Nesting and designing your baby’s nursery is arguably the best part of preparing for motherhood. First, you choose your theme, then you go shopping for the adorable, decorative pieces that define the space. But you can’t have Pinterest blinders on when browsing for the essential components of your baby’s room. For example, beautifully constructed as cribs typically are, check out the hardware before actually committing to the purchase. While some parents are OK buying furniture for every stage in their child’s development, others prefer convertible cribs that transform with their child. Not sure where you stand? Keep reading.
Convertible cribs might be pricey upfront, but they save you money in the long run as you won’t have to run out and buy new furniture as your child outgrows their current sleeping situation. This is also an extremely eco-friendly option as well, since the crib will last for years, reducing waste. Convertible cribs come in a variety of models: two-in-one, three-in-one and four-in-one, depending on how many times they can convert and what they can convert into, from toddler beds to day beds, full-size beds or all of the above.
Depending on what you’re available to afford upfront and your preferences, a convertible crib might be the best option for your baby. Below, we’ve rounded up the best convertible beds so you can get a better idea of what your purchase will entail.
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1. Delta Children Canton 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib
Delta Children is the overachiever of this list, but in the best way possible. The four-in-one convertible crib transforms from crib to a toddler bed, daybed and eventually a full-size bed with headboard and footboard. The wooden construction is sturdy enough to grow alongside your child, and has been JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC and ASTM, as well as tested for lead and other toxic elements to ensure your little one’s safety. It’s also available in five gorgeous finishes — black, dark chocolate, espresso cherry, gray and white — and pairs stunningly with any decor style.
2. Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
Babyletto may not convert as many times as other options, but that doesn’t mean the structure is any less impressive. The Hudson boasts a boxy framework that can be converted in three ways: from crib to a toddler bed and then daybed. Made from New Zealand pine wood and available in seven finishes, it’s definitely a more modern take on the nursery staple.
3. DaVinci Jayden 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
When you imagine a traditional crib, does the DaVinci Jayden style come to mind? This gorgeously constructed crib converts four times over, to a toddler bed, daybed and full-size bed (note: a full-size bed kit is sold separately). Made of 100 percent New Zealand pine wood and available in five colors, you can rest assured that your little one will be sleeping in style and safety as this piece of furniture is Greenguard Gold Certified (aka it’s been tested for over 10,000 chemicals to ensure the healthiest sleep environment for your baby).