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Best Baby Cribs And Toddler Beds

Updated on January 27, 2013

Cribs and Cots

Buying A Crib or Cot

There are some things that you need to consider when you go shopping for a Cot or a Crib for your new baby.

Safety always safety first, are the sides spaced out enough that your baby will not be able to get his or her head between them? does the mattress have sufficient air circulation to allow baby to breath if they end up laying face down after turning whilst asleep?

Is there a mattress included with the cot that you want to buy for your baby and if the mattress is included is it of good quality, a good quality matress is essential considering how many hours baby will spend sleeping on it.

What kind of bedding are you thinking of for your baby? A baby sleeping bag or the traditional blanket and sheet, these are rarely sold as part of the package when you buy a crib or cot.

Are you short of space in your home? some cots are made for narrower spaces and can even be made to measure.

Some cots can be converted into beds for when baby gets that little bit older saving a bit of money in the long run.

When buying a cot make sure that you are comfortable with the amount that you spend for the short period of time that it will be used for.

Cribs on

DaVinci Kalani Convertible Baby Crib

DaVinci Kalani Convertible Baby Crib on

DaVinci Kalani Convertible Baby Crib

The DaVinci Kalani Convertible Baby Crib has a classic look and comes in a range of 5 colors, espresso, white, black, cherry and pine so it can fit in to any surroundings and match your eisting furnature,


 4 level mattress spring system to adjust to your child's growth

Toddler rail included, assembly instructions included

Made of New Zealand Pine wood from sustainable forests

JPMA certified, meets and exceeds Federal Safety Regulations

Converts to full size bed with m4799 rails sold separately

The Da Vinci Kalani Crib is a favorite among parents and children everywhere. The Da Vinci Kalani Convertible crib has all of the standout features which parents have come to associate with Da Vinci. Convertible cribs go from standard crib to toddler bed in seconds. This Da Vinci convertible crib converts with toddler guard rails which are included. Da Vinci cribs are great investments because they can act as hand me downs. They are very sturdy and reliable and have a dazzling, flat finish. A Da Vinci baby crib will last a very long time and will work with all families and children. The Da Vinci Kalani Crib has a 4 level mattress position adjustment as well. The Da Vinci Kalani Crib converts to full size bed with the full size rails M4799 sold separately.

Graco Eco-Friendly Dakota Classic 4 in 1 Convertible Crib

Graco Eco-Friendly Dakota Classic 4 in 1 Convertible Crib, Dark Walnut

The Graco is another classic looking crib that comes in Dark Walnut, it is eco friendly certified because it is made from sustainable wood from responsibly managed forests,


JPMA, ASTM and CPSC safety certified

Classic crib design has no moving parts for easy access to baby

Crib converts to a toddler bed (no guard rail needed for conversion), daybed and full size headboard (bed frame and mattress not included)

3 position mattress height adjustment

Five year limited warranty

The Dakota classic crib is the first Graco baby furniture to be eco friendly. It is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). All wooden components are sustainable woods from responsibly managed forests and are certified to the standards of the FSC by the Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program. All finishes are water based and packaging is from recycled or recyclable materials. The Dakota Classic Crib features no moving parts and has a 3 position mattress platform that adjusts easily as baby grows. The beautiful design will grow with your child and converts easily to a toddler and day bed.

Delta Shelby Crib and Changer, Espresso

Delta Shelby Crib and Changer, Espresso

The Delta Shelby is a classic looking crib with a difference, it has a baby changing table attached to the side of it making it a handy addition for those people with a little less space to go around.


Crib and changer is a 4 in 1 convertible that converts to a toddler bed, day bed & full size headboard and footboard

Crib features a detachable changing table that can be used in conjunction with the headboard and footboard

3 mattress support positions for ultimate convenience

Features a pull out hamper and three large shelves for ample storage of all things baby

Meets or exceeds all JPMA/ASTM standards.

The Shelby Crib and Changer is the ultimate in style and functionality. Its built well and is designed to grow with your child into their adult years with its conversion capability. The crib converts easily to a toddler bed and a full size bed (with headboard and footboard) with night stand. The crib features an attached changing table that can later be detached and used as a night-stand. The changer features a large cabinet (with adjustable shelf) and ample shelf storage for all things baby. It is built solid to last and features a gorgeous espresso finish. As if that wasn't enough the crib and changer also comes with a rollout trundle for additional storage space if needed. The Shelby Crib and Changer is a must have for any nursery and is sure to be a focal point for years to come. Meets all JPMA safety standards and is tested for lead. Some assembly required.


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      Karen 6 years ago

      Another good point to bring out is that on June 28, 2011 new laws went into effect in the US concerning crib safety. Make sure any baby crib you purchase is in conformity.

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      Ikeji Chinweuba 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Great hub with an excellent pics of an attractive baby cribs which i love.

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      puteri8 6 years ago

      Great article. Choosing the most baby cribs and bedding is important.

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      Dovay Lee 7 years ago from China

      I have not bought a baby crib for my daughter. at that time, it was so cold and i think when she slept with me, she could get some warmth from me. Good hub and I learn much from it.

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      errorsomi 7 years ago

      Nice Hub!

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      sweetie1 7 years ago from India

      Hi thanks for the nice info and though for a toddler it is not easy to pick up things which would not only not harm the baby but also would be very useful for the baby and not only protect the baby but would keep him enjoying it. Though the crib look nice i think when i would have a baby and till he is old enough he is going to sleep on my bed between me and my all other indian babies sleep,,so no chance of falling from bed.

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great research and information. Beautiful pictures. Buying a crib for your little one should always be done with great care.

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      so which one did you and Alison pick for the new addition???? Great Hub as always my friend. . and the cribs are all gorgeous. . great pickings:)

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      Jason Menayan 7 years ago from San Francisco

      Great info, Jimmy. These are gorgeous cribs.

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      Lize 7 years ago

      This sure gives you a lot to think about. Crib shopping should be a well thought out and well planned excursion. The convertible cribs seem to be a very good idea!

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Thanks for the reviews, jimmy! I'll be needing one for my son and daughter-in-law by September.

      Well done!

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      raisingme 7 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      I'll be passing this one on to my daughter as she is "due" to go crib shopping very shortly. Great Hub!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      They are really beautiful and you have a very good selection. Great hub.

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      Sam 7 years ago from Tennessee

      very nice article, well written & researched...