: DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible crib on wheels
- folding full-size crib: Dream On Me 2-in-1 stationary side crib
- crib with under-crib drawer: Graco Solano 4-in-1 convertible crib with under-crib drawer
- combo crib with under crib drawer: Graco Remi 4-in-1 combo crib with under-crib drawer
- convertible mini crib: Dream On Me Aden
- portable mini crib: Delta Children Portable Mini Crib
- combo mini crib: Dream On Me Casco
Union 3-in-1 convertible crib review
That’s understandable, as it is not a huge name in a baby’s furniture industry by itself. But if you look wider, you will soon realize it’s a part of a baby’s furniture empire. Union 3-in-1 convertible crib is made by DaVinci. If you already made some investigation, you probably heard at least for the DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 convertible crib, as it is one of the best-selling cribs on the market.
But why DaVinci named the crib Union and didn’t include its own name? Because, they designed the crib in cooperation with big online sellers, like Amazon. We all know how big Amazon is. It can sell thousands of cribs for the lower price with a profit for itself and a manufacturer. Because of this, they can sell such a good crib for such a low price. Well, it’s OK for us! Nevertheless, this is a good deal for parents too. So all parts are happy.
Description and specifications
Union crib is a simple yet elegant crib, with a sophisticated design. The crib doesn’t have a bulky framework, but a minimalist design, with slats all around the crib. All four sides are even, so the crib looks clean and modern, not as traditional than other cribs for the same budget.
With all that and a big selection of colors, the Union crib fits perfectly with any type of nursery decor. Also, with a wide selection of different colors, DaVinci proved once more, that they put a lot of effort in constructing the low budget crib for a different family needs. You can get a crib in classic colors, like white, natural, ebony, espresso and gray or in a more funky version like sunshine and the lagoon color. Only one crib from the DaVinci can compete with the Union crib in a selection of colors, a beautiful Jenny Lind convertible crib on wheels.
Like almost all cribs on the market, including high priced cribs, it is made from sustainable New Zealand pine wood. Because of its minimalist design Union is a lightweight crib, which you can easily move around. If you don’t move the crib around every day., that does not affect its stability. It is a sturdy crib with fixed side rails, but it’s not made for moving around the house all the time.
- Manufacturer: DaVinci
- Model: Union
- Type: 3-in-1 convertible crib
- Style: clean modern design
- Material: natural New Zealand pine wood
- Assembled dimensions: 53.5” L x 30.5” D x 33.5” H
- Assembled weight: 36,9 pounds
- Color: ebony, white, gray, natural, espresso, lagoon, and sunshine
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Because of this feature, is the perfect solution for short moms. They can easily put a baby in the crib and get her out of it, without hurting their back. We asked few petite moms who already have the crib if there is any problem with the height. They were very satisfied with the crib. Not only they can put the baby to sleep easily they can even lean over and give him a kiss. That is something they couldn’t do with a traditional bulky crib.
Convertibility of a Union crib
You can convert the Union 3-in-1 convertible crib into two bigger beds. Unfortunately, you have to buy the conversion kit for a toddler bed separately. But this is a common practice with the majority of convertible cribs. Also, even with the additional purchase of a toddler guardrail, the overall price stays low. We were not lying, this crib is really one of the best deals for baby cribs you can find.
When your child outgrows the toddler bed, you can transform the Union to a daybed, simply by removing the safety guardrail.
Oh, I almost forget…some call Union a 4-in-1 convertible crib too. That is because you can transform the crib into a full-size bed if you want. A full-size bed might look little strange for someone, as the front and the back of the crib are the same height. They will serve as a headboard and footboard in a full-size bed, so it might look little strange that both sides of the crib are the same. Convertible cribs that convert to a full-size bed have usually higher backsides to be more appealing in a last, full-size conversion. For instance look at the DaVinci Kalani or Graco Benton crib. But hey, it is an option!
- Convertible: yes
- Number of conversions: 3
- Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, daybed (& full-size bed)
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Additional information about Union 3-in-1 convertible crib
How long can my baby use the crib?
Stop using Union 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.
Is the Union crib portable?
As I mentioned before, a crib is lightweight so you can transfer it from room to room easier than other cribs. Also, the sleek and minimalist frame allows you to get it through room doors. That is not an option with many full-size cribs! But you should know that Union is not made for moving around too often. Little moves for easier vacuuming are perfectly fine, but if you want to move the crib around the house regularly, look into portable cribs on wheels. They are made specifics for that!
Best deals for portable baby cribs are:
What about under-crib storage?
Height from the floor to the underside of the rail is approximately 6″. You can use that space for some extra storage. It is not a lot of space, but still, sometimes any additional space can be useful.
If you want to use space underneath the crib effectively, you can buy a convertible crib with under-crib drawer.
Best deals for baby cribs with under-crib drawers:
- Graco Solano 4-in-1 convertible crib with under-crib drawer
- Graco Remi 4-in-1 combo crib with under-crib drawer
Assembling the crib
It is one of the easiest cribs to assemble. The assembly is effortless, and it shouldn’t take you more than an hour. You get a fully detailed instruction manual that takes you step by step through the entire assembly process. Also, all the tools you will need to assemble the crib are included.
The mattress sits on a metal spring support, which allows the better air circulation. The Union crib has four level mattress support, so you can start with the highest position for a newborn and gradually lower it down.
Don’t forget to adjust the mattress high as your baby increase mobility and learns to sit up and stand!
Manufacturer recommends using the DaVinci mattress in the crib. Of course, this is because they want to sell their own product. I am not saying it is a bad choice, but you should know you can use any standard size mattress in the Union crib. Most of the parents decide for a Graco Premium foam crib and toddler bed mattress, with the additional purchase of a waterproof protective mattress pad.
Both mattresses are safe, without any toxins and fit into the crib perfectly, but the Graco Premium is cheaper than the DaVinci.
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Union 3-in-1 convertible crib review
- a really good value for the price
- meets all required safety standards
- a wide color selection
- it grows with your child
- perfect for short moms as well
- an affordable price
- adjustable mattress support
- lightweight of the crib
- wood can easily scratch
- visible screws and holes
- Any crib, cheap or expensive, will eventually get a few scratches or teeth marks. So, if you want to protect the wood, a crib rail protectors are a perfect solution.
- A lot of cribs has visible holes and screws, and Union is not an exception. But if you look from another perspective, even high priced cribs have them, so it’s not such a bad thing.
We really couldn’t find other deficiency than few aesthetics issues. For a crib with such a low price, this is a great result!
Safety of the Union 3-in-1 convertible crib
We are talking about safety at the end of this review, but you shouldn’t forget about it! It is the most important factor while picking the crib!
Union crib is a sturdy crib with fixed side rails. CPCS commission banned the sale of the cribs with dropping sides in 2011. There were too many injuries or even deaths because of them. Please, if you have the dropping side crib, don’t use it. It is just not worth it to risk!
Despite the Union crib is one of the lowest-priced cribs on the market, let the low price doesn’t full you! First of all, the crib is safe, as otherwise, DaVinci wouldn’t put in on the market. We were impressed by the quality, usability and color choice of this crib. We are convinced you won’t find a better convertible crib for the same price.
If you have any questions about Union 3-in-1 convertible crib, please leave them in the comment section below. We will respond as soon as we can. Also, if you find another good and affordable crib, let us know.
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