Last Updated on January 21, 2021 by Ines
The Jenny Lind is a charming, vintage-inspired baby crib with high functionality. To see if it lives up to the excellent parent’s reviews, we’ve made our own DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible crib review too.
DaVinci Jenny Lind, a unique convertible crib on wheels
Baby’s Little Place Rewiev
The DaVinci Jenny Lind is not only convertible but one of the best portable full-size cribs on the market.
The DaVinci Jenny Lind is portable because it stands on caster wheels. But keep in mind that the crib is not foldable. You can not collapse it for storage, like some other full-size portable cribs.
However, you can effortlessly move it from one room to another, and it does grow with your baby! So it does offer more than most 3-in-1 convertible cribs!
The DaVinci Jenny Lind is a perfect crib from newborn to toddler age. You can set it up next to your bed for the first months and simply push it into the nursery when the baby is old enough.
As you will see in our DaVinci Jenny Lind review, it is a mix of portability and convertibility. I must say I like it a lot! And, not just our review, but positive reviews from parents whose babies already use the Jenny Lind speaks on behalf of this crib.
Pross and cons of the DaVinci Jenny Lind crib:
- vintage charm
- it grows with your child
- its wheels glide smoothly
- reliable locking mechanism
- it’s available in many colors, including unique colors like navy, pinky, or lagoon
- the fact that it is convertible & portable at once
- it meets and even exceeds all required safety standards
- it is GREENGUARD Gold Certified
- some unique colors, like coral, or sunshine are not always in stock
- you have to buy a safety guardrail for the conversion into a toddler bed
Keep in mind:
There can be a difference in price for toddler safety guardrails in classic and unique colors. Classical colors are ebony black, white, cherry, slat and fog gray. All other colors are a bonus, so you might have to pay a few bucks more for their guardrails. The price varies from color to color, where the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive rail is around $20. It is not much, but it may affect your decision.
DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib Review Breakdown
DaVinci Jenny Lind Convertibility Review
DaVinci Jenny Lind is a 3-in-1 convertible crib, meaning it can transit into two bigger beds. The Jenny Lind converts into a toddler bed and a daybed. Conversions are easy, and Jenny Lind stays sturdy after them. I will say it like this, if you follow the provided instructions, conversions shouldn’t take you a lot of time and hassle.
Jenny Lind Toddler bed:
A toddler bed has a safety guardrail, which will protect your child from falling out of bed. Unfortunately, you need to buy a toddler bed conversion kit. It will cost you an additional $60 – $80, depends on what color you need.
A toddler safety guardrail is not a “must-have” item, but I do recommend it. Looking at my daughter, she would fall out of bed countless times without it. But as I said, that’s a matter of your judgment. Some convertible cribs even offer a toddler bed without a safety guardrail, so it’s not uncommon.
If you do not decide on buying a safety guardrail, I recommend that you use DaVinci Jenny Lind a little longer as a crib, and then convert it directly to a daybed.
Anyway, the conversion into a toddler bed is done by removing the front rail, lowering the mattress position, and installing a safety guardrail. When you are done, check the bed stability. Give it a good shake, and if it wobbles, check if you assemble it back correctly.
Baby’s Little Place tip: If you intend to convert the crib into a toddler bed, we recommend you buy the safety guardrail at the same time as the crib, especially if you decide on one of the unique finishes. There are more reasons for that! You will have it on hand when it’s time to transit into a toddler bed. It will take some time before the transition in a toddler bed. A suitable safety guardrail may become out of stock. And last but not least, you may get a discount if you buy all at once.
DaVinci Jenny Lind’s Daybed:
The conversion into a daybed is even quicker. Depending on what type of bed your child is already using, you have to remove a front or safety rail and place the mattress into the lower position. As I already said, you don’t need any additional parts, only the provided DaVinci Jenny Lind assembly instructions.
- Convertible: yes
- Number of conversions: 3
- Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, and daybed
- Toddler bed safety guardrail included: no
How long can my child use DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible crib?
You have to stop using DaVinci Jenny as a crib when your child begins to climb or reaches 35″. The weight capacity of a toddler bed and daybed is 50 lbs.
DaVinci Jenny Lind Portability Review
Portability is the feature which distinguishes the Jenny Lind from other convertible cribs. There are not many full-size portable cribs on the market, let alone being convertible.
The only full-size portable & convertible crib worth of mention is Babyletto’s Maki full-size portable crib, which is even foldable.
DaVinci Jenny Lind stands on wheels with a reliable locking mechanism. Wheels glide smoothly, even on the carpet. Because of the sleek design, DaVinci Jenny Lind also fits through most door frames. So, moving around the house shouldn’t be a problem.
Locked wheels hold the crib in place, but don’t forget to lock them down when your baby is in the crib!
DaVinci’s Jenny Lind Design and Specifications
Not only the crib, but the whole DaVinci’s Jenny Lind collection is timeless. It brings vintage-inspired charm to the nursery.
Jenny has a classic style with spindles all around the crib. That gives the crib an open design, which allows better airflow through the crib and a view on your sleeping baby from any room’s angle.
The color selection is impressive. You can get it in classic colors, like cherry, white, slat or gray, or in unique finishes, like Lagoon, Emerald, Navy, and Blush Pink. Sometimes it’s available even in sunshine yellow or coral finish.
Because of so many finishes, DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible crib pairs with a wide range of different furniture. But you can get a Jenny Lind changing table, or Jenny Lind Spindle 3-drawer dresser, which are a perfect match.
Don’t ask me why, but they are not accessible in all finishes. A changing table is available in white, cherry, black, and gray. And you can get a drawer dresser in white, black, or grey.
- Manufacturer: DaVinci
- Model: Jenny Lind
- Type: 3-in-1 convertible crib on wheels
- Style: timeless, vintage style, with rounded spindles around the crib
- Material: 100% sustainable New Zealand pine wood
- Assembled dimensions: 54.75″ length x 30.375″ depth x 41.375″ height
- Assembled weight: 45,5 lbs
DaVinci Jenny Lind features four-level mattress support. You can start with the highest position and gradually lower it down while your child grows.
- Compatible Mattress Size: standard
- Mattress Included: no
- Adjustable Mattress Height: yes, 4 positions
DaVinci Jenny Lind is a full-size crib with standard inner measurements. The dimensions of full-size cribs and crib mattresses are set by the government. As such, any standard crib mattress fits into any standard size crib. Of course, if we are talking about new models, but I do not recommend a second-hand crib mattress anyway.
… is a baby crib with the following measurements: 52 3⁄8 ± 5⁄8 inches in length by 28 ± 5⁄8 inches in width
… is a baby crib mattress with the following measurements: at least 27 1/4 inches by 51 5/8 inches and no more than 6 inches thick
Because Jenny Lind grows with your child, I recommend using a crib mattress that does the same.
- Either a quality mattress, such as Newton Wovenaire baby crib mattress, which is made of a unique material that is suitable from a newborn to toddler.
- Or you can choose a dual-sided crib mattress, which you can turn at the same time as you convert the crib. It has two sides of different firmness, one for infants and one for toddlers.
The best dual-sided crib mattresses:
- Colgate Eco Classica III crib mattress
- Milliard crib mattress with a dual comfort system
- Dourxi crib mattress and toddler bed mattress
DaVinci Jenny Lind Safety Review
DaVinci makes furniture from 100% sustainable New Zealand pine wood and uses only non-toxic paint without harmful chemicals.
The crib has a GREENGUARD Gold certificate, which means it doesn’t impact on the quality of indoor air. To get this certification, it’s screened for 360 VOCs and over 10,000 chemicals.
DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible crib went through rigorous testing. It meets or even exceeds all ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) international and U.S. CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) safety standards.
It is a sturdy crib, without dropping sides, which are banned since 2011, it stays compact after conversions, and it doesn’t move when wheels are locked.
If you like vintage style, DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible crib is a perfect choice for you! It’s one of the best portable full-size cribs on the market, but you shouldn’t forget that it doesn’t fold up.
With its quality, beautiful design with a wide selection of colors and versatile use, DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible crib stands out from the average. We are pleased with the result of our DaVinci Jenny Lind crib review, certainly recommend this crib, and we also think it won’t disappoint you at all!
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!