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Cribs

Many new parents let their baby sleep in a bassinet during the first precious weeks at home. At some point, parents start using a crib for the baby’s future naps and nights ahead. A crib is a safe place for your baby to sleep. Cribs come in all shapes, styles, and price points. Besides traditional cribs, there are also travel cribs, mini-cribs, and convertible cribs. Any of these crib types may be your best choice as you consider your needs and the available space.

A standard size crib mattress fits in a traditional crib. The mattress is usually a separate purchase.

The following lists some popular cribs. Maybe this list could serve as your quick guide to crib shopping. Whichever crib you choose, may there be many sweet dreams ahead for you and your little one!

1. Affordable Option

Ikea Gulliver

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Why We Recommend:

In true Ikea style, this crib is simple, functional, and budget friendly. With a sturdy design, you’ll be using this crib from your baby’s first weeks at home.  You can continue to use this functional crib into toddlerhood by converting it into a suitable toddler bed.

All you need for this conversion is to move the mattress down and remove one of the long sides on the crib. Now, you have a toddler bed!   All the minimalist parents can rejoice over this crib for many sleepy nights ahead.

One mom said, “This crib exceeded my expectations. I registered for it because it was the look I hoped for at a fraction of the cost.  It compared to other cribs like it that I’d seen. It was easy to put together, easy to convert to a toddler bed, and comes with everything you need for both.”

2. Crib for the Future

babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

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Why We Recommend:

Here’s an option for your baby’s sleep needs for years to come.From the crib to toddler bed and then, to daybed, this crib can be adjusted for the changing needs of your growing newborn.  It has a simple and modern design that comes in a variety of finishes.

It has Green Guard certification.  Fortunately, it is in the middle of the price range of cribs.  These features have earned this crib thousands of high ratings.

One mom said, “I LOVE this crib! It is stylish, beautiful, sturdy!!! It is everything you might want! We have been using it for 2.5 years now! It is very comfortable for mom and baby. “

3. Traditional Choice

Million Dollar Baby Classic Camellia 3-in-1 Convertible Metal Crib

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Why We Recommend:

This classic crib can convert from a crib to a day bed and toddler bed as your child grows (conversion kit is sold separately).   Mattress positions (4) can be changed to accommodate your baby as he or she can pull up to stand.  The classic appearance is beautiful and complements any nursery.  The ornate appearance suggests royalty which is appropriate for your newborn.  The metallic frame comes in three different colors.

4. Style and Variety

Graco Remi 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer and Changer

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Why We Recommend:

This crib has several valuable functions.  This single piece of furniture combines the bed with a changing table with drawers for storage.  The crib also transforms into a toddler bed, daybed, and a full-size bed.   Parents may find this multitasking crib is a perfect option with a limited space.

One mom said, “The crib took a couple hours to assemble, but as long as you follow the directions it’s very easy to do! The dark wood looks great and goes with any decor or paint scheme.

It is incredibly sturdy. The thing I am most looking forward to is all the storage. There are 4 total drawers with the largest underneath the bed/mattress.  There are 2 shelves to store everything you need for the baby. I would definitely recommend this crib.”

5. Unique Crib

Stokke Sleepi

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This unique, oval-shaped crib is ready to grow with your baby through the first 3 years.  An extension kit (purchased separately) enables you to use this bed for another 7 years.   So, this crib/bed could be all that your child needs for their first 10 years of sleep.  The bed is made of solid beech wood.  The swivel wheels make it easy to move the bed.  Once it is in place, lock the wheels.

One mom said, “I really love this crib. It is smooth and easy to move around. It’s awesome. Me and my baby love it!”