Delta Children Portable Mini Crib – cheap & quality mini crib

Delta Children Portable Mini Crib Review

Delta Children Portable Mini Crib Review

Delta Children portable mini crib is a great crib for small spaces or even travel. It includes everything for easy mobility. Although at first glance, the crib looks quite simple, it promises a great deal, and most important, parents adore it! That’s why I have approached Delta Children portable mini crib review with high expectations. And I must say that this portable mini crib, more or less, fulfilled my expectations!

This cheap mini crib is a better alternative to the bassinet. Not only, that it’s much more comfortable the crib actually costs less than most bassinets. Its strong and sturdy wooden construction offers better stability. And comparing to bassinets, Delta Children’s portable mini crib also lasts longer from bassinets.

Delta Children portable mini crib is suitable for:

  • small apartments and urban living
  • for co-sleeping with parents, as a first bed next to parents in the bedroom
  • for a secondary crib in grandparents’ or caregivers house
  • for traveling on shorter distance
Delta Children portable mini crib REVIEW

PROS:

  • it doesn’t occupy a lot of space
  • a good folding mechanism
  • cheap mini crib
  • well built and versatile
  • it has casters for easy moving around the house
  • you get a 1,5″ mattress beside the crib
  • you can adjust the mattress into two heights
  • available in several different colors
  • a better choice as bassinets

CONS:

  • it can scratch easily
  • your baby will outgrow it sooner as a full-size crib
  • no locking mechanism on wheels*

* Although I wish the crib’s wheels would have a locking mechanism, you have to aware that this is a mini crib. Your child will outgrow it sooner as a full-size crib, so there won’t be a chance to use it as a handy trampoline, which could move the crib.
I would never buy a full-size portable crib without a locking mechanism, but lack of it on a mini portable crib wouldn’t divert me from the purchase. Of course, considering that everything else is excellent, and the crib passed all the safety tests! And I am happy that our Delta Children mini crib review showed me that everything else on the crib is great!


RELATED READING: Babyletto Origami Portable mini crib Review

Delta Children mini crib SPECIFICATIONS

Measurements and Weight:

  • assembled crib dimensions: 39″ L x 25″ D x 37.75″ H
  • collapsed dimensions: 40″ L x 6.5″ D x 37,75″ H
  • weight: 32 lbs
  • available colors: cherry, dark chocolate, grey, natural & Bianca white
Delta Children portable mini baby crib REVIEW

Child size restrictions:

  1. from birth through 35 inches
  2. set the mattress base to the lowest level, when your baby begins to sit or stand
  3. stop using Delta Children portable mini crib if your child is able to climb out before he reaches 35 inches

Mattress information:

  • basic 1,5″ mattress is included
  • it has two-position mattress height adjustment
  • you can use any mini crib mattress in the crib
  • the crib has solid mattress support

You must be aware that the included mattress is very thin. If you need a crib only for occasional use, it should be fine. But if you intend to use it frequently, I will suggest buying a better mattress. The best choice for this crib is Delta Children’s Twinkle Stars 3-inch mini/portable crib mattress, which is an affordable and quality crib mattress. You can find more about it in our review.


Nevertheless, the included mattress does have some advantages. First, you get the mattress for free. And second, because the mattress is thin, you can store it right in the folded crib.


Our Delta Children portable mini crib Review Results

We compared Delta Children mini crib to other portable mini cribs, not to the all available mini cribs. We have reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of the Delta Children mini crib compared to other portable mini cribs, such as Babyletto Origami, and evaluated them.

Delta Children mini crib REVIEW

Delta Children’s PORTABILITY Review

For the portability we checked:

  1. if wheels run smoothly
  2. does it fit through standard room doors
  3. do casters have a locking mechanism

Delta Children’s rolling casters allow easy movement throughout the home. So, you can keep your baby nearby all the time. There was no problem with moving the crib, even on a carpet. As it is a mini crib, it also fits through room dor frames.

Unfortunately, wheels don’t have a locking mechanism. If a child stands and shakes the crib hard, it can move. There are two solutions to this problem. First, you can place the crib on the rug, and it will be more stable. And second, more drastic, you can remove the wheels from the crib.


Review of FOLDING MECHANISM

What did we take into consideration?

  1. how fast and how easy you can fold up the crib
  2. does the folded crib occupy a lot of space
  3. if it’s easy to unfold the crib again

The crib has a good folding mechanism and folds up easily. You can store the included mattress in the folded crib. That is great because you can store everything in one place.

Although the manufacturer claims it is a perfect crib for traveling, I would not agree with that. Yes, it is foldable, and yes, you can get it into the car, but… it doesn’t fold as small as classic travel cribs. So be prepared, that crib will take the most of the space in your trunk.


Delta Children portable mini crib SAFETY Review

In order to determine if the crib is safe, we checked the following parameters:

  1. locking mechanism on casters
  2. how sturdy is the crib
  3. does the crib meet all the required safety standards

Delta Children portable mini crib provides safe and comfy sleeping space for your little one. The crib is tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) safety standards. It has JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) certificate, and meet or even exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission). So, no issues here!

But it got fewer points because of the lack of a locking mechanism! The crib won’t just roll away from you, but I am more comfortable with cribs whose wheels can lock!


Delta Children’s DESIGN

We have evaluated:

  1. the overall design
  2. in how many colors you can get the crib
  3. are there any visible holes from screws

PRICE

We had checked:

  1. what you get for the price
  2. if the price is appropriate for what you get
  3. comparing with other portable mini cribs

Frequently asked questions

1. Does the size of the sleeping surface compare to a traditional pack and play?
The overall area is about the same, but the Delta crib, because of its more rectangular design, allows for a more substantial mattress.

2. Does one of the sides come down?
No, and that is how it should be! Since 2011 it’s forbidden to sell dropping side cribs as they are dangerous to your child.

3. What is the spacing of the crib slats?
Cribs slats are 2″ apart, so less than prescribed maximum distance (2 3/8 inches).

4. Is this crib easy to assemble?
Yes, just follow the provided instructions.

5. Is paint on the crib non-toxic?
Yes, Delta Children uses only non-toxic finishes, which are safe, and meet all Federal and State regulations.

6. Is this portable enough to check in as luggage on a plane?
Although it is a good portable crib, I would not recommend that.


The Verdict

Comparing Delta Children’s price with its quality and available features makes it an excellent choice. It is a cute mini crib with a timeless design, which will last long. The fact that you get everything you need with one purchase, a crib, and a crib’s mattress is also not neglectable! Besides the lack of locking mechanism, I don’t see any reservations about why you wouldn’t decide on Delta Children’s portable mini crib!

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



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