Best Baby Cribs 2019

This article lists some of the best cribs for 2019. Making sure your little one sleeps peacefully is very important so we have compiled a list of the best baby cribs 2019 and best baby mattress. Whether you use a crib right from the start or transition your baby into a crib from a bassinet, you’ll probably use your crib for a few years, especially if your crib converts to a toddler bed and full size bed. We have researched and compiled a list of the safest cribs and best baby cribs.

Best Cribs 2019

Some of the best baby crib brands include DaVinci, Stork Craft, Graco, Dream On Me, Union, Delta, Million Dollar Baby Classic, Sorelle and more. Below is a list of the top 10 best baby cribs.

DaVinci Kalani 4-In-1 Convertible Crib

This DaVinci baby bed is one of the best convertible cribs, converting from an infant crib into a toddler bed with rail, daybed without rail and full-size bed. What’s nice about this DaVinci crib is that, unlike other convertible beds, it comes with the toddler rail that is needed to convert the crib into a toddler bed.

The crib is sturdy, safe, and easy to assemble. It has 4 mattress height adjustment levels, perfect for growing babies. As your baby grows older, you can easily lower the mattress to minimize the risk of your baby climbing over and falling out.

The Kalani crib is made out of 100% sustainable New Zealand pine wood that is non-toxic and is lead and phthalate safe. It also has a Greenguard Certification where it has been screened for 360 VOCs and over 10,000 chemical. The Kalani baby crib meets ASTM and CPSC safety standards. It is available in cherry, ebony, grey, chestnut, honey oak, white and espresso colors and comes with a 1-year warranty.

The Davinici baby crib has been one of the highest-rated and best-selling cribs for over a decade. It has won many awards for its features and quality, such as from National Parenting Publications, BabyCenter and Babble. Overall, it is one best baby cribs for the money.

Dream On Me, Classic 3 in 1 Convertible Crib

Dream On Me baby bed can be converted into a little toddler bed and a day bed. It is often sold for around $100, making it one of the best affordable cribs. It is easy to assemble and features a stationary (non drop side) rail design. To convert the crib into a toddler bed, you will need to purchase the toddler guard rails sold separately. Then you can remove the rail to convert it to a day bed. There is a 3-position mattress support so you can move the mattress lower as your baby grows.

All of Dream On Me’s products meet ASTM and CPSC safety standards. The crib is made of high quality pinewood that is free of phthalates, lead, latex and BPA. This is a lightweight crib, weighing 36 lbs. and is available in 4 different colors – cherry, espresso, natural, white. Overall, it is a great, cheap baby crib.

Stork Craft Valentia Convertible Crib

The Stork Craft Valentia is one of the top convertible baby cribs. It converts from an infant crib to a toddler bed, daybed, and full size bed by adding bed rails. Like the DaVinci bed, this crib also comes with the toddler rail. However, you will need to purchase the bed rail separately if you want to convert it into a full size bed.

There are 3 mattress-support positions for you to adjust as your baby grows and a low profile to help you get your baby in and out. The crib’s 4 solid stationary sides are safe and stable, making it one of the safest baby cribs.

Constructed of solid wood and wood products that are non-toxic, this crib is JPMA certified and meets and/or exceeds North American and Canadian safety standards.

The Valentia crib is available in white, espresso, cherry, cognac, oak, and black colors. Its curved edges and flowing lines gives it a gorgeous, royal look.

Graco Benton 5-in-1 Convertible Crib

This Graco convertible baby crib converts to a toddler bed, daybed, and full-sized bed with headboard or footboard. You will need to buy the bed frame and mattress separately. You will also need to buy the toddler rails if you want to convert it to a toddler bed, like this universal toddler conversion kit. It is one of the top cheap cribs, usually priced around $120-$130. There is a 3-position mattress height adjustment.S

This high quality Benton baby crib is made from New Zealand solid pine wood and is one of the safest cribs on the market. It meets all ASTM and CPSC safety standards and comes with a 1 year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

Sorelle Tuscany 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Sorelle Tuscany is a very stylish convertible crib. You can purchase the combo set that includes the convertible crib and changer combo or just the crib itself. One of the top rated baby cribs, the Sorelle Tuscany crib converts to toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed using conversion rails.

This trendy crib is made out of solid, sturdy pine wood for your child’s safety. The Sorelle crib has 4 mattress height settings and the diaper table has 3 drawers and 3 shelves. The changing table detaches when the crib is converted into a full size bed. Both the baby crib and changing table set exceeds all U.S. consumer products safety standards.

We think the white crib makes the crib look very nice and modern, but it is also available in espresso and cherry colors.

Million Dollar Baby Classic Ashbury 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

This premium baby crib converts to toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed. It comes with the toddler rail but you will need to purchase the full-size bed conversion kit separately. The sides of this Ashbury crib are very thick and sturdy. Its winged corners and curved posts give it a nice elegant look.

What’s unique about this crib is that it has a spacious drawer under the crib, great for storing your baby’s essentials. This makes this crib one of the best baby cribs with storage.

This Million Dollar crib has 4 adjustable mattress levels. It is made with New Zealand lead- and phthalate-safe pine wood. It meets ASTM international and US CPSC safety standards.

DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

This DaVinci infant bed converts to toddler bed and daybed. Unlike the DaVinci Kalani crib mentioned above, you need to purchase the toddler conversion kit separately. If you are going to convert it to a full size bed, you will also need to purchase the full-size bed rails.

What’s cool about this bed is that it has wheels so that you can easily move it around. It also has 4 adjustable mattress positions. The crib is sturdy, safe, and easy to assemble.

The Jenny Lind crib is made out of 100% sustainable New Zealand pine wood that is non-toxic and is lead and phthalate safe. It also has a Greenguard Certification where it has been screened for 360 VOCs and over 10,000 chemical. The Jenny Lind baby crib meets ASTM and CPSC safety standards.

You can also purchase the DaVinci Jenny Lind Changing Table to match the Jenny baby crib. The changing pad and safety strap are included with the changing table, which features spacious, open shelves to keep diapers, lotions, wipes nearby. This is one of the best baby cribs with changing table.

Union 2-in-1 Convertible Crib

The Union convertible crib for babies is a great addition to your baby furniture. It converts to a daybed and has four adjustable mattress levels. This top rated crib is relatively lightweight and easy to assemble.

There is also a Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib that converts into a toddler bed and a day bed. The toddler conversion kit is sold separately.

This crib meets ASTM international and US CPSC standards. It is made with New Zealand pine wood that is non-toxic and free of lead and phthalate.

Delta Children Canton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

This Delta convertible crib converts to toddler bed, daybed, and full size bed with headboard and footboard. It includes the toddler and daybed guardrail but you will need to purchase the full size bed rails separately.

It is easy to assemble and has 3 position mattress height adjustment. Made from strong and sturdy wood, you can get a few years out of this crib.

Its non-toxic finish has been tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed CPSC and ASTM safety standards. Its timeless design makes it a great addition to your baby nursery. This versatile Delta Children crib is available in black, dark cherry, dark chocolate, and espresso cherry colors.

You can also purchase the Delta Children Eclipse Changing Table to match the Canton baby crib. The changing pad and safety strap are included with the changing table, which features spacious, open shelves to keep your baby’s essentials nearby.

Dream On Me 4 in 1 Aden Convertible Mini Crib

The Dream on Me Aden convertible crib is one of the top small cribs. This mini crib is smaller than standard size cribs yet has all the same benefits. It converts into a daybed and twin size bed but you will need to purchase the twin size rail and bed frame separately.

The mattress support frame has 3 different height settings. It is easy to assemble and features a stationary (non drop side) rail design. The Aden crib is a sturdy, small baby crib that sits low on the floor.

It weighs about 20 lbs and is available in 8 different finishes. All of Dream On Me’s products meet ASTM and CPSC safety standards. The crib is made of high quality pinewood that is free of phthalates, lead, latex and BPA. Overall, it is a great, budget-friendly crib and is a stylish piece of nursery furniture.

Baby Crib Tent

Another useful piece of nursery furniture that you may consider is a baby crib tent (pictured below). If you are afraid of your baby climbing over the crib and falling over, you can consider purchasing this.

Crib Safety

You should not use any drop side cribs, as they do not meet federal safety standards. If you are going to be using a used crib, you should make sure it’s safe. It’s always important to be aware of crib safety.

If you want to be able to monitor your baby while he sleeps from a different room, take a look at the best baby monitors 2019.

Best Baby Mattress 2019

After you have read the best baby cribs reviews in an attempt to purchase the best infant crib, you will probably want to research for the top crib mattress for your baby.


Best Baby Travel Systems

Before we start talking about the best baby travel systems, let’s learn what a baby travel system is. If you want to buy an infant car seat but you are on a budget, consider shopping for a baby travel system.

Baby Travel Systems

If you already know about baby travel systems, you can check out the following

List of some of the best baby travel systems with good reviews on Amazon.

A travel system is a popular purchase for many parents because of its convenience and cost.

What is a Travel System?

A baby travel system is a stroller and a compatible infant car seat that clips into both the stroller and car. Often sold in a matching set, they come in a variety of styles, prices, and quality. You can also create your own travel system by buying the car seat and a compatible stroller separately.

            

Why Should I Buy an Infant Travel System?

The infant car seat has a handle so that it can be used as an infant carrier. The car seat also comes with a stay-in-car base, which allows you to easily snap the seat in and out of the base for travel.

The travel system is convenient for sleeping infants, since you do not need to remove your sleeping baby from the car seat. Once you arrive at your destination, you can easily snap the car seat onto the travel system stroller frame without having to disturb your baby’s sleep. Travel systems allow you to move your baby from the car to your stroller all while being strapped into the same carrier. No unfastening, moving, and refastening needed!

Safety Caution – Beware of leaving your baby in the car seat for too long! A safety recommendation endorsed by all manufacturers is that you should not have your baby sitting in a car seat for more than 2 hours at a time. This includes the time when your baby is in the car and in the travel system. The car seat is not designed to take place of a crib and leaving your baby there for long hours puts them at risk for death by asphyxiation. Since small babies don’t have the strength to hold their heads up straight, their airways can be blocked.

Buying a Baby Travel System

Choosing a travel system requires research and planning so that you can select the system that is best for your family. Before purchasing a baby travel system, you need to consider your needs and the baby’s needs in a car seat and stroller.

  • Weight of the travel system – Consider the weight of the car seat because you will need to transport your baby in the car seat from the base to the stroller. Remember, you will need to add in the weight of your baby!
  • Ease of fitting the car seat into the car – If you plan on taking your car seat in and out of your car a lot, you’ll want an easy-fit system. Look for a seat that locks easily into the car seat base and stroller.
  • Test drive – Go to your local store and test the stroller fully loaded. Many strollers will push fine when empty but may be hard to maneuver when it’s filled with 25 pounds, after you add in the car seat, your child, and other gear you may have.
  • Check the car seat’s expiration date – Every car seat has an expiration date, usually 5-7 years from the time the seat was manufactured. Avoid using older models that might not have the latest safety features. If you have to buy a used travel system, make sure the car seat has never been in a car crash and is not missing any pieces. Check the instruction manual to make sure your car seat doesn’t expire before your baby grows out of it.
  • If your baby will be traveling in more than 1 car, check to see if you can buy an extra car seat base separately from the travel system. If the company does not sell separate bases, might have to buy a second car seat unless you want to install the base each time you change cars. There are also certain car seats that can be installed without the base.
  • Check with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to ensure that the travel system you want to buy has not been recalled.

The car seat that comes with a baby travel system is often an infant car seat. Your child will outgrow the infant car seat once he reaches the maximum weight limit stated on the car seat, which can range from 20-35 pounds. For the car seat, you want to choose a seat with a recline level indicator that ensures the seat of the base is at the proper angle, supporting your baby’s head and keeping his airway open. Look for a seat that has a LATCH system, which secures the seat to the car. Some car seat features that are nice to have include an easy-to-clean fabric and a comfortable carrying handle. Read more on how to buy an infant car seat.

For the stroller, you will need to decide whether you want a jogger, 3-wheel, or a 4-wheel stroller. Look for a stroller with a flat-reclining seat, which will ensure that your baby can ride and rest comfortably. Some stroller features that are nice to have include a storage basket under the seat, a tray, a cup holder, and a canopy with a window that allows you to see your baby while traveling. You may also want to see if there is a removable, washable seat or liner and if the stroller is easy to fold. A travel system stroller should also have a five-point harness that is easily adjustable to keep your child secure.

Should I Buy a Travel System?

Travel systems are not for everyone. They are heavier than most strollers and tougher to push on uneven surfaces. Remember, a travel system is just a car seat and stroller that go together, so if you can’t find what you need, you can always buy them separately and create your own. You may like the Disney Stroller for its cute Minnie Mouse design but ask yourself if you want to be able to easily attach and detach your car seat to it. If so, you need to make sure the seat you buy is compatible with the stroller! The good thing about buying a travel system is that you just buy the safest combination set you like and not have to research strollers and car seats individually.

If you decide not to buy a travel system and want to place a newborn directly into the stroller, look for one that fully reclines and has leg holes that can be covered over to keep your baby from slipping out. If you want to purchase separately, here are some inexpensive infant car seats to consider.

Installing the Baby Travel System

Make sure you have all the pieces when you are putting your travel system together. There may be a lot of pieces so check with the instruction manual to make sure each piece is being used for its purpose. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a list of safety seat inspection stations around the country where you can take your car seat to ensure it has been installed correctly.

Once installed, practice clipping the car seat in and out of the car seat base and stroller even before your baby is born. This will help you get familiar so that you’re not standing in the middle of the grocery store parking lot trying to figure out how to snap your car seat into the stroller.

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