Best Convertible Cribs

Outfitting a nursery can seem like a daunting task. Should you take out a second mortgage to buy expensive matching furniture from the hippest place in town? Or should you beg friends for their used gear?

One of the biggest purchases for most new parents is the crib. It is the focal point of the room and a place where your little one will be spending a lot of time — eventually. Hopefully. For some of us, it turns into an expensive stuffed animal holder or dirty clothes basket.

Personally, if I’m going to spend half my paycheck on a piece of furniture, I want it to be useful for more than a couple of years. This is where the convertible crib comes in. It is a crib that becomes a toddler bed and beyond (though you will frequently have to buy a conversion kit separately).

Here are some of the best convertible cribs out there:

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Stokke Sleepi

  • $799
  • Cool oval shape
  • From the convertible geniuses who brought you the Tripp Trapp chair
  • Ages 0 – 10 years
  • You cannot use a traditional crib mattress or sheets

 

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Ikea STUVA

  • $200
  • Two drawers for storage underneath
  • Two mattress height settings
  • Unlike many cribs, the conversion kit is included
  • No toddler bed rail
  • You can eat meatballs while you shop for it
  • The end panels are begging for a coat of chalkboard paint

 

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Restoration Hardware Roselle Conversion Crib

  • $1000
  • 3-in-1 crib converts to daybed and full-size headboard
  • Three height options
  • We all know the baby is in charge, and now your little one can sleep in a crib built for royalty
  • Handcrafted hardwood
  • The toddler bed configuration is absolutely adorable
  • Assembly provided upon delivery

 

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Micuna LIFE crib

  • $500
  • Choose three spindle colors to customize your look
  • Ages 0 – 7
  • Toddler configuration has short railing all the way around
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable

 

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Ubabub Pod crib

  • $2300
  • Mid-century modern feel
  • Low-height profile
  • Two height settings
  • Looks sort of like a very expensive 1950s hamster cage
  • Mattress and conversion kit included
  • Unlike most cribs, it does not resemble a tiny prison cell

 

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Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

  • $249
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable
  • retro vintage vibe
  • Converts to toddler bed and daybed
  • Toddler bed conversion kit included
  • Four adjustable mattress positions

 

4-in-1 cribs

These cribs go beyond the toddler bed to become a daybed and finally the headboard and footboard for a full-size bed. You could theoretically send your kid off to their first apartment with these. Make sure to tell his roommates about the “poop incident,” because there is always a poop incident.

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Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 crib

      • $189
      • Classic look for a reasonable price
      • Three height settings
      • Great reviews – both for this crib and others from Delta
      • Leaves you plenty of money for coffee. You’ll need it.

 

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Delta Children Bentley S Convertible Crib n Changer

      • $369
      • Crib, changing table, and storage all in one
      • Three height settings
      • Keep everything within arms’ reach because, let’s face it, even walking across the room is too many steps before daybreak

 

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Baby Cache Vienna 4-in-1 crib

      • $499
      • Sophisticated design
      • Trendy gray color
      • Front of crib goes all the way to floor, which will help hide the shit that collects underneath
      • Appears sturdy enough to support your slow, despairing slide to the floor at 3am

 

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Pottery Barn Larkin 4-in-1 crib

      • $799
      • Simple and classic
      • Three height options
      • Well-known brand
      • You may get sidetracked by all the matching furniture and adorable toys

 

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Suite Bebe Winchester Lifetime 4-in-1 crib

      • $530
      • Timeless design
      • Three height options
      • Most cribs have under-utilized space below, generally used to collect dust bunnies and discarded pacifiers. This crib has drawers for hiding middle-of-the-night emergency chocolate.

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There are plenty of crib options on the market to fit every budget, so decide what features you cannot live without, and go from there. And remember, you’re pregnant, this is your chance to make someone else assemble the damn thing!

The best convertible baby cribs that convert to toddler beds so you get years of use out of it. From wood to white. Budget to splurge.

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  • The problem with the Ikea crib is the solid end piece. Fine for looks, but awful if you want to use a crib bumper (yes, I know you’re not supposed to, but let’s be realistic.) The higher end cribs that have solid end pieces have a cut-out so that you can tie crib bumpers still – Ikea does not, so you have to tie the bumper to the side rails. Once you remove the front rail for the toddler bed, you can no longer put a bumper on the headboard. My toddler bumps her head on the head board all the time – it doesn’t seem to wake her, but it does wake me up! That was one of the main reasons I didn’t get an Ikea crib for my second child.

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