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I then spoke to a lot of parents about how they picked their crib and what mattered to them most when making this purchase. I gathered this information primarily through Facebook conversations, but also followed up with emails and phone calls.
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Babies sleep a lot. And the safest place for them to get that shut-eye is on a firm mattress in a safety-approved crib, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Most parents will purchase a crib for a new baby, with some initially finding room for it in a corner of their own room and others immediately making it the centerpiece of a newly decorated nursery.
In our research, we found that most families use a crib for about four years, usually removing the front side to convert the crib to a toddler bed or daybed when a child is between 2 and 3 years old. Some parents prefer to buy a crib that also converts to a full-size bed that a child can use (with a full-size mattress) through the teenage years and perhaps even beyond.
Then I went through my condensed list of brands and added specific crib models to our consideration list. Some brands, like IKEA, DaVinci, Graco, and Pottery Barn, had three or four different cribs on that list alone. For each crib, I gathered more information on its price, user ratings, materials, dimensions, color options, ability to convert to a toddler and full-size bed, and other special features. As I was filling in this spreadsheet, I also put out a call on Facebook for parents to share what crib they had bought for their kids, and asked parents I know about their crib-buying experience. I heard the same brands crop up again and again, and sometimes even heard about specific models. IKEA cribs, DaVinci cribs, Pottery Barn cribs, and Graco cribs were among the favorites.
We typically unpacked everything in the box first, and took account of the number of pieces laid out on the ground. Referring to the written directions, we worked together to assemble each crib. When we were done, I stopped my watch, recorded the time, and made some notes about the process. I highlighted when the instructions were overly confusing or when we made mistakes putting the cribs together, which, sadly, happened a lot. Overall, we found through this process that crib assembly varies greatly. Some cribs had four parts and took just over 15 minutes to put together; most had a few more parts and took about half an hour to assemble; and two took well over an hour to complete.
When each crib was assembled, I popped in a crib mattress to confirm that it fit well (they all did), and ran through a checklist to see how well made and sturdy the crib was. I moved it around the room, shook it, pulled on the bars, and noted where it was easily dinged or nicked. We changed the mattress height for most of the cribs, and converted our top few picks to a toddler bed and back again to see how easy that process was.
The DaVinci Kalani has two major flaws. The first is an overly difficult assembly. Many of the cribs that we tested, including all three of our other picks, have four parts to assemble, plus the mattress support. Our other picks also all have front and back pieces that are identical, as well as two interchangeable sides. Essentially, they all have symmetrical designs that make it difficult to mess up the assembly. The Kalani crib, on the other hand, has 14 pieces out of the box and a sleighlike design with front and back pieces that are different from each other and need to face in a particular direction. Although all those pieces are labeled, we felt that the instructions rely too heavily on graphics over written directions. In terms of hardware, the crib uses bolts of five lengths (many cribs have just one or two), barrel nuts, wood dowels, and two types of washers. To put it together, you need the Allen wrench, which comes with the crib, as well as a Phillips screwdriver, which does not. We made several mistakes along the way and got pretty frustrated putting this crib together.
We found that this crib is among the easiest to assemble of all the cribs we tested, and by far the easiest to assemble of our four picks. It took two people just 16 minutes to put it together for the first time; later, one person was able to complete the toddler bed conversion in about 10 minutes. The toddler bar is included with the coral-colored model we tested (for about $250) and with several of the other less common colors; the black, white, cherry, and slate gray Jenny Lind cost less (about $200) and offer the toddler rail as an optional additional purchase (around $80). If you want a toddler bar, choosing a less common color ends up being a better value.
The Jenny Lind furniture collection also includes a changing table and a stand-alone toddler bed, though neither come in as many colors as the crib. The DaVinci Jenny Lind crib comes with a one-year warranty.
We found that the Pottery Barn crib felt equally solid and sturdy to our top pick, the DaVinci Kalani, but that it was obviously more solid and sturdy, as well as larger in profile, than either the DaVinci Jenny Lind or IKEA Sundvik.
The larger Pottery Barn Kids Kendall furniture collection includes a standard dresser and extra-wide dresser, both with optional toppers that fit changing pads, a nightstand, a desk and hutch, and bigger-kid items, like bunk beds that can convert to two twin size beds. The crib comes with a 30-day warranty.
With a range of finish options, this stylish and versatile crib will co-ordinate with any nursery decor. Slim side rails and spindles give this crib a light, airy feel and make it a favorite of interior designers. Its high quality and sturdy construction means it will last for generations.
The Wave Crib, inspired by the movement of the ocean, converts from a mini crib, to full crib, to toddler bed. Its lockable wheels make it a breeze to move from room to room without compromising safety. All of this in an organically shaped, modern design that will fit in (or more likely stand out) wherever it goes.
New orders for the Wave in Natural Wood will ship May 1st. New orders for the Wave in White will ship April 17th. To see when your crib will ship based on your order date see the FAQs at the bottom of this page.
The mini-crib can be used from ages 0 up to 6 months depending on the length of the baby- some will outgrow the mini faster than others. The full crib can also be used from birth until the child reaches 35 inches or begins trying to climb out of the crib. The toddler bed can be used until a child reaches 50 pounds.
Watching your little one peacefully snoozing in their crib is one of the greatest pleasures of parenting. Whether you use a crib from day one or transition into one later, most parents get years of use out of this nursery essential.
Traditional, classic-style cribs often have features like curves, crown or other types of moldings, nailhead trim or upholstered sides. They fit any style of nursery decor and are most often found in white or natural wood tones.
These cribs are a fun way to add a touch of vintage style to a brand-new nursery space. Two of the most popular styles are metal cribs (inspired by iconic American cribs of the past) and Jenny Lind-style spindle cribs. Vintage cribs are usually available in black and metallic finishes and sometimes even fun colors, depending on the brand.
Another space-saving nursery option is a crib with built-in storage. These types of cribs often feature drawers or trundle-style storage spaces, changing tables and nightstands. Sometimes these add-ons detach (like a nightstand or a dresser, for example) so you can use them separately once the crib is converted into a bed.
Branch styled slats make Milk Street Baby's Branch crib one of the most unique and stylish cribs available. The exotic nature of the branch spindles creates a wondrous world of nature reflected in form and function. The patented and trademarked design exhibits exceptional engineering and craftsmanship with each branch spindle fitting perfectly with the next to meet or exceed all ASTM, USPC protocols, compliance and safety standards; an engineering feat to say the least. Never before has this been achieved for baby!
Is it ridiculous to use white crib sheets? We are looking at zip sheets (zipsheets.com) but they only come in white, blue, pink or yellow. Neither the blue or yellow will "go" with the nursery colors I'm going with. I really want the sheets but wonder as a FTM if white sheets are just a really bad decision for his crib. Thanks!
we got all white sheets. in the event of massive staining...bleach (and wash after to get bleach out). can't do that with a color and quite frankly, pale colors aren't going to hide a giant poop stain any easier than white, IMO.
...we are also in the same boat as you - doing coral/melon-pink as the main color of "stuff" in the nursery, so nothing matched and white matches the bedding we got on etsy...and everything for that matter.
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