October 14, 2020 6 min read

Research shows that a person spends one-third of his time in bed from birth. For babies, cribs are especially important. Newborns of 1-3 months need to sleep in the bed for about 12-17 hours a day. However, the various cribs on the market will leave you at a loss. This article can help you find the right crib quickly and make raising your child easier and more effective.

Types of Cribs

Understanding the classification of cribs can help parents narrow down their choices more accurately according to their needs.

  1. Classic cribs

Most of the cribs on the market are wooden classic cribs. As a classic product, its safety and comfort have withstood the test of time. Compared with other cribs, wooden cribs have a lifespan of many years, are stronger and more durable. If you plan to have more than one child, it can continue to serve you and your babies for a long time.

Besides, the optimized crib has been given more convenient functions. You can push the crib with wheels to other rooms as you like without waking up the baby.

  1. Convertible cribs

The convertible crib is also made of wood, but its functions are more diverse.It can be transformed from a baby crib to a day bed/kids sofa.

When your baby grows up, you can get a full-size bed by moving or disassembling heads of baby cribs.

  1. Co-sleeping cribs

In addition to regular cribs, baby sleeper and bedside cribs are the most popular among parents. As the name suggests, This arms reach co sleeper can enable parents to sleep with the baby. The side of the bassinet can be put down temporarily, which allows you to breastfeed and comfort your baby at any time.

By linking and fixing with a rope, the baby side sleeper can be safely placed beside the parent's bed and the height can be adjustable. Maximum convenience for parents to take care of their babies at night.

The bedside sleeper is the ideal cot for newborns. Baby co-sleepers can ensure  close contact between parents and babies without affecting the parents' rest. Unlike wooden cribs, this kind of crib is surrounded by soft cloth, so the baby will not be injured when rolling inside.

The co-sleeping bed with wheels is not only easy to move but also has many other additional functions, such as a diaper changing table, a toy stand, and a cradle function. Therefore, it is also a good play bed during the day.

  1. Travel cribs

The installation and disassembly of the baby travel bed are very simple. Suitable for crowded families. It will not take up much space after folding. At the same time, the travel crib is also a portable foldable crib, which is easy to carry and lightweight. You can complete the disassembly and assembly work in a few minutes.

 Best baby cribs

Price

Recommended

1.Best Bedside Bassinet — Dream On Me Karley Bassinet

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2. Best travel mini crib—Portable Baby Bassinet Crib Attached to Bed

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3. Best co-sleeping crib—Bedside Sleeper Bassinet Portable Baby Crib

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4. Best convertible crib—Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib & Changer with Drawer Fixed Side Crib (Mattress Not Included)

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5. Best Pack N Play With Bassinet—Portable Deluxe Baby Playbed

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Best Bedside Bassinet—Dream On Me Karley Bassinet

Why we like it: Karley Bassinet uses a lightweight aluminum frame, which makes it easy to move even without wheels. But it is small enough to fit in a narrow space and spacious enough to allow your baby to grow up in the first few months while keeping them close.

Great for parents who

  • Are short on space
  • Have a smaller budget
  • Need a small and portable sleep solution

Adjustable Settings

Adjustable double canopy to prevent insects from entering.

Specs

  • Dimensions: 33Lx19.5Wx37H inches
  • Net weight: 12.4 lbs (Recommended for newborns up to 25 lbs)

Pros

  • a no-tool assembly
  • quick-folding mechanism
  • Suitable for carrying
  • Cheap enough

Cons

  • Short use time

 

Best travel mini crib—Portable Baby Bassinet Crib Attached to Bed

Why we like it: The portable mini crib is a good helper for travel. Lightweight, flexible, with large storage box and not occupying space, are its advantages, which are what you need. The anti-vomiting function, cradle, and storage basket design make it worthwhile.

Great for parents who

  • Want a travel-friendly portable crib
  • Need a lightweight and space-saving co-sleeper

Adjustable Settings

Although it is a small crib but fully functional, it has an adjustable height, one side of the crib can be put down, and the metal rod of the base is a retractable design. Not only that, but it also has the cradle mode.

Specs

  • Dimensions: 95x65cmx85cm (37.4” x 25.6” x 33.4”)
  • Net weight: 9kg (19.8lbs)

Pros

  • Tool-free setup
  • Easy to fold and unfold
  • Portable for travel

Cons

  • This mini crib is only suitable for babies under 90cm

 

Best co-sleeping crib—Bedside Sleeper Bassinet Portable Baby Crib

Why we like it: The co-sleeper crib combines four functions in one. It can be used as a bedside crib, a cradle, and the play bed. Suitable for newborns, fully equipped with music bells, diaper table, and a storage basket.

Great for parents who

  • Want to try co-sleeping
  • Want a multifunctional crib
  • Are breastfeeding

4 in 1 design

A.Baby crib: This arms reach co-sleeper is a great long term investment. The second floor is the crib function, it is big enough to accommodate a 3-year-old baby.This crib contains a mattress but you can also configure a 120*60cm mattress for it separately. For the newborn, it can be used with the baby nest. Parents can sleep with your little one by placing the co-sleeper beside the bed at night without disturbing each other.
There are toys with music hanging on the headboard of the cot, and babies can fall asleep with the music. When they open their eyes, they can see colorful and cute toys. Exercise arm strength and the ability to recognize colors during play. Moms can also do their own things easily.

 

B. Cradle mode: Easily switch the cradle mode. The 10° scientific shaker to simulate the shaking of mommy's arms and make the baby sleep better.

 

C. Equipped with adiaper table: Are you still bending over to change your baby's diaper? This crib is equipped with a diaper table to solve this problem easily for you. Convenient storage and does not take up space.

 

D. Play yard: Remove the mattress, the second floor is game space, suitable for toddlers who can crawl and sit. This is a paradise for children. Parents can open the zipper net window to interact with their children to increase mutual intimacy.

Adjustable Settings

As a bedside crib, one side fence can be put down and the height of the mattress can be adjusted in four levels. It can match different beds and sofas.

Specs

  • Dimensions: 70*126*76cm (27.6” x 49.6” x 30”)
  • Mattress: 120*60cm (47.2” x 23.6”)
  • Net weight: 13.25kg ( 29.2lbs)

Pros

  • Tool-free setup
  • Suitable for long-term use
  • Multifunctional and practical
  • Flexible and easy to push

Cons

  • Some customers cannot install it properly (The installation sequence is fixed, need to follow the reference video and instructions)

 

Best convertible crib—Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib & Changer with Drawer Fixed Side Crib (Mattress Not Included)

Why we like it: The Graco Solano 4-in-1 convertible crib adds a thoughtful space-savings storage drawer and attached changing table with shelves to the classic design. This makes Graco Solano a  family-favorite and best-selling convertible crib.

Great for parents who

  • Need long-term use
  • Plan to have more than one child
  • Want to keep their baby close, but don't want to co-sleep

4 in 1 convertible function

  1. Crib: Simple design, comfortable mattress,and large size can accommodate growing children. There are three heights to choose from by adjusting the mattress support base.
  2. Toddler Bed: The toddler bed with a safety guardrail is recommended once your child surpasses the height of 35 inches. The safety guardrail is sold separately.
  3. Daybed: Over time, when the child no longer needs the safety guardrail, it can be removed. Then you get a daybed.
  4. Full-Sized Bed: As long as you want, this bed can accompany your child from birth to growth. Even if it can no longer accommodate adolescent children, the partitions on both sides can still serve your children as the headboard and footboard of the bed.Mattress and Graco Full-Size Crib Metal Bed Frame Conversion Kit are sold separately.

Adjustable Settings

The mattress support base can be adjusted in three levels. 4 conversion modes with storage drawer and changing table.

Specs

  • Dimensions: 72.1 x 29.5 x 41.7 inches
  • Net weight: 73.6 pounds

Pros

  • Sturdy and durable
  • a great long term investment

Cons

  • No wheels, difficult to move

 

Best Pack N Play With Bassinet—Portable Deluxe Baby Playbed

Why we like it: As the baby grows, this portable crib will become an ideal playtime center. The portable Pack N Play Playard is designed to help you keep your child comfortable and relaxed  in a familiar environment, both at home or away.

Airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation. With the changing station for extra comfort and many changing possibilities. The rich color matching and the hanging plush toys not only attract the baby's attention but also bring visual stimulation.

Great for parents who

  • Want a play yard
  • Need a portable bassinet

Specs

  • Dimensions: 100cm L x 70cm W x 74.5cm H(39.4x 27.5x 29.3 inches)
  • Net weight: 9.5kg (21pounds)

Pros

  • a no-tool assembly
  • quick-folding mechanism
  • Suitable for carrying

Cons

  • Short use time

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