Best Solid Wood Cribs – One of the Safest Sleeping Options for Your Baby

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Best solid wood cribs

When purchasing a crib for your new bundle of joy, you'll want to ensure that you’ve got the best of the best—something that will hold up over the years, keep your little one safe, and which looks nice. That’s why we recommend taking a look at the best solid wood cribs and investing in one of these models.

Why choose a wooden crib?​

A solid wooden crib has so many advantages compared to those made from other materials.

Most of the wooden cribs on the market exceed government safety standards.

They’re much sturdier than a plastic crib and will stand up to your little ones roughhousing far better.

If taken care of, it can last through several children.

A wooden crib is also very aesthetically pleasing. They look wonderful with nearly any décor and give the room an air of sophistication.

Before you buy​

When you’re on the hunt for the best baby cribs, here are a few things you should ask yourself:

  • Is it safe? This is where your precious baby will be sleeping. You'll want to ensure that it meets or exceeds all safety standards.
  • Can be converted into a toddler/day bed? That would allow it to grow with your child.
  • How hard is the assemble? Depending on your skills, you might prefer a model that's not too complicated to put together.
  • Does it come with a mattress? If not, you'll have to purchase one separately.

Before we dive in, check out the table below to see the top contenders.

Quick comparison: Best solid wood cribs​

Wood cribs

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DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail

- Made from 100% sustainable New Zealand pine wood
- Converts to toddler bed,
day bed and full-size bed
- Mattress can be adjusted to 4 different positions
- Meets all safety standards

Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

- Made from New Zealand pine wood
- Converts to a daybed
and toddler bed
- The finish is non-toxic and free of lead and phthalate
- Assembly is a cinch

Dream On Me Ashton 5-in-1 Convertible Crib

- Converts to a toddler bed, a daybed, and a full with 2 setup options
- Ergonomically designed
- Solid pine wood finish
- Well-made and very stable

Dream On Me Violet 7-in-1 Convertible Crib

- Solid pine wood finish
- Converts to a toddler bed, daybed and full-size bed
- Comes with assembly tools
- Extremely elegant design

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

- Made with sustainable
New Zealand pine
- Modern, eco-conscious design
- Extremely safe
- Converts to daybed
and toddler bed

And now, for all the nitty gritty details...

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail

It doesn't get much safer than the DaVinci Kalani.

This crib meets and exceeds nearly every safety standard possible (CPSC and ASTM internationally and in the US), and it's GreenGuard Gold certified. It has been thoroughly screened for 360 VOC’s and over 10,000 harmful chemicals, and it boasts a finish that is non-toxic and 100% phthalate and lead free.

As for the construction, it's made from 100% sustainable New Zealand pine. 

Another aspect we love about this model is its versatility. The DaVinci Kalani converts from a crib to a toddler bed, a day bed and even a full-size bed. The toddler bed can support a maximum weight of 50 pounds, while the full-size bed can accommodate someone weighing up to 500 pounds.

It also has four adjustable mattress heights, so you can lower the mattress as your baby grows to prevent any tumbles from the crib.

To top it off, this crib is gorgeous. It has a beautiful stream-lined designed with soft curves. It comes in a lovely dark wood finish that would complement any room or décor, and it goes perfectly with boy or girl nurseries.


  • Meets all safety standards
  • Made from eco-friendly materials
  • Beautiful design
  • 4 different conversion options


  • The wood is soft, making it susceptible to dents and scratches
  • The full-size conversion kit is costly
  • The highest mattress setting is still fairly low, making it difficult for C-section mommies

One thing we love about it

This crib is completely eco-friendly, sustainable and meets any and all safety standards, which should give parents an extra sense of security knowing that their baby’s bed is the safest around.

Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

This convertible crib meets CPSC and ASTM international and US safety standards.

The New Zealand pine wood finish is non-toxic and phthalate and lead free.

It also has fixed side rails to increase your baby’s safety.

The Union converts from a crib to a toddler bed and a day bed. All of the conversion kits are sold separately. It fits a standard size crib mattress, which is also sold separately.

It’s very easy to put together, with all the hardware included. Personally, we love the simplicity of the design, which comes in 5 different colors, so it complements many different types of baby décor.


  • Meets all safety standards
  • Easy to put together
  • Comes in a variety of colors


  • None of the conversion kits are included
  • Doesn't convert into a full-size bed

One thing we love about it

We love the minimalistic design of this crib, and that it comes in a range of fun colors, including white, sunshine, lagoon, grey and espresso. This allows you to really match the crib to the nursery.

Dream On Me Ashton 5-in-1 Convertible Crib

We really believe that the Ashton by Dream On Me is one of the best baby cribs available. It meets and exceeds all government safety standards, including ASTM and CPSC.

It has a solid pine wood finish and has been tested for lead and any other harmful elements.

It has a 4-position mattress system, so you can lower the mattress as your little one begins to stand and pull themselves up. This helps prevent any falls over the crib rails.

This amazing 5-in-1 crib converts to a toddler bed, a daybed and a full-size bed that can be used with or without a foot board. All of the conversion kits are sold separately. It sits low on the floor, so when you use it as a toddler or daybed, it’s not up high should he fall.

It’s fairly easy to put together and all the required tools come included. It has soft curves and lines that give it a beautiful design. It’s also available in 8 different colors or finishes.


  • Exceeds all safety standards
  • 4 position mattress
  • Pleasing design
  • Available in 8 different colors


  • Doesn’t come with any of the conversion kits
  • There are no plugs for the screw holes, leaving them visible
  • Included hardware pieces aren't very sturdy 

One thing we love about it

We love how this crib has so many options for you, as a 5-in-1 model. This is a great investment as you'll be able to use it for years, first as a crib, then as a toddler bed, a daybed and a full size bed. Talk about bang for your buck!

Dream On Me Violet 7-in-1 Convertible Crib

The Dream On Me Violet is definitely one of the best solid wood cribs on the market! It has been strenuously tested for any lead or toxic materials and meets all government ASTM and CPSC standards. It’s also made of 100% solid pine wood.

This crib features 7 different conversion options. It can be used as a crib, a toddler bed, a daybed, a twin size bed (with and without footboard) and a full-size bed (with and without footboard). All of the conversion kits are sold separately. It also has 4 mattress settings that allow you to lower the mattress as your little one grows.

It has beautiful flowing lines that are very pleasing to the eye. It comes in 8 different color and finish options. It also comes with all of the tools required for set-up, making it easy to put together.


  • 7 different conversion options
  • Meets or exceeds all safety standards
  • 8 different color options available
  • Beautiful design


  • All conversion kits are sold separately
  • The wood is very soft, making it easy to scratch and dent
  • The curves in the railing makes a low spot for children to climb over

One thing we love about it

This crib comes with an astounding 7 different conversion options. Seven! Like the Ashton model, it's extremely versatile, which makes it an outstanding investment. From the daybed to the crib to the full- or twin-size bed, parents have so many options!

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Like many of the other models, the Babyletto is also GreenGuard Gold certified, and it has been screened and tested for 360 VOC’s and over 10,000 harmful chemicals.

The New Zealand pine is lead and phthalate free, non-toxic and meets or exceeds all safety standards with the ASTM and CPSC. There's no doubt this crib is safe!

It converts from a crib to a toddler and daybed, and we love how this one comes with all the hardware needed to convert it! No separate kit purchases needed!

It has 4 different mattress positions that adjust with your baby. As you little one grows and begins pulling himself up and standing on his own, the mattress can be lowered to prevent falls.

We absolutely love this crib's cute, modern design. It sits low to the floor and has very sleek lines and curves. The spindles are rounded, giving it an open feel and allowing for visual access from every angle. The angled legs give it a very contemporary look.

It's available in modern grey, clean white or a white/espresso two-tone, allowing it to fit in with any nursery design or décor.


  • Comes with all conversion hardware included
  • 4 mattress positions
  • Meets or exceeds all safety standards
  • Beautiful, modern design with various color options


  • Doesn’t convert to a twin or full size bed
  • The metal frame that holds the mattress is dark brown no matter the color option, so without a crib skirt it's very noticeable 
  • The dark wood option scratches very easily

One thing we love about it

This crib has an extremely modern, conventional design. The rounded spindles and angled, square legs lend it a contemporary feel that many other options don’t offer.

Once you’ve found the best solid wood crib for your little one, you’ll never look back. They generally look fantastic in any nursery and, if taken care of, they can be used for multiple children or even passed down to your children’s children.

There are many different styles and colors available, and you then you can further accessorize ​them as you need, with fun mobiles, luxurious bedding, and even a crib soother.

A high-quality wooden crib can help give you that extra peace of mind, knowing that you child is sleeping in the best and safest place possible.

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