So, you’ve got a little blessing on his or her way into your life and you are preparing. So many things to consider! One of the most basic, however, is going to be ‘where will the baby sleep?’. The crib, obviously, but how much should a crib cost? Well, that can depend on a number of factors. In this article we are going to discuss crib features and costs, while including a few examples in order to prepare you for this most important purchase for your child. .
So, how much does a crib cost?
Generally if we had to name a ballpark figure, you are looking in the range on average the cost of a crib is going to be between $100 to $350. A lot is going to depend on features, you see, as well as construction aspects. What is it made of? What does it do?
Is it convertible?
Oh yes. Convertible baby cribs are a good way to go. So what does convertible imply? Simply that the crib can convert into a bed for when your child is a little bit older or for when you’d like a little cuddle time close to your sleeping kiddo.
How much is a convertible baby crib? Are they more expensive?
Don’t worry. At one point they might have been a little more expensive. These days, convertible cribs are the norm. Generally where the price tag starts going up is going to be when you get to those extra features that really help mom and dad to get a little rest while the little one is artfully occupied. The important part here is how much the crib is going to be used so convertible is the way to go.
There are so many cribs. How do I know what to look for?
Just to give you a sampling of some highly rated cribs we’ve selected 4 to bring to your attention. We will describe their features for you so that you can get an idea of what kind of variance you will see from the basic models versus the ones that are a little more expensive. If you see one that you are interested in we’d definitely recommend checking out the reviews. With baby furniture this is a good habit to get into because those reviews are written by OTHER PARENTS. This sort of expertise is invaluable if this is your first child, because in the beginning we are mostly flying blind, you know? So, without further ado, let’s discuss those cribs that we found for you.
Graco Travel Lite Crib with stages
If you have a nomadic lifestyle or find that you have to travel a lot for work or errands, portability is a plus that cannot be ignored. The Graco Travel lite offers this and a little more. Bassinet sized, this is designed specifically to fit your child’s needs from newborn, to infant, to toddler. That is always a plus, as those little gems grow so quickly. When you are on the go, this crib folds up for easy travel, which is another plus for those parents that don’t have the luxury of staying home as often as they might like. It sports mesh sides for excellent ventilation and also a canopy, complete with soft toys for baby to play with if he or she gets bored. Not bad at all at around $120, especially since it can be modified as your baby gets older for maximum usage!
Dream On Me Violet Mini-crib
Our second entry is the Dream On Me Violet, which has some nice features of its own. With some accessorizing (as the bed frame and mattress for conversion are not included), you can convert it to a daybed. This one is a bit more on the aesthetic side but it does some nice conversion once you accessorize. Moving up from crib, to mini bed, up to a twin size mattress as your baby grows. Priced in at around $130, this will definitely look good in your nursery and provide prolonged use.
” Your child goes and grows up on you in the blink of an eye.”
Dream On Me Aden Convertible Mini-crib
Another pretty and useful entry from Dream On Me, the Aden model also converts from mini-bed to twin for when your child goes and grows up on you in the blink of an eye. Tested for lead, this meets industry safety standards for your little bundle of joy and supports 3 positions for the mattress for easy access to your baby and plush comfort. Mattresses are not included, so you will have to get those separately, but like the Violet this is priced at around $130 and is a sturdy, attractive crib that you can get a lot of use out of.
Joymor 7 in 1 portable Mini-crib and storage
Baby crib cost will vary a bit based on features, as we mentioned previously. Here is an example of one that is a little higher that comes with some appreciable features to help to soothe that hit to your wallet. To start with, this crib comes with storage space! A place to put your kiddos favorite toys and stuffed animals is always a plus. Convertible, as with the other models, this one INCLUDES your mattress This model sports a soft palm mattress for babies comfort and also has a set of wheels should you need to roll your crib around with you to keep a hawk-eye on the little one as you go about your business. Easy to clean, this model will set you back around $142, so it’s not a huge dent in the wallet if you want a little more functionality with your crib!
Some final words
We hope that we have given you a better idea how much baby furniture DOES cost based on functionality anf form. Just remember to read the reviews on any model that you are considering so that you can choose with confidence. We wish you the best for the arrival of your newest family member!.