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Best Cribs

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Cribs

Best Cribs

We tested 20 cribs to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Crib based on the following criteria:

  • Ease of assembly
  • Can convert as child grows
  • Safety
  • Construction

Below lists the Cribs that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Crib is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Cribs

Best Crib for Ease of assembly

Ease of assembly is based primarily on the amount of time required to assemble the crib, clarity, accuracy and explicitness of the instructions, whether or not the correct hardware was included and whether there was easy access to areas where fasteners must be tightened securely.


This Crib which tested best for Ease of assembly has the following features: .

Best Crib for Can convert as child grows

Indicates that a crib can convert, with or without additional parts, to a toddler bed (TB), day bed (DB), or full-sized bed (FB). Some parts or conversion kits are only available separately.


This Crib which tested best for Can convert as child grows has the following features: .

Best Crib for Safety

Safety for each crib was assessed by our testing, a good portion of which is comprised of applying the ASTM F1169 Consumer Safety Specification for Full-Size Baby Cribs. This ASTM safety standard was included by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission as part of the mandatory regulatory requirements issued under Section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.


This Crib which tested best for Safety has the following features: .

Best Crib for Construction

Construction incorporates mattress support integrity, types of hardware used, sample defects, if any.


This Crib which tested best for Construction has the following features: .

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