Many of today’s cribs are convertible cribs – meaning that they can change from a crib to a toddler bed (usually with some kind of safety rail) and then to a day bed. Some can even be converted into a full size bed. This is great for saving money since you can use the same bed for such a long time.
The cribs I have listed here all have received top ratings from the majority of the people who own them. They are all currently under $200 but the prices may fluctuate from time to time. Also, you may find that the price changes if you choose a different color/finish than what is shown on this page – some may be cheaper, some more expensive.
One tip – assemble your crib in the room that you want it in. Some find that the crib they have chosen does not fit through doorways and they end up taking it apart and then re-assembling it in order to get it in the nursery. Who wants to put together their crib twice? 🙂
This table gives you a brief summary of the 5 cribs I’ve chosen. Below the table is a more detailed look at each crib.
Best Baby Cribs from $100 to $200
Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Stages Crib
You can place the mattress at 3 levels, lowering it as your baby grows. This crib is a little bit taller than a few of the other cribs listed here. This can be nice if you are taller and don’t want to have to bend down too far to get your baby.
The Stork Craft Tuscany crib converts from a crib to a toddler bed to a day bed and then can be used for a regular full size bed (with headboard and footboard). Everything is included for the crib, toddler and day bed, but you would need to purchase the rails when converting it to a full size bed.
With your child’s safety in mind, the Stork Craft Tuscany crib meets or exceeds all U.S. and Canadian safety standards.
This popular crib has a 4.4 star rating. I checked all the low ratings to learn what people did not like. Interestingly, the biggest complaint was the smell of the crib when they pulled it out of the box. However, these complaints are a year old or older – so I am thinking that Stork Craft may have changed what they were using. Now it is a wood crib that is stained, and the most recent comment about the smell was that there was a slight odor when they opened the box, but they kept the window open while they assembled and it was fine by the end of the day. If you want to learn more what current owners are saying, you can read all the reviews here.
With a variety of color choices you can easily find the one that you want for your nursery – it is available in black, espresso, cognac, cherry, natural, oak and white. See all the choices and get this highly rated top selling crib here.
Graco Stanton Convertible Crib
With a 4.4 star rating, one of the most frequent comments was that this crib was an exceptional value for the money. It has clear directions and is easy to put together. It is also extremely sturdy.
This crib converts to a toddler bed, a day bed and then the one side can be used as a headboard for a full size bed. You would need to purchase the railings and full size mattress to complete the conversion.
The Graco Stanton crib is JPMA, ASTM and CPSC safety certified.
It is very similar in size to the above Stork Craft Tuscany crib, but this one is lighter in weight. If you think you may want to move the crib around more often, you may want to go with this one which is lighter.
Get this beautiful crib at a great price by clicking here.
You can get this Graco changing table to coordinate with your new crib.
Davinci Jenny Lind Stationary Crib
People love the fact that it is super easy to put together, it is safe for your baby and it is very sturdy. Check out all the glowing reviews of the Davinci Jenny Lind Crib here.
With stationary sides, you can adjust the mattress level to 4 different heights. The Jenny Lind crib also can be used as a toddler bed and a day bed. (You can purchase the toddler bed conversion kit here.)
You can rest easy knowing your baby is very safe in this crib. The Davinci Jenny Lind crib is lead and phthalate safe, has a non-toxic finish, is JPMA certified and meets ASTM crib safety standards.
This crib comes with castors – and it seems that most people did not like the color of the casters – saying they were more yellow than gold. Some replaced them with black castors. Some chose not to use them at all. Another comment about them is that they do not lock, so if you have hardwood floors, it is possible for your baby to “scoot” the crib somewhat if they wiggle the crib too much.
If you are interested, you can get a matching changing table here.
DaVinci Emily Convertible Baby Crib
This lightweight, but very sturdy crib currently has a 4.4 star rating on Amazon. New moms and dads are very happy with the look and design of this crib. The biggest complaint is that the wood is somewhat soft and “dings’ easily.
Like the others reviewed above, the DaVinci Emily baby crib converts into a toddler bed with a rail, a day bed and then can be converted into a full size bed with a headboard and a footboard. (You would just need to buy the rails for the full size bed.)
While some owners mentioned that they felt there was a safety issue because their baby was getting an arm or leg “stuck” when they were trying to climb out, others responded that by the time they are trying to climb out of the crib, they should be moved to a toddler bed. If you are concerned about this issue and want to learn more, you can read the reviews here.
Like the Davinci Jenny Lind crib, this Davinci Emily crib is also lead and phthalate safe, has a non-toxic finish, is JPMA certified and meets ASTM crib safety standards.
Made of New Zealand pine wood, this convertible crib is available in a variety of colors. Pictured above is cherry and at the time I am writing this, you can also get this crib in ebony, espresso, grey, honey oak, natural and white. See all the color choices available by clicking here.
Stork Craft Venetian 4-in-1 Fixed Side Convertible Crib
This beautiful crib will make your nursery look great! The design is pretty and the construction is solid. Designed with safety for your baby in mind, the Stork Craft Venetian crib meets the current U.S. and Canada safety standards.
With 3 different levels available for the mattress, this crib grows with your baby. Like the others, it too converts to a toddler bed, a day bed and then (after purchasing the bed rails) can be used for a full size bed.
Most of the owners found it fairly quick and easy to put together. Some did not like that the directions were on the bottom of the base that is used to hold the mattress up – they felt is was awkward to work with when putting it together. Others said they thought it was a great place to have the directions because you won’t have to search for them when you are ready to convert to a toddler bed.
This crib is not as tall as the others (see comparison chart above). So… as one reviewer commented that the height was perfect for her at 5 feet tall, she wasn’t sure how someone taller would find it. This is something to think about in terms of bending over to either put your baby into the crib or getting him out again.
With a 4.6 star rating at Amazon, this crib has many happy owners. You can read their reviews here.
Made with real wood, the Stork Craft Venetian crib is available in a variety of finishes: white, cherry, espresso, black, cognac, and oak. Amazon offers the Stork Craft Venetian crib at a great price – click here to check their current deal.
Complete your nursery with this Stork Craft dresser/changing table combo.
While these 5 cribs have excellent reviews from others, they may not be what you are looking for. You can see all the top rated cribs that fall into the $100 – $200 price range by clicking here.