(Closed) How do you choose a crib!?!?!?!

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 2
3008 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

MrsFireChief:  I felt the same way about carseats! I was totally overwhelmed. As for the crib- I just….chose one. I went with what I thought looked nice, met all safety requirements (which all the major brands do) and converted to a toddler bed (which most of the ones we looked at did).  We got ours at Babies R Us. Good lcuk! Just do it!

Post # 3
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Get the book Baby Bargains.  It does a great job of analzying all the brands of car seats, cribs, mattresses, etc.  It not only provides grades for different brands, it makes suggestions based on whether your budget is high,  medium, or low.  We treated that book as our Bible during our registry.  We got a Graco crib for both of our girls.  I think the style was Lauren. 

Post # 4
7851 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Get one that converts to a toddler bed. Both of my girls climbed out early- 11 months & 15 months. No sense buying a crib and only getting a little use out if it befor you have to switch .

Post # 5
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My biggest thing was materials and reviews and safety standards …along with space. We did not have a lot of space, so since Europe had great safety standards and tended to have smaller cribs not made with formaldahyde (sp?) …we went with the bloom  alma papa crib. 

So really it was a process of elimination based on what I knew I wanted but before I figured all that out…I cried a lot because I hate how many options there are! Good luck! =)

Post # 6
1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We went with the Grace Sarah crib. We’re pleased.

Post # 7
40 posts
  • Wedding: March 2015

I went with fairly basic Graco cribs.  I honestly don’t like most convertible cribs, and just didn’t have enough money for all the extras.  


Car seats however, I happily spent whatever was needed.  The twins are 4 years old and still rear face with a good deal of growing room. My nephew is also still rear facing, but rapidly approaching the limits.  Clek Foofn on all, dang expensive but very worth it.

Post # 8
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We got a cheapie Graco crib. It does the job!

Post # 9
7646 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got the Graco Mason crib. Even found it on sale at Target for a little over 100 bucks. It looks great and will convert into a toddler/day bed!

Post # 10
213 posts
Helper bee

I’m a proponent of ikea cribs.  Cheap, sturdy, meet safety requirements and turn into toddler beds.

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