Almost 5 years ago, when I began planning my son Alex's nursery, I didn't have a great vision of what I wanted his room to be beyond the crib stage. We looked into converting the crib to a toddler bed but it had such an awkward appearance, with very tall head/ footboard, such that it resembled the letter H. It also required the purchase of a conversion kit, so we opted for a full size bed and bypassed the toddler bed altogether. Looking back, I wish I'd had the foresight to seek out a more elegant design. I've selected 8 modern, stylish cribs which convert beautifully and seamlessly into beds. Many of them do not even require the additional purchase of a conversion kit.