Best Mini Cribs

Looking for the best Mini Crib on the market? Look no further! In this blog post, I review seven of the best Mini Cribs in today’s market. We’ll take a look at safety, features, and price to help you decide which one is right for you and your baby. So without further ado, let’s get started!

My Top 3 Picks

If you have no time to read the entire blog, here are my top three picks.

Best modern mini crib

Stokke Sleepi Mini Crib

Price: $499.00

Stokke Sleepi

  • Grows with the child from approx. 0-10 years
  • Includes a non-allergenic foam pad
  • Adjustable height
  • Dimensions: 32.3″ L x 26.4″ W x 34.3″ H

Best Portable Mini Crib

Babyletto Origami Mini Crib

Price: $299.00

Babyletto Origami

  • Foldable frame for easy storage and transport
  • Two adjustable height
  • Includes a 1″ mattress pad
  • Solid New Zealand pine wood
  • Dimensions: 39.25″ L x 25.75″ W x 36″ H

Best Mini Crib for Small Spaces

Bloom Alma Mini Crib

Price: $550.00

Bloom Alma

  • Slimmest crib in our top seven list
  • Certified to all CPSC and ATSM safety Standards
  • Solid American beech wood
  • Two adjustable height
  • Unique Compact-Fold
  • Dimensions: 37 ¼ ” L x 19 ½ ” W x 36″ H

Which are the Best Mini Cribs of 2022?

  1. Stokke Sleepi Mini Crib
  2. Babyletto Origami Mini Crib
  3. Bloom Alma Mini Crib
  4. DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib
  5. Babyletto Gelato 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib
  6. Ganit 4-in-1 Mini Convertible Crib
  7. DaVinci Dylan 3-in-1 Mini Convertible Portable Crib

1. Stokke Sleepi

Stokke Sleepi Mini Crib
Price: $499.00

Its distinctive oval shape makes the Stokke Sleepi Mini Crib very unique and easy to fit in almost any small space. It provides your baby with a sense of security by creating a cozy nest-like environment.

This crib is recommended from 0 to 6 months but it will grow with your child. Using conversion kits, the mini crib will transform into a full size crib (0-18 months), toddler bed (18-36months), and twin-size bed (3-10 years).

Other Features

  • Rods and perforated mattress bottom for maximum air circulation and comfortable sleep
  • Flexible bed that grows with the child from approx. 0-10 years
  • Lockable swivel wheels that allow movement from room to room
  • Height adjustable mattress base makes lifting your infant in and out easier
  • Includes a non-allergenic standard density foam pad 1,5” with cotton damask cover
  • Dimensions: 32.3″ L x 26.4″ W x 34.3″ H

Considerations

Keep in mind that the Stokke Sleepi is only suitable for up to 6 months. After that you will need to use the expansion kit which is purchased separately, as well as the next level mattress.

2. Babyletto Origami

Babyletto Origami Mini Crib
Price: $299.00

The Babyletto Origami is one of the best portable mini cribs in the market and comes in a large variety of colors. It is a great fit for urban living or secondary living spaces. The folding mechanism together with its petite size and lightweight, make it ideal for storage, road trips or visiting the grandparents.

Some moms have a hard time losing sight of their babies even when they are sleeping or just resting on their crib. The rolling feet allow easy movement throughout the home, so you can always have your newborn close by. The Origami will easily outlast a bassinet.

Other Features

  • Greenguard Gold Certified – tested for over 10,000 chemical emissions and VOCs
  • Two adjustable mattress height (Safe to use until 35″ tall or starting to climb)
  • Foldable frame with removable, locking caster wheels for easy storage and transport.
  • Made with solid New Zealand pine wood. The mattress support is TSCA Compliant engineered wood.
  • Finished with non-toxic, lead and phthalate safe paint and stain.
  • Universal Mattress Fit (standard mini size crib)
  • Includes a 1″ mattress pad
  • Dimensions: 39.25″ L x 25.75″ W x 36″ H

Considerations

The Origami Mini Crib includes a 1″ mattress pad but you should consider buying an additional support to improve the comfort of your baby. This crib will fit any mini mattress with standard size so you can pick your own, or buy the Pure by babyletto, a hypoallergenic, and eco-conscious mattress (37″ x 23.5″).

3. Bloom Alma

Bloom Alma Mini Crib
Price: $550.00

The Alma Mini Crib comes in three colors and it is ideal for next-to-the-parents-bed safe sleep. Its petite size and the 4 lockable castor wheels facilitates the room to room mobility while the foldable feature allows the mini crib to be easily stored or transported.

The Alma is the slimmest crib in our top seven mini cribs for 2022. Its ultra-slim design allows you to turn any room, walk-in closet or hallway into a cozy space. It is a sturdy crib built with solid American beech wood from a sustainable source.

Other Features

  • Certified to all CPSC and ATSM safety Standards
  • Low VOC, water based baby safe finishes, formaldehyde-free and mdf free
  • Open slats on all four sides maximize all important air-flow
  • Two adjustable mattress height
  • Unique Compact-Fold – no tools required – (durable storage bag available)
  • Easy Assembly
  • Dimensions: 37 ¼ ” L x 19 ½ ” W x 36″ H

Considerations

The Alma is not a standard mini crib size. You will need to buy a mattress that fits the mini crib properly (17 ¾” Deep and 35 ½” Long). You could consider buying the Alma Mini Crib Mattress which sells separately.

It is important to keep in mind that Alma has the shortest lifespan among all the cribs in our list. It is only suitable from newborn to 12 months old.

4. DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib
Price: $199.00

The DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib is Greenguard-Gold-Certified, which means it has been tested for over 10,000 chemicals and exceeds the most demanding emission regulations. Also, it has four adjustable mattress settings that will allow you to improve safety by lowering the mattress position as your baby reaches different milestones. This also benefits the mom, picking up your baby from the crib may be difficult due to back strain, especially in deep cribs.

It is a smart alternative to a bassinet, providing a safe sleeping environment from newborn to 18 months. Then it can be converted into a toddler bed and a twin-size bed using separate conversion kits. If that’s your plan, we do recommend you buy the kits at the same time in case the crib is discontinued in the future.

Other Features

  • Four adjustable mattress positions
  • Meets US CPSC and ASTM international safety standards
  • Dimensions: 40″ L x 28.62″ W x 38.13″ H

Considerations

Consider adding a crib rail cover once your baby enters the teething phase. It will prevent your baby from biting the crib rails and potential splinters in cribs made out of wood. Even though the Kalani 4-in-1 is Greenguard Gold Certified, you would like to protect your baby from possibly ingesting the paint, or stain used as a finish on the crib.

5. Babyletto Gelato 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib

Babyletto Gelato 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib
Price: $299.00

The Gelato 4-in-1 Mini Crib is sized for small space nurseries, nursery nooks or shared bedrooms. It features optional interchangeable feet, available in an array of pop colors, to match your nursery décor.

The Gelato Mini is Greenguard Gold Certified, contributing to clean indoor air and creating a healthier environment for your baby to sleep, play, and grow. It is a good alternative to a bassinet with the added benefit of a convertible design that will allow you to transform the crib into a baby bed when the child begins to climb.

Other Features

  • Suitable from newborn to beyond 18 months with low-profile design to easily bring your baby in and out of the crib.
  • Two adjustable mattress height (Safe to use until 35″ tall or starting to climb)
  • 4-in-1 Convertibility, the crib converts to toddler bed to twin bed (toddler bed conversion kit and twin conversion kit sold separately)
  • Hidden hardware construction eliminates visible screws for a clean look.
  • Made with solid New Zealand pine wood. The mattress support is TSCA Compliant engineered wood.
  • Finished with non-toxic, lead and phthalate safe paint and stain which exceeds ASTM International and U.S. CPSC safety standards.
  • Universal Mattress Fit (standard mini size crib)
  • Includes a 1″ mattress pad
  • Dimensions: 39.75″ L x 26″ W x 35″ H

Considerations

The Gelato 4-in-1 includes a 1″ mattress pad but you should consider buying an additional support to improve the comfort of your baby. It is compatible with any mini mattress with standard size so you can pick your own or buy the Pure Core by babyletto (HYBRID waterproof quilted cover).

6. Ganit 4-in-1 Mini Convertible Crib

Ganit 4-in-1 Mini Convertible Crib
Price: $202.45

The Ganit 4-in-1 Mini Convertible Crib, by Harriet Bee, is beautiful. The palette of coastal blues and textured wood finishes takes you to a peaceful place. It easily becomes the center of attention of a nursery.

The Ganit 4-in-1 isn’t just a pretty mini convertible crib. It is also versatile and your child will grow with it. It can be converted into a toddler bed and to a twin bed with a footboard (conversion rail not included). It is the most sturdy of all the mini cribs on this list, not being able to fold or move around with wheels.

Other Features

  • Tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed government and ASTM safety standards
  • Meets all applicable ASTM and CPSC standards
  • Three adjustable mattress height
  • Compatible standard mini crib mattress size
  • Dimensions: 40″ L x 25″ W x 33″ H

Considerations

The Ganit 4-in-1 does not come with a mattress but that should not be a problem because this is a standard size mini crib. For example, the Complete Slumber Waterproof Mini Crib Mattress, by DaVinci, is a great value option and it fits the Ganit 4-in-1 nicely.

7. DaVinci Dylan Folding Portable 3-in-1 Mini Crib

DaVinci Dylan Folding Portable 3-in-1 Mini Crib
Price: $159.00

The Dylan Folding Mini is Greenguard Gold Certified for cleaner indoor air and a healthier environment for your baby. The Dylan’s small size, lightweight and folding functionality allows easy storage when the crib is not in use or to take with you when traveling. The rolling wheels facilitate the free movement of the crib throughout the home, also allowing you to move it aside to clean under the crib.

The Dylan 3-in-1 Mini is designed to grow with your baby beyond the nursery years. It can convert to a twin bed saving you the hassle and extra money of buying other beds as your child grows (conversion kit sold separately).

Other Features

  • Foldable Capability
  • Four adjustable mattress positions
  • Includes one 1″ waterproof pad (24″W x 38″L)
  • Dimensions: 40.35″ L x 25.08″ W x 38.58″ H

Considerations

Some people find the assembling of the Dylan a bit difficult but overall it has great reviews. I would recommend buying DaVinci’s deluxe mini crib-size mattress for a best fit.

FAQ

What age is a mini crib good for?

Many mini cribs are suitable from newborn to until it’s time for your baby to transition to a toddler bed (around two years old or when they start climbing the rails whichever comes first). Trust your mother instinct, every child is different and some might be ready sooner to transition out of a mini crib. Always check for the manufacturer’s recommended age.

Is a mini crib okay?

Mini Cribs are very popular these days, mainly in urban style living where often space for a nursery is limited. Also, it is a good alternative to a basinatte and many grandparents love to have them at home from when the little ones come to visit. Parents who travel often tend to like foldable/portable mini cribs.

What is the difference between a mini crib and a regular crib?

A mini crib is just a smaller version of a regular size crib, in many cases less expensive, and perfect for homes with limited space. Many mini cribs are foldable and portable making them ideal to be stored and to travel. To give you an idea regarding the difference in size, a standard size mini crib mattress is 24” x 38” and 1” to 4” in thickness while a full size crib is at least 27 ¼” wide and 51 ¼” long and does not exceed 6” in thickness.

Are mini cribs safe for newborns?

The safety considerations for buying a mini crib for your newborns are very similar to when buying a full size crib. Here I list some of them:

  • Make sure the mini crib is not a drop-side rail crib.
  • Slats should NO be more than 2 ⅜” apart
  • Check that the crib was finished with non-toxic, lead and phthalate safe paint and/or stain. The manufacturer followed ASTM International and U.S. CPSC safety standards.
  • Make sure it is built solid and the wheels are lockable. Many mini cribs have wheels for easy movement throughout the home.
  • Mini crib’s corner posts should be completely flush with the end panels.

What Is A Mini Crib?

A mini crib is just a smaller version of a regular size crib, in many cases less expensive, and perfect for homes with limited space. Many mini cribs are foldable and portable making them ideal to be stored and to travel. They can sometime be replaced by a bassinet. Some of the best baby bassinet come with all the benefits of a mini crib and more.

Summary

Seven cute and safe mini cribs to choose from doesn’t feel as overwhelming, right? I hope It isn’t. Your baby’s crib is just one of the many things you have to prepare before the big date.

All mini cribs on my list exceed the minimum safety standards, and many are also Greenguard Gold Certified, so the best crib for you and your baby is the one that fits better your home space, your style and your budget. Keep in mind that most mini cribs do not include a mattress or simply come with a 1-inch mattress pad, so it is a good idea to look in advance for the best mini crib mattress for your baby.

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