If you're looking for a crib for a tight space or an inexpensive crib for a grandparent's house, the Dream on Me 2-in-1 Portable Folding Crib is inexpensive, constructed of solid beechwood and comes in a choice of five finishes (including black, white or three wood tones). It's about 20 inches shorter than a standard crib, so it's ideal for use if a baby is sharing a room with mom and dad or in otherwise small spaces. Locking wheels allow it to be moved easily from room to room yet remain stable when in use. Several reviewers mention purchasing a more substantial portable crib mattress; the included mattress is just one inch thick. If you're looking for a portable crib that can be used both indoors and out, consider the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light (*Est. $275), which weighs just 11 pounds and has an included carrying case.
Professional feedback on the Dream on Me 2-in-1 Portable Folding Crib is found in the popular baby-gear book "Baby Bargains" by consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields. While their coverage focuses primarily on standard cribs, reviews of retailers is useful to consumers. About.com's guide to grandparents includes the Dream on Me 2-in-1 Portable Folding Crib in a roundup of the best cribs for new grandparents and consumer feedback can be found on Amazon.com. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
1. Baby Bargains
Consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields include updated coverage of cribs in the latest edition of their popular baby-gear book. While portable cribs aren't given much attention, the Dream on Me 2-in1 Portable Folding Crib is mentioned, and consumers will find detailed reviews and ratings of manufacturers useful.
Review: Crib Brand Ratings, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition
About.com's guide to grandparents lists the top 10 cribs for new grandparents, along with a brief review of each and links to retailers where each product may be purchased. Among the selections is the Dream on Me 2-in-1 Portable Folding Crib. The author says that her recommendations are based on word of mouth rather than hands-on testing. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Equipment for New Grandparents -- Baby Crib Choices, Susan Adcox, Not Dated
About 15 owners contribute to the Dream on Me 2-in-1 Portable Folding Crib's average rating of 4 stars out of 5 on Amazon.com. Reviewers say it's a great crib for small spaces, but several complain about the included mattress, which is only 1-inch thick.
Review: Dream on Me 2-in-1 Portable Folding Crib, Contributors to Amazon.com