In Pursuit of Sleep With The Best Baby Cribs

Ask any mother of a small baby what is most important to her, besides her little cherub. SLEEP!

Whether it be sleep for baby or sleep for herself, without it, both mom and baby will not remain sane for long. Ever got in the way of a sleep-deprived mom? Well you do not want to. People, in general, turn into monsters when they do not have enough sleep. Imagine a woman with a colicky baby and only 2 hours of sleep under her belt in the last 24 hours.

You wont recognize her. So, it seems reasonable to say that if baby sleeps well, then mom will sleep well too. There are many methods to get baby to sleep for long stretches of time, but we are going to concentrate on one fundamental tool.

The Crib. Yes, if baby is comfortable, they generally will sleep nicely. Let us explore the best baby cribs on the market to see what suits your home and baby.

Best Baby CribCompetencyPrice  Our Ratings
Bonavita Casey Lifestyle CribA$$$
Bratt Decor Joy Baby CribB$$
Delta Children Remi 4-1 CribA$$
Fisher-Price Lakeland 5 in 1 Convertible CribA+$$

Check List 101 for The Best Baby Cribs

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Here is a neat checklist of what to look out for when shopping for a baby crib. Some aspects may be more important to you than others.

Size

Some cribs can be quite cumbersome and end up taking up most of the baby’s room. Others are compact and serve their purpose in being basic and simple.   As it is the place that baby will spend a great deal of her time for the next 2 years, it is an important aspect to consider.

Material

While most cribs are made from wood and if you are old school, then this is what you will go for, be aware of the the varnish or paint that is coating the wood. You want to make sure it is a safe coating.

Mattress

Some cribs come all ready with a fitted mattress however, they may not and then you will need to source a good mattress. If the crib comes with a mattress, make sure it meets your requirements. Again, our article will assist you on purchasing the correct mattress for your crib and baby.

Assembly

Whether you are a real MacGyver or have no assembling skills at all, putting together a crib can be a daunting and frustrating task. Have a look at the assembling instructions before purchasing. Some are as simple as ABC and others seem to have that “Chinese” style of How To.

Dual Ability

If you’re like me, you like to get 2 for the price of 1, so look out for the cribs that dual up as a changing table, have accessories for baby’s entertainment, have extra pockets and drawers for storing, are mobile or can be converted into toddler and daybeds.

Price

Again, as it is about 2 years that you will be using the crib for, or sometimes less if your toddler gravitates towards a bed earlier, then you may not mind investing a few extra pennies in the best baby crib. But if you feel like you have already spent enough money on baby goodies to pay for an overseas trip, then look out for our bargain options below. We will stick to these headings as we review the best baby cribs on the market for you.

Best Baby CribCompetencyPrice  Our Ratings
Bonavita Casey Lifestyle CribA$$$
Bratt Decor Joy Baby CribB$$
Delta Children Remi 4-1 CribA$$
Fisher-Price Lakeland 5 in 1 Convertible CribA+$$

Our Top Sellers of The Best Baby Cribs

Bonavita Casey Lifestyle Crib

crib1Stylish Sleeper

Size

This stylish crib is a comfy size of 58.5 x 31.7 x 51 inches. As it converts into a toddler bed, it is a little larger than a standard crib.

Material

Made from a solid wood with a varnished coating in a dark Espresso brown color, this crib shouts traditional but also contemporary. As Bonavita claim that it is JPMA, ASTM and CPSC safety certified, we feel most comfortable recommending this crib to you.

Mattress

The crib does not come with a fitted mattress so you will need to do some homework.

Assembly

Bonavita do not give much info on the assembly, but from a customer review, it appears it is not a big process to put together.

Dual Ability

Convertible into a toddler bed, all you need to do is purchase the rails. With a 3-position adjustable height mattress support, you can be assured as baby grows so will the crib.

Price

$391.89 gives you a classic, solid crib that will see you through many years of use.

Bratt Decor Joy Baby Crib

crib2Beautifully Bratt!

Size

A little larger than a standard sized crib, measurements come in at 54 x 30 x 43.2 inches.

Material

Crafted, using the finest cast iron techniques and made from a highly polished and powder coated pewter, you are getting a real gem here. Bratt Décor claim they have hand-applied the finish, which means no two cribs are the same. You have yourself a real unique crib. If you not a fan of the silver pewter you can get the distressed black as well from Bratt.

Mattress

The crib doesn’t come with a mattress so check out the measurements (27” x 51”) and go shopping. The mattress base is adjustable for 3 levels, so you can be assured it will be around for a while as baby grows.

Assembly

Easy assembly.

Dual Ability

In addition, you can purchase the toddler conversion kit or the daybed kit and keep this awesome crib around for longer.

Price

Ok, a little on the pricey side, but it is just so beautiful, isn’t it? $599.00

Delta Children Remi 4-1 Crib

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Chocolate Delight!

Size

Another large crib at 60 x 35.2 x 5 inches, but we are in love!

Material

Made from solid wood and available in either this Dark Chocolate, Chocolate or White finish, we so love the design and solidness of this crib. Tested to meet the standards of JPMA, ASTM and CPSC, as well as tested for lead and other toxic treatments.

Mattress

No mattress included but it is a standard size mattress fit so you will be assured of finding something suitable for baby. The mattress base adjusts for 3 heights too.

Assembly

Easy Peasy! All you need is a screwdriver.

Dual Ability

Delta’s crib converts into a toddler bed, daybed and a full size bed with headboard as well as footboard. Wow! With the daybed, you get a rail included and for the toddler bed, a guardrail with conversion rails. Note these are sold separately.

Price

All that for only $159.99!

Fisher-Price Lakeland 5 in 1 Convertible Crib

crib4Tried and Trusted Brand!

Size

58.6 x 30 x 45.4 inches – Pretty standard sized crib.

Material

This crib is made from New Zealand Pine wood and comes in a misty grey finish, which will suit all color-coded rooms. Fisher-Price have always brought us awesome baby product and they haven’t failed us here. With the decorative head and footboard you can just see the New England Cottage look. You can even have baby’s name personalized on the headboard plaque. How cool!

Mattress

No mattress included but is the standard size crib mattress.

Assembly

Not to difficult to put together, just follow the instructions carefully.

Dual Ability

As baby grows, so will this crib, to a toddler bed, daybed and also a full size bed equipped with a head and footboard.

Price

A midway price range at $337.86. You are getting a lot of bang for your buck.

Accessories for Baby Cribs

Once you have chosen your preferred crib, you may want to add a few accessories. Here are our firm favorites:

Kit your crib and room out in this stunning and bright crib set. In ending, a crib may be used for a reasonably short period of time, but they can, as you see, be converted so they give you and baby many years of use.

However, if you go for a standard crib, then know that there is always a needy mom and babe who you can pass the crib onto.

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