The best baby cribs of 2020

One of the most important purchases you’ll make when buying baby gear is the crib — the place where your little one will spend countless hours sleeping.

The best crib for your baby needs to be safe and comfortable for your little one, of course, but you might also appreciate if it came with extra features like a changing table, or if it can convert into a toddler bed or daybed so that you can get more years of use out of it.

To help you navigate your options, we surveyed more than 5,000 Pampers Parents to find out which baby cribs they think are the very best. We then reviewed these products, adding some Pampers Parents pros and cons to each, so you can make an informed choice about which crib to buy.

The Different Types of Baby Cribs

A crib is one of those baby gear essentials you’ll need to get either before your little one arrives, or soon after, if he’ll be sleeping in a bassinet for the first few weeks.

Before browsing our list of the best baby cribs, think about what kind of crib you’d like, as they come in a few different styles:

  • Standard baby cribs. These are your typical rectangular cribs that serve only as a crib and nothing more. They suit the purpose perfectly, but you’ll need to buy a changing table separately and upgrade to a toddler bed or a single bed when the time comes.

  • Multipurpose baby cribs. These baby cribs come with a changing table and usually some extra storage in the form of shelves or drawers. You might prefer these multifunctional cribs if space is at a premium. In some cases, it can work out to be cheaper to buy one of these, as you don’t have to buy the changing table separately.

  • Convertible baby cribs. This kind of crib can grow with your baby as it can be converted into a toddler bed as well as a daybed later on. Some of these convertibles can also be transformed into a double bed that has a footboard, so you can get many, many years of use out of the original purchase. Keep in mind that most convertible cribs require that you buy the conversion kit and items such as a larger mattress and bed frame later on to make these conversions work. Even with these extra purchases, buying this type of crib may end up being a money-saver in the long run. If you’re interested in a convertible crib, check out the white baby cribs and the modern baby cribs on our list, as they are all convertible.

  • Portable baby cribs. If you’d like a small baby crib that is lightweight for travel, then you may like to purchase a portable crib as well. This style is also great for moving from room to room. Some Pampers Parents noted that they purchased one portable crib for travel, and another crib for the nursery.

  • Round or oval baby cribs. Although these didn’t make the Pampers Parents list, you might like the look of round or oval-shaped baby cribs. These aren’t usually convertible and can sometimes come with a bigger price tag. The irregular shape may also make it trickier to buy a mattress and fitted sheets that fit. Nevertheless, round or oval baby cribs can be a beautiful centerpiece for your little one’s nursery.

I wanted something that would grow with our family. I viewed the crib as an investment for my child that we would use for many years and not be done with after the first two years.”

Pampers Parent

Best Cribs With a Changing Table

Delta Children Abby Convertible Crib and Changer

Why pick this one? This is the best baby crib according to Pampers Parents. The big benefit of this product is that it’s both multipurpose and convertible.

This baby crib comes with a changing table, two shelves, and two drawers. Plus, as your little one grows, it can convert into a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to buy some extras like the toddler guardrail and metal bed frame when the time comes to transform the crib, so there will be some extra costs involved in getting full use out of this product.

Made of wood, this baby crib is available in gray, white, and dark brown. All in all, this crib is a product you can get lots of use out of over the years.

Highlights: The changing table comes with a water-resistant changing pad, too.

Graco Travel Lite Crib
Item size23.2 x 33.5 x 32.2 inches
Item weight19 pounds
Child weightUp to 15 pounds [newborn stage]; Up to 20 pounds [infant stage]
Child heightUp to 35 inches [play yard stage]

Price*: about $309.92 on

Pampers Parents pros and cons:

  • Pros: This is a high-quality and durable crib. Everything you need, like diapers and wipes, can be placed nearby with the additional storage spaces. It also grows with the child so it can be used for several years.

  • Cons: Some Pampers Parents wished the changing table was bigger. The extra expense of buying what’s needed to convert the crib was also a disadvantage for many Pampers Parents.

Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer With Drawer

Why pick this one? Another great option for a baby crib that comes with a changing table is this Graco version.

Under the changing table there are two big open shelves, which you might like to organize with baskets, and right under the crib there is a large drawer for additional storage.

Although you might find that the drawer under the crib is a little too low for everyday use, it's handy for items that you only need occasionally such as spare bedding or out-of-season clothes. The drawer holds plenty, and will keep items out of sight.

The changing table comes with a water-resistant changing pad, which has a strap to help secure your little one — though you should always keep a hand on your little one, too.

The versatility of this baby crib doesn’t end here. It also converts from a crib to a toddler bed, daybed, and then even to a full-size bed.

If you’d like a guardrail for when the crib converts to a toddler bed, you can buy the matching Graco guardrail separately.

Eventually, you can use the bell-shaped side rail as a headboard when you convert the crib into a full-size bed, meaning this crib can be used for several years to come — even until your little one is a teen and beyond! Just keep in mind that the full-size mattress and bed frame will need to be purchased separately, just like the guardrail.

Highlights: Although this particular baby crib is white, the style also comes in a natural wood color, dark brown, dark gray, and light gray so you can pick the color that best suits your nursery.

HALO 3-in-1 DreamNest Bassinet, Portable Crib
Item size32 x 16 x 9.5 inches
Item weight27.8 pounds
Child heightUp to 15 pounds [bassinet attachment]; up to 30 pounds [crib and travel cot]

Price*: about $249.99 on

Pampers Parents pros and cons:

  • Pros: Sturdy and easy to put together. The extra drawer under the crib is great for storage. It has a great price for getting both a crib and a changing table. If you have a small nursery, this crib and changing table combination helps you maximize the space.

  • Cons: Could use more storage and a bigger changing table.

3. Lotus Travel Crib

This crib will be his bed for years and that really reduces the stress of him transitioning from crib to toddler bed and beyond.

Pampers Parent

Best White Baby Cribs

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why pick this one? This crib by Babyletto has a mid-century modern style with a flush top, round slats, and turned-out feet. If you’re looking for a white baby crib to suit your nursery, then look no further!

Unlike some other convertible cribs, this product comes with the toddler bed conversion kit included. That means that when the time comes to transform the crib into a toddler bed, you won’t have to buy an additional side rail, as you’ll already have it at home and ready to go.

Another benefit of this crib is that it has four mattress level settings. You can place it higher when your little one’s still a newborn, and then lower as your baby learns to sit and stand. Most cribs only offer three mattress heights.

Highlights: This baby crib is made of solid New Zealand pine. If you don’t end up wanting a white baby crib, it also comes in other colors like back, dark brown with white slats, natural, and gray.

Lotus Travel Crib
Item size46 x 31 x 25.5 inches
Item weight12 pounds
Child age0 to 3 years

Price*: about $379.00 on

Pampers Parents pros and cons:

  • Pros: The modern aesthetic of the baby crib, and that it comes with the guardrail for the toddler bed so that you don’t have to make an additional purchase later on.

  • Cons: It doesn’t convert to a full-size bed. Some Pampers Parents noted that for them the paint seemed to chip easily or the wood dents.

Evolur Aurora 5-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why pick this one? For a white baby crib that is very decorative, consider the “Aurora” by Evolur. The crib comes with a ribbon and bow detail on the headboard, which is curved, and also the sideboard. The curved feet add a special touch to the design.

This product converts all the way from a crib to a full-size bed with a footboard. Just keep in mind that the conversion kit must be purchased separately.

In addition to white, this baby crib is available in several unusual colors like dusty gold, blush pink, a silvery gray, and a pearly cream color. The color choices along with its beautiful design mean that this crib could be just the one to tie the look of your baby’s nursery together.

One thing to keep in mind with this product is its hefty price tag. At about 500 dollars, this baby crib doesn’t come cheap — it’s actually the most expensive crib on our list.

Highlights: To complete the set, consider buying the double dresser, bookcase, tall chest, and nightstand from Evolur’s Aurora collection.

Dream On Me 2-in-1 Portable Folding Stationary Side Crib
Item size40 x 26 x 38 inches
Item weight31 pounds
Child weightUp to 35 pounds

Price*: about $480.99 on

Pampers Parents pros and cons:

  • Pros: It’s pretty and the five stages mean it can be used for a very long time.

  • Cons: The conversion kit is a separate purchase.

Best Modern Baby Cribs

Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why pick this one? Overall, this baby crib was voted as the second best by Pampers Parents. If you're looking for a modern baby crib that is very reasonably priced, this crib could be the perfect choice.

You can get several years of use out of this product as it converts from a crib to a toddler bed, then to a daybed, and finally a full-size bed with a footboard.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to buy the toddler bed guardrail, full-size bed conversion kit, and full-size mattress separately, but you may find this is still better value for money than buying a new bed each time your little one is ready for an upgrade.

The Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib comes in all the typical crib colors including white, dark gray, light gray, and dark brown.

Highlights: In the crib configuration, there are three mattress levels to choose from; in the daybed setting you can set the mattress at two different heights.

Flisko 2-in-1 Travel Crib & Bassinet
Item size23.5 x 20.8 x 6.6 inches
Item weight14.67 pounds

Price*: about $159.99 on

Pampers Parents pros and cons:

  • Pros: Reasonably priced, versatile, and easy to put together.

  • Cons: The things you need to convert the crib need to be purchased separately, adding to the overall cost. Some Pampers Parents would have preferred that it came in more colors.

We like the fact that this crib can easily be adjusted as our child grows into the different stages of life.

Pampers Parent

Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why pick this one? This baby crib has an undeniably modern and sleek look. The no-frills style crib would suit almost any nursery decor, but might be an especially good choice if your baby’s nursery has a modern aesthetic with clean lines and a focus on minimalism and functionality.

This product can be used in five different ways, from a crib all the way through to a full-size bed with a footboard.

As with many other convertible baby cribs, the toddler safety rail on this one needs to be purchased separately. When it’s time to convert the crib to a full-size bed, you’ll need to buy the bed frame and mattress separately as well.

Highlights: Unlike many other brands and models, this crib comes in a wide array of colors, so you can find just the shade that’s right for your baby’s nursery. Dream On Me offers colors ranging from royal blue and emerald green to aqua and lavender, as well as the more standard baby crib colors like white, gray, and dark brown.

BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light
Item size44 x 25 x 32 inches
Item weight11 pounds
Child age0 to 3 years

Price*: about $121 on

Pampers Parents pros and cons:

  • Pros: Lightweight and durable. Easy to put together. There’s a great variety of color choices. Can get many years of use out of it.

  • Cons: Some Pampers Parents wished the conversion kit was included in the price.

Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Why pick this one? This simple, minimalistic, and modern baby crib by Union comes in a range of lovely colors so that you can find the perfect one for your baby’s nursery. Beyond the classic white, it also comes in brown, gray, blue, and a sunny yellow color.

Unlike many other cribs, this one has four adjustable mattress height settings so that you can safely put your baby down to sleep knowing that he won’t be able to crawl out. Most other baby cribs offer only three mattress height settings.

This crib converts from a toddler bed to a daybed, but it doesn’t convert to a full-size bed.

Highlights: This crib is made of New Zealand pine.

Baby Delight Go With Me Nod Deluxe Portable Crib & Playard
Item size44 x 23 x 26 inches
Item weight13.9 pounds
Child age0 to 3 years
Child weightUp to 50 pounds
Child heightUp to 35 inches

Price*: about $109.29 on

Pampers Parents pros and cons:

  • Pros: It’s easy to assemble. It will grow with your little one. It has a simple design with clean lines and a sleek look while still being sturdy.

  • Cons: Some Pampers Parents would have loved if it came with some storage like shelves or a drawer.

Best Small and Portable Baby Cribs

Graco Travel Lite Crib With Stages

Why pick this one? If you’re looking for a small and portable baby crib that you can take on vacation or a visit to the grandparents, then consider this Graco Travel Lite Crib. It weighs less than 20 pounds and folds compact in a matching travel case.

This crib has two mattress heights, and it can eventually be converted into a play yard, which the manufacturer says can be used for both play and sleep.

The crib has an overhead canopy, which can be used to block out a little light. The hanging plush toys that attach to the canopy will be fun for your little one to look at, though you'll need to remove them for safety's sake once your little one can reach them and pull them down.

The mesh sides of the crib are breathable and allow you to see into the crib more easily. The wheels make it easier to move the crib from room to room, and the crib comes with a quilted mattress pad.

Highlights: There are two buttons you can push to easily fold the crib for travel or storage. The bag that's included has a convenient handle.

Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Baby Crib
Item size40 x 25.25 x 40 inches
Item weight35 pounds
Child weight5 to 35 pounds

Price*: about $111.46 on

Pampers Parents pros and cons:

  • Pros: Great portability, and easy to move around the house or fit in the car for travel. When assembled, it doesn’t take up too much room either.

  • Cons: Stage one only works for a baby weight of up to 15 pounds, which means it may not last too long in this setting. The mobile toys are boring. It’s not always easy to fold down and assemble this portable baby crib.

BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light

Why pick this one? For a small, light, and portable baby crib that’s simple in design but functional, look no further than this BabyBjorn Travel Crib.

Although this is a simple crib with just one mattress height setting (the mattress is just above floor level), it offers a great place to put your baby down to sleep if you're out and about or visiting relatives.

The manufacturer says it can be used from the newborn stage until your little one is about 3 years old. Just remember to stop using the crib if your toddler can crawl out of it any earlier than this.

The crib comes with a mattress, so you won’t need to spend extra on buying a mattress. The mesh sides of the crib are great for ventilation, and for you to be able to see into the crib from all sides.

This portable baby crib folds up kind of like a tent, and fits in a case with a handle.

The crib comes in a silvery gray color, as well as black.

Highlights: The fabrics of the crib and the mattress cover are machine washable, so you won't have to worry about getting rid of baby drool or even dirt from outdoor use.

BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light
Item weight 13 pounds
Item size 32.2 x 44 x 25 inches [assembled] 19 x 23.5 x 5.5 inches [folded up in carry bag]
Mattress settings 1 height

Price*: about $299.99 on

Pampers Parents pros and cons:

  • Pros: It’s easy to assemble, carry, and store. It’s lightweight and sturdy.

  • Cons: Some Pampers Parents wished it had a higher mattress level for newborns as picking the baby essentially off the floor can be hard on the back. The mattress could also be thicker.

How to Choose the Right Portable Crib For You

A portable crib can be a lifesaver if you plan to travel with your baby or are tight on space at home and are looking for something smaller than a regular crib. Many of the cribs on our list also double as a portable bassinet and/or play yard, which means you can get extra use out of the product. To decide which is best for you, it helps to consider whether you just plan to move your portable crib from room to room, need the crib to fit the trunk of your car when it’s folded, or need it to be compact and lightweight enough to be stowed in an airplane overhead bin. These are the kinds of questions to ask yourself before making a purchase:

  • Can the crib be converted into a bassinet, cot, or play yard?

  • Does the crib or play yard have mesh sides?

  • Does the play yard have zippered sides for easy access?

  • Is a mattress included?

  • How easy is it to find a fitted sheet for the mattress?

  • Does the baby lie close to the floor or higher up for easier access?

  • Is the mattress height adjustable?

  • How easy is it to assemble and disassemble?

  • Does the product come with a carrying case?

  • Are the fabrics machine-washable?

  • Is the product lightweight enough?

  • How compactly does the portable crib fold?

  • Is the footprint of the crib large or small enough for your needs?

The Bottom Line

There are many different options when it comes to choosing a travel crib for your little one. You could go with the more traditional wooden crib that folds up for storage and may even fit into the trunk of your car. This style could work well as a crib you can move from room to room, or to set up at the grandparents’ home for overnight stays. Or, you may prefer a more compact portable crib that doubles as a play yard and folds so small that it’s even great for airplane travel. Whichever option you select from this list, you’ll be making a great choice. A travel crib can be an essential piece of baby gear that you can't live without.

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How We Got These Results
We surveyed thousands of parents in the Pampers Community and asked them to choose the products they love the most, and to share their views on specific products and product categories. Based on the survey responses, we have taken the top product picks and added our own research to create this article. The aim is to help you choose the right product for you and your family. We might receive commissions on purchases made from the links in this article, but the products featured are the Pampers Community’s top choices.

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