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Top Budget-Friendly Cribs of 2024

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There is no “right” time to start shopping for a crib. Some parents-to-be are excited and want the nursery to be perfect before their baby comes home. Others put off their search, opting to use a bassinet for the first little while, then later move into a crib as their little one starts to grow out of it.

If you’re using a bassinet and you’re not sure whether your little one is ready to transition to a crib, here are four key things to look for:

1. They surpassed the weight limit of their bassinet
2. Your baby is rolling over
3. If your baby looks cramped in their bassinet
4. Your baby is sitting up

Regardless of when you start shopping, we can help you find the perfect crib for your nursery.

What to Look for?

Are you looking for a crib that offers functionality and visual appeal without breaking the bank? We’ve compiled our top 5 budget-friendly cribs of 2023 that are stylish AND affordable.

All of the cribs we discuss below are made of solid and sustainable New Zealand Pine wood. They are classified as Greenguard Gold Certified, meaning they have been tested for over 10,000 chemical emissions and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), so parents can feel confident knowing that they are making a safe and healthy decision for their little ones.

Without further ado, here are our top crib picks:
1. The Colby 4-in-1 Low-Profile Crib 
 DaVinci Baby - $349*

This simple yet stylish crib option is available in several colour options, including a trendy washed natural and the ever-popular all-white. The Colby is one of the only cribs that has a lower profile headboard AND the ability to convert to a full-sized double bed later**.  The Colby is also available with a trundle drawer in select colours for extra storage space for only $50 more!

2. The Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib by DaVinci Baby - $349* 

Offering a more traditional look, the Kalani 4-in-1 Crib has gentle curves and a versatile look that adds a little something extra to any nursery. The Kalani also has the ability to convert** to a toddler, day bed, and full-sized double bed to ensure you can get the best lifespan out of your purchase.

3. The Charlie 4-in-1 Convertible Crib by DaVinci Baby - $349* 

If you are looking for a crib with a high, solid back headboard that falls within a more reasonable price point, the Charlie 4-in-1 Crib is our go-to suggestion! With a beautifully curved headboard, the Charlie looks stunning as a crib, toddler bed**, and double bed** as your little one grows through the beginning stages of life.

4. The Liberty 3-in-1 Crib by Namesake (formerly known as Million Dollar Baby Classic) - $499*

Like the Kalani, the Liberty has a more vintage look, which includes delicate spindles around all four sides of the crib and higher sides to create a more visually interesting piece. Available only in “Warm White” at this time, this stylish antique look can be dressed up or dressed down to fit your own personal style.

5. The Hudson 3-in-1 Crib by Babyletto - $699* 

The Hudson crib is a long-standing favourite option of parents who are looking for a timeless but modern look for their nursery. One of the best features with the Hudson (and all Babyletto brand cribs) is that it includes the toddler gate in the price point, so parents get everything they need to convert the crib in box when they bring the crib home!

Bonus Crib:

Mini Crib Option: The Dylan 3-in-1 Folding Mini Crib by DaVinci Baby - $239*

The Dylan is a top option for parents with limited space in their nursery or bedroom at a great price point. With the ability to be folded up and tucked away when not in use, as well as converted** into a twin-sized bed later, the Dylan is practical for grandparents and cottages too!

Final Thoughts

The crib is a crucial component of most nurseries, as it is where your little one will sleep and spend a lot of time in their earlier years. By looking into some of the more affordable crib options, parents may opt to spend the money that was saved on something else, like a high-quality mattress, or a dresser that will last into adulthood.

The majority of the options listed above have matching dressers in both 3-Drawer and 6-Drawer sizes, so you can choose the best dresser to fit your space as well as your budget!

As parents, we always look for and want the best for our little ones and it’s advantageous to know that you can still get an amazing, safe crib without having to spend the whole budget on just one piece of furniture.

For more information on building your dream nursery on a budget, please see our article, here. If you didn’t find the perfect crib for you in this article, check out our Nestled website for more options, or come visit us in-store where our knowledgeable advisors can help you find the best fit for you and help you in achieving the next step in your dream nursery! 

Needs more inspiration? Discover our top nursery accessories. You can also check out our Nursery Board on Pinterest, here.

* Prices and availability to change 
** Conversion pieces are sold separately