When looking for a baby crib you should be aware of what makes a good quality crib. A few things to look for are, first always look for a label that states that National Safety Standards have been met. Then look to make sure The slats on a crib are no more than two and three eighths inches apart. You should also make sure the crib is very sturdy, most cribs will have steel stabilizer bars to help ensure the cribs sturdiness. Another important quality, although it is optional, is that the teething rails should have plastic covers on them so that the wood is protected and baby is protected from choking on wood pieces that may be bit off. You should also consider the quality you are getting for your money. Just because a crib has a high price on it does not mean that it is a quality crib, but a cheap crib doesn’t mean poor quality either. You should inspect and read all the details of a crib before purchasing one. Taking all this into consideration here is the top four cribs for under $200.
The number one pick is the Delta Jenny Lind 3-in-1 crib. This crib was chosen for its affordability. It is one of the cheapest cribs available that still has all the qualities and features of a more expensive crib. This crib is available online only at Wal-Mart.com for $98.97. Although, this exact same crib can also be found at Land of Nod for $329. It features five position mattress support. One hand easy release drop side. Childproof rail release, and stabilizer bars to keep it sturdy. Even though this crib requires assembly it is done with a no-tool safety construction. This crib can grow with your child from a baby bed to a toddler bed and eventually up to a daybed(rails for daybed not included)..
This next crib was chosen because it is a space saver. The Stork craft Rochester Crib with drawer can be found online only at Target.com for $199.99. This crib has a drawer underneath that runs the full length of the bed. This is wonderful for storing extra diapers and wipes or blankets. It features three mattress support positions. It has a single drop side, and the Stork craft exclusive one hand lift and drop hardware. This crib comes with a one year limited warranty. Which is a huge plus since once your baby has outgrown his crib this bed can be turned into a toddler bed and then on to a daybed with head and footboard(rails not included).
The Stork craft Cynthia Stages crib is a beautiful 5-in-1 crib. It can be found at Babies R Us for $199.99. This crib will stay with your child into their teens. It converts just like the other cribs only this one has a few extra features. First it is a baby bed, then it moves on to be a toddler bed, and just like the others it then can be made into a daybed. Unlike the others this one can also be made into a full size bed and also a love seat or a full size bed with a love seat attached at the foot. (Rails and mattress not included) This crib was a favorite because of its versatility.
The last crib on the top list is the Child craft Prairie crib. It can be found at Target for $199.99. This crib was one of the top sellers. It was chosen due to its simplicity. This crib has a single drop side rail, and four position mattress height. Much like the other cribs this one is also convertible. It can convert to a daybed by removing the drop side rail.