Deciding on the perfect crib can be a tricky task. After all, it's the focal point of the nursery, a space you've been dreaming about for months. How will you ever choose?
Ask yourself these questions before shopping to narrow down what kind of crib you want for your little one.
First, identify your style. Farmhouse, modern, or vintage? White, black, or iron? There are so many cribs on the market to match your aesthetic. If you're aiming for a sleek, modern vibe, check out the unbelievably gorgeous Pod Cot from Ubabub. It's rounded edges, and acrylic inserts will make quite a statement in your nursery.
If farmhouse is more your style, the Emory Farmhouse 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is the perfect blend of rustic and refined and can easily convert to a toddler bed later on.
Speaking of toddler beds, if you'd like to use the crib beyond just the baby years, convertible cribs are a great option. With either 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 possibilities, convertible cribs allow you to transform your child's bed as they grow. Most will convert into a toddler bed, daybed, and potentially even a full-size bed with the help of conversion kits to allow you to get more bang for your buck.
If you're short on storage space, maybe you want to consider a crib with built-in storage, such as the Langford 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Storage Drawer or Mercer 3-in-1 Convertible Crib. Both of these cribs offer practical functionality beyond just being a space for your baby to sleep. Their hidden drawers can house plenty of diapers, clothing, or whatever you may need!
Consider your lifestyle and your living area. If you're short on space, a mini crib might be the way to go! They have a small footprint and will outlast a bassinet when it comes to how long your baby can safely use it, which is generally newborn to 18 months. We opted for a mini crib in place of a bassinet for our last baby and had no regrets. Most mini cribs, like the Origami Mini Crib, will collapse and fold for easy storage. I've even known people that have taken their mini crib on vacation! Mini cribs are also the perfect solution for the grandparent's house. When their darling grand-baby comes to visit, it can assemble quickly to create a cozy space for babe.