The convertible crib cherry you choose for your newborn baby could either be a dream come true or a nightmare. As a parent, you know that your top priority is your child’s safety and comfort; and not all cribs can give you that. It is no wonder that we all look for the best cribs we can find.
From this summer’s new US CPSC guidelines we know that some cribs fail when it comes to safety. Some of them are even considered “disposable” as they break down in just a few uses. A child’s life is such a treasure and a gift that parents are so aware of keeping the baby safe at all costs.
Based on my personal experience, I’ll give you the top three baby cribs that will give you the best value for your money and at the same time, promise you a safe environment for your little one. First, what makes cribs, “best baby cribs?”
Most parents look for a crib that is JPMA certified. This means that it is considered safe if it passes JPMA’s strict standards. JPMA stands for Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association and only the best cribs can be certified. Just recently, JPMA released a new standard that prohibits the manufacturing or selling of drop-side baby cribs.
Drop-side baby cribs are known to be a safety hazard because of the numerous accidents that are associated with it. The thing with the drop-side crib is the plastic parts could be flimsy and easily-broken. Once broken, a space between the railing and the mattress is created. When your baby starts to crawl and move around, he/she could slide into the space created and suffocate from the mattress. Wrong installation or upside-down assembly of the drop-side railing could also lead to incidents where the baby falls off the crib and sustains injuries. With such scary accidents associated with drop-side cribs, the US CPSC decided, and JPMA concurred, that it’ll be best for cribs to have stationary side railings.
Three of the convertible crib cherry in the market today, and all with stationary side railings are:
- DaVinci Kalani Convertible Crib Cherry
- Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Stages crib
- Delta Portable Mini Crib.
Any one of these three “best baby cribs” will give you more value for your money. However, each of them has different key features and each could be optimally used for variety reasons.
1. The DaVinci Kalani Convertible Crib Cherry
One of the best cribs out there is the DaVinci Kalani Convertible Crib. It is very sturdy and doesn’t have a sliding rail so you won’t have to worry about your child getting into an accident. It is made of top quality wood and has a non-toxic finish. Unlike most convertible cribs, the DaVinci Kalani has a four-level mattress position adjustment so you could easily adjust the level as your baby grows. It converts into a toddler bed and even a full-sized bed.
On top of all these safety features, the DaVinci Kalani crib comes in very stylish and elegant finishes that can easily match your furniture. Some of the favorable reviews say that it is very sturdy, has straightforward assembly instructions, and is elegant. This is the same crib I used for my firstborn and I had no problems with it. Soon, we will be transitioning into a toddler bed. This crib at under $200 and, in my book, is the best buy! Certainly one of the very best baby cribs around!
2. Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Stages crib
A less expensive model is the Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Stages Crib. Just like the DaVinci Kalani, the Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 can be converted from a crib into a toddler bed, a day bed, then a full-sized bed. It has a three-level mattress position adjustment that makes it easier to adapt to a growing infant.
With its fixed sides, the Tuscany 4-in-1 is also very sturdy. Plus, it has a pullout trundle that is perfect for storing baby’s things like extra diapers or blankets. It also comes in cherry, espresso, black, cognac, oak, and natural finish. Some reviewers say that the Tuscany 4-in-1 is rock solid, a great value, and exceeds expectations. At just a little over $100, most reviewers are amazed that so many features are packed into a value priced crib. But it’s true. Stork Craft has been making some of the best cribs and garnering awards for its products. Mothers have trusted Stork Craft and its line of cribs.
Both the DaVinci Kalani and the Tuscany 4-in1 give you great value for your money with regards to how long you can use them, being that they’re both convertible cribs. It’s easy for convertible cribs to be reputed as the “best cribs” because imagine buying a crib for your infant, and years later, your child is still using the same crib, albeit now in a different form. Can you get more value than this?
3. The Delta Portable Mini Crib
However, if you have limited space, or if you have a second home for weekends or during some days of the week, then a Delta Portable Mini Crib might be your best choice and one of the best cribs for you. Since it is made of wood, the Delta Crib is a lot classier than most portable cribs which are made of plastic. This crib also has wheels for moving around and it folds flat in seconds which makes it easy to stow away in a closet.
Some of the things that reviewers say about the Delta Mini are, “simple to assemble, folds very flat, and can easily roll through doorways.” A friend of mine has this Delta Portable as a spare crib at her mother’s house. She is very happy with its quality, with its construction and with its sturdiness. Considering it’s just over $100, this is really one of the best baby cribs with a great value!
The convertible crib cherry is the ones that are safe for your baby. It does not matter whether they’re expensive or value priced, safety is a feature that you should not compromise on. Portability and the ability to convert a crib and use it for a long time are just icing on the cake! Because of think about it, after safety and the peace of mind, it affords you, what more is there to look for? What is your version of the best cribs around?