Last Updated on September 3, 2020 by Ines
Storkcraft Tuscany crib review
Comparing the price with its quality and features, it seems that Storkcraft’s Tuscany is one of the best convertible crib deals you can make. We have made Storkcraft Tuscany 4-in-1 convertible crib review because this is one of the best-selling baby crib models from this company. Not only that, but parents also love this convertible crib! So we thought it is worth to dig deeper and find out why.
Although the crib’s safety is the priority, as a mom, I know the look of the crib does matter, if we confess it or not. And Storkcraft Tuscany doesn’t disappoint. It is a cute convertible crib with a timless design, which fits nicely with almost any nursery decor.
The Tuscany’s most important feature is, of course, the convertibility. I have to say that after reviewing it, I don’t have any complaints! The crib converts nicely into a toddler bed, daybed, and final full-bed. And something really impressive. For the already low price, you get even a toddler safety guardrail in the package!
- modern, but timless design
- available in multiple colors
- sturdy construction
- lifetime crib
- a safety guardrail for a toddler bed is included
- the assembly process is easy
- it stays stable after conversions
- crib doesn’t have dropping side
- 3 adjustable mattress heights
- meets and exceed all safety standards
- few visible holes
- scratches can occur *
* Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 convertible crib has a few visible holes where the bolts go together. If that bothers you, you can find caps and hide them. In my opinion, these little-seen holes shouldn’t be a factor that would divert you from your purchase. Even some high-dollar cribs have them, and you pay a lot more for them.
Another thing I should mention here is scratches. There were some reports that the wood can scratch easily, and that the teeth marks can occur. However, parents didn’t report the damaged color, there were only dents.
You can protect the crib with teething rail protectors. Benefits of teething rail protectors are no teething marks, no scratching, and soft surface to lean on while lifting the baby in and out of the crib. However, if tooth marks don’t bother you, the color is 100% non-toxic anyway. No safety issues and a nice memory on those little first teeth.
Of course, we can’t use all cribs we review on this site for a longer period. So for some answers, we rely on parents’ opinions and reports. As we got mixed answers about Storkcraft’s Tuscany scratches, I was not sure if I should even mention this in the review. While some parents reported solid wood and coating durability, others claim that this convertible crib scratches easily.
I have to say that in reality, all cribs, regardless of being cheap or you pay a lot, get scratches with time.
Tuscany is made from quality pine wood and composites, which gives the crib a very solid structure. With gentle curves and clean lines, Storkcraft combined modern and traditional design for the Tuscany. With such design and different color options, you can match the crib with different furniture. But you can buy Tuscany matching pieces as well.
- Manufacturer: Storkcraft
- Model: Tuscany
- Type: 4-in-1 convertible crib
- Style: timeless design with gentle curves and clean lines
- Material: natural pine wood
- Color: white, cherry, espresso and gray
- Assembled dimensions: 54.2″L x 33″D x 43″H ***
- Assembled weight: 48 lbs
*** The provided height is the tallest part on the crib’s back. The front is 36″ high, and it’s relatively easy to reach over to the bottom mattress set. That’s why Tuscany is a convenient choice for short moms as well.
Tuscany is a modern, but traditional looking crib. If you prefer European style modern cribs, with rounded spindles all around the crib, you might like a Babyletto Lolly or Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib as well.
Storkcraft Tuscany’s convertibility Review
Tuscany is a standard, full-size crib, with strong stationary sides for security and support. The crib grows with your child through different life stages and converts from a baby crib to a toddler bed, daybed and final full bed.
The conversion into a toddler bed is relatively easy and quick. All you have to do is removing the front side and replace it with a toddler safety guardrail. Your toddler can now safely climb in and out of bed, but at the same time, the guardrail protects him from rolling out of bed while sleeping.
A toddler safety guardrail is already included in the package! That’s very important as it makes the purchase even more cost-efficient. Included safety guardrail is not something for granted, as you have to buy it separately for majority convertible cribs.
Further, you can remove the guardrail and transform toddler bed into a daybed or convert it directly into a full-bed.
For the last conversion into a full-bed, you need a metal frame and the mattress. The additional purchase of full-size bed rails is not a disadvantage for the Tuscany. That is the same with all convertible cribs, of any brand.
- Convertible: yes
- Number of conversions: 4
- Conversion types: crib, toddler bed, daybed, and full bed
- Weight Capacity: toddler/daybed = 50lb
Yes, you deserve to have the most beautiful crib you could get, but without the safety it’s nothing. And as I mentioned at the beginning, Storkcraft Tuscany 4-in-1 convertible crib doesn’t disappoint. The crib is safe and stable, without dropping sides!
Cribs with drop sides are recalled and shouldn’t be in use anymore! So no matter which convertible crib you will pick, don’t buy or use any crib with drop sides!
The next thing you need to look after is a distance between the crib slats. According to the rules, the wide between slats, shouldn’t be more than 2 3/8″ and Storkcraft Tuscany 4-in-1 convertible crib corresponds to this.
Storkcraft’s Tuscany is stringently tested to meet or exceed all applicable Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety standards to ensure the safest sleep environment for your child. The crib is lead and phthalate safe, they don’t use any harmful chemicals, and all the finishes are 100% non-toxic.
The crib has a Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) certificate. This certificate tells parents and caregivers they are purchasing juvenile products that are built with safety in mind.
Other safety measurements you should consider:
- to prevent suffocation, never put pillows, blankets or plush toys in the crib
- use the position devices carefully
- from time to time check for loose and broken screws, bolts and mattress support
If you want, you can read more about crib safety standards here.
Crib Mattress for the Storkcraft Tuscany
Storkcraft changed the mattress support from a solid wood panel to a lightweight metal spring, which is great because it adds comfort and stability to the crib.
Tuscany futures three positions adjustable mattress support, so you can find what is best for you and your baby. Set the mattress position at the highest level for a newborn, and gradually lover it down. Don’t forget to lower it down as soon as your baby grows to the point when she can climb out of the crib!
You can choose any standard size crib mattress, but a lot of parents decide for a Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams crib mattress. This mattress is hypoallergenic and water-resistant, with the dimensions 52″ x 27,5″. It’s made from the high-density thermo-bonded core that provides the firm support for your child.
No matter what mattress you pick, it should be at least 51 5/8″ x 27 1/4″ and shouldn’t be more than 6″ thick. And the gap between the mattress and the crib side shouldn’t be more than 1 3/16″ wide.
- Compatible Mattress Size: standard
- Mattress Included: no
- Adjustable Mattress Height: yes, 3 levels
Additional information about Storkcraft Tuscany 4-in-1 convertible crib
1. How long can your baby use the crib?
Stop using Storkcraft Tuscany as a crib, when your child begins to climb or reaches 35″. It’s time to transform the crib into a toddler bed and later to a daybed, which you can use until the child’s 50 lbs.
If you intend to move the crib from room to room, this is not the right crib for you. It is pretty heavy and doesn’t have wheels. If you want that, you need a portable wooden crib.
The Tuscany comes with easy to follow assembly instructions. Also, all parts of the crib are carefully labeled. That should save your time, as you won’t have issues with finding the right parts
Assemble the crib in the room, as it doesn’t fit through a standard room door.
The Storkcraft Tuscany 4-in-1 convertible crib is a nice looking, versatile, and safe crib. Everything for the conversions into a toddler bed and daybed is included, which makes the whole purchase even more cost-efficient! It can be a lifetime bed for your child!
Yes, it might get a scratch or two, but that’s the same on any crib, of any brand. Storkcraft Tuscany is a durable crib, which will last for many years to come. It has a sturdy construction and won’t wobble at any stage of its use.
When I am buying something new, I usually fall in love with the design first. Tuscany immediately caught my eye. But safety is my priority! That’s why I always wanna make sure that the product is safe! Storkcraft Tuscany 4-in-1 convertible crib went through rigorous testing and meet and even exceeds all safety standards set by the government. That should speak for itself!
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