Cheap Baby Cribs You'll Love

Cheap Baby Cribs You'll Love

Some of the most BEAUTIFUL nurseries include affordable baby furniture!!!! If you feel overwhelmed by the expenses of planning for a new baby, spend a little time on Instagram. You’ll find that some of the loveliest spaces are designed with budget in mind. Through our experience in the nursery and baby industry, a few cheap baby cribs come back as favorites again and again. Prices vary from week to week, but these cribs are usually between $75-$150.


7 Highly Rated Cheap Baby Cribs You’ll Love

Ikea Sniglar Crib 

The Ikea Sniglar Crib has been wildly popular in Europe. Prima Magazine gave it the gold award for best cot. It is made of solid, raw beech wood. Nursery design professionals love this crib, and Instagram is loaded with pictures of beautiful nurseries including it. 

Ikea Sniglar Crib in Nursery by Ashley Upchurch Photo

Mom and photographer, Ashley Upchurch, used the Ikea Sniglar in her daughter Lila’s nursery (pictured above). She says the nursery is where she and Lila “nurse and snuggle and soak in moments together.”  This nursery is STUNNING and it has been a special and meaningful space for Ashley to bond with her baby.

The wood used on the Sniglar Crib is completely unfinished, so it non-toxic and a great choice for parents who are super concerned with using eco-friendly, green materials in the nursery. It also complements nurseries with nature inspired decor. 

It is simple to assemble and complies with both US safety standards and European safety standards. Since it’s recall in the US in 2011, the has been modified with better metal rods that improve the stability of the mattress base attachment to the crib frame.

Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib - 

Union 3-1 Convertible Crib on amazon

Amazon reviewers don’t lie… The Union 3-1 Crib has received an average rating of 4.3 stars after nearly 1000 people have reviewed the product.  Many reviewers on Amazon said that they were able to assemble it in under an hour. Nearly all reviewers considered it to be an excellent value and a great bargain buy!

It is a sleek and simple and made out of New Zealand Pine. It currently comes in 6 different colors (Ebony, Espresso,Grey, Lagoon, Natural, and White). The Lagoon crib is currently Amazon’s Choice which means Amazon recognizes it as a highly rated and well-priced item.

It complies with all US CPSC and international ASTM safety standards. It has also been tested by the non-profit organization Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association and has earned their certification.

Dream on Me Synergy Crib 

Dream on Me Synergy Crib

The Dream on Me Synergy Crib receives 4 out of 5 stars from 680 reviewers. It is made of New Zealand Pine and available in 12 different colors. The price varies based on color, but many of the colors are available at a little over $100 There were a few reports on Amazon of wood splintering; however, this baby bed has consistently performed well year after year. 

Ikea Gulliver Crib 


Ikea Gulliver Crib in Designer Leah Phillips Nursery

Another great Ikea option is the Gulliver Crib. This affordable classic was the crib chosen one of our featured nurseries by designer Leah Phillips. It is very similar to the Sniglar, but is often more readily available. It is a beautiful sleek crib that looks great in the nursery and is a favorite of frugal yet fashionable moms. 

“What is the difference between the Ikea Gulliver crib and the Ikea Sniglar crib?

Just in case you’re wondering, the two IKEA cribs are incredibly similar, but they do have a few notable differences.

  1. The most obvious difference is that the Sniglar is a natural wooden color and the Gulliver is white.
  2. The dimensions are slightly different. The Gulliver is 1 centimeter shorter, 1 centimeter wider, and 1 centimeter shorter. If you’re using inches to measure the differences come down to fractions of an inch. 
  3. The materials are a little different. The Gulliver crib is made from solid beech, fiberboard, tinted clear acrylic lacquer; whereas the Sniglar is made of solid beech wood.

Storkcraft Rosehill

Storkcraft Rosehill on Amazon

If you are not familiar with Storkcraft, they are an industry leader and the exclusive manufacturer for the leading baby brand Graco. The brand as a whole has received the Women’s Choice Award For two consecutive years in 3018 and 2019. They have also received multiple safety awards from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association and the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Under their own name, Storkcraft has about 20 different cribs in a variety of prices. The Rosehill is one of their most affordable. It converts to a daybed and a toddler bed. As an added bonus, the toddler bed can be made with or without a guardrail. This baby bed comes in 5 different colors. All of them are made with non-toxic baby safe finishes. 

Storkcraft Eastwood 3-1 Convertible Crib

Storkcraft Eastwood in Nursery by Chelsey Curtis

A great discounted crib by Storkcraft is the Eastwood crib. It is normally $179, but the price is currently reduced by about 22% or $40. It is made of New Zealand Pine and composites, and is finished with non-toxic finishes. It boasts of all of the safety awards of the Rosland, and is just BEAUTIFUL in the nursery. 

Here is a gorgeous nursery with the Eastwood Crib by Chelsey Curtis. She absolutely LOVES how it turned out!

Delta Children Heartland 4-1 Convertible Crib -$126

Another great discounted crib is the Delta Children Heartland 4-1 convertible crib. The Delta Children Heartland received the Pop Sugar Amazon’s Best Nursery Furniture award, so if you’re interested in buying a nursery set this may be a great choice. This crib comes in 5 colors and has all the safety certifications (JPMA, CPSC & ASTM).

Brooke created an adorable nursery for her son Hudson featuring the heartland crib. It is  


Cheap Cribs Comparison Chart

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Conversion Options


Ikea Sniglar Crib


53 ⅞ L x 29 ⅛ W x 33 ⅛ H

2 mattress settings,  conversion kit included, but there is no toddler rail

The ikea mattress fits this crib best. 

Union 3-1 Convertible Crib


53.5 L x 30.5 W x 33.5 H 

Converts to a toddler bed and daybed (Conversion kit must be purchased separately). 4 mattress settings

Dream on Me Synergy 5-1 Crib


53L x 29W x 39H

Converts to a toddler bed and daybed, and a full bed with 2 different set up options (Conversion kit must be purchased seperately) 

The crib is also a bit more narrow than other cribs, so it works well 

for tight spaces. 

Ikea Gulliver Crib


53 ½ L  x 29 ½ W x 32 ⅝ H

2 mattress settings,  conversion kit included, but there is no toddler rail

The ikea mattress fits this crib best. 

Storkcraft Rosehill


54.3 L x 31.6 W x 41.7 H Converts easily from crib to toddler bed/day bed & even full bed

Storkcraft Eastwood


54.2 L x 30.7 W x 37.4 H 3 adjustable mattress heights - Converts from crib to toddler bed & day bed.

Delta Children Heartland 4-1 Crib


54.2 L x 29.5 W x 35 H

Converts to a toddler bed and daybed (Conversion kit must be purchased separately). 3 mattress settings

Other Money Saving Tips to Consider

  1. Choose a Portable Crib or Mini Crib - The 7 awesome budget friendly cribs I chose above are all full sized cribs. If you are working with a small space and limited budget, portable and mini cribs might be a great option for you! Portable cribs are perfect for shared spaces because they can be stored easily. The downside is that your baby will likely out grow it sooner. But if you’re someone who already has furniture you can use once your baby has grown a little, this could be a great option.
  2. Work with a sales rep at a local furniture store. Even though it is often most convenient to shop online, working with a sales rep does have its benefits. If you are not in a hurry to make a purchase, you can ask the sales person to contact you in the event of a kids furniture sale or crib clearance. Sometimes, he or she will even let you know before sales are advertised to other customers.
  3. Reevaluate buying a furniture set - Sometimes, one piece of furniture is offered at a great price, but other items in the set are much more expensive. If you are willing to mix and match, you can shop for great deals on every item you purchase. Plus, often times a baby needs less furniture than it seems. However, if you do decide to buy a furniture set, you may be able to bargain with the sales rep for a better price (even at big box stores that do not typically bargain)
  4. Consider a used baby crib - Used cribs can be more affordable than even wholesale baby cribs. If you decide on a used crib,  be sure to check out the most recent safety guidelines. You should also check online to make sure that the particular crib you are considering has not been recalled.

. Hopefully, this article about our favorite cheap baby cribs has helps you save money and create a beautiful space where you and your baby will bond and spend many of your first precious moments together :)

 highly rated cheap baby cribs

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