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The Best Cribs of 2022

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DaVinci Baby Autumn 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

This convertible 4-in-1 has a Greenguard Gold certification and can convert from crib to toddler bed all the way to a twin, growing with your child. Read More

Pros

  • Converts from crib to toddler bed and twin
  • Greenguard Gold certified
  • Adjustable height

Cons

  • Soft pine construction
  • Conversion kit sold separately
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Graco Hadley 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer

Graco’s convertible Hadley starts as a crib, but converts to a full bed. It also includes an underbed storage drawer for storing items you may need. Read More

Pros

  • Includes underbed storage
  • Convertible from crib to twin bed
  • Adjustable height

Cons

  • Soft pine construction
  • Conversion kit sold separately
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Delta Children Essex 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

This convertible goes from a crib to a toddler bed or daybed, though not a full-size or twin. It’ll get you through your child’s early years in style. Read More

Pros

  • Converts from crib to toddler bed and daybed
  • Adjustable height

Cons

  • Conversion kit sold separately
  • Doesn’t convert to full or twin bed
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Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

This high-quality, Greenguard Gold-certified crib has low VOCs and a great design, and includes the conversion kit to turn it into a toddler bed. Read More

Pros

  • Converts from crib to toddler bed
  • Greenguard Gold certified
  • Includes conversion kit

Cons

  • Doesn’t convert to full or twin bed
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Oeuf Sparrow Crib

The Oeuf Sparrow is a chic, well-designed crib that converts into a toddler bed with an optional extra kit. Read More

Pros

  • Converts from crib to toddler bed
  • Adjustable height
  • Sturdy birch rails

Cons

  • Plywood construction

Picking the right crib for your child is a tough choice; it’s literally the centerpiece of your nursery, and you’ll need it built and set up well in advance, but your child may not use it for quite a while. And with the advent of convertible cribs, you may be picking a piece of furniture that will change and adapt over time until your child is well into primary school.

The best cribs are, first and foremost, certified to be safe. All the cribs in our list are certified for sale in the United States, and several are also Greenguard Gold certified, meaning they pass several third-party tests to detect things like VOCs.

From a design perspective, we also wanted to find cribs that would adapt to a number of different rooms, design styles, and grow with your child. All of the cribs we picked have adjustable mattress heights (meaning you won’t need to reach as far in to get your infant, and you can lower it so your growing toddler can’t climb out right away). They also all convert at least into a toddler bed (often with a toddler rail you need to buy separately). Many will convert into a full- or twin-size bed, too, with the front and back sides becoming a headboard and footboard when attached to a conversion kit—also sold separately.

It may seem like a lot, but we’d recommend you plan ahead. Pick a crib that will work with your room and, if you plan to keep your style consistent for the next four to five years, buy the conversion kit now. You may not need it just yet, but it’s better to have than risk it going out of stock and needing to buy an entirely new bed when the time comes. Oh, and don't forget to check out our picks for the best crib mattresses, too.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

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DaVinci Baby Autumn 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

The DaVinci Autumn 4-in-1 is a favorite among Reviewed staffers for its adaptable design, sturdy build quality, and its excellent classic styling. It comes in brown, gray, and white—suiting any kind of decor you may have—and it’s also Greenguard Gold-certified, meaning it meets specific standards for materials and VOC emissions.

Like other cribs in this price range, it will arrive in boxes needing to be assembled, but it’s easy to build with simple tools. It’s mostly made of soft pine, so you may find that some pieces arrive scratched or dented. But, for the price, you’re getting a bed that will hold up for years to come.

Pros

  • Converts from crib to toddler bed and twin

  • Greenguard Gold certified

  • Adjustable height

Cons

  • Soft pine construction

  • Conversion kit sold separately

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Graco Hadley 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer

The Graco Hadley 4-in-1 convertible bed converts from a crib to toddler bed, daybed, and finally a full-size bed. It comes with underbed storage—something you almost always have to buy separately—and it features an adjustable-height mattress to let you drop it down when your child gets big enough to try climbing out.

It’s a great crib, with a very nice design that should suit just about any nursery theme you’re going for. I particularly like the solid back, which is great if the crib will be backed close to a wall with plugs so your child can’t reach through the back, and provides a solid headboard if you plan to use it with the full conversion kit (sold separately).

Pros

  • Includes underbed storage

  • Convertible from crib to twin bed

  • Adjustable height

Cons

  • Soft pine construction

  • Conversion kit sold separately

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Delta Children Essex 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

The Delta Children Essex is a nice, modern convertible bed that comes in soft pine and features a symmetrical design that will look great even if you want to put the crib in the middle of the nursery. It comes in white or gray, with an adjustable-height mattress and a design that converts from crib to daybed (but not a full- or twin-size bed).

Pros

  • Converts from crib to toddler bed and daybed

  • Adjustable height

Cons

  • Conversion kit sold separately

  • Doesn’t convert to full or twin bed

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Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

The Babyletto Hudson Convertible bed is an extremely popular and well-reviewed crib that’s Greenguard Gold-certified, has an adjustable-height mattress, and converts from crib to toddler and daybed (but not full- and twin-sized).

It’s a chic bed with a classic design that will suit any decor. It’s a bit sturdier than other cribs, and Babyletto claims it’s made from sustainable “New Zealand pine,” though like all softwood cribs it will have some other materials mixed in and is still prone to scratches and dents. Just note that this crib is a bit pricier than the others listed here, but it also includes the toddler-rail conversion kit, which typically costs another $70 or $80 with other cribs and may be tough to find.

Pros

  • Converts from crib to toddler bed

  • Greenguard Gold certified

  • Includes conversion kit

Cons

  • Doesn’t convert to full or twin bed

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Oeuf Sparrow Crib

The Oeuf Sparrow is a very nice product—adaptable, adjustable, convertible, and very sturdy. It’s definitely on the pricey side, too, but it has all the features we look for and has been tested in our own homes for years. It’s an excellent crib that has the classic spindle-rail style mixed with modern touches.

The main thing to know here is it will only convert to a daybed or toddler bed (not a full- or twin-size bed), and the conversion kit will cost you about $250 based on today’s prices. Still, it’s an excellent crib that passes numerous safety standards and will suit any nursery beautifully.

Pros

  • Converts from crib to toddler bed

  • Adjustable height

  • Sturdy birch rails

Cons

  • Plywood construction

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Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible Crib

The Dream On Me Synergy is the rare “5-in-1” conversion bed, though they’re really stretching the definition there. It features similar design touches to the other cribs here, including an adjustable-height mattress and Greenguard Gold-certified build. It also fully converts from a crib up through a full-sized bed.

The main thing here is that the fifth mode it can convert to is just a full-size bed without a footrail, but that requires a third-party, full-size frame that you just attach the crib to like any other headboard. It counts, but it’s not really different from the other 4-in-1 convertible crib options on this list.

Pros

  • Converts from crib to toddler bed and twin

  • Adjustable height

Cons

  • Conversion kits sold separately

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TJ Donegan

TJ Donegan

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@TJDonegan

TJ is the Executive Editor of Reviewed.com. He is a Massachusetts native and has covered electronics, cameras, TVs, smartphones, parenting, and more for Reviewed. He is from the self-styled "Cranberry Capitol of the World," which is, in fact, a real thing.

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