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Whether you live in a city apartment with minimal space or are trying to figure out how to squeeze a crib into your already cramped home, you have another choice: mini cribs! They offer the perfect sleeping option for your baby without taking up much space.

Of course you want your baby to be safe while they sleep, but you’re allowed to also want your home decor to be stylish. Plus, you want something that fits within your budget.

So, we’ve chosen the best mini cribs across a variety of categories to help you find the best one for your home.

Choosing a crib is a very important part of preparing for your baby’s arrival — not just because it’s the crown jewel of your nursery decor, but because it’s the place where your baby will begin to test their boundaries with rolling, standing, and (yikes!) even climbing.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends you ensure your crib’s safety by checking for the following:

  • Crib slats should be no more than 2 3/8 inches apart.
  • Make sure the mattress is firm and that there are no spaces between the mattress and the crib itself.
  • Avoid drop-rail cribs.
  • Headboards and footboards should be solid with no decorative cut-outs, and corner posts that could cause injury should be removed.
  • The crib wall should be at least 26 inches above the mattress support in the lowest position.
  • Avoid crib bumpers.
  • There should be nothing more than a fitted sheet on your crib mattress, and no pillows, blankets, sheepskins, stuffed animals, or other suffocation hazards inside the crib.

If you see the seal for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, you can trust the crib meets all modern safety guidelines.

We know that you care about the cost, aesthetics, and quality of your mini crib. So, when choosing our favorites, we made sure to prioritize those things.

We also took into account what other parents had to say about their mini cribs. We know that fellow parents always know best when it comes to which baby products actually work!

Pricing guide

  • $ = under $200
  • $$ = $200–$300
  • $$$ = over $300

Best overall mini crib

Stokke Sleepi Mini

Price: $$$

The price tag on this mini crib is not for the faint of heart, but the special features it offers more than justify the cost!

Not only is this crib beautiful, with its unique oval shape and a draping rod for a canopy, but it’s fully convertible. That means it’ll last your child for many, many years to come.

With four different mattress height options and an open-rod design that allows for optimal air flow, this crib will let your little one sleep safely (did we mention that the included foam mattress pad is hypoallergenic?).

It also has lockable wheels, so you can easily and safely move and position the crib.

Best mini crib for small spaces

Bloom Alma Mini Crib

Price: $$$

This crib has an incredibly slim profile. The wheels will be put to good use pushing it through doors and narrow hallways, where it’ll fit easily thanks to its shape.

It also folds well for storage and can be adjusted to two mattress heights.

Downsides? This is a costly crib and won’t fit most standard mini crib mattresses, so you’ll probably need to buy the mattress from Bloom also.

Best portable mini crib

Delta Children Portable Crib

Price: $

This is a mini crib you can travel with! Not only does it have wheels (which unfortunately can’t be locked in place), but it can fold flat to just 6 inches wide.

It also offers two different mattress height options and comes with a 1-inch mattress pad.

Best mini crib colors

Babyletto Origami Mini Crib

Price: $$

We know that sometimes you want your crib to be a different color, and Babyletto offers some beautiful shades.

Another crib on wheels, this one is easy to move from room to room. It also comes with a 1-inch mattress pad that can fit at two different height levels in the crib.

Origami Mini Crib has a Greenguard Gold Certification, so you can feel confident that it’s safe for your baby. The fact that it’s sustainably sourced from solid New Zealand pinewood can make you feel good about your environmental impact, too.

Best convertible mini crib

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

Price: $

This crib has four different mattress height options and can convert into a toddler daybed. With a conversion kit, it can even morph into a twin-size bed.

There are no wheels on this crib, so it may not be the best choice if you want to move your crib from room to room.

It also doesn’t come with an included mattress pad — but at a lower price point, you might still save money after purchasing that separately.

Best modern look mini crib

DaVinci Autumn 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib

Price: $

With a sleek geometric design, this crib also offers four mattress height options.

The DaVinci Autumn has a Greenguard Gold Certification and is made of sustainably sourced New Zealand pinewood, so it’s a crib you can feel good about. Separately sold conversion kits can turn it into a mini toddler bed, daybed, and twin-size bed.

One thing to note is that the modern style does come with a slightly larger footprint than some of the other mini cribs, but it’s still less than that of a standard-size crib.

Best classic look mini crib

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib

Price: $

Looking for something simple but elegant? This crib should check all the necessary boxes.

It has Greenguard Gold Certification and is made of sustainable New Zealand pinewood.

With a separately sold conversion kit, this mini crib can be turned into a mini toddler bed, daybed, and twin-size bed. Also, like many of our choices, it has four adjustable mattress height options.

Want to furnish your baby’s room in a similar style? The brand offers matching dresser drawers you can buy separately.

Best all-in-one mini crib with mattress

Delta Children Parker Mini Convertible Baby Crib

Price: $$

Looking to make one purchase and have everything you need for your baby’s crib? The Parker Mini Convertible Baby Crib has you covered — with not only the crib, but also the mattress and two sheets.

You can even buy additional nursery furniture pieces by the brand to match!

The single-paneled side of the crib looks elegant next to the three other open, airy sides. It also offers two mattress height options and can be converted to a twin-size bed.

In planning for life with baby, you might be wondering where you’re going to find room for a crib. You can take a deep breath though, because mini cribs offer the perfect solution!

Not only do they take up less room, but many can be folded up or easily wheeled out of the way. No matter what style you prefer, there’s a mini crib that will fit with the decor of your home.