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IKEA Gulliver Crib

*Est. $100
Reviewed
March 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Ikea Gulliver

Pros
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to assemble
  • Converts to toddler bed, daybed
  • Conversion kit included
Cons
  • Only two mattress adjustment heights
  • Short warranty
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Bottom Line

The Ikea Gulliver Crib gets rave reviews from professionals who say it gives buyers a lot of bang for their buck. They call it a simple, sturdy crib with clean lines that's safe and easy to assemble; it also converts to a toddler bed with an included kit and daybed. There are few consumer reviews since it's sold at Ikea, but the Gulliver is a popular recommendation in parenting forums as a durable, sturdy, attractive choice.

Safety

Meets U.S. standards. According to Ikea, the Gulliver and all of its cribs are tested and comply with U.S. standards and requirements. Experts don't address safety issues and little consumer feedback exists.

Ease of Use

Easy everything. The Ikea Gulliver is simple to assemble, and the two mattress heights are easy to adjust. Converting it to a toddler bed or daybed involves only taking a side off the crib and adding a wooden rail across the bottom to stabilize it. The conversion kit is included.

Lifestyle Features

Attractive and affordable. For parents who like a simple, clean look, the Ikea Gulliver fits the bill. The white model is made of beech, and the natural wood finish is built of birch. Once your baby outgrows the crib, it can be converted to a toddler bed or daybed. Professional reviewers praise the Gulliver's affordability over and over, but it has only two mattress height settings while other cribs typically have three or four. However, shorter parents call that a plus, saying they don't have to bend as far to reach their child. The crib has a short, 90-day warranty.

Our Sources

1. Baby Bargains

Review Credibility: Excellent This comprehensive book evaluates baby gear and common baby brands. Evaluations of popular cribs and baby furniture are based on expert testing and parents' reviews, as well as information from manufacturers and retailers. The website offers up-to-date information, additional reviews, recall information and forums for parents to discuss baby products.

Review: Chapter 2: Nursery Necessities: Cribs, Dressers & More, Denise and Alan Fields , 10th Edition, 2013

2. Babble.com

Review Credibility: Very Good Babble.com lists the Ikea Gulliver as a Best Pick for modern cribs under $200. Editors like its clean, simple lines, solid construction and the included conversion kit. They say the Gulliver is easy to assemble, and you can afford a mattress upgrade with the money you save.

Review: Babble Best Picks: Cribs, Michelle Horton, Not dated

3. TheBump.com

Review Credibility: Very Good Editors say the Ikea Gulliver is "best for moms who are on a tight budget." It doesn't have a lot of frills, but its style is simple and modern, and the crib is highly affordable. They also praise its two-height adjustment and ability to convert to a toddler bed.

Review: 10 Cribs We Love, Editors of TheBump.com, Not dated

4. iVillage.com

This list of top cribs includes models of different styles and price points, including the Gulliver. The writer doesn't explain why these cribs were selected, however, or if any testing or compariso

Review Credibility: Good The Ikea Gulliver makes iVillage.com's list of budget-friendly and beautiful cribs. Editors don't share any other criteria used to make the list, such as safety, construction or ease of assembly, however, and post no drawbacks or comparisons to other products.

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Review: Our Favorite Budget-Friendly and Beautiful Cribs – Most Under $400!, Julie Seguss, Aug. 1, 2012

5. BabyCenter.com

Review Credibility: Good What starts as a simple question -- what kind of mattress can be used with the Gulliver crib? -- evolves into a lengthy discussion of the Ikea Gulliver as a great buy that's attractive, sturdy and durable.

Review: Anyone With Knowledge of Ikea Cribs?, Contributors to the BabyCenter.com community forums, As of March 2013

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