New parents usually learn how expensive the arrival of a newborn baby can be the hard way, and we aren’t talking here just about diapers and clothes. The sheer amount of planning that goes into planning the arrival of a new baby is tremendous and it usually involves an awful lot of spending. Among the many purchases a newborn requires, we find things like baby clothes, baby bath tubs, baby toys, baby walkers, baby diapers, or baby swings, all necessary for the proper upbringing of a healthy baby.
Among them, however, baby cribs are by far the most important, as they have to ensure the baby is well-rested at all times. To help you find out what the market has in store in this department, we put together a list of the ten best mini cribs money can buy.
10Delta Children Products Riley Mini Crib
Ideal for a small home or apartment, this mini crib will take up a lot less space than a normal sized one, without inconveniencing the baby in any way. Despite its size, this crib contains no moving parts, therefore being very easy to set up. At the same time, it features a very comfortable mattress for your baby to enjoy, a mattress that in spite of its small size, is just as comfortable as larger ones.
9Babyletto Origami Mini Crib
This collapsible mini crib is made with sustainable New Zealand pine wood and a comfortable mattress for good measure. Thanks to its construction, this baby crib meets all ASTM International and US CPSC safety standards, certifications that speak volumes about its overall quality. We should also point out that its mattress has two adjustable height levels along with a solid mattress support for greater stability.
8DaVinci Annabelle 2-in-1 Mini Crib and Twin Bed
The Annabelle 2-in-1 crib from DaVinci is made with a non-toxic finish after following a multi-step staining and painting process that doesn’t contain any lead or phthalates. Furthermore, it is made from 100% sustainable New Zealand Pine Wood which makes it CARB II compliant as far as MDF is concerned. It also has to be said that it benefits from an interesting construction that allows it to convert to a twin bed if necessary.
7Graco Travel Lite Crib with Stages
Like the name suggests, this particular mini crib is designed to provide your baby with a comfortable good night’s sleep when traveling. As such, it features an ingenious height-adjustable bassinet that will grow along with your baby. What’s also interesting is that this crib can be converted into a portable playard with ease, mainly due to the fact that it is 20% smaller than traditional playards.
6DaVinci Kalani 2-in-1 Mini Crib and Twin Bed
DaVinci’s Kalani 2-in-1 Mini Crib features a lead and phthalate safe construction that also involves a non-toxic multi-step painting process. As a result, it is internationally certified by ASTM, as well as US-certified by the CPSC. As for the crib, it features a 4-level mattress support that includes a 1-inch waterproof changing pad for good measure. Also, it is a very low-profile crib by design, making it easier for those of you with small apartments.
5Delta Children Portable Mini Crib
This lightweight multi-purpose crib from Delta Children is designed to fold flat when necessary, making it easier for you to bring the crib along when traveling. At the same time, it benefits from a very stylish, compact, and versatile design that will help it fit into any room design or theme. We should also point out that it uses both a front and back stationary rail, four casters, and a strong wood construction for a greater durability.
4DaVinci Emily 2-in-1 Mini Crib and Twin Bed
DaVinci’s Emily 2-in-1 mini crib is designed as a low-profile crib, meaning that it will occupy a lot less space than regular ones. Built according to international ASTM and US CPSC safety standards, it also offers you the guarantee that your baby will be safe at all times. Furthermore, it features a 2-level mattress support and a 1-inch waterproof changing pad that you can replace whenever it gets dirty or wet.
3Union 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
Designed to easily convert to a daybed, a toddler bed, or a full-sized bed if necessary, this is among the most versatile baby cribs out there. As such, it is JPMA, ASTM, and CPSC certified, which tells you a lot about the standard of quality you can expect. Furthermore, it features a non-toxic, lead and phthalate safe finish, a New Zealand pine wood construction, and four adjustable mattress levels.
2DaVinci Alpha Mini Rocking Crib
Like all DaVinci cribs, this one is built according to ASTM and CPSC standards as well. This speaks volumes about its high standards, standards you aren’t likely to experience with traditional baby cribs. This being said, this is a mini rocking crib by design, meaning that it has a much different construction than regular cribs. At the same time, it features a 4-level mattress support, attachable/detachable wheels, and a 1-inch waterproof pad.
1Dream On Me 3-in-1 Aden Convertible Mini Crib
This particular mini crib from Dream On Me can easily be converted into a daybed or a twin size bed if needed, making it one of the most versatile cribs on the market. It also features an adjustable 3-position mattress support system and a solid pine wood finish for good measure. Furthermore, this mini crib is 100% ASTM and CPSC certified, meaning that you aren’t likely to run into any difficulties setting it up upon purchase.