Better to Buy A Crib that Transitions to Bed or Not?

Better to Buy A Crib that Transitions to Bed or Not?

Carrie McBride
Aug 11, 2011

Q: My husband and I are about to have our first child and have begun the never-ending process of picking nursery furniture. I was curious what readers' thoughts were on regular cribs compared to the more pricey lifetime cribs? Is it worth it to pay more up front and potentially have all the beds they'll need for a long while or buy as you go?

Sent by Jessica

Editor: The crib we bought for our son (the Stokke Sleepi pictured here) does transition from bassinet to crib to toddler bed to junior bed. We are about to transition to the toddler bed, but will probably not purchase the junior bed kit and buy him a twin instead that will last him through high school. Even cribs that can become larger beds usually still look like cribs which older kids may not like. Readers, what's your take on this?

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