Convertible Baby Cribs: Smart Investment for Any Nursery
Convertible baby cribs are cribs that can transition from their original design to toddler beds, daybeds and various sized bed frames. By simply removing a side and adding a rail or specific bed frame, these cribs can easily transform into more mature pieces of furniture. According to ConsumerReports.org, many parents believe that these products make it easier and more comfortable for infants to make the move from crib to toddler bed as they grow. Overall, convertible options are a better long term investment for parents. The initial expense can be significantly less than having to purchase a new, complete bed as the child enters each new stage of development.
4-in-1 Convertible Baby Cribs Among the Most Popular
The 4-in-1 style of convertible baby cribs are among the most common designs purchased by new parents. These choices can transition into 4 distinctive beds as needed. These include a crib, toddler bed, daybed and twin or full size bed (in conjunction with a separate frame).
The Graco Hayden 4-in-1 convertible crib 4-in-1 convertible crib is one such product that is quite popular due to its recognizable brand, sturdy design and budget friendly price. The unique pebble gray color can be complimentary to multiple nursery design themes while the non-toxic finish makes it a safer option for children. This crib has 3 adjustable mattress positions and can transform up to a full-size bed. Toddler and full size rails must be purchased separately, which is one of the reasons that the price is a bit less than other choices in this category. Overall, consumers are very pleased with this product as it received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Espresso is a color choice that is gaining popularity among convertible baby cribs due to its classy, dark and rich stain. An example of this aesthetically pleasing option is the DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 convertible crib which includes a toddler rail. With over 1,000 customer reviews and a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, this selection is among the most purchased convertible baby cribs. The Kalani is quite eco-friendly as well as extremely safe for children. It is composed of 100% sustainable solid New Zealand pine wood. It has been Gold Certified by GREENGUARD, meaning the crib has passed an intense screening process for over 10,000 chemicals and 360 VOC’s. It has been found to be a low-emitting product, thus creating better air quality in the space in which it is used. The nontoxic finish is applied through a multi-step painting process with plthalate and lead free results. While the non-harmful finish is a significantly positive feature of this crib, some consumers have found that the wood can be a bit soft. This makes the bed easier to scratch so caution should be exercised during assembly and use.
Convertible Baby Cribs Not Limited to Traditional Looks or Designs
There is a vast selection of convertible baby cribs that are designed with an “outside the box” approach. For instance, the Dream On Me Casco is a 3 in 1 mini crib and dressing table combo which comes in a black, white or cherry. This set is created using a mini crib with an attached changing table. This twist on the more traditional stand-alone crib designs allows new parents to have two pieces of furniture in one. The mini crib will transition into a day bed then a twin bed. However, the dressing table can only be attached when the product is in crib form. The unisex white finish allows the piece to be used in just about any nursery. Three roomy drawers and a changing pad with attached security strap are features that parents can truly appreciate. A 4.3 out of 5 rating provides proof that consumers find this unique design appealing.
For those who are looking for a more elegant, regal design, the Evolur Julienne 5 in 1 convertible crib may be a perfect choice. This high-end option is made from kiln-dried hardwood and fine veneers. A unique feature of the Julienne is the removable feet which offers varied heights and a lower profile. The arched headboard is upholstered with a stain resistant linen and the crib comes in 3 sophisticated color options. These include antique grey mist, linen gray and weathered natural. No customer reviews are available at this time however, this piece would fit in splendidly with any luxury nursery design.