The best baby cribs to buy in 2021

Last Updated on May 27, 2021 by Ines

Let our list of “the best baby cribs to buy in 2021″ help you find the perfect sleeping space for your little bundle of joy!

The 13 best baby cribs of 2021

Baby’s Little Place

A crib is definitely on the top of the “must-have baby furniture” for most parents. It is also one of the first larger purchases of expecting parents. Especially moms are looking forward to the search for a perfect crib. The only problem is that it can soon become overwhelming for them.

You probably already got thousands of well-meaning advice or read about numerous safety precautions. Then there are so many different crib types. Do not get me wrong, that is great! But which one to choose? Cribs prices range from $100 to $1000 and more … no wonder you get lost among all this data.

Our mission is to help you with the selection. This article is focusing on the best baby cribs you can buy in 2021. It will give you a lot of information about selected cribs, why we love them, and why we believe they are the best.

However, if you think you need more detailed information, you can read our baby crib buying guide first.

Our favorite baby cribs:

Best cribs of this year | Editor's Choice
Best cribs of this year | Runner Up
Best cribs of this year | Budget Buy

Are expensive cribs better than affordable ones?

No! The best baby cribs are those which are safe and offer features that fit your family’s needs the most!

When we were compiling the list of the best baby cribs, our first focus was safety! We’ve reviewed numerous baby cribs, checked the quality of their workmanship, materials used, usability, etc. And yes, we’ve considered the parents’ opinions, needs, desires, and reviews of those who already have one of the cribs, which we intended to place on our list!

And last but not least, we have also considered their design, after all, we are choosing the best baby cribs in 2021, so their style must conform to today’s nursery furniture guidelines.

Why couldn’t we pick only one crib as the best overall?

Our lifestyles, homes, and our expectations for a baby crib are naturally not the same. If you live in an urban loft, a big and bulky crib certainly doesn’t represent the best choice for you. If you intend to move a crib from room to room, you need the best portable crib, not the best convertible model, etc.

That’s why we’ve chosen the best one in each category! However, if you want a broader list of the best baby cribs of a particular type, you can jump on their list too. You can browse our site, which is full of reviews and lists of the best cribs, or click on the included links below.


The best baby cribs in 2021

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

Best overall:

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib

The Babyletto Hudson is, in my opinion, currently the best convertible crib on the market. It is a safe and Eco-friendly crib of high quality, so a perfect choice for modern families.

I like its minimalist design, which allows the Hudson not to take up much space, despite having standard dimensions.

Its price is a little bit higher, but you have to consider that you get all parts for its conversion with the crib!

Best Baby Cribs | Best Overall
Why we love it:
  • Babyletto Hudson grows with your child
  • it converts into a toddler bed and daybed
  • everything for the conversions is included in the price
  • retro-modern design, with rounded spindles all around the crib
  • it is available in multiple finishes, including double tones
  • Babyletto uses only non-toxic finish
  • eco-conscious design for modern moms
  • four-level adjustable mattress support
  • Hudson has a solid wood construction
  • it is a sturdy and durable crib
  • Babyletto Hudson meets and exceeds all required safety standards
  • it is GREENGUGUARD gold certified

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The best 4-in-1 convertible crib:

Graco Benton 4-in-1 convertible crib

All Graco cribs are manufactured by StorkCraft, which is a well-known baby furniture manufacturer. The Benton is a perfect result of their collaboration. It represents everything Graco wanted.

The Benton is a high-quality and safe product at an affordable price. No wonder it is their best-selling convertible crib!

Best Baby Cribs | Best 4-in-1 convertible crib
Why we love it:
  • minimalistic, timeless design
  • is perfect for those who love arched cribs but don’t have enough space for a bulky crib
  • easily converts from crib to toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed with headboard 
  • as it converts up to the adult bed, it can be the only bed your child will ever need
  • Graco Benton has a great value for the price
  • adjustable mattress support
  • it doesn’t possess a big footprint, so it’s a perfect solution for smaller nurseries or twin rooms
  • it stays sturdy after all conversions
  • meets all safety standards

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Best choice for short moms:

Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 convertible baby crib

In this crib, a classic elegance meets modern comfort. As such, it matches with almost any furniture. It is an arched crib, but not a bulky one.

You have to be careful when reading the Emery crib’s specifications. The given height is the height point of the arch. Front rail is, of course, lower, and as such perfect for short moms.

Best Baby Cribs | Best Choice For Short Moms
Why we love it:
  • Don’t be misled by the stated height of this crib. That is the height of the highest point on the arch. The front rail is lower, with the height which is perfect for short moms.
  • Delta Children Emery converts into a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed
  • three-level adjustable mattress support
  • it is a sturdy crib with a timless design
  • meets and exceeds all required safety standards
  • the open design enables a good airflow through the crib
  • easy to assemble
  • easy to convert
  • affordable crib

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Best crib with under-crib storage:

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

Mercer is another great Babyletto’s crib. I love its modern style and practical functionality. It is the only Babyletto’s crib with an under-crib drawer, but parents love it.

The drawer takes up the whole space under the crib mattress, and it is approximately 4 1/2″ deep, which is pretty big compared to similar cribs. And as for the Mercer’s convertibility, it’s the same to all Babyletto 3-in-1 convertible cribs. It converts into a toddler bed and a daybed. And yes, you get everything for its conversions in the package!

Best Baby Cribs | Best Crib With Under-Crib Storage
Why we love it:
  • Babyletto Mercer grows with your child
  • everything for its conversions (a toddler bed safety guardrail) is included
  • it has a spacious under-crib drawer, which is divided into two equal parts for better transparency
  • a modern, open design
  • it grows with your child
  • it meets and exceeds all required safety standards
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • four-level adjustable mattress support
  • durable crib
  • a sturdy crib, which stays strong after conversions

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Best convertible crib with changer:

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

This combo crib is a perfect example of space and money-saving crib. It is a high-quality crib with a timeless design and sturdy construction.

The StorkCraft Portofino can convert into an adult bed, so it can be the only bed your child will ever need!

Its changing table is joined to the crib in the first two conversions into a toddler bed and daybed. What is cool about it is the last conversion, where it becomes a matching nightstand next to a full-size bed. Isn’t that great?

Best Baby Cribs | Best Convertible Crib & Changer
Why we love it:
  • one piece of furniture for multiple uses: with sleeping space, changer, and storage space it’s like a little nursery combined in one piece of furniture
  • it converts to a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed, where the detached changing table transit into a nightstand
  • lifetime bed for your child
  • quality changing table with lots of storage space
  • it meets and exceeds all required safety standards
  • timeless design
  • a sturdy crib
  • you get a water-resistant changing pad and a toddler bed safety rail with the crib
  • it is a money and space saver (Yes, it is more expensive and takes up more space as a regular convertible crib, but less than a combined stand-alone convertible crib and changing table.)

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The best full-size portable crib:

Dream On Me full-size folding crib on wheels

The Dream On Me is a simple full-size crib on wheels. It was hard to choose between this one and Babyletto Maki, but for this list, I have decided on the Dream On Me.

It has everything that I would expect from this type of crib, a minimalistic frame, smoothly gliding wheels, and a quality folding mechanism. Those that do not use it all the time (grandparents) will appreciate that it can be stored in small spaces.

Best Baby Cribs | Top-Rated Full-Size Folding Crib
Why we love it:
  • you can fold it away, without disassembly when it’s not in use
  • Dream On Me has a patented folding mechanism, which allows quick and easy folding
  • it stands on wheels with a reliable locking mechanism
  • it is carefully designed to fit through regular doorways without folding
  • a full-size portable crib
  • traditional design
  • two-level adjustable mattress support
  • affordable price
  • perfect crib for grandparents’ home

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The best acrylic crib:

Babyletto Harlow Acrylic 3-in-1 convertible crib

Babyletto Harlow features a perfect blend of natural wood and acryl, which I find way better than 100% acrylic cribs.

Only the front side of the crib is made of acryl. That is perfectly enough to ensure its ultra-modern, sophisticated look and an unobstructed view of your baby in the crib.

Harlow’s acrylic slats are clear, do not get dirty quickly, and don’t yellow over time. Their edges are smooth, without any sharp edges and rough areas. Acrylic is also recyclable, so it is safe and suitable even for Eco-cautious parents.

Best Baby Cribs | Unique Choice
Why we love it:
  • a unique, ultra-modern crib
  • acrylic slats enable an unobstructed view on your baby
  • Babyletto Harlow converts into a toddler bed and daybed
  • you will get a toddler bed safety guardrail with the crib
  • a perfect blend of acrylic and wood, which prevents a “sterile laboratory appearance” of all-acrylic cribs
  • it has an Eco-friendly design, with a clear recyclable acrylic
  • four-level adjustable mattress support
  • exceeds ASTM International and U.S. CPSC safety standards
  • it has a GREENGUARD Gold certificate
  • Harlow is affordable comparing to other acrylic cribs on the market

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Reliable choice: 

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 convertible crib

The DaVinci Kalani is one of the most popular convertible cribs since 2014. Although its sell dropped in the past two years, it is still one of the best-selling convertible cribs on the market.

The DaVinci Kalani is a perfect crib for traditional families.

Best Baby Cribs | Reliable Choice
Why we love it:
  • Kalani is one of the best selling baby cribs for the past few years
  • its sales have been declining a bit lately, but it’s still worth your attention
  • DaVinci Kalani has a good value for the price
  • it can be a lifetime bed for your child (it converts into a toddler bed, daybed, and adult bed)
  • you can set the mattress into four levels
  • a wide assortment of different colors
  • sturdy and extremely durable
  • easy to assemble
  • it meets and exceeds all safety standards
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified

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Best budget buy:

Union 3-in-1 convertible crib

I love this cute minimalistic convertible crib. Modern families will appreciate that it doesn’t take much space, despite being a full-size crib.

Of course, you have to understand this is the best convertible crib among models in its price range. Its quality and durability are might not as high as those of other cribs on this list. But it has a low price, making its quality-price ratio very high.

As for 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.
I think no one will ever know you have a low-budget crib!

Best Baby Cribs | Affordable Choice
Why we love it:
  • its price is unbelievable affordable
  • good value for the price
  • Union converts into a toddler bed and daybed
  • meets ASTM international and U.S. CPSC safety standards
  • a wide color selection
  • it is also perfect for short moms
  • four-level, adjustable mattress support
  • it is a lightweight crib
  • minimalistic crib, which doesn’t occupy a lot of space

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Best vintage design:

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

The first thing I’ve noticed on the Jenny Lind is its wide selection of different finishes. From classic white and cherry color to the lagoon, emerald, pink and more.

The Jenny Lind is also the perfect crib for those who like the vintage style! But its beautiful look is far from everything it can offer you.

The DaVinci Jenny Lind is a versatile, unique, quality, and safe crib. It is a portable and convertible crib at once!

Best Baby Cribs | Vintage Choice
Why we love it:
  • it’s a full-size crib, which is portable and convertible
  • Jenny Lind is one of the best cribs with a vintage design
  • it converts into a toddler bed and daybed
  • it’s available in an impressive color selection
  • good value for the price
  • wheels glide smoothly and possess a reliable locking mechanism
  • four adjustable mattress positions
  • it is GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • meets and exceeds all safety standards
  • it grows with your child
  • you can opt for a matching DaVinci Jenny Lind furniture collection

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Multiple storage space:

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

The Storkcraeft Steveston fits either into traditional or modern homes. It is an all-in-one solution for your baby’s nursery, which offers a safe sleeping space and ample storage space for baby belongings.

The Steveston crib has a large drawer underneath the crib and two open shelves on the changer. It also grows with your child from a crib to the toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed. I also like the ability to repurpose its changer into a matching nightstand next to the adult bed.

Best Baby Cribs | Multiple Storage Space
Why we love it:
  • an ultimate storage crib, with storage space under the crib and on changing table
  • it grows with your child, from infancy through adolescence
  • Steveston converts into a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed, where changer converts into a nightstand
  • large under-crib drawer
  • three-level adjustable mattress support
  • a quality changing table
  • the changing pad is included in the price
  • Storkcraft Steveston meets and exceeds all safety standards
  • it has a JPMA certification
  • affordable price for a combo crib

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The best mini portable crib:

Babyletto Origami mini portable crib

Babyletto Origami is a modern portable crib with a foldable frame and removable locking caster wheels for easy storage and transport. Perfect for urban living! You can easily set it up or fold it down without any disassembly. 

Another great thing about the Origami is its wide selection of non-toxic finishes, including unique colors, such as Petal Pink or Lagoon.

Note! If you intend to co-sleep, picking a mini portable crib is the best solution for you. It is a more stylish alternative to a Pack ‘N Play and a more long-term solution than a bassinet or baby nest.

Best Baby Cribs | Top-Rated Mini Portable Crib
Why we love it:
  • a perfect crib for modern space-conscious families
  • small footprint and a space-saving design
  • Origami’s wheels glide smoothly and possess a reliable locking mechanism, which keeps it in place when your baby is in it
  • the crib fits through all doorways, so you can easily push it around your home
  • a good folding mechanism for storage without disassembly
  • included mattress pad
  • modern design
  • available in unique colors, such as Petal Pink or Lagoon
  • durable and lightweight
  • adjustable mattress support: 2 levels
  • a better, more long-term solution from bassinets
  • meets and exceeds ASTM International and U.S. CPSC safety standards
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified

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The best mini convertible crib:

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

This is a great convertible crib for those having space issues. But be aware its toddler bed and daybed are smaller, which raises the question about their usability.

Best Baby Cribs | Mini Convertible Crib
Why we love it:
  • it doesn’t occupy a lot of space
  • mini, but also convertible
  • you can convert it into a mini daybed and a twin size bed with or without a footboard
  • seven classics, gender natural finishes to choose from
  • sturdy crib with a timeless design
  • affordable price
  • three-position mattress support system
  • includes 1″ changing pad
  • it meets or exceeds all safety standards
  • JPMA Certified

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Most of our favorite cribs are convertible

Most parents want a convertible crib, so I have decided to list mostly our top-rated convertible cribs of this year. I have also chosen convertible cribs with added features, such as changing table or under crib storage drawer.

However, if you have specific needs, and you are looking for a mini crib, portable model, etc. …. here are the links to their “best of” list, where you can find more of them:

Best convertible cribs of 2021

Convertible cribs are those that grow with your child. A quality 4-in-1 convertible crib can convert all the way to the full-size adult bed, meaning it can be the only bed your child will ever need!

The number in the convertible crib’s name tells you into how many beds you can convert a particular crib. 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

You can choose between 2-in-1, 3-in-1, and 4-in-1 convertible cribs, but 2-in-1 models are very rare.

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 2021


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.

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.

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.


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 the best solution for you. It offers the same features as a full-size crib, just in smaller dimensions.

Most mini cribs stand on wheels, which classifies them amongst portable models. Lots of them can also fold down for easy storage. Nevertheless, you can also 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.


Crib’s Specifications

Here are the specifications of our top-rated baby cribs.

Babyletto Hudson

Babyletto Hudson Specifications:

  • manufacturer: 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

Hudson crib by Babyletto


Graco Benton

Graco Benton’s Specifications:

  • manufacturer: 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

Graco Benton crib


Delta Children Emery

Delta Children Emery Specifications:

  • manufacturer: 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

Delta Children Emery crib


Babyletto Mercer

Babyletto Mercer Specifications:

  • manufacturer: 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

Babyletto Mercer crib


Storkcraft Portofino

Storkcraft Portofino’s Specifications:

  • manufacturer: 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

Storkcraft Portofino crib


Dream On Me

Dream On Me 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 Information:

Best for:

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

Dream On Me crib


Babyletto Harlow

Harlow Specifications:

  • manufacturer: 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

Babyletto Harlow crib


DaVinci Kalani

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 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

DaVinci Kalani crib


Union

Union’s 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 Information:

Best for:

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

Union crib


DaVinci Jenny Lind

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 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

DaVinci Jenny Lind crib


Storkcraft Steveston

Storkcraft Steveston Specifications:

  • manufacturer: 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

Storkcraft Steveston crib


Babyletto Origami

Babyletto Origami Specifications:

  • manufacturer: 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:

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

Babyletto Origami mini crib


Dream On Me Aden

Dream On Me Aden’s 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 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

Dream On Me Aden crib


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

Buying a crib is one of the biggest purchases new parents will make, so it can become overwhelming for them. The market full of 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 2021 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 on one of them, this list can serve you as a starting point to find the best crib for your baby. In such a case, I 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 2021”

  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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