Picking out a crib

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Katlyn posted this 15 November 2018

I am trying to decide between a normal crib or the convertible crib.  What are the pros and cons for both?

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Britanie posted this 15 November 2018

We did the stand alone crib for our first child and then when she was ready to be out of it we bought a twin sized bed and the fold down bed rails.  I plan on doing the same again this time because the convertible cribs are really big and bulky.

Nicole posted this 15 November 2018

We went for the convertible crib.  It goes from the crib to a toddler bed to a foot board and head board for a full sized bed.  I really like it and think that it is a beautiful piece of furniture.  I do see why Britanie would think that it is bulky though because it is a large piece of furniture. 

Jessica posted this 15 November 2018

I bought a convertible crib. It’s just “okay.” It’s nice to have the toddler rail because they won’t use a toddler bed for very long. However, I didn’t love the conversion to a full sized bed because there were extra holes in the headboard, it was a little bit awkward sizing, and you have to store the rest of the crib while you’re using the headboard and possibly footboard. We ended up just buying another full sized bed when my child was ready for it and wish we would’ve done that sooner than we did.

Ellen posted this 15 November 2018

We did the convertible crib. It was nice to not have to worry about the extra expense until we moved to a regular bed when he was older.

Ky posted this 18 November 2018

I personally went with a convertible crib in hopes that it’d save us money someday!

Ashely posted this 18 November 2018

I received a convertible crib as a gift and I think it’s great. It really doesn’t feel that big and bulky to me and I’m so glad I won’t have to purchase another bed for a while!

Kylie posted this 18 November 2018

I’ve been debating whether to get a convertible crib or not too! After reading this I think I might go with one! 

JC posted this 18 November 2018

We always did a convertible crib too and it was so helpful to have everything that I needed when it was time to transition! I say go with that

Ella posted this 18 November 2018

Convertible is good but some can be cheaper quality and not as durable, long lasting. Check into good brands and do some good research

Rhiannan posted this 08 February 2019

We went with a convertible crib.  There are some nice ones out there now that aren't too expensive.  For only using the furniture for a short time a regular crib seemed like a waste of money. 

Abby posted this 09 February 2019

We bought a davinci convertible crib off of amazon for $200. It was easy to put together, and has looked great as both a crib and toddler bed. We will need to purchase the side rails when we convert it to a full size bed, but it's only an extra $100. My 3.5 year old jumps in it all the time, and it doesn't shake, and has stayed strong during all the abuse he puts it through. The same crib at Babies' R Us use to be almost $500. 

Grace posted this 01 June 2019

I would also like to add TRY IT OUT FOR HEIGHT PURPOSES lol... My sister is 5 foot 5, so she isn't short. However, the railing was too high so any time she bent over the side to place the baby in, she couldn't reach and the baby had to take a 3ish inch fall which ALWAYS caused the baby to wake up!!! It was ridiculous lol keep that in mind

Layla posted this 16 June 2019

I stood and stared at the options for about 30 minutes and I still don’t know if the one I bought is going to be the best option. This is my first kid and I didn’t even buy a mattress yet because there are just too many options and I don’t know what’s what. I went to Target and bought a light wood colored convertible. It’s a 6-in-1 (I have no idea what the different configurations are) with a toddler bed and twin bed. Hopefully it is not too large to go into the small nursery which is the smallest room in the house. It seemed to be the best option as it came with so many different settings, I personally didn’t concern myself with the size difference of each.  

Mary posted this 17 June 2019

I put a convertible crib on my registry because I think I can get a lot of use from it.

Samantha posted this 17 June 2019

I went with a regular sized crib. I knew that I would not be moving it, ever, unless we rearranged my son's room. I knew that it wouldn't move and he was safe. I also knew that the height was more than a convertible which also increased the safety on it. I used a pack n play for my convertible crib. 

Gabby posted this 17 June 2019

I thought the convertible crib was going to be a major win but I honestly don't think that we're going to convert it when my daughter is old enough, we'd have to buy extra parts for the one we have.  I'm leaning toward just putting her crib mattress on the floor.  Idk.  I don't think there's much difference between the two in the long run.

monica posted this 08 December 2019

I like convertible. I feel like that's all that's out there now and I bought all the parts at once so I know it won't be discontinued after