When you’re choosing a crib, one of the key considerations is how long it will last.
Fortunately, there are plenty of convertible cribs on the market which can be used for many years, to cater for your growing child.
In this article, let’s take a detailed look at two popular options; the DaVinci Kalani 4 in 1 crib and the Delta Canton Crib.
Which is the better option for you and your baby?
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DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Crib
- 54.375”(W) x 35”(D) x 41” (H)
- Product weight: 56lbs
- Maximum weight capacity as a crib/toddler bed: 50lbs
- Maximum weight capacity as a full-size bed: 500lbs
This crib is designed to convert into a toddler bed, daybed, and even a full-sized adult bed, Furthermore, it’s made of sturdy materials and it’s completely safe for your baby.
Available in seven different colors, the Kalani crib is Greenguard Gold-certified, which means it’s been tested for over 10,000 chemicals and is nontoxic and chemical-free. The paint used is lead-free and phthalate-free and exceeds governmental safety standards.
It’s very sturdy once you’ve put it together due to the New Zealand pine wood, which is both super-strong and sustainable.
Best of all, this crib fits all standard crib mattresses, so it won’t be difficult to find one you need.
This is a beautiful crib that will dress up any nursery, and it is easy to assemble regardless of how much you dislike putting flat pack things together!
Essentially, if you want a crib that will complement your nursery and can be put together quickly, this is a great option.
In terms of cost, you won’t have to break the bank to afford this, because at under $200 it is at a great price point, especially when you consider how long you’ll be able to keep it around.
The Kalani crib comes with a standard 1 year guarantee.
- Meets all required safety standards
- Very sturdy
- Reasonably priced
- Will last many years as your child grows
- Some reports that the DaVinci customer service could better.
- Toddler guard rail not included.
- You’ll need to buy the conversion kits separately.
Delta Children Canton 4-in-1 Crib
- 54.5”(W) x 34.5”(D) x 43.5” (H)
- Product weight: 56lbs
- Maximum weight capacity as a crib/toddler bed: 35lbs
Available in five different colors, the Delta Children Canton 4-in-1 crib converts from a crib to a toddler bed, then to a daybed and a full-sized adult bed
It has 3 adjustable mattress positions that can accommodate your baby until he or she is ready for a toddler bed. It fits all standard crib mattresses and is made out of high quality wood so that it will last for many years to come.
Furthemore, it’s easy to assemble even for those who have never put together a baby bed.
The Delta Canton crib meets or exceeds all safety standards to keep your child safe regardless of his or her age or size. In fact, it is even tested for lead and other dangerous chemicals, and uses a nontoxic paint.
Both you and your baby deserve a good-looking, safe crib, and that is exactly what you’ll get when you purchase the Canton.
The company also makes matching furniture to complete your nursery, so whether the room is large or small, contemporary or traditional, you can find something to complement your nursery décor.
This crib is well-made and built to last, and it looks great regardless of the color theme of your nursery.
It comes with a standard 1 year guarantee, but you can extend this to 2 years for an additional fee.
- Made out of real wood and not veneer
- Grows with your baby transitioning into a full-size adult bed.
- Reasonably priced
- Some reports about an odor coming from the paint
Which crib is more popular?
Without access to sales figures, it’s tricky to know which crib sells more in terms of volume. However, we can see the monthly search volume online. If we look at this chart, it shows the Da Vinci Kalani is just over 3 times as popular as the Delta Canton.
Which crib is safer?
Both cribs are safe, as they are JPMA certified and meet all the required safety standards.
What size mattress do I need?
Standard sized mattresses will fit both cribs. Delta recommend to use their mattress which is 27.5″(W) x 52″(L) x 6″(H), but if you shop around you should be able to find plenty of other options.
Which crib is easier to assemble?
Both are fairly easy to assemble and with two people, it shouldn’t take too long to put together. For the Delta Canton, here are the instructions.
There’s also a video below showing how to put it together.
Here are the assembly instructions for the DaVinci Kalani.
Is there anything else I need to think about when buying a crib?
For further information, here’s a detailed article on the types of cribs and what you need to think about when buying one.
The bottom line
If you’re on a budget, both these options are well priced, especially when you consider how long they’ll last.
The Davinci Kalani seems a more popular choice overall, and it is slightly cheaper, but there are more add ons to buy when you need to convert the bed.
However, in terms of colour, the Davinci Kalani has more options than the Delta Canton, which might be worth considering when you think about the design and colour scheme of your baby’s nursery.
In terms of style and design, I think the Delta Canton is slightly more attractive than the DaVinci and this alone might warrant the higher price, but that is something for you to consider.
Which option did you buy? Or did you choose another crib?
Please leave any comments below.
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