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The Best Convertible Baby Cribs

Updated on October 13, 2011

Find the Best Convertible Baby Cribs - from Infant to Youth - Cribs that Meet JPMA Standards!

If you're looking for the best convertible baby cribs for your infant, then look no further! Here you can find the best deals on already researched cribs from top manufacturers. Whether you're looking for an eco friendly crib, a crib that's practical and can turn into a daybed or toddler bed, or the perfect color for your nursery, you can find the right convertible crib for you here. All of the cribs on this page meet JPMA standards and are NOT drop side cribs. Click through any product to find further details and shipping information.

DaVinci Emily Convertible Crib - One of the best reviewed, safest, and best priced convertible cribs on the market today!

This is the crib that we own and just purchased. Set up was easy, and the reviews couldn't be kinder on this crib. Like all of the cribs on this page, this has passed JPMA certification. This crib is also identical to the Emi Crib that you may find on other sites. This crib shipped at no cost to us, so shipping was free. This was a big factor in our purchase, but the real reasons we bought this crib was because it was a safe crib, was made with sustainable wood, other customers seemed to be happy with the crib (and even came back to buy second cribs), and the style/look of the crib is what we were looking for.

We chose the ebony color, which matches other black furniture pieces perfectly. It's available in six different colors. The one shown to the left is oak, but is also available in espresso, cherry, natural, white, and ebony. The crib mattress also fits perfectly into the crib, and it looks like transitioning to a bed down the road won't be too difficult. It sports a non toxic finish, it's formaldehyde-free, and is made with New Zealand pine (from sustainable forests, so it's also an eco friendly choice). All in all, this seems like the best crib for your money available online today. So far, I'm very happy with the crib and would recommend it to others.

Click through the photo to see other colors available for this crib, and to read product reviews.

DaVinci Emily 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Honey Oak
DaVinci Emily 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Honey Oak

* Dimensions: 54.5"W x 34"D x 42"H

* 4-level mattress spring system

* Converts to daybed, toddler bed, full size bed

* Non toxic finishes, sustainable pine wood

* Excellent reviews from customers

* With the DaVinci Emily crib free shipping is available if Ground Shipping is selected

 

Click through any of these items to read more specifics and crib details!

What Was the 2009 Crib Recall All About?

Read up on the 2009 crib recall for more information on safe cribs

The good news is that none of the cribs listed on this page were recalled in the 2009 crib recall. The bad news is that 2.1 million cribs were recalled. The brand that was recalled was Stork Craft cribs which have the Fisher Price logo. The problem with these cribs was that the side of the crib was faulty and could become partially detached, creating a wedge between the mattress and crib for your baby to fall in-between to fall to the floor, become trapped, or suffocated.

Read up more on the crib recall:

Crib Recall List 2009

Do new cribs have drop-sides still?

Some do, but most do not. The models on this page do not have drop sides, and retailers are making changes to exclude these from their inventory.

DaVinci Kalani Convertible Baby Crib - The Da Vinci Kalani Crib, JPMA certified for safety

* Features 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 Davinci Kalani crib with free shipping is available by ordering here! Just use the Super Saver shipping method.

Kalani 4-In-1 Convertible Crib
Kalani 4-In-1 Convertible Crib

Da Vinci Kalani Crib 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. Also has a 4 level mattress position adjustment as well.

 

The cribs on this page have met or exceeded JPMA standards, and are not the drop-side cribs from the 2009 crib recall list.

Graco Victorian Non Drop Side 5 In 1 Convertible Crib - Victorian style Graco convertible crib with 5 year limited warranty

Classic, elegant styling makes the Graco Victoria Crib an ideal choice for safety minded parents. This beautiful crib features stationary side rails for a safe sleeping environment for baby with a mattress platform that adjusts to three different heights depending on the age of your baby. It also transforms quickly to a toddler bed, daybed and full-size headboard with footboard.

DaVinci Emily Convertible Baby Crib - Crib easily converts into a day bed for your child!

The Emily 4-in-1 Convertible Crib by Da Vinci is the complete sleeping system that grows with your child from crib to toddler to youth bed, making it the full solution for your child's sleeping needs. Stylish, elegant, yet very functional, this crib will accommodate your child from baby to toddler to youth. It features a static side with no moving parts! Built with thought for mothers to take their little ones out of the crib with little effort.

Update: I just purchased this crib and it's incredible! It took about an hour and a half to put together with two people, but was entirely worth it. One word of advice: you might need two people to put this together, since one person might need to hold the wood still while one screws in the nuts. The quality is superb, and it didn't have any bad paint or stain odor when it arrived. You can order the DaVinci Emily crib with free shipping here (use free super saver shipping). I bought the black Emily crib, it's really a beautiful piece.

Graco Eco-Friendly Shelby Classic 4 in 1 Convertible Crib - Beautiful Graco eco friendly convertible crib changes into sleigh bed

The Shelby is both an island crib, which means it can be put in the middle of a room so baby has a 360 degree view and a classic crib which means it has no moving parts. It also has a smaller footprint also lends itself to apartment living. Designed inspired by the hallmark of the American Empire period the sleigh bed. With its roots dating back to the Roman Empire, the sleigh bed has always held a special place in the hearts of America's decorators. Sleigh beds create magic in your d├ęcor not found with any other kind of bed. They invoke a sense of reality, along with splendid sophistication.

DaVinci Parker Crib - DaVinci Parker Crib, made from New Zealand pine from sustainable forests

Da Vinci Parker 4-in-1 Convertible Crib Create a classic, sophisticated nursery with the Da Vinci Parker 4-in-1 Convertible Crib as its centerpiece. Converting into a crib, day bed, toddler and full-size bed, this quality set will last for years. The Da Vinci Parker 4-in-1 Convertible Crib features a smooth, swooping side for elegance and ease of use - take your baby out with little effort. The 4-position mattress support adjusts for your growing baby. Easily convert their crib into a day bed or toddler bed. Unlike other convertible cribs, Da Vinci has included the Toddler Bed Conversion Guard Rail for safety. With the Da Vinci Full Size Conversion Rail (not included) and the head and footboard, create a full-sized bed for your big kid. The rail also works with the Emily and Kalani cribs to convert to full size. The rolling trundle drawer underneath provides convenient, hidden storage. Available in natural, cherry, oak, and pearl white, order the Da Vinci Parker 4-in-1 Crib today!

Davinci Parker 4-In-1 Convertible Crib With Toddler Bed Conversion Kit Oak
Davinci Parker 4-In-1 Convertible Crib With Toddler Bed Conversion Kit Oak

* Includes toddler bed conversion guard rail and headboard and footboard to convert to a full-size bed with K4799 conversion rails (sold separately)

* Features 4 level mattress spring system

* Meets or exceed all U,S, standards, Lead and phthalate free, non-toxic finish

* Made of New Zealand Pine wood from sustainable forests

* 1 year limited manufacturers warranty

 

Organic Flannel Crib Sheet Set - Organic super soft cotton for your baby!

While organic crib mattresses can be a bit more expensive, they can also be a bit softer. Be sure to pick a firm mattress for your baby to ensure proper support while they sleep. Organic crib sheets can also be a wise choice for your baby. While no one knows for certain what causes SIDS, we do know that babies are vulnerable to chemicals in the first formative months and years of their life. Pesticide-free bedding is available, such as this super-soft organic cotton flannel crib sheet set.

Tadpoles Organics Set of 2 Brushed Cotton Fitted Crib Sheets - Natural.
Tadpoles Organics Set of 2 Brushed Cotton Fitted Crib Sheets - Natural.

* 2 Piece set includes fitted flannel crib sheet for standard cribs

* Organic, pesticide-free, and baby-safe

* Available in two color-ways

 

Emi Ebony 4 in 1 Convertible Crib

A bargain on this elegant (and safe) convertible baby crib!

The elegant Emi crib promises to be a beautiful centerpiece in your nursery. With solid New Zealand pine wood, this crib in particular is in excellent deal on Overstock. A solid 5-star rating, easy setup, no moving parts, and non-toxic finish make it the perfect crib for your newborn at an affordable price. It also has a one year limited warranty should something go wrong. It meets or exceeds U.S. standards, and is Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) certified.

Emi Ebony 4 in 1 Convertible Crib

Price varies day to day, click through to see current price

* Elegant Emi crib promises to be a beautiful centerpiece in your nursery

* Crib designed with gentle curves

* Kids' furniture converts easily from a crib to toddler bed, day bed, and sophisticated full-size bed

Babyletto Modo Convertible Crib - Lead and Phthalate Free Non Toxic Baby Crib by Babyletto Modo

This contemporary 3-in-1 Modo Convertible Crib will add sophistication in any nursery with its sleek design and modern look. The crib is made of Pine and has 4 mattress levels for the mattress support. There is a toddler guard rail kit included to extend the life of this crib. The crib converts to daybed and toddler bed. Meets or exceeds all the US standard, JPMA certified.

babyletto Modo 3 in 1 Crib with Toddler Rail, Espresso
babyletto Modo 3 in 1 Crib with Toddler Rail, Espresso

* Made of Sustainable Pine

* Lead and Phthalate Free, Non-Toxic Finish

* 4 level mattress support

* Stationary side

* Hidden Hardware

 

Pediatric Crib Mattress - Durable, heavy duty, and reliable comfort combined with non allergenic protective layer and a 10 year warranty

Kolcraft Pediatric 2000 Mattress The Kolcraft Pediatric 2000 Crib Mattress is one of the most durable versions of crib mattress on the market. This heavy duty, durable baby crib mattress features 150 heavy gauge steel coils for strength and durability. There is a non-allergenic protective layer which provides lasting durability and support. The crib mattress from Kolcraft also features a durable Perma-Dri cover which wipes clean very easily. The mattress fits a standard baby crib mattress and fits toddler bed frames.

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      rosytaylor 6 years ago

      great collection.....

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      rusty808 6 years ago

      very informative lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      one of the best inventions ever :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on your Purple Star! It's really important to find the right crib. Thanks for sharing your info. :)

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Congratulations on your purple star.

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      Samantha Devereux 7 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Very nice!

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      greenerme 7 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Hi Julie! It's actually the drop-side cribs that are being taken off the market. Those cribs had easily drop-down sides that could potentially harm your baby. What was happening was the infant would get caught between the crib and the mattress, wedged in-between. These beds don't have that problem, and have stationary sides. To convert the crib, you would need the conversion rail kit. So, the sides are stationary on these, and they have been JPMA certified.

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      Great selection!

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      2.1 million cribs were recalled? Holy moly, that is an incredible number. I thought I heard that all convertible cribs were to be taken off the market? You know, that the sides couldn't come down?