Best rated baby cribs

Last Updated on September 3, 2020 by Ines

Best rated baby cribs

Best rated baby Cribs

The best-rated baby cribs must have the “whole package”. First and most important, they must be safe and meet all the required safety standards.

But in my opinion, cribs need a beautiful design with lots of additional features to be on the top.

Best rated convertible baby crib:

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib Review

Why we love it:

  • 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

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib review

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Best rated convertible crib with a changing table:

Storkcraft Portofino 4-in-1 convertible crib and changer

The best baby crib with changer - Storkcraft Portofino

Why we love it:

  • it grows with your child
  • adjustable mattress support
  • 3 specious drawers
  • 3 addition shelves on the back of the changing table
  • the changing pad is included in the price
  • changer converts into a nightstand
  • it has a JPMA certification
  • meets and exceeds all safety standard
  • affordable price for a combo crib

READ ALSO: Best combo cribs

Best rated baby crib with under crib storage:

DaVinci Piedmont 4-in-1 convertible crib

DaVinci Piedmont 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with under crib storage drawer review

Why we love it:

  • it grows with your child
  • toddler bed safety guardrail is included in the price
  • a large under crib storage drawer
  • the drawer slides in and out easily
  • nice, modern design
  • sturdy crib
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified
  • meets and exceeds all required safety standards

DaVinci Piedmont 4-in-1 convertible crib Review

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Best rated full-size portable crib:

Babyletto Maki full-size folding crib

Babyletto Maki full-size folding crib Review

Why we love it:

  • modern design
  • portable
  • standard size crib
  • good folding mechanism
  • removable caster wheels
  • it grows with your child
  • adjustable mattress support
  • it meets all safety standards
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified

Babyletto Maki full-size folding crib Review

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Best rated mini convertible crib:

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

The best mini baby crib - Dream On Me Aden mini convertible crib

Why we love it:

  • it offers a lot for a reasonable price
  • it grows with your child
  • Aden will least to the adolescence, despite that it’s a mini crib
  • it has three-level adjustable mattress support, which is a lot for a mini crib
  • Aden meets or even exceeds all safety standards
  • it has two different designs for a tween bed
  • available in many colors
  • sturdy crib, even after conversions
  • ease in reaching the baby, because the crib sits low to the floor – perfect for short moms

READ ALSO: Best mini cribs for small spaces

Best rated mini portable crib:

Babyletto Origami mini portable crib

Best rated mini portable crib: Babyletto Origami

Why we love it:

  • a safe sleeping environment for your baby
  • easy movement throughout the home
  • a good folding mechanism
  • modern design
  • available in unique colors
  • durable and lightweight
  • collapsible for easy storage and transport
  • four locking casters
  • doesn’t take a lot of space
  • adjustable mattress support: 2 levels
  • a better alternative for bassinets

Babyletto Origami mini portable crib Review

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Best rated lightweight travel crib:

BabyBjorn travel crib Light

Best travel crib with a modern design: BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light

Why we love it:

  • simple setup
  • simple takedown
  • travel crib stands firmly on the floor
  • a soft and comfortable mattress
  • suitable from newborn to toddler
  • airy design
  • easily removable and machine washable mattress cover and all travel crib fabrics
  • a safe crib without toxic materials
  • lightweight crib
  • quality, durable, and aesthetically-pleasing material
  • the included compact carrying case

BabyBjorn travel crib Light review

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Best rated Pack ‘N Play:

Graco Pack ‘n Play Newborn Seat DLX Playard

Travel crib with the most accessories: Graco Pack 'n Play Newborn Seat DLX Playard

Why we love it:

  • closing is quick and hassle-free
  • simple to pack it up
  • cozy newborn napper for babies under 3 months
  • newborn napper features a canopy which shields your baby from bright lights
  • full-size bassinet
  • airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation
  • built-in shelves
  • extra large and sturdy changing table
  • soft songs and vibration
  • affordable price
  • travel bag

READ ALSO: Best Graco Pack ‘N Plays with bassinet


Best rated convertible baby cribs

The convertible crib grows with your child and can be even a lifetime crib, that’s why this type of baby crib is such a popular choice for so many parents.

In our research, we reviewed numerous cribs and interviewed a lot of parents who already have a convertible crib. We found out that parents often not read accurately what certain convertible crib can offer to them!

There are many things you need to consider:

1. You see, the number tells you how many conversions certain crib has, but not what types of bigger beds you actually get. For instance, a 3-in-1 convertible crib is a crib that converts into two bigger beds. But it is not necessary all models will convert into a toddler bed and daybed.

There are other options too:

  • crib → daybed → full-size bed
  • crib → toddler bed → full-size bed

2. Also, it is not necessary you will get a toddler safety guardrail beside the crib. Some toddler beds even don’t have it.
And don’t forget that you have to buy a conversion kit and a bigger mattress for all models with a full-size bed on the market!

3. Definitely included safety guardrail is not the main feature that classifies a certain model among the best convertible cribs on the market. However, on our list of the best convertible cribs, all models have it in the package. And that’s great!

We made our research based on an opinion of hundreds of parents and our huge personal research. If some crib was liked by the parents because of the look and comfort but doesn’t comply with all safety requirements, we didn’t put it on a list!


Top Convertible Cribs of this year

Considering all the parameters I have listed at the bottom of this article, we define The Winners:

Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 convertible crib with toddler guardrail

Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Convertible Crib Review
  • Manufacturer: Stork Craft
  • Model: Tuscany
  • Type: 4 – in – 1 convertible crib
  • Style: timeless in design, with beautiful curves and clean lines
  • Measurements: length : width : height = 54.2″ x 33″ x 43″
  • Weight: 48 pounds
  • Material: pine wood
  • Color: white, cherry, espresso, black and gray

Tuscany is a best-selling Stork Craft crib, which converts into a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed. Your back will be grateful for a three-position adjustable mattress support base. As the baby grows, adjustable highs allow you to move mattress lower, to prevent him from climbing, rolling and falling out of the crib. It is made from solid pine wood with non-toxic, durable finishes. All four sides are of course stationary to add to the security and stability. Because of the stability, versatility, and affordable price Stork Craft Tuscany definitely falls amongst the best rated convertible cribs of 2020.

Pros:

  • versatile crib – it grows with the child
  • 3 adjustable mattress highs
  • meet all safety standards
  • easy to assemble with easy to follow instructions
  • good quality for an affordable price
  • sturdy crib to use years after years
  • good value for the price

Things to consider:

Assemble the Tuscany crib in the room you plan on keeping it in because it is too large to fit through a normal doorway.

Safety:

  1. JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) certified
  2. meets all CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) and ATSM (American Society for Testing and Materials) safety standards

Do I need to purchase additional parts? Yes and No. The rail, to transform the bed into a toddler bed is included. But, it does not include the rails to expand it to a full-size bed, you need to buy them separately.

Is the mattress included? No! A lot of parents use Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams crib mattress in the Stork Craft Tuscany 4 in 1 convertible crib, but you can use any standard size mattress in the crib.

Warranty: Limited 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

Final verdict:

If you want an affordable crib, which meets up all safety standards and grows with your child, this one is for you!


DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 convertible crib with toddler guardrail

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 convertible crib review
  • Manufacturer: DaVinci
  • Model: Kalani
  • Type: 4 – in – 1 convertible crib
  • Style: timeless wooden design, with gentle curves and sturdy construction
  • Measurements: length : width : height = 54.375″ x 35″ x 41.875″
  • Weight: 56 pounds
  • Material: natural pine wood
  • Color: white, chestnut, cherry, honey oak, ebony black, espresso and gray

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 crib converts into three different bed options: from a crib to a toddler bed, a daybed and finally into a full-size bed. It is made from 100% natural solid New Zealand pine wood, which makes a safe and Eco-friendly environment for your baby. Also, DaVinci uses a non-toxic multi-step painting process, so you don’t need to worry if your baby might chew the bed a little.

DaVinci Kalani has four adjustable mattress positions, one more than most of the other cribs. It is a static crib and as such without any moving parts. Also, Kalani is a sturdy, safe and comfortable crib. It has fixed sides in compliance with safety standards introduced by the CPSC in June 2011.

Because of the wide color selection, you can match the crib with any furniture. But if you want, you can pair it with other DaVinci pieces of furniture, such as Kalani 3-Drawer Changer, Kalani 3-Drawer Dresser, and Kalani 6-Drawer Double Wide Dresser.

Pros:

  • convertible crib
  • safe
  • 4 adjustable mattress highs, instead of the usual 3
  • sturdy and comfortable
  • coming in a range of colors
  • good value for the price

Things to consider:

Some parents reported it is difficult to assemble the crib. However, if you follow the instructions thoroughly, you shouldn’t have any problems. If you are not sure, look for additional instruction, or even better, contact the manufacturer for assistance. It is important that you install every part correctly.

Safety:

  1. meets all CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) safety standards
  2. GREENGUARD Gold Certified crib

Do I need to purchase additional parts? The toddler rail is included in the box. You need to buy the bed rails to convert the toddler bed into a full-size bed.

Is the mattress included? No! You can use any full-size crib mattress in the Kalani. DaVinci recommends using DaVinci 100% non-toxic complete mattress in the crib. You can read more about this mattress in the DaVinci Kalani crib review.

Warranty: it comes with the 1-year warranty

Final verdict:

Kalani 4 in 1 convertible crib is not only the best selling model from the DaVinci but the best-selling baby crib in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017! It also remains to be one of the best-rated baby cribs in all those years.

For around $200, you get everything you need for several years. Most cribs in this price range came with only two or three colors, but not DaVinci Kalani. Also, it has a metal spring platform, which allows “breathing” of the mattress. With its versatility, safety and 4-level mattress support is a good choice for any young parent.


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

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib
  • Manufacturer: Babyletto
  • Model: Hudson
  • Type: 3-in-1 convertible crib
  • Style: mid-century modern design
  • Measurements: length : width : height = 53.625″ x 29.625″ x 34.875″
  • Weight: 54 pounds
  • Material: sustainable New Zealand pine wood
  • Color: espresso, slate, white, washed natural wood and two tones: gray/white & espresso/white

As mention before, Babyletto Hudson is a 3 in 1 convertible crib, which means you can convert the crib into two more bed options, a toddler bed with the safety guard rail, and daybed. There are round slats all around the crib. That gives the Hudson a European, stylish look. Also, there is nothing on any side of the crib that would obstruct your view of your baby. This gives the Hudson an open feel, and it doesn’t get too clunky-looking.

Babyletto uses Eco-friendly materials and non-toxic paint for their cribs. It has a Greenguard Gold certificate and meets all the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) international and U.S. CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) safety standards.

Pros:

  • 3-in-1 convertibility
  • 4 adjustable mattress positions
  • easy to put together
  • safe
  • all hardware is hidden from view
  • solid wood construction
  • perfect crib for short moms

Things to consider: 

  • higher price than the other two, but certainly not too expensive, for the quality you get (you have everything in the price)

Safety:

Babyletto uses Eco-friendly materials and non-toxic paint for their cribs. It has a Greenguard Gold certificate and meets all the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) international and U.S. CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) safety standards.

Do I need to purchase additional parts? No, a toddler bed conversion kit is always included with Babyletto Hudson Cribs.

Is the mattress included? No. It takes a standard full-size crib mattress at least 51.625 x 27.25″ and no more than 6″ thick. Babyletto recommends using Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress with Hybrid Waterproof Cover in the crib.

Warranty: 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

Final verdict:

It costs a little more. But it’s all-around open design distinguish the Babyletto Hudson from other cribs. It is a quality, unique crib for the sophisticated taste. If you don’t want a traditional baby crib, this one is perfect for you.


Good night sleep is essential for you and your baby, so it is important to choose the crib that suits all your family needs!

  1. It’s best to plan ahead! I hope while you are reading this, you are not a few days before the due date. Yes, we have done the research for you, and our suggestions are a good and safe choice. But delivery could take a few days or even weeks, and you need to assemble the crib too.
  2. Measure the available space you have for the crib and set up your price range. Then check up thoroughly, if the crib you picked, corresponds to these two parameters.

What To Look For When Buying a Crib?

Best rated cribs exceed all required safety standards!

The best baby cribs meet or even exceed required safety standards!

Strict safety standards help ensure new cribs suit all the demands. It is significant to choose a safe baby crib because while sleeping, it will be the only time, you will leave your baby unattended. The best-rated cribs meet all Safety Standards For New Cribs, otherwise, we would not put them on the list!

Available space

It is important to measure the area for the crib. You don’t want to buy the crib that won’t fit in your baby’s nursery or in any other room you intend to place it.

Write the measurements down. Before you read all the information about the certain crib you like, check if the measurements correspond to the room you have selected for it. If you are short on space, with checking the measurement, you can narrow down the number of cribs you can choose for. Don’t worry, there is a lot of good and safe cribs for small spaces on the market.

Establish your price range

Before you start shopping, it’s good to decide how much you want to spend on a baby crib. Try to stick to the budget, as it is easy to get carried away. Of course, you want the best for your baby, but keep in mind: more expensive, does not necessarily mean better!

Style and type of the crib

Determinate the style and type of the crib, that suits the best to your needs. Today manufacturers make a wide range of different crib types and styles, that are designed to fit all your family needs.


I hope you find this blog post helpful! Which baby crib did you choose or you have at home? Tell me if the crib fulfills all your expectations and if something could be better. If you want, leave me a comment below and have a nice day!

Baby's Little Place

Hello!
I am the founder of Baby’s Little Place. I’m a mom to the one-year-old daughter and I know how overwhelming could be when you are looking at things and tips for a new baby, especially if you are a first-time parent. That’s why I set up this site…because I want to do something I am passionate about, as well as I want to help new parents and parents to be.


I hope you enjoyed reading my article! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them down below. I will be happy to discuss it with you!

Ines

Founder, Baby’s Little Place



4 thoughts on “Best rated baby cribs”

  • You have a very beautiful website with very many great choices for cribs. Although my kiddos have way past outgrown this stage if they were still little I think I would be choosing the DaVinci Kalani 4-In-1 Convertible Crib. This crib is extraordinarily beautiful. I also love how it converts as the little grows. A good money saver. Great site thank you.

    • Thank you, Melissa!
      I am happy to see that you like my site. DaVinci Kalani 4 in 1 convertible crib really has everything…good look and really good features. It grows with your child, so it is a money saver and smart purchase. Probably that’s why it’s one of the best-rated baby cribs on the market.
      You never know, maybe someday you will need a crib again. ? Remember on the DaVinci Kalani and read an in-depth review on this site too. ?
      Have a nice day!

  • Amazing! Such a helpful guideline. For kids comfortable sleep it’s important to choose the right crib for the baby. Choosing the best convertible crib is best for baby’s healthy sleep. Thanks for such a helpful guide! Thanks for sharing with us.

    • Tnx for your kind words Rosa!
      We are trying our best to provide the lists of the best baby gear on the market. As we invest a lot of time in researches and reviews, this is a nice encouragement for us! We will work even harder and further provide only the best articles for our readers!
      Regards, Ines

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