Last Updated on March 30, 2021 by Ines
Is a metal crib like the L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib a reliable choice?
L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib is, without a doubt, a reliable choice. But is this the right choice for you? It depends on what you are looking for. If you need a sturdy mini crib that you can easily fold away when it’s not in use, this one is the right choice for you. If you would like easily move the crib from one room to another, L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib offers that too. And if you also like metal cribs, this is the perfect mini portable crib for you!
The L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib is, therefore, a mini portable folding crib made from metal. But, how good are all these features compared to other mini portable cribs? After our L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib review, we concluded that the crib is the best metal choice, whose features are comparable to other, otherwise wooden, mini portable cribs.
Crib’s pros and cons:
- durable, metal crib
- wheels with locks
- fold’s down small
- easy to clean and sanitize
- scratch resistant
- non-toxic finish
- small footprint
- it doesn’t have an adjustable mattress support
- heavier from mini portable cribs made of wood
For whom is the L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib?
- As it’s a mini crib, with a small footprint, the crib doesn’t occupy a lot of space. As such, it’s a perfect crib for families with space issues.
- L.A. Baby mini metal crib stands on wheels, so it’s an excellent choice for those who intend to move the crib from one room to another.
- Because you can easily fold it away, when it is not in use, it is a crib suitable for grandparents’ or caregivers’ homes. They will be able to fold it down when it’s not in use and set it back quickly and easily when necessary.
- L.A. Baby mini portable crib is made of metal. As such, it is more durable, easy to clean, and can be quickly sanitized. That’s why it’s a common and right choice for daycares.
Our L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib Review
We have compared L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib’s features with other mini portable cribs on the market. I can say that comparing to other mini metal cribs the crib would get five stars in all categories.
Because most mini portable cribs are wooden, with more or less equal durability, we didn’t include durability in our general evaluation scheme. But I feel obliged to mention it here. With a metal frame, is L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib much more durable from other portable mini cribs, which we also consider being the best.
L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib stands on heavy-duty casters, with a reliable lock-down mechanism. Wheels run smoothly, and the locking mechanism keeps the crib on place when they are locked down.
The crib also fold’s down very easily. It has an institutional quality folding mechanism and folds down to 24″ x 38″ x 6″.
Although it weighs more than wooden models, you can easily move it from one room to another, even when it’s collapsed. Because of the material, they are made of, metal cribs weight more, so this is not something that should divert you from the purchase.
The crib has a nice look, but those blue foam bumper on its legs, whet they were thinking? Yes, they protect doorways and other furniture from damage when moving the crib, so they are handy. But why blue? L.A. Baby could’ve chosen a white foam, and the whole crib would look more appealing. Crib’s blue bumpers wouldn’t be the first thing you notice on the crib anymore. Luckily, you don’t have to install them if you don’t like them!
The crib is sturdy and stable, with stationary side rails. The sale of drop-side cribs is because of their safety issues banned since 2011. Its braced leg construction assures lateral rigidity in transport.
L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib meets all required safety standards for non-full size cribs. It doesn’t contain toxic materials and possesses a non-toxic powder coat finish.
The same goes for the included crib mattress, which is also compliant with federal flammability standards.
Compared to wooden cribs, the price is a bit high from most of them. But given that you also get a mattress, which is better than similar models, the price is actually reasonable. Anyway, metal cribs are generally more expensive than wooden cribs, so such price is expected.
L.A. Baby Deluxe mini portable crib mattress
The mattress sits on a wooden mattress board, which is a standard for mini portable cribs. It’s a little disappointing that you can’t adjust the mattress’s higher for a newborn. Although you can do this on other portable mini cribs we’ve reviewed so far, it wouldn’t divert me from the purchase. After all, this is a mini crib, which is 37,5″ high, so it’s not so hard to place a sleeping baby in it.
L.A. Baby substitutes the lack of mattress adjustments with a fairly high-quality mattress that came with the Deluxe Holiday mini portable crib. It has a 3″ thick mattress (most mini portable cribs includes 1-2″ mattresses), which is compliant with all standards.
Our L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday crib Review prowed that this is a quality metal crib. It has a few disadvantages, like only one mattress level and a heavier frame. But these are disadvantages compared to wooden, not other metal portable mini cribs.
It’s a great mini crib for smaller homes, or grandparents’ house and a perfect choice for daycares. As it is durable, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean, daycares will be able to use it for more generations.
L.A. Baby Deluxe Holiday Mini/Portable Folding Metal Crib is the right choice for you if you need a mini model, and you need something durable, scratch-resistant, and compact.