Families who live in small spaces look to compact cribs to help them fit a new baby into their homes. Mini cribs have a smaller footprint than a full-size model, yet are just as safe and sturdy. Sometimes grandparents buy them to have a place for baby to sleep while visiting.
Our Best Reviewed DaVinci Emily Mini Crib (*Est. $145) receives overwhelmingly positive customer reviews for its compact design. It converts first into a toddler bed, then a twin-size bed with an optional rail kit (*Est. $90). Owners praise its classic sleigh-bed styling and sturdy build.
On the other end of the style and price spectrum, the minimalist vibe of the oval-shaped Stokke Sleepi (*Est. $800) works well with modern décor. The crib converts to a toddler bed, then to a youth bed with a conversion kit (*Est. $160). It can also double as a mini sofa and convert to two chairs. All mattresses and cushions are sold separately. If you want to first use it as a Mini crib like you would a bassinet, you'll have to purchase the Stokke Sleepi System (*Est. $1,000) , but two mattresses are included. However, bedding is pricier and harder to find due to its oval shape.
Both cribs conform to new federal safety regulations, and the DaVinci Emily is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).. Either crib is a great choice for a small space or as an additional crib, but the Emily will take your baby through childhood at a price that will allow you to put something away for his or her college education.