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As you prepare for baby, it feels like there are a million things you’re supposed to get. Not to mention the million things you WANT to get! At the top of the list are cribs; those are pretty important and range greatly in size, color, durability, add-ons, and price. It can get pretty overwhelming so let me help narrow down 8 great choices for cribs:
Sorelle Verona 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer
This is a very high-end crib, with many functions. Not only is it a crib with 4 adjustable mattress heights, it also includes a specific changing station, extra drawers for storage, and can come apart to be a head and footboard with a side table. All of this combined with being made from New Zealand Pine makes the price in the high range, at $798.
Benton Convertible Crib by Graco
This crib is functional and more affordable. With rave reviews, this crib is stylish and can be converted into a toddler bed, a daybed, or a full size bed with only headboard or both head and footboards. (Universal bed rails sold separately). This crib costs $119.
babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
This crib combines the practical with an artistic, modern edge. The only downside is you can’t put a tradition crib skirt on it due to a bar that is in the way. The price for this cute crib is $379.
Mikaila Milano 3-in-1 Crib and Changer Combo
This crib is great if storage is limited, and comes with the same features we love, like adjustable mattress heights and an attached changing table. Price is $380 at Target.com.
Bloom Alma Mini Urban Crib
Have a small home? Live in a studio apartment? This crib is perfect for you. As your baby grows, he might be able to stick his arms out the bars by around 8 months old, but if you need a smaller crib because your space is limited, this is a great option. It also can be put on wheels, which makes moving it much easier, especially if you want baby to nap elsewhere for whatever reason. $380
Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Bed Conversion Kit
If you prefer a more rustic, relaxed look, this Franklin & Ben Mason would be perfect for you. Elegant, while still including features you’d need, like storage and a bed conversion kit. $475-$520, depending on the finish color you choose.
Ubabub Pod Crib
Not all of us have the budget to drop $2,300 on a crib, but if you do, this crib is functional, modern and just downright fun! No “prison bar” style here!
Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
If you need a more budget friendly baby bed without compromising safety or style, this one price ranges from $158-$250, depending on the color finish you want.
***One thing to remember while you shop for a crib—you need to remember that it’s not just any old baby item. This is a very important piece of furniture so it’s going to be one of the higher ticket items you’ll need to get in preparation. If you were buying a nice couch, new dining room table, or furniture set for the master bedroom, those would all be expensive and you wouldn’t think twice as to why they cost so much. The same should be considered for your baby’s crib. There are some great, cheaper choices that are more budget friendly, but you aren’t going to find a safe, new crib for 30 bucks. Many cribs have the ability to turn into a toddler bed, so there’s two pieces of furniture you’re buying at once, upping the price. Some come with an attached changing table or drawers. Again, that will drive the price higher. So keep those things in mind and you won’t be as shocked when you look at the price tag!