The best baby cribs to buy in 2023

Last Updated on January 26, 2023 by Ines

We’ve put together a list of the best baby cribs in 2023. We hope it makes your shopping experience easier and helps you find the perfect sleeping space for your little bundle of joy!

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Bed Conversion Kit

Best baby cribs you can buy in 2023

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A crib is definitely at the top of the “must-have baby furniture” for most of us. However, it is also one of the first larger purchases expecting parents have to make for their baby. 

Unfortunately, buying a crib is more challenging than it sounds. You have to choose between hundreds of cribs loaded with different features. Cribs also vary significantly in price. Then there are numerous safety precautions you should follow, etc.

It can quickly become confusing and overwhelming. So, to make your decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best baby cribs you can buy in 2023.

By picking one of our favorite cribs, you don’t have to worry about its safety and quality, as we’ve already done the research for you. All you have to do is choose the one you like and know it fits into your home.

We’ve also provided all the information you need about each crib on the list and explained why we love them.

However, if you need more detailed information about choosing a crib, read our baby crib buying guide first.

3 Top-Rated Cribs in 2023

How did we choose the best cribs?

First, we compiled a list of cribs that could have everything we expect from the best cribs.

Our preliminary list included:

  • past year’s best-selling cribs
  • Cribs liked by parents
  • New cribs that are not yet so well-known but, in our opinion, have great potential to become one of the best-selling models

Our priority is the baby’s safety! So we’ve checked if cribs meet all required safety standards and looked for their certifications, like JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association), GREENGUARD Gold certification, etc.

Then it was time for practical testing. We gave each crib a good shake. Quality cribs do not wobble and have no loose or missing parts.

However, although the most important, we didn’t review only the crib’s safety. We’ve also checked cribs’ quality, features, materials, usability, price, etc.

We also considered the crib’s design. After all, we are choosing the best baby cribs in 2023, so their style must conform to today’s nursery furniture guidelines.

Finally, we were able to evaluate and compare the results, narrowing down the list to the top 13 picks below.

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


The best baby cribs in 2023

Below are the cribs with the best ratio between functionality, quality, and price in 2023.

Best overall:

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib


Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Bed Conversion Kit

Specifications:

  • crib brand: Babyletto
  • model: Hudson
  • type: 3-in-1 convertible crib
  • style: modern retro-looking crib
  • material: natural New Zealand pine wood
  • colors: espresso, grey, slate, white, washed natural wood and two tones: gray/white, espresso/white, and white/washed natural
  • assembled dimensions: 53.625″L x 29.625″D x 34.875″H
  • assembled weight: 54 lbs

Mattress Information:

Best for:

  • modern homes, retro-looking nurseries, Eco-conscious parents, petite moms, those who like European-styled cribs with spindles

Best 4-in-1 convertible crib:

Graco Benton 4-in-1 convertible crib


Graco Benton 5-in-1 Convertible Crib

Specifications:

  • crib brand: Storkcraft
  • model: Graco Benton
  • type: 4-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 Information:

Best for:

  • smaller rooms, families who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a crib, as a lifetime bed, modern homes, petite moms

Best choice for short moms:

Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 convertible baby crib


Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib

Specifications:

  • crib brand: Delta Children
  • model: Emery
  • type: 4-in-1 convertible crib
  • style: classic elegance
  • material: natural New Zealand pine wood
  • colors:  Gray, White, and Dark Chocolate
  • assembled dimensions: 55,75″L x 23,25″D x 43.75″H (height of the front rail is 34″)
  • assembled weight: 63,8 lbs

Mattress Information:

Best for: 

  • petite moms, those who like arched cribs and traditional style, modern families, those with smaller nurseries

Best crib with under-crib storage:

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


Babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Specifications:

  • crib brand: Babyletto
  • model: Mercer
  • type: 3-in-1 convertible crib with under-crib drawer
  • 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 Information:

Best for:

  • modern nurseries, petite moms, minimalist rooms, those who need an additional storage space

Best convertible crib with changer:

Storkcraft Portofino 4-in-1 convertible crib with changing table


Storkcraft Portofino 5-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer

Specifications:

  • crib brand: Storkcraft
  • model: Portofino
  • type: combo crib, a 4-in-1 convertible crib with an attached changing table
  • 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 Information:

Best for:

  • modern and traditional nurseries, those who need an additional storage, od looking for a lifetime bed

The best full-size portable crib:

Dream On Me full-size folding crib on wheels


Dream On Me, Full Size 2-in-1 Folding Stationary Side Crib

Specifications:

  • crib brand: 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 Information:

Best for:

  • grandparents home, a weekend house, who need a secondary crib, for those who live in small apartments

The best acrylic crib:

Babyletto Harlow Acrylic 3-in-1 convertible crib


Babyletto Harlow Acrylic 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Bed Conversion Kit

Specifications:

  • crib brand: Babyletto
  • model: Harlow
  • type: Acrylic 3-in-1 convertible crib
  • style: ultra-modern
  • material: recyclable acryl and natural New Zealand pine wood
  • colors: black/acrylic and white/acrylic combination
  • assembled dimensions: 53.4″ L x 29,9″ D x 34,6″ H
  • assembled weight: 79,37 lbs

Mattress Information:

Best for:

  • modern homes, those who like unique furniture, who love acrylic cribs

Reliable choice: 

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 convertible crib


DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Specifications:

  • crib brand: 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 Information:

Best for:

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

Best budget buy:

Union 3-in-1 convertible crib


DaVinci Union 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Specifications:

  • crib brand: 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 Information:

Best for:

  • modern families with a low budget, petite moms, smaller rooms, for those who are looking for an affordable and safe crib

Best vintage design:

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


DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Specifications:

  • crib brand: 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 Information:

Best for:

  • modern families, modern nurseries with a vintage touch, for those who intend to move the crib around the home, for nostalgic parents

Great storage space:

Storkcraft Steveston 4-in-1 convertible crib and changer with drawer


Storkcraft Steveston 5-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer with Drawer

Specifications:

  • crib brand: Storkcraft
  • model: Steveston
  • type: combo crib with under-crib drawer, a 4-in-1 convertible crib with an attached changing table and under-crib drawer
  • style: classic, space-saving design
  • material: natural New Zealand pine wood
  • colors: Espresso, Gray & White
  • assembled dimensions: 72,3″ L x 28,9″ D x 42,2″ H
  • assembled weight: 85,67 lbs

Mattress Information:

Best for:

  • modern or traditional nurseries, those with space issues, as all in one crib, for those who need additional storage, if you want a lifetime bed

Best mini portable crib:

Babyletto Origami mini portable crib


Babyletto Origami Mini Portable Crib on Wheels

Specifications:

  • crib brand: Babyletto
  • model: Origami
  • type: mini portable crib
  • style: modern design
  • material: natural New Zealand pine wood
  • colors: Black, Gray, Lagoon, Petal Pink, Washed Natural, and White
  • assembled crib dimensions: 38,625” L x 25,375” W x 36” H
  • collapsed dimensions: 38,625” L x 7” W x 36” H
  • weight: 44lbs

Mattress Information:

Best for:

  • modern families, small apartments, urban lofts, space-conscious families, for grandparents’ or caregivers’ homes

Best mini convertible crib:

Dream On Me Aden 4-in-1 convertible mini crib



Dream On Me Aden 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib

Specifications:

  • crib brand: 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 Information:

Best for:

  • smallmodern nurseries, as a secondary crib, for grandparents home, for petite moms, for those who are searching a more long-term solution from baby bassinet and nests

Best-selling cribs are convertible

Due to its functionality and ability to grow with the child, most parents decide on a convertible crib. Therefore our list contains numerous cribs of this type.

You can opt for a classic convertible crib or choose one with added features, such as changing table or under-crib storage drawer.

However, we didn’t forget about parents who need other crib types. That’s why we have also added the best mini crib, top-rated portable crib, etc. And if you want a wider selection for a specific crib type, you can jump on our list with the:

Convertible cribs

The number in the convertible crib’s name tells how many beds it can be converted into. You can choose between 2-in-1, 3-in-1, and 4-in-1 convertible cribs.

Depending on the brand and a particular model, a convertible crib may transform into one or more following beds:

  • toddler bed
  • daybed
  • junior bed
  • twin-size bed
  • full-size adult bed

When buying a convertible crib, keep in mind:

  1. The number in the crib’s name tells you only how many beds you may get if you have all the parts for its conversions. Conversion kits are often not included with the crib!
  2. While most 4-in-1 convertible cribs convert into a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size adult bed, conversions of 3-in-1 models differ from model to model.
  3. You have to buy a full-size conversion kit and bigger mattress for all convertible cribs that transit into an adult bed!

RELATED ARTICLE: Best convertible cribs of 2023


Cribs for short moms

A common problem for short moms is that they can’t reach over the front rail and place a sleeping baby gently into the crib. Because of their struggle, their baby often wakes up during this process. Nobody wants that!

A low-profile crib with adjustable mattress support is a perfect solution for them. You can find low-profile cribs amongst mini or full-size convertible models.

Their lower profile is the result of a carefully designed frame, usually with shorter legs and minimalist design, without bulky top rails. By no means does this mean that the railing of these cribs is lower. Your baby can not escape any sooner than from any other crib!

Adjustable mattress support is another handy feature for short moms. The ability to set the mattress to the highest level for a newborn is very convenient!

RELATED: Best cribs for short moms


Best storage cribs

Storage cribs are cribs with additional storage space for baby belongings. These cribs have drawers and shelves, either under the mattress are or on the attached changer.

Under-crib drawer:

Cribs with under-crib drawers efficiently use otherwise unutilized space under the mattress. That is very convenient, especially for those who live in smaller homes. 

Not only that. If the area under the crib is not empty, there is no room for dust accumulation, which is also great, at least I think so.

Yes, you can put storage boxes under the regular crib, but a quality drawer on metal glides is a lot better. 

Some models have two drawers, but most of them possess only one large unit that is usually divided into two equal parts.

RELATED: Best convertible cribs with under-crib drawer

Convertible crib with changer:

These cribs have multiple names, such as combo cribs, multifunctional cribs, or multipurpose cribs. A convertible crib and changing table are connected into one handy piece of nursery furniture.

Combo cribs have a bigger footprint than regular full-size cribs, but they are space-saving cribs anyway. Yes, a combo crib takes up more space than a convertible crib, but a stand-alone crib and separately placed changing table are, of course, bigger. And most of the time, they are more expensive too.

Changing tables on combo cribs are smaller than stand-alone changers but big enough to change the baby for the first year. And best of all, they also offer ample storage space. 

Some have drawers, other shelves, or a combination of both. At this point, I want to mention that you can opt for a mini combo crib too. Those cribs take up even less space while offering all described above.

RELATED: Best combo cribs

A combo crib with drawer:

These are cribs with the most storage space you can get. They have an under-crib drawer and an attached changing table.

RELATED: The best combo cribs with under-crib drawer


Mini cribs

The demand for mini cribs increases year after year. Nowadays, we are forced to live in city centers, in smaller homes such as urban lofts or studio apartments, leaving too little space for a standard crib.

In such a case, picking a mini crib might be your best solution. It offers the same features as a full-size crib, just in smaller dimensions.

Most mini cribs stand on wheels, which classifies them among portable models. Lots of them can also fold down for easy storage. Nevertheless, you can opt for a mini convertible crib, mini combo crib, or even a mini crib with drawers.

Mini cribs are not traveling cribs! For traveling, rather pick a lightweight travel crib or a Pack ‘N Play.


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

A crib is one of the most significant purchases new parents will make. But the market is full of different types, models, styles, shapes, and designs, so young parents often don’t know what to pick. This list can help!

A list of the best baby cribs of 2023 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 our favorite baby cribs. But, if you won’t decide on one, this list can serve as a starting point to find the best crib for your baby. I also suggest you read our baby crib buying guide, which will help you find the perfect crib for your little bundle of joy!

8 thoughts on “The best baby cribs to buy in 2023”

  1. 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? 

  2. Ngonidzashe Manzwangani

    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 Dream On Me full-size folding 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

  3. Hello!
    I found your list of the best cribs to buy very helpfull! I was looking for a convertible crib for my baby. The provided link to the best convertible cribs was also great, as I got a broader overview of convertible cribs. Although all convertible cribs on the list are good, it is the Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib, in my opinion, the best too. I’ve decided on a white crib, and it fits perfectly into my baby’s nursery!

    Tnx!

    1. Hello!
      I’m happy that our article helped you with your decision! All Babyletto’s cribs are so beautiful, safe, and quality, so it’s sometimes very hard to decide. But one has to be the winner, and Babyletto Hudson is the best!

      Regards, Baby’s Little Place

  4. 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 has 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.

    1. Hello!

      The best cribs for small spaces and twins are mini cribs or full-size cribs with a minimalistic design. You can choose among a wide selection of different mini cribs, whit the same features to standard size cribs. You can decide on a portable mini crib, convertible mini cribs, such as Aden described above or even a combo mini crib.

      If you have a little more space, a full-size crib with a sleek design, such as DaVinci Jenny Lind, Union convertible crib, or Dream On Me portable crib is the best decision.

      I hope you found this helpful!

      Baby’s Little Place

      Baby’s Little Place

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