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Top 6 Best Mini Cribs 2020

Last Updated May 19, 2020

By  Janice Warren

These days, traditional cribs just are not cutting it for all sorts of parents around the globe. They're too big, for one thing-- many parents complain that regular cribs simply take up way to much room-- and there is no tangible benefit this, particularly if space is of the essence. Accordingly, mini cribs are becoming more and more popular, and not just for folks living in smaller houses and apartments. The fact of the matter is that, for some, a regular-sized crib is just wildly inefficient. A mini crib is able to provide everything that a regular crib does, while using way less space and often saving you money. Plus, as you will see as this list continues, many of the best names in the mini crib industry are coming up with ingenious ways to provide value for your dollar, including conversion possibilities that will see mini cribs grow with babies as they become toddlers.

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Dream On Me Aden 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib, White
  • LONG LASTING - Made of New Zealand pinewood, the Aden 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib is...
  • 4-in-1 CONVERTIBILITY OPTIONS - The Aden grows along with your child! You can convert...
  • YOUR SAFETY MATTERS - The Aden 4-in-1 is JPMA Certified to meet or exceed all safety...
  • SMALL WONDER - Compact dimensions mean the Aden occupies a small footprint. But...
  • MATTRESS COMPATIBILITY - The Aden measures 39”Lx28"Wx37”H. For the best fit, we...

Like all relatively fresh products entering the marketplace, however, a wide range of mini cribs are now available-- and they represent a drastic range of quality. So, we set out to find the top cribs on the online market and review them so that you can buy the best mini crib imaginable for your baby.

But what makes one mini crib better than the rest? And how did we decide which as best? These are good questions, of course. We looked at many mini cribs and examined their ability to suit your needs; adjustability of mattress positions, whether there are options to convert to suit the growth of your baby into a toddler, and whether the crib can be folded and easily transferred.

In the end, we landed on a few mini cribs that really stand out and set themselves apart from the pack for all sorts of reasons. We truly believe that each of the options we selected has its own unique perks and special characteristics. If you want to make sure your baby has the perfect bed, continue reading!

Best Mini Cribs of 2020

1) Dream on Me Aden Convertible 4-in-1 Mini Crib

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Dream On Me Aden 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib, White
  • LONG LASTING - Made of New Zealand pinewood, the Aden 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib is...
  • 4-in-1 CONVERTIBILITY OPTIONS - The Aden grows along with your child! You can convert...
  • YOUR SAFETY MATTERS - The Aden 4-in-1 is JPMA Certified to meet or exceed all safety...
  • SMALL WONDER - Compact dimensions mean the Aden occupies a small footprint. But...
  • MATTRESS COMPATIBILITY - The Aden measures 39”Lx28"Wx37”H. For the best fit, we...

When we first looked into this crib and saw the amount it was being sold for, we thought the price might just be too good to be true. Fortunately for you, the deal is legitimate and this amazing mini crib can be yours at a price which represents simply incredible value. Like any ideal mini crib, the adjustable mattress can grow with your baby, as the convertible mini crib becomes a toddler bed with several stages in between. Unlike a standard crib, Dream on Me mini cribs give all sorts of versatility.

Obviously, a bed like this is perfectly suited for small spaces, but this crib is also excellent in a bigger room-- why waste space, no matter where you are? The 4-in-1 feature is immaculate and yet simple, as each of the four options is going to match the needs of your little one as they grown from a baby to a toddler. In terms of height, there are three settings. But the real dynamic element of the Dream on Me 4-in-1 mini crib is that it changes from a basic mini crib, and then can evolve into a twin bed that is perfect for a toddler. The twin-size bed is just as cozy, stylish, and functional as the crib in its infancy, making it a perfect bed for the first several years of the life of your baby.

This bed, "the Aden" for short, is the best on the market for all of these reasons. Functional, stylish, adjustable, and cost-effective. What else can you ask from the best mini crib on the market? There is definitely some solid competition for the Aden, but most mini cribs fail to achieve all of these features so perfectly and still be so affordable. If you're looking for a standard mini crib, a bed for your toddler, or a portable crib, this serves the purpose of each and is able to save space for you in the process.

To summarize, this mini crib can be set to three different heights, is incredibly sturdy and built from high-quality materials, has stationary sides, and can be purchased in one of seven colors, ranging from black and white to cherry and espresso.

2) Dream on Me Addison 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib

Dream On Me Addison 4 in 1 Convertible Mini Crib, White
  • Cribs converts a daybed. Bed frame and Mattress not included.
  • Tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed government and ASTM safety...
  • All tools for assembly included
  • 3 position mattress support system
  • Constructed out of New Zealand pine wood

Unique to this crib is a remarkable aesthetic. There is something quaint and particularly charming about the curvature of this little bed, which sets it apart from many other mini cribs on the market. As well all know, particularly with today's generation of parents, style matters. But this mini crib isn't just about style and certainly does not sacrifice substance. It is well-built and versatile, making it a perfect crib for babies as they grow into toddlers.

Initially, this mini crib works excellently for newborns. As they grow, it converts into several more positions to match the development of your baby. Eventually, this converts into a twin-size bed and a day bed, so it will be years before you have to buy another bed for your growing child. Is it the best mini crib on the market? Not quite, as there are a few elements that are slightly imperfect. For example, the mattress is not as comfortable as it should be. This common complaint is usually addressed by simply upgrading the mattress, which is definitely doable-- but this mini crib is already priced slightly higher than many others, so buying a new mattress for the crib is not necessarily ideal. And yet this thin mattress is not the end of the world. It's still a fantastic crib with lots of potential for your child, functioning as an excellent toddler bed as well. The mattress keeps it from being the best, but there are many reasons why it deserves to be so close to the top of this list of mini cribs.

To conclude, we love the ergonomic, stylish design. From the curves to the authentic finish of pine, as well as five choices of color, this is a beautiful crib and that must not be overlooked. The three positions are all important and allow for your baby to grow with the crib and the mattress.

3) Dream on Me Violet Mini Crib

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Dream On Me Violet Mini Crib, Black
  • Cribs converts a daybed. Bed frame and Mattress not included. 1'' Changing Pad...
  • Tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed government and ASTM safety...
  • All tools for assembly included
  • 3 position mattress support system. Solid pine wood finish
  • Constructed out of New Zealand pine wood

The Violet mini crib is fantastic if you are looking for a high-quality, top of the line crib which is not going to disrupt your finances all too much. Playing on the curvy crib aesthetic, this is a stylish crib which is also undoubtedly of high quality. You can choose between five colors, as well, which will help you match the style of the room in which the mini crib will be located.

As your baby develops and flourishes and gets bigger, it is very easy to convert the crib into a mini daybed and eventually a twin bed. Unfortunately, the build of this crib calls for a mattress which is merely 2 inches or less, and it comes with a 1-inch mattress. Many children prefer a thicker and cozier mattress pad, so this would likely be the source of most dissatisfaction with this particular mini crib. Otherwise, it still beats your standard mini crib, and the mattress can always be reinforced for greater comfort.

Is this the best crib on the market? Not quite. Nonetheless, it is a very good crib with adjustable mattress positions, a fine mattress pad, and a convertible design. Choose between five colors and enjoy the sturdy, aesthetic quality of the New Zealand pine. This is a very good crib for your baby, and considering the price, it is of wonderful quality.

4) Delta Children Portable Mini Crib

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Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Baby Crib with Mattress, Dark Cherry
  • GREAT CRIB FOR SMALL SPACES OR TRAVEL: Crib includes casters for easy mobility;...
  • GROWS WITH BABY: The 2 position mattress height adjustment on this crib allows you to...
  • BUILT TO LAST: Strong and sturdy wood construction helps create a dream nursery where...
  • WE PUT YOUR BABY’S SAFETY FIRST: This crib is JPMA certified to meet or exceed all...
  • SIZE: 39 Inches W x 25 Inches D x 37.25 Inches H; Cuna para bebé que cuenta con dos...

If you are looking for portability, this mini crib by Delta is a fantastic option. Unlike some other cribs, this comes with lockable wheels, making it very easy to move from place to place. As far as exclusively portable mini cribs go, this is likely the best on the market. It is extremely light, easy to fold, remarkably convertible, and can conveniently be stored in small spaces when not being used. Is it the best mini crib in general? Not quite. But this mini crib is ideal for guests, or to keep at grandparent's houses. As such, it is not as aesthetically pleasing as some of the others, as it is definitely meant as a means to an end, rather than a full-time crib. Still, the mattress pad is comfortable, it can be adjusted into two different alignment as to be worked as a bassinet or a playpen, as well. At the end of the day, this is a really good bed for your baby or toddler, but not as an everyday option. Compared to other mini cribs, the price is excellent. You can choose between three different neutral tones, as well. It loses points because it is not a convertible mini crib in the same sense as others, many of which turn from newborn nest into toddler bed, but it is still the best portable crib on the market by value and by functionality. Defined by its lockable wheels, convenient portability, extremely affordable price, and spatial efficiency, this is a great choice for a secondary mini crib.

5) DaVinci Kalani 2-in-1 Mini Crib and Twin Bed

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib in Chestnut | Greenguard Gold Certified
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified: We've tested this product for over 10,000 chemicals! It...
  • 4-in-1 CONVERTIBILITY: Designed to save you the hassle (and extra money!) of buying...
  • GROWS WITH BABY: 4 adjustable mattress positions that you can lower as your baby...
  • SPACE EFFICIENT: A mini crib is a great alternative for smaller spaces (such as...
  • BASSINET ALTERNATIVE: The American Pediatric Association recommends co-sleeping for...

A more traditional convertible mini crib, this 2-in-1 option is spatially efficient and cost-effective. Not to mention, it is stylish and comfortable, as well. There are four different mattress positions you can choose from, which gives you the freedom and ability to match the crib to the needs and desires of your growing baby as they become a toddler. Unlike some other options, this change requires the purchase of a conversion kit. The conversion kit is easy to use, however, and the price is totally reasonable. Compared to other mini cribs or a standard crib, this is an affordable but high-quality option that, while lacking in 'wow' factor, is still aesthetically pleasing and impressively built. In terms of the mattress pad, this is yet another example of a 1-inch mattress which some people think could be thicker or more comfortable. Many parents have decided to purchase a thicker sprung mattress for this crib, though this is certainly not essential.

Choose from five stylish colors, adjust between four mattress positions, and do not forget to purchase the conversion kit so this crib can evolve with your baby as they become a toddler.

6) Babyletto Origami Mini Crib

Babyletto Origami Mini Portable Crib with Wheels in White - 2 Adjustable Mattress Positions,...
  • URBAN STYLE AND SIZE: Designed for urban living with a foldable frame and removable...
  • GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED: The Origami has been tested for over 10,000 chemicals and...
  • ADJUSTABLE MATTRESS HEIGHT: The low-profile design and 2 adjustable mattress...
  • SUSTAINABLE DESIGN: Made with sustainably sourced solid New Zealand pine wood, one of...
  • SAFE FOR BABE: We go the extra step to ensure your babe's safety. Finished in a...

The Babyletto Origami mini crib is a wonderful crib if you are tight on space and need something cute, functional, and cost-effective. The lockable wheels also add to its versatility. This is certainly not the flashiest or best of the cribs on the market today, but the adjustable mattress levels, lockable wheels, and the impressive mattress support make it a crib worth mentioning!

The downside of this particular crib is that it is not very affordable, but you definitely get what you pay for-- a very high quality, sturdy, moveable mini crib which affords conveniences which many others on the market do not.

Mini Crib FAQ: You Asked, We Answer

How long can you use a mini crib for?

This is a very common question. Because most of these mini cribs are convertible, they are meant to last for the entire duration of your baby and their journey into toddlerhood. Unlike regular cribs, this is an adjustable choice that allows for years of growth on behalf of your baby. Eventually, your toddler will outgrow the crib, but that does not mean that the crib itself will be ready to retire either-- many parents use the same mini crib for their next child or children, and all of the mini cribs on this list are designed to last for more time than just the one baby would imply. Sometimes it will be necessary to purchase certain replacements, such as a new mattress every few years, but generally, these are sturdy products that are meant to last a while!

What is the best mini-crib?

This is a tough question, of course, because different situations call for different cribs. In determining the best of the best, we decided to look for versatility, cost-effectiveness, adjustability, comfort, and style. For these reasons, we decided upon the Dream on Me Aden Convertible 4-in-1 mini crib, which is great for newborns and even becomes an exceptional twin bed for toddlers. Nonetheless, we realize that our judgment, while quite well-informed, is not going to be universally agreed upon by all parents-- and, perhaps more importantly, nor will it be agreed upon by all babies!

What's the difference between a mini crib and regular?

Well, as implied by the name, the biggest difference is of course in the size of each type of crib. While a mini crib can often be extended into a twin bed for a toddler, they are still considerably smaller than a regular crib. Generally, a mini crib comes in at about 65% the size of a standard crib, sometimes even smaller. Whereas standard cribs are meant to stay in one place, mini cribs are often used as portable cribs, whether that is because they are being moved within the home or being taken to and from different locations.

Can a newborn sleep in a mini crib?

That depends on the mini crib! Many parents will choose to purchase a convertible mini crib which can be used from the earliest weeks of a baby's life until decently far into toddlerhood. Of course, if this is your intention, you want to make sure you are buying a model that is specifically designed to be used for newborns!

If you have any questions or concerns about mini cribs, feel free to ask us. We are committed to providing you with the best information possible regarding everything you want to know about your potential purchase of a mini crib. Canada and its parents are becoming increasingly curious about this type of crib, so perhaps its time you investigate!

Janice Warren


Janice is a full-time writer at Infantcore, writing about her experiences as mother of 4.

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