Finding the right wooden baby crib for your child can be tough. Let us help you make the process easier!
Shopping for a crib can seem daunting, especially with so many options available. My first child had a bassinet, convertible crib, travel crib, AND a pack n’ play with removable bassinet and changing table. You might think that there’s no way I used all of those for one baby, but I did.
Each one had a different use. Even though I swear I’m a minimalist, I needed each one for a specific reason. So, using my experience with all the various cribs, I compiled a list to accommodate different needs, styles, and functionalities. In short, this list will help you find the perfect crib for your little one.
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Bassinets are great for when you first bring baby home and are feeding often during the night. The lightweight and easy to move design, whether from the nursery to your bedroom or vice versa, makes those first weeks at home with the baby much less stressful.
This JPMA certified portable bassinet has a unique style with a wooden animal cub design and removable canopy. The frame is made of engineered wood, while the bassinet is plush and quilted inside for your baby’s comfort. Breathable mesh sides ensure ventilation, and the canopy is an excellent addition for those daytime naps. Comes with locking wheels to move to different rooms as needed, and an added storage basket underneath makes it convenient to store extra diapers and wipes for when your baby wakes up in the middle of the night.
In addition, if your little one likes being rocked to sleep, the bassinet can be easily swayed back and forth. This bassinet complements any nursery. Further, its compact enough to keep in an office if you work from home but want your baby nearby.
This size-adjustable crib is a unique convertible wooden baby crib crafted from durable beach wood. Firstly, the oval shape adjusts as your baby grows. Personally, I love a product that can grow with my child. Secondly, you can raise the mattress bottom, making it easier to lift your baby out or lower as your child starts to stand up in the crib. Lastly, one of the sides is removable, so when your child is old enough, they have that freedom of movement. This crib has a unique shape and appearance and will compliment most nurseries.
This smart bassinet has a beautiful, simple design that integrates the use of smart technology to soothe your baby to sleep. Protect your baby and encourage sleeping through the night, while the Smart Life app allows hands-free Auto Glide mode, nightlights, and sensory sounds. The legs are sturdy wood with a walnut finish that compliments the beautiful woven fabrics of the bassinet.
Although the SNOO Smart Sleeper bassinet is not wooden, I felt it would be a necessary addition to this list. The Bentley of cribs is the SNOO bassinet which is award-winning and will boost infant sleeping 1-2 hours. When your baby begins fussing, the SNOO responds with self rocking motions and sounds that mimic conditions in the womb. The SNOO is the first baby bassinet created to prevent accidental rolling over. It keeps your baby safely on their back, which the American of Pediatrics recommends for safe sleep. In addition to all these features, an app connects to the bassinet’s smart technology to track your baby’s sleep patterns and has a weaning option when preparing to move to a crib.
Portable Wooden Baby Cribs
A wooden baby crib that is foldable and portable is a great alternative to a pack and play. Usable at a second home or kept at grandma’s and folded and placed in a closet until the next visit. If you live in a metropolitan area and have limited space in your home, a portable crib can be a great alternative to a full-sized crib if your baby will be co-sleeping in your room or your nursery is on the small side.
Designed for convenience and space-saving, the folding mini crib has a foldable frame with removable and locking caster wheels for easy storage and transport. The low-profile design and adjustable mattress positions make it easy to lift your baby in and out of the crib. Made with sustainably sourced solid New Zealand pine wood, this crib has a classic look.
The portable folding crib is perfect for those families who travel or share the new baby with grandma and grandpa, so the parents can have a quiet night at home. The lightweight frame is made of solid birch wood, which makes for a reliable and durable crib. Further, the crib folds flat for storage, making it ideal to use for a weekend, then easily pack up and store until next use.
Convertible Wooden Baby Cribs
My favorite type of wooden baby crib is a convertible crib which is a great idea if you feel guilty spending hundreds of dollars on a crib. Usable for years and able to grow with your child, so they are well worth the price. Convertible cribs easily convert from cribs to toddler beds to daybeds and, finally, a full-size or twin-size bed for your child.
The 3-in-1 crib combines two of my favorite convertible and portable crib features. Firstly, it’s portable, so the uses for this crib are endless: grandma’s house, vacations, or as a great option if you have limited space but still want all the features of a convertible crib. Secondly, it can be easily folded up and stored when not used which means less room being taken up than a full-sized crib. This is also an excellent option for co-sleeping in your room until your baby is ready to be in a room alone.
The mattress platform has four adjustable positions as your baby goes from newborn to standing up. When the mattress is set to the highest setting, the crib can double as a bassinet that you can keep next to your bed. Once your baby has outgrown the crib, it easily converts to a twin bed, so it grows with your baby.
The 4-in-1 designer convertible crib is perfect for a contemporary-style nursery. The stylish espresso and white New Zealand pine wood will match the decor and style of any child’s room as they grow. In addition, this crib converts to a toddler bed, daybed, and a full-size bed. Further, this 4-in-1 convertible crib is beautifully crafted and will enhance the elegance of your baby’s nursery.
The 4-in-1 crib and changer combo is full of surprise storage areas that definitely come in handy with a new baby. The detachable changing station has convenient shelves and drawers for storage. In addition, a trundle storage drawer below the crib can store diapers, baby sheets, and onesies. Four adjustable mattress positions that lower as your baby begins to sit and stand. Further, as with most convertibles, this crib transforms into a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed.
Although this article lists the best wooden baby cribs, I wanted to add a small section of crib accessories that will make any parent’s life a little easier.
The crib tent is a must-have accessory for any crib. The high-quality mesh fabric provides a layer of protection from mosquitos, spiders, or other bugs that could crawl into your baby’s crib while asleep. The net is breathable and discourages toddlers from crawling out of their cribs and injuring themselves. The net covers the crib down to the mattress, so your child is prevented from getting hands and feet stuck between the crib bars and causing injury. I highly recommend this for all nurseries.
The anti-rollover swaddle blanket is a great safety accessory for your baby’s crib. This unique blanket comfortably secures your baby on their back during sleep (which is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics), allowing you to rest easy while your baby is asleep. The safe sleep swaddle blanket reduces the risk of rolling over, tummy sleeping, and falling or climbing out of the crib. Further, it can help reduce reflux if used with a crib wedge.