mini crib with changing table

Mini crib with changing table

What is mini crib with changing table?

As the name already told you, this is more than just a baby crib. You get the changing table, which is attached to the crib as well. You can find the mini crib with changing table also under the following names:

  • combo mini crib
  • combination mini crib
  • multi-purpose mini crib
  • multi-functional mini crib

All these names have the same meaning. We are talking about the crib with a smaller dimension, that presents more than just a place for sleep. You get two pieces of furniture combined in one. That’s why mini cribs with changing table are such a space and money savers.

 

Mini crib with changing table

Dimensions of Mini crib with changing table

Normal interior dimensions of mini cribs are around 38″ long, and 24″ wide. Those are the measurements you need to know to buy the right non-full-size mattress.

Be careful not to confuse internal dimensions with the overall size of the crib.

To get the full dimensions of the crib, you have to add few inches, for the width of the frame. Some mini cribs have bulky style, but usually, they hold sleek, minimalist design, to save you even more space. For the length of combo crib, you have to consider the dimensions of the changing table as well. So, the overall length of the mini combo crib is longer, but the width stays the same.

The high of the mini combo crib

The high of mini cribs (all types and models) is the same as with full-size cribs. Don’t get me wrong we are not talking about the exact high of the cribs. It can differ a little from model to model. That is because of the crib’s legs and style, not because of the rails. If you are a petite mom, there is a lot of safe cribs for short moms in the market too.

You do not have to worry about the baby climbing out of bed soon in any crib. Yeah, sooner or later she or he will grow and escape. It is time for a bigger bed when this happens.

dimensions facts:

  • overall length is longer than with other types of mini cribs but smaller than with standard full-size cribs
  • the width of the combo crib is approximately the same with any mini crib
  • high of the crib is the same as with all mini AND full-size cribs, that’s why it is as safe as any standard full-size crib

Baby Crib

convertible or nonconvertible combo mini crib

Nowadays, all mini cribs with changing table are convertible to some point. That means you can convert them into different bed options after your baby outgrows the crib.

3 different conversions are:

  • 2-in-1 convertible crib
  • 3-in-1 convertible crib
  • 4-in-1 convertible crib

Those numbers represent the number of conversions. Mini convertible cribs can transform into a toddler bed, daybed or twin-bed.

Note: We can’t say that for instance, all 2-in-1 cribs transform into a daybed. Some can transform from a crib into a daybed, others from a crib into a twin bed. So the name of the crib will tell the number of the conversions, and not the options you have. Read carefully which conversions are available for the certain mini crib with changing table.

 

Min convertiblei crib with changing table

 

Another important consideration about convertible cribs of any type is that usually, you don’t get the conversion kit (toddler rail, twin-bed rails or frame,…) in the package. You have to buy them separately. If you already know you will transform the crib in the future, we always recommend buying the conversion kit at the same time as the crib.

Why?

  • you will have everything you need by the hand
  • maybe they won’t sell conversion kit anymore when your baby grows enough
  • maybe it will be out of the stock at the time you need it, and you will have to wait for it
  • sometimes you get a discount if you buy everything at the same time

Of course, this is your decision, as you know the best option for you!

changing table – the attached piece of furniture, which makes the mini crib a combo crib

We already know that mini cribs are smaller than standard, full-size cribs. But, what is the deal with the changer? The same as the crib, the changing table is smaller too. You can comfortably change the nappy, but baby will outgrow it sooner.Mini crib with changing table

Usually changing tables have three drawers in the front, and three little shelves at the back. Some models have only shelves or drawers. You will notice this in the picture right away, so no biggy. Usually, you get the changing pad beside the changer. If not, read the dimensions of the changing table carefully, as they are smaller than with full-size combo cribs!
When you convert the combo crib into a twin-bed, you can detach the changing table and use it as a nightstand. That makes a purchase, even more, cost-effective, as you have lifetime furniture.

Next statement applies only to few mini convertible cribs with changing table:
In some models, you can pick whether you will attach the changing table into a left or right side. Some even allow you to remove the changing table and use it separately from the crib. Well, it is your choice, but if you are buying a combo crib, I don’t see the point of doing that. In that case, it’s worth to look into other types of mini cribs and buy the changing table separately. But as I said, your crib, your choice! 

The mini mattress for the mini crib

Usually, you won’t get the mattress beside the crib. You can use any mini non-full size mattresses with the combo crib. Common mini mattress dimensions are 38″L x 24″W. The depth of the mattress is another story. Read carefully, what is the maximum depth of the mattress that is recommended for the crib model you choose.

Almost all combo models have adjustable mattress support. At least two levels, same even up to four. That allows you to accommodate the mattress on the high which is convenient for you and your baby. When you have a newborn, you can set the mattress to the highest level. You will spare yourself a back pain, at least for the first months of your baby life. You will see, the heavier they become, the harder is getting a sleeping baby up over the rail into the crib.

Don’t forget to lower the mattress support when your baby starts to crawl or sit on her own!

the price

The price of combo cribs is usually higher than for other types of mini cribs. That is because you get two pieces of furniture at once. But, as with other types, you have to buy the changing table separately. So in the end, you pay more than for a combo crib. They are money savers!


Best mini cribs with changing table on the market

  • Dream On Me Casco 3-in-1 mini crib with changing table
  • Dream On Me Jayden – mini crib with changing table
  • Sorelle Newport mini convertible crib with changing table

Dream On Me Casco 3-In-1 Mini Crib With Changing Table

Dream On Me Casco is a 3-in-1 convertible mini crib with changing table. You can convert it into a daybed, and later into a full-size twin bed. For a twin size bed, you have to buy the bed frame separately. Of course in this stage, you can use the changing table as a nightstand beside the bed.

Mini crib with changing table - Dream On Me Casco 3-in-1 convertible crib with changing table

3-in-1 convertible mini crib with changer:

  • mini crib + attached changing table
  • daybed + attached changing table
  • twin bed + night stand

You can use any mini mattresses with the Casco mini crib. Also, the crib features two-level mattress support, so you can start with the highest position for a newborn, and gradually lower it down.

We also made a detailed Dream On Me Casco 3-in-1 mini crib with changing table review.


Dream On Me Jayden 4-in-1 Mini Convertible Crib And Changer

Jayden is another crib from Dream On Me. It is a 4-in-1 model. Once your baby outgrows the crib, you can transform it into a daybed. But that is not all. You can later transform the daybed into a twin bed with or without a footboard. Unfortunately, conversion kit for this transformation is not included, so you have to buy bed rails separately. You can detach the changer later, and use it as a nightstand.

Mini crib with changing table - Dream On Me Jayden 4-in-1 convertible crib with changing table4-in-1 convertible mini crib with changer:

  • mini crib + attached changing table
  • daybed + attached changing table
  • twin bed with footboard + nightstand
  • twin bed without footboard + nightstand

Mattress sits on the three level mattress support and is not included in the price. You can use any mini mattresses with the Jayden, or buy the recommended Dream On Me 3 Portable non-full size cribs mattresses with the crib.

You can read more about Dream On Me Jayden in the article: Best mini cribs for small spaces – The safest cribs for small rooms.


Sorelle Newport Mini Convertible Crib With Changer

Sorelle Newport is 2-in-1 convertible mini crib with changing table. You can convert the crib into a twin-size bed, where you can use the changer as a nightstand. The same as with others, you don’t get rails for the conversion into a twin-bed in the package.

Mini crib with changing table - Sorelle Newport mini 2-in-1 convertible crib with changing table

2-in-1 convertible mini crib with changer:

  • mini crib + attached changing table
  • twin bed + night stand

The changing table can be attached only to the right side of the crib. Any mini non-full size crib mattress fits into the Newport crib, and you can adjust the high of the mattress into three different heights.

You can read more about this crib in the full Sorelle Newport mini convertible crib with changer review.


 

 



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