The Delta Portable Crib folds flat for storage and sets up by simply unfolding the crib to its full size and then hooking a latch. The mattress adjusts to two heights. It can be used as a playpen as well as a crib. Consumers praise its small space-saver size. Though it is heavy (38 pounds), the hooded wheels make it easy to move. Some owners say the mattress is too thin.
Certifiably safe. The Delta Portable Crib is certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association and Consumer Product Safety Commission. The sturdy wooden crib has a non-toxic finish and casters that do not lock. It is appropriate for babies up to 35 pounds. Its sides are stationary (no drop rails). The open slats on all four sides maximize air flow.
Easy to set up and store. The Delta Portable Crib is easy to assemble and fold down to a 6-inch width for storage or travel. Because it is on casters, it can be moved from room to room. The mattress can be adjusted to two heights and it's simple to do.
Good looking. The Delta Portable Crib's two-position height adjustment gives users the opportunity to use it as a crib, bassinet, changing table, or playpen, according to the manufacturer. Consumer reviewers praise its good looks; it comes in white, natural and dark cherry finishes. They also say it is a good value for its attractive looks, versatility and durability.
The thin mattress gets a thumbs-down almost across the board; owners recommend getting a thicker mattress. It carries a one-year warranty.
1. Baby Bargains
Review Credibility: Excellent "Baby Bargains," a comprehensive book by Denise and Alan Fields, reviews baby gear and common baby brands. The authors review popular cribs and baby furniture based on expert testing and parents' reviews, as well as information from manufacturers and retailers. Their 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, Tenth Edition, 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good Consumer reviewers gave the Delta Portable Crib an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on about 25 reviews. Owners are impressed that the crib meets all safety standards, is easy to assemble and fold away for storage, is attractive, fits in a smaller area and is well made. The wheels make it easy to move from room to room, reviewers said. They criticized the mattress, saying it is too thin.
Review: Delta Fold Away Portable Crib, White, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good Amazon.com consumer reviewers give the Delta Portable Crib an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on about 60 reviews. They praise the crib's good looks, easy assembly, space-saver size, sturdiness, ease in folding and good value. Reviewers say the casters enables them to roll the crib from room to room with no problems. There are consistent complaints about the mattress pad. Reviewers and encourage other consumers to buy a thicker mattress.
Review: Delta Children's Products Portable Mini Crib, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Good The Delta Portable Crib is included in a list of 10 best portable cribs for traveling with babies and young children. The list includes travel beds, play yards and travel or portable cribs. Stanley says the Delta Fold Away Portable Crib is a "classic-looking hardwood crib" that folds quickly to fit in a closet or under the bed. The waterproof mattress can be adjusted for use as a bassinet, changer or playpen, according to the brief review.
Review: 10 Best Portable Cribs, by Liz Stanley, Sept. 27, 2011