Last Updated on May 27, 2021 by Ines
Full-size portable cribs are not as common as mini portable cribs, but we’ve found a few models with great potential, and Dream On Me is one of them. To see if it lived up to our expectations, we’ve done a Dream On Me full-size folding crib review.
A Dream On Me portable crib is a perfect crib for those who don’t have a lot of space yet prefer a full-size crib over a mini model. It is also an excellent crib for those who intend to move it from one room to another.
In my opinion, Dream On Me folding full-size crib is also a suitable choice for the grandparents’ home. It lasts longer from mini cribs or Pack ‘N Plays, and the best of all, they can fold it away when it is not in use!
Dream On Me full-size portable crib review at a glance:
- it is a full-size crib, which doesn’t occupy a lot of space
- it stands on smoothly gliding wheels
- wheels possess a reliable locking mechanism that holds the crib in place when the baby is in it
- the Dream On Me full-size crib folds down small without disassembly
- traditional look
- you can choose among six different finishes, which is a pretty decent color selection comparing to similar cribs
- adjustable mattress support
- the Dream On Me meets and exceeds all required safety standards
- good value for money
- Some really short moms had reported minor problems with placing the sleeping baby into the crib when the mattress was in the lowest position.*
*If you are a petite mom, I recommend double-checking if the crib is not too high for you. If you are short, you might be interested in our post about the best cribs for short moms.
Measurements and weight:
- assembled crib dimensions: 54″ L x 31″ W x 46 “H
- collapsed dimensions: 54″ L x 6″ W x 46″ H
- weight: 46lbs
- available colors: black, cherry, espresso, natural, white and French white
Child size restrictions:
- When your child is able to pull to standing position, set the mattress base to the lowest level, and remove the objects that could serve as steps for climbing out.
- Stop using Dream On me full-size folding crib when your child is able to climb out or reaches the height of 35 inches.
Dream On Me full-size folding crib review’s breakdown
Dream On Me crib’s portability review
The Dream On Me crib stands on wheels, meaning it belongs to portable cribs. It also folds down for easy storage, but you have to be aware of its limits.
Its portability is limited to your home! The Dream On Me full-size folding crib is not suitable for traveling! You can easily fold it down and set it back. You can also push it around your home, but for traveling, choose a lightweight travel crib or Pack ‘N Play instead.
The same applies to all portable cribs made of wood or metal, even mini models. Therefore, it is no worse than other cribs of its type. Yes, some mini portable cribs fit into a car trunk, but they do not leave much space for other things.
The Dream On Me crib stands on smoothly gliding wheels. We did not notice any problems in moving the crib on the carpet either. That they can rank among the best, such cribs must fit through standard room doors, which Dream On Me does.
Wheels have a reliable locking mechanism that holds the crib in place.
The Dream On Me folding crib has a minimalistic design, so it doesn’t take as much space as other full-size cribs. Just do not forget that it is still a full-size crib with a bigger footprint from mini portable cribs.
We also checked its folding mechanism:
Dream On Me has a patented folding system, which folds the crib pretty small. Folding is easy and doesn’t take you much time. I think it is great that its mattress support also fits into a collapsed crib, saving you even more space.
So when you don’t need the crib, you can simply fold it flat and store it until another use. That is very convenient for grandparents and caregivers where the crib is not in use all the time.
Dream On Me full-size folding crib went through rigorous testing to ensure it meets all applicable ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association), and CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) standards.
Cribs on wheels shouldn’t move when the baby is in them. The Dream On Me crib has dual safety hooded locking wheels, which do their job and hold the crib in place.
Other safety features include the stationary rail design (it doesn’t have drop sides), non-toxic finishes, and teething guard.
Dream On Me full-size folding crib is a traditional-looking portable crib. Such design allows it to fit into many nurseries, but it is not as modern as its biggest rival, Babyletto Maki.
However, you can choose among six finishes, which is quite a lot. That is more from the Maki and most similar cribs!
Like all cribs in this price range, there are few visible screws, but they do not seem ugly to me.
You have an option to hide them with screw caps, stickers, etc. But, although they are on the outside of the crib frame, I recommend you stick them well. Better be safe than sorry! You don’t want the little caps to end up in your baby’s mouth!
The crib has a reasonable price! It is not expensive and belongs amongst affordable cribs.
Comparing the price to its features has the Dream On Me full-size folding stationary side crib an excellent value!
What mattress fits into a Dream On Me folding full-size crib?
The crib has solid mattress support, like any other portable crib on the market. I like that it is adjustable on two different heights, allowing you to set it up higher for a newborn.
The next great thing about the Dream On Me full-size folding crib is a regulatory 1” mattress pad, which you get with the crib. Of course, I recommend buying a regular crib mattress for everyday sleep, but hey, it is better than nothing.
A fitting mattress:
The Dream On Me portable crib is a full-size baby crib, meaning its interior dimensions must correspond to those set by the government. That is great because it gives you numerous options.
U.S. regulations define:
- a standard size crib is a baby crib with the following measurements: 52 3⁄8 ± 5⁄8 inches in length by 28 ± 5⁄8 inches in width
- a standard crib mattress 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
Of course, Dream On Me recommends their baby crib mattress, but you can choose any standard-size crib mattress for this crib!
Dream On Me full-size crib mattress:
For the Dream Ob Me crib, I would choose their mattress too. Why not, if it is good and doesn’t cost a lot?
The Dream On Me crib mattress is a dual-sided model, meaning it has a firm side for infants and a cozy side for toddlers. It has a coil core, which does not sag.
I like that it has air-flow pockets for better breathability. That keeps mattresses fresh and prevents mold formation in the core. It is also hypo-allergenic, with a waterproof cover.
The Dream On Me crib mattress meets all safety requirements, so it is a safe choice for your baby. It is phthalates and lead-free and carries a 10-year limited warranty against the manufacturer defects and materials.
The mattress is also GREENGUARD Gold Certified, which further proves its quality assures that it contributes to a healthy indoor environment for your baby.
Dream On Me full-size mattress Specifications:
- size: 52″ lenght x 27″38 width
- thickness: 5”
- weight: 12 pounds
Dream On Me folding full-size crib reviews by parents
It was very easy to assemble and is a good looking crib. I love it because it can be folded and moved to different locations throughout the house if needed. I was worried that it wouldn’t be sturdy enough but was pleasantly surprised to see that it is very sturdy.
Overall, it looks great but it is too high for 5’2″ person trying to reach for their baby when the mattress is in the lowest position. I had to buy a stool to stand on, to be able to properly lift my child.
I love the crib. It is sturdier than our last “regular” crib.
Easy to assemble! Great for a Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Will fold and store if you do not want to keep it up all the time. Full size but not a huge piece of furniture.
There is not a lot of full-size folding cribs on the market. Actually, I think there are only two full-size folding cribs that are worth your consideration. This one, and already mentioned Babyletto Maki. The Maki is a little more modern, but the Dream On Me has everything you need for less money!