For parents seeking a trendy, eco-friendly crib with a modern look, the IoLine crib fits the bill, constructed from oiled bamboo and featuring a geometric design that fits in with modern nursery décor. The IoLine crib is constructed from sustainable, natural and/or non-toxic materials throughout. It accommodates a standard crib mattress and features a fold-down side for easy access to the baby. For some parents, the fold-down side may be a negative, because drop-side style cribs have been criticized for the number of safety recalls relating to this specific feature.
Price is the big downside, and there's only a seven-day return policy. The IoLine crib can be converted to a toddler bed, and the manufacturer does offer coordinating furniture. In general, experts say that unless you love the look of this crib and are drawn to its eco-friendly construction materials, there's no need to spend so much on a crib. In fact, we found the best overall reviews for less-expensive cribs such as the DaVinci Emily 4-in-1 Convertible Crib (*Est. $215) and even the Ikea Gulliver (*Est. $100).
We found the best review of the IoLine Crib by Kalon Studios in a review of the best cribs by Cookie magazine, now defunct. Although this product is available on Amazon.com, there are no consumer reviews available at this time.
1. Cookie Magazine
Cookie magazine recommends their five favorite cribs, although the products aren't discussed in detail and few negatives are mentioned. Specific testing methodology isn't described, so it's unclear why these five cribs were selected over other models. The IoLine crib by Kalon Studios is chosen for this list of five top baby cribs.
Review: Best Cribs, Elena North-Kelly, March 2009