The 10 Best Convertible Cribs For 2023
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When it comes to choosing a crib for your precious little one, the vast amount of choices can feel daunting. Convertible cribs take some of the weight (so to speak) away from all the future thinking that comes with having a baby.
Whether opting for a 3-in-1 crib that converts from baby to toddler or a 4-in-1 you can use into your child’s teenage years, the below brands have some of the best options—crafted, of course, with sustainability and the health of your home in mind. Looking for crib mattresses? Try these organic crib mattresses for your baby.
Best For | Made-to-order 3-in-1 cribs
Materials | Sustainably sourced wood harvested locally in Brazil from reforested land
Price | $700+
Nestig‘s convertible cribs are thoughtfully made by artisans in a family-owned Brazilian factory. The wood is harvested locally in Brazil from reforested land. Not only are their cribs sustainable for the earth, but they’re also sustainable for growing families. Their infant crib starts small with its own mattress and then transforms into a larger crib that can be used as a toddler bed with the same mattress.
Best For | Small space convertible cribs
Materials | GREENGUARD Gold Certified New Zealand pine wood.
Price | $500+
Every Babyletto crib, dresser, and mattress, is GREENGUARD Gold Certified, meaning their materials have gone through rigorous testing for harmful chemicals. This minority-owned and -operated business is committed to helping parents create the cleanest and safest environment for their children to grow, play, and sleep in. For a versatile crib with small space solutions, check out their incredible 8-in-1 Yuzu crib, which starts as a bassinet, then adjusts to a midi-size crib, a standard crib, junior bed, and finally a toddler bed, with adjustable mattress height options and daybed conversion options to grow with your little one in any space.
3. West Elm
Best For | Modern 4-in-1 crib conversion kits
Materials | Sustainable & GREENGUARD Gold Certified materials.
Price | $500+
West Elm has a vast selection of brands dedicated to thoughtfully made cribs. This is a great one-stop-shop for modern designs with sustainability options available. Each crib has a detailed description of the materials used and what’s needed for the full conversation kit. While not all their furniture is fully sustainable, with a little research you can find some safe and beautiful pieces that will meet your child’s needs and align with your values.
4. Newton Baby
Best For | Italian craftsmanship with Scandinavian design
Materials | Sustainably farmed beech wood, non-toxic finishes, and GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
Price | $400+
Newton Baby is best known for their award-winning toxic-free baby and kid mattresses. Each mattress pairs with one of their made-by-hand convertible crib designs. Created in a woodworking shop in Italy, their cribs are GREENGUARD Gold certified, minimal, and stylish. Bundle with the brand’s famous washable, safe mattresses and save money as well as worry!
Best For | Convertible cribs with changing dresser combos
Materials | Sustainable New Zealand pinewood and TSCA compliant wood. Non-toxic paint, lead, and phthalate safe.
Price | $200+
DaVinci offers a wide selection of eco-conscious convertible cribs at a more affordable cost. Their cribs are GREENGUARD Gold certified, which means they’ve been tested and cleared for over 10,000 chemicals. Along with offering a variety of styles and colors to fit any nursery design, there are a number of space-saving combinations like dressers and trundle beds built right into the crib’s frame. Multi-taskers, rejoice!
6. Pottery Barn Kids
Best For | Traditional styles
Materials | Organic, responsibly sourced wood and GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
Price | $500+
Pottery Barn Kids‘s collections and brand retailers are committed to sustainably-made children’s furniture. Each crib and mattress design goes through rigorous third-party testing, including everything in the box—labels, packaging, and materials. Their convertible cribs range from 3-in-1 to 4-in-1, and are usually part of an entire nursery collection if you’re looking to match the furniture. These traditional designs will stand the test of time and can be easily moved into a guest room as full-sized bed frames.
Best For | Simple and affordable wood cribs
Materials | Solid beech wood
Price | $200+
IKEA cribs offer an affordable minimalist elegance for your baby’s room. Their cribs are made from solid beech wood— a durable and renewable natural material. The brand uses sustainably-sourced FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) wood or recycled wood for their cribs, along with non-toxic finishes. They’ve also thoughtfully rounded the corners and edges on their designs, so baby is safe once they’re on the move.
Best For | Scandinavian design nursery furniture
Materials | Sustainably made beech wood, GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
Price | $300+
dadada cribs are made in Italy using environmentally conscious production practices, designing their nursery furniture with the future of your family and the planet in mind. These cribs are a focal point for any nursery, and their collection doesn’t stop there: From dressers to bookshelves, toddler towers, and of course convertible cribs—they have it all. Their products are GREENGUARD Gold Certified, so you can feel good about your baby sleeping safe and sound.
Best For | Heirloom quality designs
Materials | New Zealand Pine Wood GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
Price | $400+
Namesake creates heirloom quality pieces made to grow with the family. Their 4-in-1 cribs convert from baby cribs to timeless full-sized beds that can be used for a lifetime. Crafted from renewable New Zealand pine and finished in a non-toxic staining and painting process (all their products are formaldehyde and lead-safe!), you can rest easy that your baby is snoozing safe and sound.
10. Bloom Baby
Best For | Foldable cribs
Materials | Ethically produced baltic birch wood and beech wood.
Price | $700+
One of the cutest things about Bloom Baby (besides their retro-style cribs!) is it’s founded by four dads. Their cribs are made with both sustainability and functionality in mind, specifically for smaller spaces— apartment living or for the grandparents’ house, for example. Their retro-style, convertible best-selling Alma Crib comes in a very handy foldable style for easy stowing when not in use. Their wood is ethically made in fair-trade factories, using baltic birch and beech wood, and they use recycled plastics and metals whenever possible.
Featured image is from Nestig