The 10 Best Mini Cribs of 2021

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10 of the best mini cribs in 2021

Do you need a crib for a small space? Or a crib that is easy to move from room to room and won’t break the bank?

In all of these scenarios, mini cribs are a great solution!

Mini cribs are perfect choices for smaller nurseries but they can truly be a fit in any space.

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) guidelines now suggest that little ones sleep in their parents’ room for the first year of life? However, many parents don’t have the bedroom space to spare to fit a full-size crib.

Mini cribs are a great way to safely share a sleeping space with your little one. They make the perfect alternative for parents who prefer not to use bassinets or pack n’ plays (and they can generally be used for longer).

To help you choose the best mini crib for your family, we’ve compiled a list of the best ones out there. Here’s our list of the 10 best mini cribs available right now!

 

The 10 Best Mini Cribs

1. Dream On Me Addison 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib 

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Dream On Me Addison 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib in White, Greenguard Gold Certified
  • CONVERTIBILITY OPTIONS: Use the Addison 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib as a mini crib, mini daybed and twin-size bed to keep pace with your child! Comfortable and compact, it’s ideal to free up nursery space or to use in grandma’s home
  • MODERN DESIGN: Built of New Zealand pinewood, its minimalist design features gentle, smooth arches & sturdy spade feet. The contemporary styling allows it to blend easily into any nursery decor
  • BEAUTIFUL FINISHES: The Addison is available in five beautiful non-toxic baby-safe finishes - Cherry, Espresso, Black, Natural, White - which can match perfectly with whatever nursery theme you choose. Let your imagination reign supreme
  • MANY BENEFITS: The crib has a 3-position adjustable mattress height setting to accommodate your growing child & comes with the regulatory 1” mattress pad. Choose a Dream On Me non-toxic, Greenguard Gold certified portable crib mattress for a perfect fit
  • SCORES HIGH ON SAFETY: All Dream On Me cribs meet/exceed applicable JPMA, ASTM & CPSC standards. Product dimensions are 32Lx24Wx38H inches and the maximum weight limit is 50 lbs. All tools/assembly instructions included

The Dream On Me Addison 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib is a great option for anyone who wants a mini crib that can later convert into a twin-size bed. It can also be converted to a small daybed. This crib has a classic, minimalist design, which makes it a perfect addition to any nursery. It is available in five colors: cherry, espresso, black, natural, and white. 

As your child grows, this convertible crib can be adjusted to three different mattress height positions. It includes a 1-inch mattress pad, as well as all tools needed to assemble the crib. However, you will need to purchase a separate kit to convert this crib to a twin-size bed.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product dimensions: 32 x 24 x 38 inches
  • Maximum weight recommendation: 34 pounds
  • Maximum height recommendation: 38 inches
  • Material type: Pine
  • Item weight: 34 pounds

What We Like

  • Convertible crib
  • Affordable
  • Classic style
  • Sturdy
  • Greenguard Gold Certified

What We Don’t Like

  • A separate kit is required to convert to a twin-size bed

 

2. Dream On Me Jayden 4-in-1 Mini Convertible Crib And Changer 

Dream On Me Jayden 4-in-1 Mini Convertible Crib And Changer in Storm Grey, Greenguard Gold Certified , 56.75x29x41 Inch (Pack of 1)
  • Convertibility options: The Jayden 4-in-1 Mini Convertible Crib and Changer grows along with your child. Starting as a crib, you can convert it into a mini daybed and twin-size bed (bed rails sold separately). Its compact size makes it ideal for small spaces
  • Graceful design: Built of New Zealand pinewood, it boasts minimalist design features- gentle, smooth arches and sturdy spade feet. It is available in 6 beautiful finishes allowing you to mix and match with any nursery theme
  • Feature-heavy changing table: The Jayden comes with a detachable 3-drawer changing table, equipped with a changing pad and restraining strap with an easy release buckle to keep your baby safely secured. Keep baby essentials handy and neatly organized in the 3 roomy drawers
  • MATTRESS COMPATIBILITY - Comes with 1" OEM Mattress pad. For additional aftermarket mattress purchase, we recommend any Dream On Me, non-toxic, Greenguard certified mini crib mattress.
  • Prioritizing safety: All Dream On Me cribs meet/exceed applicable ASTM and CPSC standards product dimensions are 56.75Lx29Wx41H inches Max weight limit 50 pounds. All tools/assembly instructions included

Were you hoping for a mini crib that also included an attached changing table? This is the best mini crib for you! The Dream On Me Jayden 4-in-1 Mini Convertible Crib and Changer is an adorable crib that comes with a convenient changing table attached. The changing table is detachable and includes three spacious drawers for storing all your baby’s essentials!

This crib can convert to a mini daybed or (if you purchase bed rails) it can also convert to a twin-size bed in the future. It can be adjusted to three different mattress height positions and includes a one-inch mattress pad. This beautiful mini crib is available in six different finishes, so it can work in any space.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product dimensions: 56.75 x 29 x 41 inches
  • Minimum weight recommendation: 7 pounds
  • Maximum weight recommendation: 50 pounds
  • Maximum height recommendation: 41 inches
  • Material type: Wood
  • Item weight: 64.5 pounds

What We Like

  • Convertible
  • Attached changing table
  • Storage
  • Classic design
  • Sturdy
  • 6 color options

What We Don’t Like

  • Somewhat difficult to assemble
  • Require additional bed rails to convert to a twin-size bed

 

3. Delta Children Emery Mini Convertible Baby Crib with mattress 

Delta Children Emery Mini Convertible Baby Crib with 2.75-inch Mattress, Grey
  • CONVERTIBLE CRIB: Converts from a baby crib to a twin size headboard (Bed Frame #0040, sold separately); Available in Grey, Bianca White and Dark Chocolate
  • MATTRESS INCLUDED: Includes a 24 Inches W x 38 Inches L x 2.75 Inches H mattress
  • GROWS WITH BABY: The 2 position mattress height adjustment on this crib allows you to lower the mattress as your baby begins to sit or stand
  • WE PUT YOUR BABY'S SAFETY FIRST: This crib is JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC & ASTM; Tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed government and ASTM safety standards
  • SIZE: Assembled Dimensions: 41.25 Inches W x 25.75 Inches D x 38.25 Inches H; Easy assembly; Cuna para bebe que cuenta con dos alturas de colchon para mantenerse al dia con su pequeno/pequena en crecimiento

The Delta Children Emery Mini Convertible Baby Crib is a classic style crib that includes a mattress. Like the previous two options, this mini crib can convert to a twin-size bed (but requires additional parts to do so). This crib has two height adjustments, so you can lower the mattress as your baby gets bigger or begins to stand.

This mini crib comes in three finishes: gray, bianca white, or dark chocolate. It’s also JPMA-certified so passes the highest safety standards. If you’re looking for a cute, simple crib that includes the mattress for a reasonable price, this option just might be the best mini crib for you!

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product dimensions: 38 x 24 x 2.75 inches
  • Material type: Wood
  • Item weight: 40 pounds

What We Like

  • Convertible
  • Includes mattress
  • Classic style
  • Affordable
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to assemble

What We Don’t Like

  • Need to purchase bed frame to convert to twin-size bed 

 

4. Carter’s by DaVinci Colby 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib with Trundle 

Carter's by DaVinci Colby 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib with Trundle Drawer in Grey and White, Greenguard Gold Certified, Undercrib Storage
  • GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED: This product has undergone rigorous scientific testing for over 10,000 chemical emissions and VOCs. It contributes to cleaner indoor air, creating a healthier environment for your baby to sleep, play, and grow
  • GROWS WITH BABY: 4 adjustable mattress positions that can be lowered as your baby begins to sit and stand. Converts to mini toddler bed, daybed, and twin-size bed (mini toddler conversion kit No. M20399 and twin-size conversion kit No. M5789 sold separately)
  • QUALITY MATERIAL: Made of solid sustainable New Zealand pinewood and TSCA compliant engineered wood -only the best for your baby
  • FOR YOUR BABY'S SAFETY: Say goodbye to toxic chemicals. Finished in a non-toxic multi-step painting process and lead and phthalate safe
  • COMPLETE THE LOOK: Shop Colby 3-Drawer Dresser & 6-Drawer Dresser for a coordinated nursery. While this crib is a standard size mini crib, for a best fit we recommend DaVinci's line of non-toxic, GREENGUARD gold mattresses. Includes 1" waterproof pad

The Carter’s by DaVinci Colby 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib with Trundle is unique on our list. The mini crib has a more modern look and includes a storage drawer at the bottom. It can convert to a mini toddler bed, a daybed, or a twin-size bed (with the purchase of an additional kit). 

This bed includes four separate mattress positions for adjusting as your baby grows. The Greenguard Gold certification means that the safety standards on this bed are very high, as it was tested for over 10,000 chemicals. If you need additional nursery furniture, you can also choose to purchase the matching dresser.

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product dimensions: 40.6 x 25.6 x 34.6 inches
  • Material type: Wood
  • Item weight: 54 pounds

What We Like

  • Convertible
  • Storage
  • Modern look
  • Greenguard certified
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to assemble

What We Don’t Like

  • Need to purchase an additional kit to convert

 

5. Babyletto Origami Mini Portable Crib with Wheels 

Babyletto Origami Mini Portable Crib Folding with Wheels in White, 2 Adjustable Mattress Positions, Greenguard Gold Certified
  • URBAN STYLE AND SIZE: Designed for urban living with a foldable frame with removable, locking caster wheels for easy storage and transport. It's a smart and stylish alternative to a bassinet, suitable for a growing babe from newborn to beyond 18 months. Safe to use until 35" tall or starting to climb.
  • GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED: The Origami has undergone rigorous scientific testing for over 10,000 chemical emissions and VOCs. It contributes to cleaner indoor air, creating a healthier environment for your baby to sleep, play, and grow.Do not use abrasive chemicals for cleaning
  • ADJUSTABLE MATTRESS HEIGHT: The low-profile design and 2 adjustable mattress positions make it easy to put a newborn to rest. The Origami is a standard mini size crib which includes a 1" mattress pad. We recommend additional support with our Pure by babyletto mini crib mattress (37" x 23.5").
  • SUSTAINABLE DESIGN: Made with sustainably sourced solid New Zealand pine wood, one of the most renewable woods available. The mattress support is TSCA compliant engineered wood.
  • SAFE FOR BABE: We go the extra step to ensure your babe's safety. Finished in a non-toxic multi-step painting and staining process that is lead and phthalate safe which exceeds ASTM International and U.S. CPSC safety standards.

Looking for the best mini crib on wheels? The Babyletto Origami Mini Portable Crib with Wheels is a great choice! This crib is perfect for apartments or smaller living spaces. The frame is foldable and the wheels allow for easy storage and transport. If you prefer not to use the wheels, they are also easy to remove.

This mini crib has two adjustable mattress positions. It is also Greenguard Gold Certified, so you can rest assure that it does not contain any harmful chemicals. It is also strong and sturdy. This crib is available in six finishes, including black, gray, pink, navy, white, and “lagoon” green.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product dimensions: 39.2 x 25.7 x 36 inches
  • Material type: Pine
  • Item weight: 49.6 pounds

What We Like

  • Sturdy
  • Wheels
  • Easy to transport and store
  • Greenguard Gold Certified
  • Classic design

What We Don’t Like

  • Slightly pricier than other options

 

6. DaVinci Dylan Folding Portable 3-in-1 Mini Crib and Twin Bed 

DaVinci Dylan Folding Portable 3-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib and Twin Bed in White, Greenguard Gold Certified
  • GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED: This product has undergone rigorous scientific testing for over 10,000 chemical emissions and VOCs. It contributes to cleaner indoor air, creating a healthier environment for your baby to sleep, play, and grow
  • GROWS WITH BABY: Four adjustable mattress positions to lower as baby begins to sit and stand. From rolling bassinet to stationary mini crib, this product also easily folds and converts to a twin bed (twin-size conversion kit No.M5789 sold separately)
  • SPACE EFFICIENT: A mini crib is a great alternative for smaller spaces or to store at grandparents' house. It's also a great alternative to a bassinet or pack n' play for co-sleeping with baby. Fold up your crib or move it around as you please.
  • FOR YOUR BABY'S SAFETY: Say goodbye to toxic chemicals. Finished in a non-toxic multi-step painting process and lead and phthalate safe
  • MATTRESS COMPATIBILITY: While this crib fits any standard size mini crib mattress, it best fits with DaVinci’s line of firm comfort, GREENGUARD gold, waterproof mini mattresses. Includes 1 Inch waterproof pad

The DaVinci Dylan Folding Portable 3-in-1 Mini Crib and Twin Bed is another Greenguard Gold Certified choice. You can use this crib like a rolling bassinet (it has removable wheels) or as a stationary mini crib. Later, with the purchase of a separate kit, it can also convert to a twin-sized bed. 

This mini crib has a minimal design and is very affordable. It comes with four mattress positions so it can grow with your baby. It is also easy to transport and store, as it easily folds up. This bed is available in white and gray.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product dimensions: 40.35 x 25.08 x 40.9 inches
  • Material type: New Zealand Pine Wood and TSCA compliant MDF
  • Item weight: 25.1 pounds

What We Like

  • Minimal design
  • Convertible
  • Easy to store and transport
  • Affordable
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to assemble

What We Don’t Like

  • Requires additional kit to convert to a twin-size bed

 

7. Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Baby Crib with 1.5-inch Mattress 

Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Baby Crib with 1.5-inch Mattress - Greenguard Gold Certified, White
  • GREAT CRIB FOR SMALL SPACES OR TRAVEL: Crib includes casters for easy mobility; Folds flat for easy travel and storage; The included mattress (size: 37.5 Inches L x 23.25 Inches D x 1.5 Inches) stores right in the crib when folded
  • GROWS WITH BABY: The 2 position mattress height adjustment on this crib allows you to lower the mattress as your baby begins to sit or stand
  • BUILT TO LAST: Strong and sturdy wood construction helps create a dream nursery where you’ll spend plenty of Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me time; Easy assembly
  • WE PUT YOUR BABY’S SAFETY FIRST: This crib is JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC & ASTM; Tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed government and ASTM safety standards
  • SIZE: 39x 25 x 37.25 Inches (WxDxH)

Here is another option if you’re looking for a simple but portable mini crib. The Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Baby Crib comes on wheels and can fold flat for travel and storage. The included mattress can even be stored with the crib when folded. If you’re looking for a minimalistic, affordable choice, this may be the best mini crib for you!

This mini crib is one of the lowest prices on our list, yet is it strong and sturdy. It meets or exceeds all safety requirements and can adjust to two mattress heights. It’s also easy to assemble and comes in four different finishes.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product dimensions: 38.98 x 25.25 x 39.5 inches
  • Minimum weight recommendation: 6 pounds
  • Maximum weight recommendation: 35 pounds
  • Material type: Wood
  • Item weight: 34.2 pounds

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Minimalistic
  • Wheels
  • Foldable
  • Sturdy

What We Don’t Like

  • Mattress is very thin

 

8. Dream On Me Violet Mini Crib 

Dream On Me Violet 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib In Black, Greenguard Gold Certified
  • CONVERTIBILITY OPTIONS: The Violet/Piper 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib keeps pace with your growing child. Starting as a mini crib, you can convert it into a mini daybed and twin-size bed (bed rails sold separately)
  • COMPACT DESIGN: Built of solid pinewood, it boasts a minimalist, flowing design. It occupies a small footprint, making it ideal for compact spaces or when you are co-sharing with your child. Choose from 6 pleasant finishes and design a chic space.Do not use window cleaners or cleaning abrasives
  • MATTRESS MATTERS: The Violet/Piper has a 3-position adjustable mattress height setting for adaptability. It comes with the regulatory 1” mattress pad. Choose a DOM non-toxic, Greenguard Gold certified mini or portable crib mattress for a perfect fit
  • PRIORITIZING SAFETY: All our cribs are JPMA certified and are tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed applicable ASTM safety standards
  • PRODUCT SPECS: Product dimensions are 42Lx25Wx36H inches. The maximum weight limit is 50 lbs. All tools/assembly instructions included

The Dream on Me Violet Mini Crib is a unique take on the mini crib. The design of this bed is flowy and curvy, giving it a stylish look. Like many of the other options, this mini crib can be converted into a mini daybed and twin-size bed (with the purchase of additional bed rails). This bed is available in six different finishes, so it can coordinate with any space. 

This mini crib can be adjusted to three positions to grow with your baby. It meets or exceeds all applicable safety standards, and is Greenguard Gold certified. It’s also lightweight, sturdy, and easy to assemble.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product dimensions: 42 x 25 x 36 inches
  • Maximum weight recommendation: 35 pounds
  • Maximum height recommendation: 36 inches
  • Material type: Wood
  • Item weight: 30 pounds

What We Like

  • Convertible
  • Affordable
  • Stylish design
  • Greenguard Gold certified
  • Sturdy

What We Don’t Like

  • Maximum mattress height of 2 inches

 

9. Storkcraft Petal 5-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib with Mattress 

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Storkcraft Petal 5-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib with Mattress, White
  • 4-IN-1 CONVERTIBLE MINI CRIB WITH MATTRESS INCLUDED: Converts from mini crib (2.75-inch mattress included) to daybed and twin-size bed with headboard & optional footboard (conversion kit sold separately); Includes mini crib mattress; Assembly required
  • INCLUDES BONUS MINI CRIB MATTRESS: Includes bonus 2.75-inch mini crib mattress; Outer cover of mini crib mattress is water-resistant; Both mini crib and bonus mini crib mattress are JPMA Certified; Mini crib mattress made of polyurethane foam
  • GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED, JPMA CERTIFIED: GREENGUARD Gold Certified products are screened for more than 10,000 chemicals and VOCs known to pollute indoor air; Expert tested to meet or exceed all applicable category voluntary and mandatory safety standards
  • QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP: Crafted with sustainable New Zealand pine wood, engineered wood, and wood composites; Packaging tested to reduce the risk of incidental damage that could occur during shipment; Backed by Storkcraft’s 1-year limited warranty
  • AWARD-WINNING BRAND: Exclusively from Storkcraft, proud recipient of the 2022 Women’s Choice Award for 9 out of 10 Customer Recommended Baby & Kids Furniture and Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval for nursery and children’s furniture

The Storkcraft Petal 5-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib with Mattress is another great choice that includes a mattress. The included mattress is three inches thick and comes with a water-resistant cover and breathable foam core. You can adjust this bed to three different mattress heights.

This mini crib includes the most convertible options of all our recommendations. This crib can become a daybed, a toddler bed, a twin-size bed with a high footboard configuration, or a twin size bed with a low footboard configuration (crib conversion kit is sold separately). It’s another safe, sturdy, and classic option for parents who want to get on the best mini cribs for their child.

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product dimensions: 27.52 x 43.39 x 41.57 inches
  • Maximum weight recommendation: 50 pounds
  • Item weight: 40.1 pounds

What We Like

  • Convertible 
  • Sturdy
  • Classic style
  • Includes mattress
  • Easy to assemble

What We Don’t Like

  • Requires conversion kit to become a twin-sized bed

 

10. Dream On Me Aden 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib 

Dream On Me Aden 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib in White, Greenguard Gold Certified
  • LONG LASTING - Made of New Zealand pinewood, the Aden 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib is both durable and stylish. A clean design and small footprint allow it to fit into any nursery theme. All tools for assembly are included
  • 4-in-1 CONVERTIBILITY OPTIONS - The Aden grows along with your child. You can convert the crib into a mini daybed and a twin size bed and it has a convenient 3-position mattress support system(Twin Size Rail and Bed frame sold separately)
  • YOUR SAFETY MATTERS - The Aden 4-in-1 is JPMA Certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC and ASTM. All of our products are tested by 3rd party labs for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed CPSC and ASTM safety standards
  • SMALL WONDER - Compact dimensions mean the Aden occupies a small footprint. But internally it is very spacious, making it ideal for small nurseries, co-sharing or when you have multiple kids to tend to
  • MATTRESS COMPATIBILITY - The Aden measures 39”Lx28"Wx37”H. For the best fit, we recommend any Dream On Me, non-toxic.

Last but not least, we have the Dream On Me Aden 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib. This bed is convertible and can become a mini daybed or a twin-size bed with the purchase of rails and a bed frame. The design of the is minimalistic, so it can truly work in any space. It also comes in seven classic finishes.

This mini crib has three adjustable height options for the mattress. This option is easy to assemble. It is a safe, sturdy, and long-lasting choice for parents (or grandparents) who want one of the best mini cribs for their little ones.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product dimensions: 39 x 23 x 36 inches
  • Minimum weight recommendation: 6 pounds
  • Maximum weight recommendation: 40 pounds
  • Maximum height recommendation: 37 inches
  • Material type: Wood 
  • Item weight: 20 pounds

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Classic design
  • Convertible
  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy
  • Available in seven finishes

What We Don’t Like

  • Require separate bed rails to convert to a twin-sized bed

 

What is a Mini Crib?

 

A mini crib is exactly what it sounds like — a miniature crib! While most standard-size cribs are around 28 inches by 52 inches, mini cribs are typically 24 inches wide and 38 inches long. Some mini cribs come with wheels, so they can easily transport from room to room (similar to a bassinet or pack n’ play). Mini cribs are also often easier to store than standard size cribs.

Many mini cribs can last for years, transitioning to daybeds or twin-sized beds. However, you will almost always need to purchase additional parts to make the transition to a “big kid” bed. If you plan to use your mini crib as a future twin-sized bed, we recommend purchasing the conversion kits at the same time you purchase the mini crib. After all, you never know when parts will no longer be available.

Be aware that when you purchase a mini crib, you will need to purchase “mini crib” sizes of everything else, including your mattress and sheets. Standard size crib mattresses and sheets will not work in these cribs.

 

The Benefits of Mini Cribs

Mini cribs have many benefits. First of all (and most obviously), they take up less space than standard-size cribs. Their smaller size makes mini cribs a perfect option for small nurseries, shared bedrooms, or apartment living. 

For example, if you plan to keep your little one in your room for the first year of their life (as recommended by the AAP), you may not love the idea of sharing your room with a full-size crib. In this case, a mini crib is a nice alternative to a bassinet or pack n’ play. 

Mini cribs are also very portable and easy to store. Some mini cribs come on wheels and many fold to be easily stored in a closet. For these reasons, mini cribs are great choices for many families. 

If you plan to keep a crib at another location (grandmom’s house, for example), mini cribs can be the best choice. Plus, they are more affordable than most average cribs, so you won’t break the bank on them.

 

What to Look For in a Mini Crib

Choosing the right mini crib for your family starts with knowing your priorities. Do you want a crib that can easily fold and be stored in a closet? Is it important that your mini crib has wheels so you can easily move it from room to room? 

You should also consider how long you want to use your mini crib. If you would like to use it through toddlerhood and beyond, purchase a convertible bed (and consider buying the conversion kit upfront). If you only plan to use your mini crib while your little one is an infant, you can purchase a more simplistic option.


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