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These are the 5 best cribs that turn into twin beds

A toddler’s transition from a crib to a bed is one of the most exciting milestones for them and their parents. It’s the end of your child’s baby stage and marks the beginning of their life as a “big kid” who has more independence and confidence in themselves. As much as you wish that your child would stay a baby forever, the reality is that your onetime little one isn’t so little anyone, which never ceases to amaze you. Prepare for this moment ahead of time with a convertible crib that grows along with them.

These convenient bedding solutions can easily go from cribs to toddler beds that are low to the ground, for a safe progression into the most fun years of your newly big kid’s childhood.

Most stylish convertible crib

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

In a fashionable mid-century modern style, the Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib includes a conversion kit to easily convert into a toddler bed when it’s time to make the big change. The Hudson features four adjustable mattress positions, making it safe to use from the newborn to toddler years and beyond. It has a capacity of 50 pounds and can also be turned into a daybed, for upscale convenience.

Made with solid New Zealand pine wood, this bed is a sustainable and eco-friendly option for your home. It is finished with nontoxic, multistep painting that is lead-free and phthalate safe. Your nursery will look great by adding this sharp-looking, convertible crib that will provide a cozy bed for your growing little one for many years.

Best classic design in a convertible crib

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
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The DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib features an elegant and classic design that’s fit for a little prince or princess. The handsome crib features rounded edges, gorgeous detailing, and a sturdy build, which can withstand even the most active babies and toddlers.

This crib easily converts to a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed, which can grow with your child from the time they are a newborn until their teen years. And, although that may seem a lifetime away from now, you can be sure it’ll feel like the blink of an eye (so get in those hugs when you can). Invest in a crib that will stay with your family for many years to come because it is built from quality materials that are eco-friendly and nontoxic.

Best budget convertible crib

Ikea Gulliver crib
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The timeless Gulliver crib from Ikea features the simple and modern lines that are expected from this popular budget brand. With excellent quality and a sturdy build, this convertible crib comes at a great price point for new parents. With so much to spend on other baby items, it’s an excellent opportunity for you to save some money when buying a bed that can transition with your baby as they begin to grow.

This crib safely turns into a toddler bed that is low to the ground for your baby to continue to sleep comfortably once they are big enough and no longer need the railings. It offers excellent durability and fashionable design, and it includes the conversion kit for your convenience.

Best convertible crib with extra storage

west elm x pbk Modern Convertible Storage Crib
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Pottery Barn Kids has collaborated with west elm to create a practical, convertible storage crib that also provides much-needed storage for you and your baby. The west elm x pbk Modern Convertible Storage Crib is ideal for modern families with limited space and an unlimited sense of fashion. It features clean lines, superior craftsmanship, and solid wood that would provide a stunning look to your baby’s nursery.

You will love the combination of colors and gorgeous design of this excellent convertible crib that offers two height options to accommodate your growing baby.

As your little one develops into a toddler, you can transform this crib into a lovely toddler bed with the use of a conversion kit. We suggest you purchase the conversion kit at the same time, so you’re ready to go when the time comes.

The extra storage provided by this crib is handy for small apartments or nurseries that don’t have much storage space. Use the drawers for linens, clothes, or diapers. Access them easily any time you need to and keep your nursery space looking neat and organized with minimal effort on your part.

Best with toddler railings

Mid-Century 3-in-1 Spindle Crib
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Many new parents feel uneasy to move their baby into a toddler bed with no railings. If you feel the same way, the Mid-Century 3-in-1 Spindle Crib from Crate&kids is perfect for you. It is a gorgeous two-tone crib with a vintage look and modern functionality that features a beveled-edge framing and tapered legs. Made from white oak, it has a soft glaze finish in low-emission engineered wood that is environmentally conscious.

When the time comes for your baby moving on to a toddler bed, you can easily convert the crib. You won’t have to worry about midnight tears or worrying about your child falling out of bed — the railing guards them while sleeping, so the whole family wakes up feeling refreshed.

And, as your child continues to grow, you can turn this convenient sleeper into a beautiful retro bed that will look sharp in your teenager’s room. It retains the two-tone look throughout, so you can keep this entire bedroom set through the transitions.

With so many baby items to purchase, it’s a good idea to consider a convertible crib for your baby. These money-saving solutions will grow along with your child, so their bed is one less thing to worry about as they turn into toddlers and eventually become big kids. Get one bed now and keep it for many years because, quite frankly, you’ll already have enough on your plate as a parent!

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