12 Multipurpose Cribs With Built-In Changing Tables

published Apr 2, 2023
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Decorating a nursery can be very fun. From picking out a theme to selecting the perfect furniture, setting up this special space only gets you more excited for the start of parenthood. But it can also be challenging, especially if you’re working with a tricky floor plan or a small space. Arguably the most important part of any nursery space is the crib, which is why you might want to consider a crib with a built-in changing table. Depending on the space, these crib combos can be a cost-effective, space-saving solution because you’re getting built-in storage, a changing table, and, of course, a sleep space all in one.

If you’re considering buying a crib with a built-in changing table, here’s what to know about this multifunctional piece of furniture, and if you’re sold on the idea, 12 picks to lead you on!

Why opt for cribs with changing tables?

By picking up one of these combo pieces, you’re essentially getting a crib, changing table, and small dresser all in one, so you’ll no longer have to find space for these individual pieces. You will hopefully then have room for more highly-recommended (and some would even say essential) nursery items, like a glider chair.

Many of these crib-and-changing-table pieces are also convertible, which is a plus. Designed to grow with your baby through different stages of childhood, they can transition to both toddler and big kid beds with a quick conversion kit and a little elbow grease. (Note: these kits are something you can buy later down the line, but many also come pre-equipped with everything you’ll need.)

When is a crib with a built-in changing table NOT the best option?

A 2-in-1 crib and changing table might not be a good option for your nursery if you have a short wall. Most cribs measure around 53 inches wide, or about 4.5 feet wide. Many cribs with built-in changing tables and dressers are considerably longer, around 72-74 inches wide, or a little over 6 feet wide. Considering you also need walking and standing space on the changing table side, you might not have room for an all-in-one piece like this. Make sure to measure your wall space first!

Additionally, consider the size of the changing table. Babies grow so fast, and some built-in changing table pads are slightly smaller than you’d get from a standalone changing pad, like Keekaroo’s Peanut, so you might lose some functionality as your baby gets bigger. You can always convert that changing table space to a storage space for diapers, lotions, or crib sheets, so it’s not a complete loss, but something to consider!

Convinced this crib combo is for you? We’ve rounded up 12 excellent crib and changing table combos for you to peruse. Here’s to setting up the perfect nursery, whether it be big or small!

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was $439.99

One of the internet's favorite crib and changer combos, the Hadley crib from Graco features an attached changing table complete with a water-resistant baby changing pad with a safety strap. It also houses three drawers and two open shelves for tons of nursery storage, and converts from crib to toddler bed to day bed and even a full-size bed!

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was $299.99

Looking for a crib with a sleek, modern feel? The Fable crib may be just what you're looking for. Crafted from sustainable New Zealand pine wood, this crib combo has a waterproof changing pad, storage shelf, and an easy glide drawer.

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was $399.99

Parents looking for a traditional-style, gray crib will like the the Abby Convertible Crib 'N' Changer from Delta Children. It has a 27.5" changing table pad, two drawers and an open shelf, and like most other crib and changer combos, it converts to a toddler bed, day bed, and full-sized bed.

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At just 57 inches across, the Charlie crib is a great pick for those especially tight on space. This compact pick has three storage drawers, two shelves, and comes in two colors. Plus, it transforms into a mini toddler bed, day bed, and twin-size bed, with the changing table becoming a detached nightstand!

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This solid wood pick from Harriet Bee converts into both a toddler bed and a day bed, while the attached changing table features an open shelf design that can make a lovely side table at a later time.

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Birch Lane

The Piedmont crib looks like something out of a storybook. With classic wood detailing, this pick takes the storage up a notch with four open shelves and two drawers: one attached to the changer and one below the bed. Talk about making the most of your space!

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For a crib that toes the line between traditional and contemporary, opt for the Dakota crib, with its clean lines and warm-toned hue. It has drawers and shelves aplenty, so all your baby necessities will find a home.

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was $499.99

Looking for a crib with character? How about the Remi? Featuring a two-toned design, this piece has four drawers, two shelves, and a scoop side design for easier reach.

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was $479.00

If storage is what you're after, then storage is what you will find with the Brnaba crib from Harriet Bee. Featuring a whopping five (!) storage drawers, this bed also has two shelves and transitions into a twin-sized bed down the line.

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was $299.99

Who says you can't find a quality crib for under $250? This Storkcraft pick may be simple, but with a gorgeous espresso finish, two open shelves, and the ability to transition all the way into a full-sized bed, it's a great deal.

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Another sweet gray pick, the Berkley crib is delicately designed, with fluting and gently curved front and back panels. But thanks to its well-designed changer station (complete with two drawers and an open shelf), it's also one well-equipped pick.

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was $459.99

With its sleigh bed detailing and bright white color, this crib offers plenty of storage with three drawers and two open shelves while also having the ability to transform into a toddler bed, day bed, and full-sized bed.

This post originally appeared on Cubby. See it here: 12 Multipurpose Cribs With Built-In Changing Tables