6 Best Mini Cribs of 2019

Best Mini Cribs of 2019

May 15, 2019

Best Mini Cribs of 2019

Have a small nursery? These cute, stylish mini cribs will fit your space. Best Mini Cribs of 2019

Does thinking about how to fit a full-size crib—along with all the other baby gear—into your home throw you into a panic? Consider a mini crib. It’s a major space saver and sometimes a multitasker, too, doubling as a bassinet or transitioning into a toddler bed down the road.

What is a Mini Crib?

Mini cribs are much smaller than standard-size cribs, and some models come with wheels, which make it easy to move your child from your room into the nursery when you’re ready. Some mini cribs can also be folded flat to store in a closet or under a bed, ideal for keeping at a sitter’s or grandparents’ house.

Often, little ones can fit in mini cribs until it’s time to transition to a toddler or twin bed—around two- to three-years-old or when your child starts climbing the rails. Some models convert into toddler beds or even a headboard and footboard for a twin bed. However, you typically have to buy a separate conversion kit to make the transition. If that’s what you’d like to do, buy the conversion kit at the same time you purchase the crib (just in case the model becomes discontinued).

Note that you’ll need to purchase a mini crib mattress and mini crib sheets (like these examples: mini crib mattress and mini crib sheets) to go along with the smaller-size frame. (Typically mini cribs come with a one-inch mattress, but it’s really skimpy.)

Note: the average standard crib mattress is 28-inches wide and 52-inches long, while the average mini crib mattress is 24-inches wide and 38-inches long.

How We Chose Our Best Mini Cribs

We asked thousands of real Babylist families about the baby products they love the most, then took the top mini cribs they shared with us and added our own research and insight. We think you and your little one will love at least one of these items too.

Most Colorful Mini Crib

Why We Love It

This simply designed crib is super adorable in mint green and cotton-candy pink, and cotton-candy pink to a more neutral grey, there’s a style for everyone in this simply designed, colorful mini crib. The Babyletto Origami folds flat for easy storage, has locking wheels and comes with a one-inch mattress pad. You can also adjust the mattress height to two different positions.

Keep in Mind

The Babyletto Gelato is another great mini crib—while it doesn’t have wheels or fold, it does convert to a twin bed with a conversion kit, purchased separately.

What Babylist Parents Say

“This crib is a great color, and it only takes up a little bit of space. Our daughter can still sleep in the same room as us.” -Nicole C.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 38 5/8” x 25 3/8” x 36”
Child Guidelines Stop using when child begins to climb or reaches 35 inches

The Best Mini Crib for Small Spaces

Why We Love It

The bloom Alma has the slimmest profile on our list. The lockable wheels mean you can move it from room to room, and its narrow shape makes it a cinch to get through smaller-than-standard doorways. It even folds for storage and adjusts to two mattress heights. Just note that the Alma isn’t a standard mini crib size, so you’ll need to take that into consideration when buying a mattress (bloom sells one separately).

Keep in Mind

This mini crib is the priciest of the bunch.

What Babylist Parents Say

“I cannot rave about this enough! I love that it’s on wheels and portable. It’s perfect for putting right next to our bed for sleeping and makes our baby super accessible.” -Ashley P.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 37 1/4” x 19 1/2” x 33 1/8”
Child Guidelines Comfortably up to 12 months

Curvy Profile

Why We Love It

The sleigh-bed styling gives this crib a classic look you can continue to use when your baby turns into a big kid. With a conversion kit that’s sold separately, it can turn into a twin bed. Adjust the crib to two different mattress heights using the one-inch pad it comes with or another mattress. (DaVinci’s “Emily” mini-crib model is a similar style you might also want to check out.)

Keep in Mind

There are no wheels on the Kalani or the Emily mini cribs.

What Babylist Parents Say

“The Kalani Mini Crib is affordable, attractive, sturdy and a great size for my apartment and my new little baby.” -K.P.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 40” x 28 5/8” x 38 1/8”
Child Guidelines Stop using as crib when child begins to climb or reaches 35 inches

The Best Portable Mini Crib

Why We Love It

With wheels, two mattress positions and a frame that folds flat to just six inches wide when you need to store it, the Delta crib is a great space-saving option. Like most brands, this mini crib comes with a one-inch mattress pad.

Keep in Mind

The wheels can’t be locked in place.

What Babylist Parents Say

“The mini crib was extremely useful, and we got eight good months of use from it.” -Lora C.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 39” x 25” x 37 1/4”
Child Guidelines Until child is able to climb out

The Best Convertible Mini Crib

Why We Love It

The sleigh-bed styling gives this crib a classic look you can continue to use when your baby turns into a big kid and needs a twin bed. (The conversion kit is sold separately.) The crib is adjustable to three different mattress heights for maximum comfort for you and your little one.

Keep in Mind

The crib does come with a 1” waterproof pad, but you’ll need to purchase the mattress separately.

What Babylist Parents Say

“Perfect size—we fit two in a small room comfortably.” -Jen C.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 39.5” x 28” x 37.9”
Child Guidelines Comfortably up to 12 months

Best Value Mini Crib

Why We Love It

This mini crib has so many great features for the price, including four different mattress height positions and the option to convert into a toddler daybed and a twin-size bed. And there’s no conversion kit needed, unless you’re going for the twin bed option—in that case, you’ll need to buy a frame that the crib can attach to in order to become a headboard and footboard.

Keep in Mind

This mini crib doesn’t have any wheels, so it’s probably not the best choice if you’re looking for a crib to move from room to room. And there’s no mattress pad included.

What Babylist Parents Say

“The Aden Mini Crib is affordable and the perfect size for our small space. It has held up really well.” -Ivy G.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 39” x 23” x 36”
Child Guidelines 40-pound weight limit

###Choosing What’s Right for You A mini crib is the perfect option if you’re pressed for space or if you’re looking for a sleep solution that will allow you to room-share a bit longer with your new bundle of joy. There’s a size and a style that’s just right for everyone—just be sure whatever model you’re looking at fits all your must-haves and that you don’t forget to add on any extras like a mattress or a conversion kit to your list.

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