If you are going for a stylish look for your nursery and don't have a lot of room, the Bloom Alma Mini Urban Crib fits the bill. The mini crib is manufactured to meet globally recognized safety standards, is easy to set up, and folds compactly. It can be rolled from room to room. The mattresses are sold separately, adding to an already hefty price tag, and many owners say their baby outgrew it in a few months.
Conforms to global standards. The Bloom Alma Mini Urban Crib is manufactured to conform with globally recognized safety standards and norms, with baby-safe finishes and formaldehyde-free adhesives. The open slats on all four sides maximize airflow. The sturdy crib has stationary sides (no drop rails). The wheels lock for stability.
A snap to set up or take down. Reviewers say the Bloom Alma Mini Urban Crib sets up in less than 5 minutes and no tools are needed. It also folds compactly within seconds. The mattress adjusts to two heights. With four lockable casters, its wheels allow it to be moved from room to room, and it fits easily through small and standard doorways.
To clean, simply mix a solution of water with a small amount of a mild detergent and apply to the crib surface with a damp cloth.
Modern design with chic colors. The Bloom Alma Mini Urban Crib has a modern design that is mini-crib sized for smaller, urban living spaces. Professional reviewers praise its chic, stylish looks. It comes in four colors -- cappuccino, coconut white, frost grey and gala green.
The Mini Urban crib can be used as a co-sleeper/bassinet next to the parents' bed for babies up to 1 year old, depending on the baby's size. Some consumer reviewers complain that their babies outgrow the mini crib before a year and they had to buy another crib. The mattress is sold separately (*Est. $90 to $160), adding to a price that is already well above that of most portable mini cribs.
The crib fits well in small spaces like apartments, where it can easily be rolled from the parents' room to a nursery. But taking it outside the home could be a challenge because it weighs 50 pounds. It has a two-year warranty.
Review Credibility: Very Good The Alma Mini earns an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars based on more than a dozen reviews. Some reviewers say their babies outgrow the crib quickly (before turning 1 year old). Others say it worked well past the 1-year mark. The crib sets up easily and rolls between rooms. Parent reviewers love being able to put the crib beside their bed when the baby is very young, and say the crib works well for small spaces.
Review: Bloom Alma Urban Crib Frame, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Good Babble contributor Michelle Horton rounds up 30 products that she feels are worthy of purchase in a baby market crowded with less-than-inspiring products. The Alma Mini is featured because it is a "super tiny" space-saving crib that folds down flat for easy storage. The review is very brief and there is no comparison or other criteria other than Horton's opinion its inclusion in the roundup.
Review: 30 Totally GENIUS Products for Parents, Michelle Horton, April 15, 2013
Review Credibility: Good The Alma Mini Urban Crib is included in a list of 10 best portable cribs for parents who travel with babies and young children. The crib list includes travel beds, play yards and travel or portable cribs. The author does not state what criteria is used to choose the 10 products. Stanley likes that the Alma Mini Urban Crib is made of birch wood and comes in four colors. She says it's s easy to assemble and saves space without sacrificing style.
Review: 10 Best Portable Cribs, by Liz Stanley, Sept. 27, 2011