Modern Baby Cribs

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Finding the Perfect Crib for Your Bundle of Joy

No piece of furniture in the modern nursery demands the kind of selective care as a crib. Babies spend most of their young lives sleeping, and this justifies buying modern cribs with great care and consideration, ultimately choosing the safest and most comfortable designs affordable.

Our wide selection of contemporary cribs have been chosen for their adherence to both safety and esthetic standards. Featuring elegant designs, eco-friendly choices, and easy-to-assemble options, our modern cribs are thoughtfully designed to seamlessly grow along with your baby. When outfitting your modern nursery, ask yourself some fundamental questions about the essential features you’re looking for in a crib:

Are Modern Cribs Just as Safe as Traditionally Styled Cribs?

This is an important question because the design of some cribs—the lack of visible bells and whistles, for example—may lead parents to believe that a baby’s safety may somehow be compromised. This is not true of course, because the best modern cribs adhere to the the most stringent safety standards, and the exceeding simplicity of a design, in an of itself, shouldn’t be any cause to worry. The more salient point is to carefully research and examine whichever crib design you select for your modern nursery, and ensure that the strictest safety guidelines have been followed.

Should I Look for an Adjustable and Convertible Modern Crib?

Absolutely. Well-made, good-looking cribs are no small expense, so there’s no doubt that you’ll want to get as much for your modern nursery budget as possible. Today’s contemporary cribs include immensely adjustable and convertible designs—mattresses with varying heights for easy access as your baby grows, designs that convert from crib to toddler bed—are smart choices that a maximize your budget, but are also wise from a practical standpoint, and for the environment. After all, why throw away a perfectly good modern crib when, with a few adjustments, it turns into a modern toddler bed?

How Essential are Eco-Friendly Modern Cribs?

The term eco-friendly means many things to many people, but when it comes to cribs, its meaning should relate primarily to the safety of your child. In an ideal situation, sustainably sourced or recycled wood, for instance, would be an optimal eco-friendly choice of materials from which to construct a modern crib, but more important for the wellbeing of your baby would be the quality of the paint or finish used to finalize the look of your crib. A crib that’s been painted with toxin-free paints or finished with PBA-free coatings that pose no danger to your child is an eco-friendly option that, in this case, is worth paying more for. Obviously sustainability should always be a consideration when shopping for baby furniture, or any furniture, but when it comes to your modern nursery, focus first on those eco-friendly features that ensure your baby’s immediate safety.

What Else to Think About When Buying a Modern Baby Crib

Overall, the safety of your child while they sleep is the most important factor when choosing a crib, however style, functionality, and versatility all play a role in your final decision. With wood being the most traditional material, contemporary cribs are also available in metal, acrylic, and plastic designs to suit your space. A combination of wood and acrylic provides a modern take on a traditional design, while providing you unobstructed views of your little one from every angle. Typically available in neutral finish options or soft tones, select an option that will blend well with your nursery or bedroom and if selecting a convertible option, will grow with your child as they age. For those who are constantly traveling or are looking for a convenient sleep option, cribs that easily break down and offer a caster base make for a great portable option when visiting family and friends.

Modern Baby Cribs FAQs

  • How Do I Know Which Crib To Choose?

While you may be inclined to use an antique or used crib, it may be missing pieces or could collapse at any point, so it's best to opt for a brand new design. You want a design that is as simple as possible and safe as possible to ensure a healthy environment for your little one. Eco-friendly and Greenguard Certified options are best for a little one’s environment and ensure no toxins were used in the construction of the crib. Babies luckily do not take up too much space, so the size of the crib does not matter unless you are looking to have the crib convert to a toddler bed or daybed as your little one grows.

  • What Kind of Crib Is Best For a Newborn?

As your baby does not need much space while sleeping for its first year of life, a compact or mini crib works just fine especially if you have a compact bedroom or smaller home. Otherwise, any crib that offers adjustable mattress heights is the best choice so you can raise or lower the mattress to adjust to your child’s needs (this will also save your back from bending too far over day in and out!).

  • Where is the Best Placement for a Crib?

If your little one has their own nursery, the best placement is to put the crib near the door of your baby’s room so you can quickly reach them without stumbling around in the middle of the night or in case there is an emergency. If you plan on keeping your baby’s crib in your bedroom, place the crib directly in your line of sight (either directly next to your bed, or at the foot of your bed) to ensure you can always keep an eye on them as you sleep.

  • What is the Difference Between a 4-in-1 and 3-in-1 Crib?

The numbers in a convertible crib name dictate how many different furniture pieces the crib can convert to. For a 3-in-1 design it can convert from a crib to a toddler bed, and then daybed. For a 4-in-1 design it can convert from a crib to a toddler bed, to a daybed, and then a twin size bed. Conversion kits sometimes need to be purchased separately to adjust to each step, but the investment is worth it as you can use the same crib frame for many years.