The DaVinci Emily Mini Crib receives overwhelmingly positive customer reviews because of its ability to fit into small spaces. It converts to a twin-size bed with an optional rail package (*Est. $89), and consumers praise its attractiveness and sturdiness. One big complaint is that the included mattress is flimsy and thin; most owners recommend buying a different mattress.
Thoroughly tested. The DaVinci Emily Mini Crib meets all current federal safety regulations for cribs. It also meets standards set by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and Health Canada.
May be a challenge to assemble. For the most part, consumers say the DaVinci Emily Mini Crib is easy to assemble. Yet some have trouble with the instructions, saying they're confusing and complex. Others find it difficult to adjust the mattress height to one of four levels. There are no complaints posted about difficulties converting the crib to the toddler bed.
Just the right size. Owners who live in small spaces rave about how perfectly the DaVinci Emily Mini Crib fits their needs. From apartment dwellers to grandparents needing a crib for visiting grandkids, consumers praise the sturdiness, attractiveness and quality of the wooden crib, which is made of sustainable New Zealand pine. However, they all find the same fault with the Emily Mini: The included 1-inch-thick pad is too flimsy. Nearly all recommend buying a different mattress, and some also report that the soft wood shows scratches and dents.
When will a child outgrow it? Some reviewers say they use it for years, while others say their children outgrew it within a year. The Mini converts to a twin bed with an optional rail kit (*Est. $89) and is available in six finishes: cherry, white, ebony, honey oak, espresso and natural. The DaVinci Emily Mini Crib comes with a one-year warranty.
Review Credibility: Excellent The DaVinci Emily Mini Crib is named one of two best baby cribs for small living spaces. BabyCenter.com editors say it's a great choice for a traditional-looking crib that fits in a smaller area, plus it converts to a toddler bed. They particularly recommend it as a stylish second crib in a parent's room. However, bedding choices will be more limited because it's a smaller crib.
Review: The Best Baby Gear for Small Spaces, Editors of BabyCenter.com, Not dated
Review Credibility: Very Good Consumers give the DaVinci Emily Mini Crib 4.7 stars out of 5 in more than 70 reviews. They say it's ideal for use in apartments, small houses, grandparents' homes and in the parents' room. For families with two kids in cribs at the same time, the Mini works well to save space. However, a common complaint is that the 1-inch-thick mattress pad that comes with the crib is flimsy and useless. Many owners find the Mini Crib easy to assemble, while others have problems with assembly and say the directions are confusing.
Review: DaVinci Mini Emily Crib, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2013
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Review Credibility: Very Good In more than 70 reviews over six finish options, the DaVinci Emily Mini Crib gets about 4.25 stars out of 5. One pregnant customer says the crib was so easy to assemble, she did it by herself. Others say it's sturdy and the mattress height adjusts easily, but the mattress pad that comes with the crib is too flimsy and they recommend buying a different mattress. Some users add that it's difficult to find bedding.
Review: DaVinci Emily Mini Crib, Contributors to BabiesRUs.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good The DaVinci Emily Mini Crib gets nearly 5 out of 5 stars over six finish options in about 20 reviews here. Reviewers say the small size works well in different settings, and they call the crib sturdy and beautiful. One reports that her twin daughter used it until she was 2 years old while her twin son learned to climb out at 18 months. The crib is so easy to assemble, several pregnant women say they put it together themselves. Others find the Mini Crib difficult to assemble because the instructions are hard to follow, but the mattress level is easy to adjust.
Review: DaVinci Emily Mini Crib, Contributors to Target.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Good Here the DaVinci Emily Mini Crib gets an average rating of 84 out of 100 points in 10 reviews. Consumers call it beautiful, sturdy and safe. Although the paint scratches, it doesn't chip, one says. Another user found the crib very challenging to put together.
Review: DaVinci Emily Mini Crib Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of March 2013