white mini crib in a cute blue nursery room

Mini cribs are significantly smaller than a standard crib and are much easier to fit into your bedroom and smaller nurseries. They are often on wheels making it very easy to move from room to room if needed.

They also store completely flat making it an easy way to travel or use at a grandparents home. Mini cribs still offer enough space for your little one to comfortably fit until they are ready for a bed around the age of 2 to 3 years old.

In addition to the crib you will also need to purchase the bedding and mattress to fit in a smaller design.

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Safety Certifications

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)

JPMA is a national association comprising of 300 companies that are in the manufacturing or importing business of baby products.

Not every baby product is included in this certification although they must meet federal standards in compliance with the law.

If a product comes with the JPMA seal it has been tested by an independent facility to meet the safety standards developed by ASTM International.

ASTM are a global organisation that set standards to improve the quality of products consumers use. In particular children’s products are based on hazard data which provides an insight into how the products are going to be used or misused by the consumer.

Many products such as car seats have mandatory federal standards for safety before they can be sold.

Best Mini Cribs Available

1. Delta Children Portable Mini Crib, White

Delta Children Portable Mini Crib, White

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Features

  • Lightweight multi purpose crib; Folds flat for easy travel and storage; Stylish, compact and versatile in design
  • Stationary front and back rail; 4 Casters; Strong and sturdy wood construction
  • 2 Position mattress height adjustment; Use only the mattress supplied by Deltas Childrens Products;
  • JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC and ASTM; Assembled Dimensions: 39"(W) x 25"(D) x 3725"(H)
  • This item is eligible for free replacement parts. Contact Amazon Customer Service for more information.

The Delta Children Portable Mini Crib is a lightweight, multipurpose option that is on wheels.

Key Features

  • Fold flat
  • Compact and easy to assemble
  • Wood construction
  • 2 position mattress height options
  • JPMA certified

With a strong and sturdy wooden construction this crib has been designed to last. It has a stationary front and back rail along with 4 casters making.

Ideal for small spaces this model will easily fit beside your bed or in a small nursery. It folds down to flat so it is also a great travel crib.

One of the positives with this design is that it is very easy to put together. Fully assembled it measures 39”W x 25”D x 37.25”H. The wheels also make it very easy to move around as needed.

Certified to meet the JPMA standards it has also been tested for lead and other toxic elements as per the ASTM safety standards.

This crib comes with a mattress although it is quite thin at 1″ so consider purchasing a new one separately.

There are two different height levels for the mattress with the Delta Children Portable Mini Crib which accommodating for a growing baby.

Pros

  • Solid, wooden construction
  • On wheels
  • Folds completely flat
  • Easy to transport and store

Cons

  • Mattress on the thin side

2. DaVinci Kalani 2-in-1 Mini Crib and Twin Bed In White Finish

DaVinci Kalani 2-in-1 Mini Crib and Twin Bed In White Finish

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Features

  • Lower profile crib for easy reach and 2 adjustable mattress positions
  • Meets ASTM international and U.S. CPSC safety standards & includes 1-year warranty
  • Made of 100% sustainable New Zealand pine wood with a CARB II compliant MDF board over the metal mattress support
  • Finished in non-toxic multi-step painting process, lead and phthalate saf
  • Converts to twin-size bed (conversion kit M4799 sold separately); 1'' waterproof pad included (4" DaVinci mattress option sold separately for added cushioning)

The DaVinci Kalani is a two in one mini crib that can be converted into a twin size bed.

Key Features

  • Low profile crib
  • 4 adjustable mattress positions
  • Made from New Zealand pine wood
  • Non-toxic paint
  • 1″ waterproof pad included
  • Safe to use
  • Available in 3 different colors

If you purchase the twin size bed conversion kit you can convert this crib into a bed once your little one out grows it. If you plan to do this then I recommend buying the conversion kit at the time of purchase incase they discontinue making this model

This comes with a Greenguard gold certification meaning it has been screen for over 10,000 chemicals and VOCs (volatile organic compounds). It also meets the ASTM and US CPSC safety standards.

Made from wood, there are metal mattress supports to further stabilize this crib. Finished with non-toxic, lead and phthalate free paint this crib is safe for use.

Included is a 1″ waterproof mattress although I highly recommend upgrading this to the 4″ mattress.

With 4 different mattress height options the DaVinci Kalani can be used and adjusted as needed.

Pros

  • Wood design
  • Non-toxic and safety approved
  • 4 different mattress levels
  • Option to convert to a twin bed

Cons

  • Included mattress is too thin

3. Dream On Me 4 in 1 Aden Convertible Mini Crib, Natural

Dream On Me 4 in 1 Aden Convertible Mini Crib, Natural

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Features

  • Crib converts into a daybed and twin size bed
  • Twin Size Rail and Bed frame (SOLD SEPARATELY)
  • Bedding and Mattress not included
  • All tools for assembly included
  • Tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed government and ASTM safety standards. Meet the CPSC and ASTM standard

Dream on Me is a 4 in 1 mini crib that is available in seven different colors, making it easy to match your nursery or decor.

Key Features

  • Can convert to a twin size bed and daybed
  • Easy to assemble
  • Exceeds safety standards
  • 3 height adjustability of mattress

This crib features a non-drop side rail, which is good for some but not for others. It is an ehanced safety feature but if you want easy access from beside your bed you may get sick of it.

The mattress can be adjusted to 3 different positions. The price of this mini crib does not include the mattress so you will need to buy this separately.

Once your child outgrows this crib it can be converted into a twin size bed although you will need to buy the frame and mattress separately.

Assembly is quite easy and it comes with all the tools required. Once assembled this crib measures 39 x 23 x 36 inches.

The Dream on Me crib exceeds the ASTM standards, is free of phthalates, latex, lead and BPA and is structurally sound.

Pros

  • Well built, solid crib
  • Seven different colors to choose from
  • 3 different mattress positions
  • Compact and easy to move around

Cons

  • Weight limit of 40 pound

4. DaVinci Alpha Mini Rocking Crib – White

DaVinci Alpha Mini Rocking Crib - White

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Features

  • Four adjustable mattress positions, wheels included for mobility
  • 1'' waterproof pad included (4" DaVinci mattress option sold separately for added cushioning)
  • Made of 100% sustainable New Zealand pine wood and wood frame with CARB II compliant MDF board mattress support
  • ed in non-toxic multi-step painting process, lead and phthalate safe
  • Meets ASTM international and U.S. CPSC safety standards & includes 1-year warranty

Another product by DaVinci the Alpha Mini Rocking Crib is a portable crib that offers a rocking feature.

Key Features

  • Removable wheels
  • Rocking feature
  • Meets safety standards
  • Wooden build
  • Available in 11 different colors

The Alpha Mini Rocking Crib is easily moved between rooms of your home thanks to the wheels. If you want to use this as a rocking crib you will need to take off the wheels first.

With four adjustable mattress positions this crib can be adjusted to the right height for you to easily access baby.

Included is a 1″ waterproof pad so you will definitely need to buy a mattress separately.

This meets the safety standards of ASTM as well as the Greenguard certification meaning it has been screened for 360 VOCs and 10,000 chemicals.

Assembled the DaVinci the Alpha Mini Rocking Crib measures 38.8 x 26 x 35.2 inches and has a weight capacity of 50 pounds.

Pros

  • Wheels for mobility
  • Rocking feature
  • Safe
  • 11 different colors to choose from

Cons

  • Need to purchase a mattress

5. Babyletto Origami Mini Crib, Grey

Babyletto Origami Mini Crib, Grey

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Features

  • Made with sustainable New Zealand Pine Wood and Carb II Compliant MDF
  • Collapsible for easy storage and transport
  • Two adjustable mattress levels, solid mattress support
  • Lead and phthalate safe with non-toxic finish; Meets ASTM International and US CPSC Safety Standards
  • Includes 1" mattress pad; Four locking casters; 1 year warranty

Babyletto Origami is a very simple, minimalistic mini crib that easily folds and stores away.

Key Features

  • Stylish and modern design
  • Collapsible and easy to transport
  • Two mattress positions
  • Available in 3 different colors

Made from sustainable New Zealand Pine Wood the design is collapsible making it very easy to store and transport. 

The small footprint of this crib makes it very easy to fit into your bedroom and the wheels make for easy mobility around the home.

Free from lead and phthalate and a non-toxic finish the Babyletto meets ASTM International and US CPSC Safety Standards.

You will need to purchase a mattress with this one but Babyletto as the included mat is 1″. Babyletto also sell a vegan, non-toxic mattress that is free from polyurethane foam, ‘soy’ foam, vinyl, PVC, dyes, chemical flame retardants, allergens, phthalates, PFCs, synthetic latex, and off-gassing materials.

This crib has had a few complaints of it being difficult to assemble and a few of paint chipping off the crib. Although your purchase of the Babyletto Origami includes a 1 year warranty.

Pros

  • Stylish and functional
  • Completely collapsible for easy storage
  • Wheels for mobility
  • Wooden design and 3 colors to choose from

Cons

  • Complaints of paint chipping off

6. Childcraft London 2-In-1 Mini Convertible Crib – Matte White

Childcraft London 2-In-1 Mini Convertible Crib - Matte White

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Features

  • 2-in-1 mini convertible crib grows with your child by converting from a crib to a twin bed
  • Cribs are made of solid wood
  • Non-toxic finish
  • Mattress support adjusts to two heights

Childcraft London is a 2 in 1 crib that can convert into a twin bed when your baby outgrows it.

Key Features

  • Wooden design
  • Non-toxic
  • Two-position adjustable mattress height
  • Converts to toddler bed with additional toddler rails
  • 3” Mattress included

This crib has a wire spring base making it a little different to the other models reviewed. Wire springs are a thing of the past if you will, but have been re-introduced.

Another positive is that this is a low profile crib making it easy for shorter moms or those who have had c-section deliveries.

Included with the Childcraft London crib is a 3″ mattress and if you wish you can buy the extension parts required to convert this to a twin bed.

Pros

  • Strong, wooden construction
  • Wire spring base
  • Low profile
  • Easy to assemble

Cons

  • No Wheels

7. Bloom Alma Mini Urban Crib Frame, Cappuccino

Bloom Alma Mini Urban Crib Frame, Cappuccino

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Features

  • Modern design, solid wood mini-crib sized for urban living spaces
  • Bassinet with extended use as mini-crib, comfortably up to 12 months (longer usage depends on baby size)
  • Sized for room-to-room mobility during nap time, fits easily through small and standard doorways

The Bloom Alma is a stylish and functional mini crib that truly is mini at 36.5″ wide.

Key Features

  • Two different mattress levels
  • Easy to collapse
  • Wheels for ease of transport
  • Safe
  • Stylish design
  • 5 colors to choose from

This crib is suited for newborns to 12 months (or 35″ tall) this mini crib is more like a bassinet.

Easy to collapse for storage and transport the Alma also has wheels making it even easier to move around. The wheels are large and lockable allowing for positioning without compromising stabilty.

Manufactured with high safety standards this crib is modern and a solid, sturdy design. Low VOC finsihes, formaldehyde-free adhesives and mdf-free this crib is more than safe for your little one.

Very easy to set up, the Bloom Alma also folds down quickly and easily – there is a durable storage bag available as well.

With 5 different colors to choose from the only downside to this crib is the price tag. You will also need to purchase a mattress and bedding separately.

Pros

  • Compact
  • Wheels for ease of movement
  • Collapsible
  • Sturdy
  • Very easy to assemble

Cons

  • Price

8. DaVinci Emily 2-in-1 Mini Crib and Twin Bed in Ebony Finish

DaVinci Emily 2-in-1 Mini Crib and Twin Bed in Ebony Finish

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Features

  • Converts to twin-size bed (Twin-size bed conversion kit sold separately)
  • Lower profile crib for easy reach and 2 adjustable mattress positions
  • 1'' waterproof pad included (4" DaVinci mattress option sold separately for added cushioning)

The Emily Mini crib is another great option from DaVinci. Measuring in at 38″ x 28″ x 28″ this crib can fit just about anywhere.

Key Features

  • 3 adjustable mattress heights
  • Converts to a twin size bed (rails not included)
  • Non-Toxic
  • 1” waterproof changing pad included
  • Affordable

The Emily mini crib is a stylish, wooden crib made from sturdy New Zealand pine wood. It is non-toxic and free of lead and phthalates.

With 3 adjustable mattress heights the Emily crib allows you have your little one at eye level and lower as they grow.

This crib does not have wheels and does not collapse so if you want something that is portable, try one of the other designs.

At a maximum infant weight of 50 pounds, the Emily Mini crib is also a little longer than others making it ideal for maximum use.

Pros

  • Low profile for easy reach
  • 3 Easily Adjustable Mattress Levels
  • Non-Toxic
  • 1” waterproof changing pad included
  • Converts to Twin Bed (rails not included)
  • Budget Price

Cons

  • No wheels
  • Mattress not included

Considerations for the Best Mini Cribs

Before jumping into a purchase it pays to consider and think about a few key things.

Crib Material

What type of material do you want? Wooden or metal? What is the theme of your nursery and will it fit with the decor.

What are the fixtures and are there any ways your little one can hurt themselves. A metal crib is much more long lasting but I personally think wooden ones are a bit more homely.

Crib Design

There are many small, portable options. There are cribs with wheels making it easy to move from room to room. Once you have a better idea of where you want to use your mini crib you can choose the design style. This really is a personal preference.

Safety

In some instances there are reports of heavy metals being present so it pays to check out the safety ratings before selecting a model. You also want to check that there are no exposed parts that could endanger your child – beware of any nuts and bolts that are protruding from the crib.

Bottom Line

Mini cribs are a must have for those who are tight on space or want to have their newborn beside the bed. They are a fantastic, space saving item and there are many well designed models on the market. Those reviewed in this article are all high quality and made the list for a reason!

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Delta Children Portable Mini Crib
Dream On Me 4 in 1 Aden Convertible Mini Crib
Bloom Alma
DaVinci Kalani 2-in-1 Mini Crib and Twin Bed
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Hello everyone! My name is Kirra and I'm a happy mom of two lovely children. I know sometimes finding the perfect products for your kids can be a difficult task. I have put together everything I have learned during 5 years as a mother to help you make better decisions.

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