How Are Convertible Baby Cribs Different From Standard Cribs?


A crib is a crib, right? Well, if that were true, then we wouldn’t have options aside from material, style, and color.

Today’s parent has more crib options than any generation previous. Choosing from the wide variety of available styles and finishes is only the beginning. Families now have the power to get a crib that satisfies the changing needs of their children. How do you know what you want unless you know the differences between the types of cribs available?

Fear not. We will highlight below the two distinctive types of baby cribs available in today’s market: convertible and standard. We hope this will help you make the best decision for your family.

Convertible Baby Cribs vs. Standard Cribs

Convertible cribs, as their name implies, convert from a crib into another type of bed. There are two types: 2-in-1 and 3-in-1.

2-in-1 convertible cribs convert from a crib into an open-front toddler bed.

3-in-1 convertible cribs convert from a crib into an open-front toddler bed and finally into a full size bed. This versatile crib is the best value because your initial purchase covers your child’s needs for many years: from infant to toddler to big-kid!

Whichever type you choose, convertible cribs reduce your overall expense and stretch your dollar as your child grows.

Standard cribs, on the other hand, do not convert. They are a simple crib designed only for your infant until he or she is ready for a toddler or full size bed. If you purchase a standard crib, you will need to buy additional furniture before your child outgrows the crib and starts climbing out!

To get a look at more convertible crib styles, including 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 models, visit the Rooms4Kids convertible cribs gallery0202.