The best baby cribs of 2019

 

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The Best baby cribs of 2019

Picking the right crib for your baby is an important decision. Cribs are definitely on the top of the “must have furniture” list for the nursery. There are multiple types and styles on the market, which can cost anywhere from about a hundred dollars to a thousand.

That’s why our list of the best baby cribs of 2019 doesn’t represent just crib models from one type, but only the best models in its types.

 

Why we can’t pick one crib model as the best crib overall?

Because of parents’ different expectations! If you want a portable crib, a big and bulky convertible crib couldn’t be the best choice for you. And vice versa, if you want a stationary crib, a portable model for sure is not your winner.

Of course, we took into account the parents’ opinion. We combined our selection and the most desirable cribs among parents. Then we research and reviewed all of them, to figure out which one is the best crib model of its type.

We made a list of the best baby cribs of 2019, considering the safety, usability, value for the price, parent’s reviews and our comprehensive research.

 

The Best Baby cribs of 2019

Baby’s Little Place team wish you a productive crib searching and a lot of peaceful nights with your little bundle of joy!

 

 

Best choice for short moms:

Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 convertible crib

One of the newest models from Babyletto!

 

The best baby cribs of 2019: Best for short moms

 

Babyletto Lolly is a European style crib, which is more and more popular among parents. The interior dimensions of the crib are the same as dimensions of any other full-size convertible crib, but yet it takes less space than others. That is because of the crib’s minimalist frame and carefully designed shape of the crib.

 

THE GOOD:

  • modern style, with rounded spindles
  • Eco-conscious modern design
  • sleek design
  • it grows with your child
  • toddler rail is included in the price
  • 4 levels adjustable mattress support
  • perfect choice for short moms

THE BAD:

  • not the cheapest crib

 

 

Baby's Little Place recommended deal

 

MORE about Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 convertible crib

Lolly is a perfect choice for petite moms. Because it is a low profile crib, short parents don’t have problems to reach over the crib’s railing and place their sleeping baby into the crib.

But don’t think that cribs’ low profile is due to the low rails, as that is far from the truth. Babyletto Lolly is lower due to shorter legs and careful design, so it is as safe as any other crib! Not just that, we were pleased to see that this crib not just meet, but even exceed all the required safety standards!

As you can see, Babyletto Lolly grows with your child. It is a 3-in-1 convertible crib, which means you can convert it into two bigger beds.
Lolly can transit into a toddler bed with safety guardrail, and later into a daybed as well. All parts for these conversions are included in the price!
That is not common for other convertible cribs, where you have to buy the safety guardrail separately. A big plus for Babyletto, and another fact which persuaded us to include it on the list of the best crib of this year!

 

Babyletto Lolly Specifications:

manufacturer: Babyletto
model: Lolly
type: 3-in-1 convertible crib
style: clean modern design with rounded spindles

material: natural New Zealand pine wood
colors: white and two tones (black/washed natural, gray/washed natural and white/washed natural)

assembled dimensions: 53.625″ L x 30.25″ D x 35.25″ H
assembled weight: 50 lbs

mattress included: no
compatible mattress size: standard
recommended mattress: Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress with Smart Cover
adjustable mattress height: yes, 4 positions

best: for modern families, petite moms, smaller rooms, European style, open design

 

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Reliable choice: 

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 convertible crib

Stays on the top since 2014!

 

The best baby cribs of 2019: Reliable choice

 

Contrary to Lolly, which is a new model that immediately won parents hearts, Kalani is a relatively old model from the DaVinci. However, there is not a lot of baby cribs, if any, which would stay on the top for so long.

Kalani is one of the best-rated and best-selling baby cribs since 2014. Same as Lolly, Kalani won parents harts right away, and which is even more important, it stayed like that till now.

 

THE GOOD:

  • great value for the price
  • sturdy and extremely durable
  • a lifetime bed for your child
  • 4 levels, adjustable mattress height
  • a wide assortment of different colors
  • easy to assemble
  • it meets all safety standards

THE BAD:

  • it can scratch easily

 

Baby's Little Place recommended deal

 

MORE about DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 convertible crib

DaVinci Kalani is a static lifetime crib. That means it doesn’t have a dropping side or any other moving parts.

 

Note: Drop-side cribs are banned since 2011!

Kalani is a 4-in-1 convertible crib which can transit all to the full-size bed. A guardrail for a toddler bed is included in the price, but you need to purchase a conversion kit and full-size crib mattress for the final conversion.
Buying a full-size conversion kit is a fact for all convertible cribs, so Kalani is not different! Because of that, it didn’t get any negative points. However, it got plus points because of the included toddler safety guardrail. As I already mentioned in Lolly’s description, this is not common for convertible cribs.

A wide assortment of colors, classic, timeless design and affordable price are probably the biggest factors, why parents love this crib so much. As far from other important factors, like safety and usability, we can’t say anything bad about it too. And that’s why it is on our list, even if it is slightly older than others.

 

DaVinci Kalani Specifications:

manufacturer: DaVinci
model: Kalani
type: 4-in-1 convertible crib
style: timeless wooden design, with gentle curves and sturdy construction

material: natural New Zealand pine wood
colors: white, chestnut, cherry, honey oak, ebony black, espresso and gray

assembled dimensions: 54.375″L x 35″D x 41.875″H
assembled weight: 56 lbs

mattress included: no
compatible mattress size: standard
recommended mattress: DaVinci 100% non-toxic complete mattress
adjustable mattress height: yes, 4 positions

best: for little more reserved, traditional parents, for a classic nursery, for parents who do not want to risk buying newer baby crib models, lifetime bed

 

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Best bang for the buck:

Union 3-in-1 convertible crib

Everything you need for an affordable price!

 

The best baby cribs of 2019: Best bang for the buck

 

The success of this crib didn’t surprise us at all. You won’t get another crib with such quality, versatility, and beautiful design, for such an affordable price.
However, you need to take into consideration, that Union is the best among cribs in its price range. The quality and durability of high budget cribs (not all!) is better, but Union ratings are certainly much higher as other cribs in its class.

 

THE GOOD:

  • good value for the price
  • it grows with your child
  • meets all required safety standards
  • a wide color selection
  • an affordable price
  • perfect for short moms
  • 4 levels, adjustable mattress support
  • it is a lightweight crib

THE BAD:

  • toddler safety guardrail is not included
  • a few visible screws

Baby's Little Place recommended deal

 

MORE about Union 3-in-1 convertible crib

The overall Union’s design is minimalistic and elegant. No, unnecessary curves or bulky design. That’s why it doesn’t take a lot of space in your nursery, which is a big bonus for modern families. The crib is also available in more colors than most of the high budgets cribs!

Don’t forget that it is a standard size crib, so your baby will have as much space as in any other crib!

Given the low price, the qualities of this crib are amazing. It is a convertible crib, which can convert into a toddler bed and daybed. And here comes a downside. A safety guardrail for a toddler bed is not included in the price! Assuming your child will use a toddler bed, the overall price will be a few bucks higher, but still lower from other convertible cribs!

And a small bonus lots for which many parents do not know. With the additional purchase of the DaVinci full-size conversion kit, you can convert the Union crib into a full-size bed for your child.

As far as for the safety, everything is as it should be! The crib doesn’t lag behind any other crib on the market, as it meets all required safety standards.

Actually, no one will know you have a low budget crib!

 

Specifications:

manufacturer: DaVinci
model: Union
type: 3-in-1 convertible crib
style: clean modern design

material: natural New Zealand pine wood
colors: ebony, white, gray, natural, espresso, lagoon, and sunshine

assembled dimensions: 53.5” L x 30.5” D x 33.5” H
assembled weight: 36,9 lbs

mattress included: no
compatible mattress size: standard
recommended mattress: DaVinci 100% non-toxic complete mattress
adjustable mattress height: yes, 4 positions

best: for modern families with a low budget, petite moms, smaller rooms, cheap but a quality crib

 

RELATED ARTICLE: Union 3-in-1 convertible crib REVIEW


Best value for the price:

Graco Benton 5-in-1 convertible crib

The bestseller from Graco’s collection of convertible cribs!

 

The best baby cribs of 2019: Graco Benton

 

Graco cribs are a product from Storkcraft, the well-known baby furniture manufacturer. Storkcraft made the Graco collection, with the desire to make a good and quality cribs, for affordable prices. And Graco Benton is a perfect example of their hard work.

 

THE GOOD:

  • minimalistic, timeless design
  • minimalist arch on the back
  • two options for the last conversion
  • a lifetime bed for your child
  • an affordable crib
  • it is a great solution for smaller nurseries or twin rooms
  • it stays sturdy after all conversions
  • meets all safety standards

THE BAD:

  • toddler safety guardrail is not included

 

Baby's Little Place recommended deal

 

MORE about Graco Benton 5-in-1 convertible crib:

Benton is a model for those who like arch looking cribs! Back of the crib has an arched design with a full frame on the top. Other than that, the design resembles the Union crib, described above. Benton has slats all around the crib too, and It is also a full-size crib, which doesn’t occupy a lot of space.
But the similarity ends here, as Benton is not just a regular crib, but a 5-in-1 convertible crib. It is a lifetime bed for your child, which you can convert into a toddler bed, daybed, and a full-size bed with or without a footboard.
Because of the ability to choose the design for the last conversion, Benton is a 5-in-1, not 4-in-1 convertible crib.
That is not a big advantage over other 4-in-1 convertible cribs, but to some parent could mean something. So, you should know, that Benton is not on our list, just because it is a 5-in-1 convertible crib, but because of its quality, usability, safety, and durability.

For an affordable price, you get everything you need for a good and safe sleeping environment for your baby.

 

Graco Benton’s Specifications:

manufacturer: Storkcraft
model: Graco Benton
type: 5-in-1 convertible crib
style: classic arched design

material: natural New Zealand pine wood
colors: driftwood, espresso, pebble grey, white and whitewash

assembled dimensions: 56,7″ L x 29,8″ W x 40,5″ H
assembled weight: 42 lbs

mattress included: no
compatible mattress size: standard
recommended mattress: Graco Premium foam crib and toddler mattress
adjustable mattress height: yes, 3 positions

best: for petite moms, smaller rooms, for families who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a crib, lifetime bed

 

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Best combo crib:

Stork Craft Portofino 4-in-1 convertible crib with changing table

One piece of furniture for two purposes!

 

The best baby cribs of 2019: Storkcraft Portofino

 

Portofino is a classic combo crib with timeless design. This combo crib is a perfect example of space and money saver. And it doesn’t stop there. In addition, to serve as a bed and changer, it is also a lifetime crib, wherein the last conversion, detached changing table becomes a nightstand beside a full-size bed. Isn’t that great?

 

THE GOOD:

  • timeless design
  • lifetime bed for your child
  • one piece of furniture for multiple uses
  • it meets all required safety standards
  • lots of storage
  • a sturdy crib
  • money and space saver

THE BAD:

  • toddler safety guardrail is not included in the price

 

Baby's Little Place recommended deal

 

MORE about Storkcraft Portofino convertible crib with changing table:

On rare combo cribs, you can choose the side of the attached changing table, but that is not the case here. Portofino’s changer can be placed only onto the right side of the crib. However, other crib’s features are better from those cribs, so Portofino is the best combo crib overall.

Yes, Storkcraft Portofino cost more than regular convertible cribs, but less than a separately placed convertible crib and changing table together.

As I mentioned before, it is also a space saver. Why? Again, it takes less space as a separate crib and changer together.

Another thing you have to remember is that Portofino’s changer is smaller from stand-alone changing tables. But that is the fact for all combo cribs, so Portofino didn’t get fewer points here.

 

Storkcraft Portofino’s Specifications:

manufacturer: Storkcraft
model: Portofino
type: 4-in-1 convertible crib
style: classic timeless design

material: natural New Zealand pine wood
colors: cherry, espresso, and white

assembled dimensions: 71” L x 32.5″ D x 43″ H
assembled weight: 125 lbs

mattress included: no
compatible mattress size: standard
recommended mattress: Babyletto Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress
adjustable mattress height: yes, 3 positions

best: for modern and traditional nurseries, space & money saver, all in one crib, additional storage, lifetime bed

 

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Best crib with under-crib storage:

Babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 convertible crib with under-crib drawer

An extra drawer … who doesn’t need it with all the baby stuff?

 

The best baby cribs of 2019: best under-crib storage

 

Mercer is another beautiful model from Babyletto. We love this crib, as it brings a modern style and practical functionality to the nursery. As is typical for Babyletto, Mercer has an open design too. Carefully arranged slats on all four sides allow parents to see their sleeping baby from any corner of the room.

 

THE GOOD:

  • spacious under-crib drawer
  • safety guardrail for the toddler bed is included
  • modern design
  • it grows with your child
  • it meets all required safety standards
  • 4 levels adjustable mattress support
  • durable crib
  • a sturdy crib

THE BAD:

  • because of the under crib drawer, it takes little more time to assemble the crib

Baby's Little Place recommended deal

 

More about Babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 convertible crib:

Why would you not turn the unused space under the crib into something useful? That is what Babyletto had in mind when they designed this crib.
They filled an unutilized empty space under the crib, with a spacious drawer divided into two parts. No more dust under the crib, and lots more space for baby belongings.

Of course, that is not everything, Babyletto Mercer can offer to your family. It is also a 3-in-1 convertible crib, which conveniently grows with your child.
When your baby outgrows the crib, you can replace the front rail with a safety guardrail. You will get a beautiful toddler bed, which you can later transform into a daybed too.
A safety guardrail for the toddler bed is included, which is a great Mercer’s advantage.

As you can see we like this crib a lot. Why? Because it has a modern natural style, wide color selection, convertibility, and functionality, which make it a great addition to any nursery.

 

Babyletto Mercer Specifications:

manufacturer: Babyletto
model: Mercer
type: 3-in-1 convertible crib
style: clean modern design

material: natural New Zealand pine wood
colors: white and two tones (gray/white and espresso/white)

assembled dimensions: 53.875″ L x 30″ D x 35″ H
assembled weight: 74 lbs

mattress included: no
compatible mattress size: standard
recommended mattress: Pure Core non-toxic crib mattress with Smart Cover
adjustable mattress height: yes, 4 positions

best: for modern nurseries, petite moms, minimalist rooms, additional storage

 

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Best full-size crib on wheels:

DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible crib on wheels

A crib on wheels with additional features!

 

The best baby cribs of 2019: full-size crib on wheels

 

We can classify DaVinci Jenny Lind amongst portable cribs. But don’t confuse different types of portable cribs with each other. Here portability means the ability to move around the house, and nothing more!
DaVinci Jenny Lind has a sleek design, so it fits through your door frames. You can simply push the crib into another room, without any disassembly or lifting involved.

 

THE GOOD:

  • portability
  • convertibility
  • 10 different colors
  • good value for the price
  • wheels with locking mechanism
  • timeless, vintage design
  • meet all safety standards
  • it grows with your child

THE BAD:

  • the difference in price for classic colors and additional choices, like lagoon or emerald

 

Baby's Little Place recommended deal

 

MORE about DaVinci Jenny Lind:

Jenny has a classic, but unique style, with spindles all around the crib. You can see your baby from any corner of the room, which gives the crib an open design. Because of that, Jeny can be a perfect centerpiece in the nursery.

Another thing which makes Jenny Lind so special is a wide selection of colors. From classic white and cherry color to the lagoon, emerald, pink and more … you won’t get a crib with more available colors.

Of course, that is not a feature which would alone classify Jenny Lind on the top. Jenny is here, because it is beautiful, and mostly because it is not just a portable crib, but a convertible too.

With the additional purchase of a safety guardrail, you can convert the crib into a toddler bed, and later into a daybed as well.

 

DaVinci Jenny Lind Specifications:

manufacturer: DaVinci
model: Jenny Lind
type: 3-in-1 convertible & portable crib
style: timeless, vintage style, with rounded spindles around the crib

material: natural New Zealand pine wood
colors: coral, ebony black, emerald, lagoon, navy, slate, white, fog gray, rich cherry, and sunshine

assembled dimensions:  54.75″ L x 30.375″ D x 41.375″ H
assembled weight: 45,5 lbs

mattress included: no
compatible mattress size: standard
recommended mattress: Newton Baby crib mattress
adjustable mattress height: yes, 4 positions

best: for modern families, modern nurseries with a vintage touch, moving around the house, open design

 

RELATED ARTICLE: DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible & portable crib Review

 


What about full-size crib on wheels, that can fold-up as well?

Dream On Me folding crib on wheels

A perfect solution for grandparents house! 

 

Best rated portable cribs - Dream On Me full-size folding crib

 

You can’t find a lot of full-size cribs on wheels, let alone those that can fold-up too. Actually, we had found only two models, that was worth our attention. A Babyletto Maki and Dream On Me described here.

As they are both very good, a decision on a winner was a little harder.

While Maki is convertible, Dream On Me is half cheaper. As many parents pick this model as a secondary crib, we decided on a cheaper Dream On Me. Why?
For this model, parents want features such as easy folding and storage in a small place, more than convertibility. And because of the price, Dream On Me was a logical decision for us.
Don’t get me wrong, Babyletto’s Maki is a very good crib. If you want to know more about it, you can find reviews of both cribs in our article: Best full-size folding cribs on wheels.

 

THE GOOD:

  • patented folding mechanism
  • traditional design
  • wheels with good locking mechanism
  • carefully designed to fit through room doors without folding the crib
  • a full-size portable crib
  • 2 positions adjustable mattress support
  • affordable price
  • perfect crib for grandparents’ house

THE BAD:

  • it doesn’t convert into bigger beds

 

 

Baby's Little Place recommended deal

 

MORE about Dream On Me full-size portable crib:

While Dream On Me can be easily the only crib for your baby, it is a good and common choice for grandma’s house, caregivers, daycare or guests with babies as well.

With its sleek and simple design, it can fit through your room doorway. So, you won’t have any troubles with pushing the crib from room to room.
But the best part is its patented folding system. It can be easily folded for fast storage in a matter of seconds. You don’t need any tools for that!

 

Specifications:

manufacturer: Dream On Me
model: folding full-size convenience crib
type: portable crib
style: traditional design

material: natural New Zealand pine wood
colors: black, cherry, espresso, natural, white and French white

assembled dimensions: 54″ L x 31″ W x 46″ H
assembled weight: 46 lb

mattress included: no
compatible mattress size: standard
recommended mattress: Dream On Me Spring crib and toddler bed mattress
adjustable mattress height: yes, 2 positions

best: for grandparents house, weekend house, secondary crib, small apartments

 

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The Best mini crib:

Dream On Me Aden, a convertible mini crib

A mini crib for many years to come!

 

The best baby cribs of 2019: mini convertible crib

 

Dream On Me Aden is a mini crib with the same features as full-size cribs. Because it is a mini crib, it takes less space in your home. It is a perfect solution for smaller nurseries and urban lofts.

 

THE GOOD:

  • takes little space
  • sturdy crib
  • it grows with your child
  • timeless design
  • affordable price
  • 3 position mattress support system
  • includes 1″ changing pad
  • it meets all safety standards

THE BAD:

  • no safety rail for toddler bed
  • your child outgrows it sooner than full-size cribs

 

Baby's Little Place recommended deal

 

MORE about Dream On Me 4-in-1 Aden convertible mini crib:

Dream On Me Aden is a 4-in-1 convertible mini crib, which means it can convert into three bigger beds. In the last conversion into a twin bed, you can even pick between two different designs. Twin bed can be with or without a footboard.
If you have second thoughts about mini crib’s safety, you don’t have to worry anymore. Mini cribs must meet all required safety standards, and their height is the same to full-size cribs.
Mini cribs are as safe as full-size cribs, and the same goes for Aden!

 

Specifications:

manufacturer: Dream On Me
model: Aden
type: mini 4-in-1 convertible crib
style: robust modern look

material: natural New Zealand pine wood
colors: black, cherry, espresso, gray, natural, white and french white

assembled dimensions: 39” L x 23” D x 36” H
assembled weight: 40 lbs

mattress included: no
compatible mattress size: mini
recommended mattress: Dream On Me 3 mini/portable crib mattress
adjustable mattress height: yes, 3 positions

best: for small, modern nurseries, secondary crib, for grandparents house, petite moms, lifetime bed

 

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Remember, the best baby cribs are not only the most expensive ones, as rating consider so much more than just a price!

 

Buying a crib is one of the biggest purchase new parents will make, so it can become overwhelming for them. The market is oversaturated with different types, models, styles, shapes, and designs, that’s why young parents’ often don’t know what to pick. A list of the best baby cribs of 2019 is a result of our hard work, with the desire to help you with your decision.

We are sure you won’t be disappointed if you choose one of these cribs. But, if you won’t decide for one of them, this list can serve you as a good source to find the best crib for your baby. Also, you can find numerous tips, lists, and reviews for other cribs on our site. Enjoy!

 



4 thoughts on “The best baby cribs of 2019”

  • You made the job easier for me. I have been confused as to which the best Cribs I could buy for my new born Son. I have never buy one since its my first born, so everything is new to me.

    After reading your review, I fall in love with the BABYLETTO LOLLY 3-IN-1 CONVERTIBLE CRIB, mainly because its portability and I always love to buy my son beautiful furniture and this crib seems to be complimenting.

    Thank you so much for a great review, I have bookmarked your article for future reference

  • Very thorough review, it’s true what you say in regards to the best crib. Ring different for different parents to be. Space is one consideration that often have to be made. What would be your best recommendation for small spaces? I have 3 kids, 2 of them twins and with the requirement for two cribs in one room space was one of the main considerations .

    Merry xmas

  • Hi,  Ines.  You have done a great review by giving your rating to the products. The pros and cons is very helpful to give the guidance for parents who want to buy a crib. I am surprised to find a combo crib in the choices. The design is very compact and attractive. Do you think it will not disturb the baby sleep? 

  • Baby,s Little place is a review of 10 cribs available for your baby.

    Because of the differing circumstances and needs of parents and babies, there are many different types  of cribs. 

    Of our list of 10 there are only 2 with wheels,the Davinci jenny , and the Dream on me. 

      Nine of the cribs are convertable. A convertable crib is able to be altered ,as the child gets older, We start with a completely enclosed crib.Then a partly opened side , Then a Fully opened  side, and finally a adult sized bed.   

    OF the convertable cribs only one is 5 in one,The Graco Benton.      There are Three 4 in 1 cribs, the Davinci  kalani,The Stork craft portofino,and the Dream on me.    There are 4 ,three in one cribs The Babyletto lolly, the Union,The Babyletto Mercer,and the DaVinci Jenny.

    Only one one is is folding, that is the Dream on me,which does not convert to different types,and is a mini crib ,which is good for small flats etc.,    

    No prices are given  but a comment was made that the prices range from a $100.00 to $1000.00

    These are well made cribs and mostly very versatile , a well researched article ,thank you Ines.

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