Finding the right crib is a little harder than it used to be. You’ll want to find something safe that is easy for anyone to put together, as well as a bed that you won’t have to just throw out when your child gets a bit older. It helps if the item is also attractive or designed well. Each of the products in this list have met stringent safety standards from the JPMA, or the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, and many can be used for many years to come, since they are able to convert into various bed types. Keep reading for all the information you need regarding each product, including their pros and cons.
This crib can be a bed for your child for quite a while, since it converts to a toddler bed, daybed, and a full-sized bed. You are able to adjust the mattress to 3 positions and there is a 1 year warranty on the product. It is rather easy to put together and is sturdy, so you shouldn’t feel uneasy letting your baby sleep in it. On the flip side, it does not come with a mattress, which is the case in most models, so you’re free to choose one that you like and can trust. You’ll also have to buy a special frame when you want to convert it to a larger bed.
- Easy to put together
- Converts to other types of beds
- Meets many safety standards
- Have to purchase mattress separately
This product also converts into 4 different types of beds for your little one and comes in 5 different colors, including black, grey, and white. It is constructed well and even the finish has been tested to ensure that it is not toxic to anyone. It can be put together in just a matter of minutes and is easy to adjust when you have to make changes and when you convert it. This makes it great for parents of all heights, especially when the child is small and you have pick them up quite frequently. In other words, you won’t have to injure yourself when you’re leaning over the crib.
- Comes in different colors
- Easy to assemble
- Easy to adjust
- Finish is non-toxic
- Good for parents of a range of heights
- May be hard to replace little things like screws or springs
Here is yet another item that changes into different beds to save you from having to get a new bed each time your child has a major growth spurt. It can be used for a daybed and toddler bed, after you’ve used it as a crib. It is made from natural wood and MDF and the whole thing has been tested for over 10 thousand chemicals to make sure that it is as safe as possible. The spindles have a natural look to them, so this crib’s appearance is a little different than others, since there is a minimal amount of paint.
- Safety tested for thousands of chemicals
- Made of natural materials
- Unique look
- May not fit through all doorways
If you’re worried about your baby being safe away from home, this product may interest you. It is a travel crib that only weighs 13 pounds, and it can be set up in under a minute, since there are no parts to have to worry about securing. It has sides made of mesh, so baby won’t get too hot and there is a mattress on the bottom for maximum comfort. It also folds up with a special bag that you can take anywhere and the fabrics are removable, so they’re able to be washed each time they need to be.
- Can set up in seconds
- Highly portable
- Easy to keep clean
- Can only be used for children up to 3 years old
This item takes the place of different types of beds, and it also includes a small changing table, so you don’t have to purchase one separately. The mattress is able to change to numerous positions and there is a waterproof pad on the changing area, to prevent accidents and damage. It comes with a 1 year warranty and you can easily remove the changing table side when you don’t need it anymore. It is a little harder to put together than other cribs, but it has a great look to it and lots of versatility once it’s fully assembled.
- Comes with changing table
- Attractive finish
- Made of high quality wood products
- Has waterproof changing pad
- Hard to put together
This crib will also convert and was designed by a furniture studio that has won numerous awards for their special designs. You can see this with some of the features on the crib, such as the slanted feet and the boxy, straight main crib box. These little things make the bed look distinctive and are also aesthetically pleasing. The mattress can adjust, you can convert it with ease, and you may not need a guard rail. It has a 1 year warranty and is made of pine. It may take you a while to put together as well, especially if you don’t assemble things very often.
- Distinctive look
- Made by award winning designers
- Easy to convert
- Takes a while to assemble
This product is a fixed side crib, which is able to morph to all the different types of beds you’ll need, including a full sized bed with a headboard. It comes in different colors, so it can match your nursery, and you can buy matching items from the manufacturer that go perfectly with this crib. It might feel a little more wobbly than other models you’ve seen, but when it’s put together properly or secured to a wall, there are no issues with safety in that regard. As is the norm, the mattress can be adjusted and there is a 1 year warranty as well.
- Available in different finishes
- Can purchase other matching items
- Great value
- Could seem wobbly
If you want something a little bit different, this is a crib that has a couple of extra embellishments. The headboard and front have bows etched into the wood and there is a lovely shape to all the sides that are perfect for a little princess. This bed can also take them through many years because it converts to all other types of beds. It even qualifies for free replacement parts from Amazon and it won’t give you a headache when you’re putting the pieces together. The finish is white, so it will go with nearly anything and in any room.
- Has special embellishments
- Can get replacement parts
- Has solid sides that won’t move
- Not designed for boys
Just like many other products, this one can change into different types of beds, making it a purchase that is well worth the investment. It has a special leg design that doesn’t allow for a lot of movement, so you can be sure that it stays put and is secure once you place it somewhere. The rest of the design makes it look like a long lasting item that will stay attractive, no matter how long you use it. Keep in mind that you will have to buy a conversion kit, as well as guard rails, so start looking for them early on if you want to use this one for many years.
- Very attractive design
- Made from the best materials available
- Built to last
- Assembly is easy
- Need to purchase additional parts to convert
Here is another item that is designed to be used for many years at time, since it is suited to change into all the types of beds your little one needs. What makes it a little different is that it has steel springs for the mattress and stationary sides. There is a 2 year warranty on the product, which is longer than other items. It weighs nearly 100 pounds, so you’ll need to make sure you don’t have to move it around at all after it’s complete. The maker also doesn’t make a full conversion kit, so you’ll have to find one somewhere else.
- Can be used for many years
- Has steel springs
- Comes with stationary sides
- Will last a long time
- Manufacturer doesn’t offer full conversion kit
- May be easily scratched