The IonLine IO crib from Kalon Studios is a splurge for design lovers and environmentalists. Made of all-natural, non-toxic and sustainable materials, it was featured in a Time Magazine article about the top green products. It also converts into a toddler bed.
Where to buy: $1,899, ellaandelliot.com>
The Emerson Mini Crib and Mattress Set, shown here in navy, is a scaled-down version of a classic crib, making it a great choice for tiny nurseries. Also available in white and Tuscan, a rustic wood shade.
Where to buy: $499 (in-store price), potterybarnkids.com>
The traditional sleigh design on this Graco Sarah convertible crib in deep walnut makes it an easy choice for a traditional nursery. Start with the three mattress height positions before converting to a daybed and then a double bed.
Where to buy: $200, babiesrus.ca>
Need a cool crib in a hurry? Oeuf’s Elephant Crib, pictured here in grey, can be assembled in just 10 minutes with minimal hardware. It has three adjustable mattress heights, converts into a toddler bed and is also available in white.
Where to buy: starting at $740, modernkaribou.ca>
Go girly and gutsy with this burst of hot pink on Pottery Barn Kids’ Hadley crib. The mattress can be adjusted to three different heights on this solid wood crib and you can convert it to a toddler bed with a conversion kit, sold separately. Also available in white.
Where to buy: $979 (in-store price), potterybarnkids.com>
The basic and budget-friendly Sniglar crib, made from solidbeech, from everyone’s Swedish retailer gives you a lot of bang for your buck. The mattress can be adjusted to two different heights and you can remove one side to turn it into a toddler bed.
Where to buy: $79, ikea.ca>
Looking for a pop of colour and extra storage for toys or clothes? Ikea’s Stuva crib has drawers at the bottom to make the most of a small space. Several drawer colours available.
Where to buy: $269 , ikea.ca>
Similar to spindle cribs of yore, the Franklin and Ben Liberty Crib has been given a modern makeover. It has four adjustable mattress heights and converts to a toddler bed with a small bed rail, which is included.
Where to buy: $429, momstobeandmore.com>
Surround your baby with happy colours and modern design. The Zutano Tivoli Convertible Crib in sunny/natural converts to a toddler daybed and then into a double bed. Also available in cloud/white and espresso/cloud.
Where to buy: $640, walmart.ca>
Perfect for a little lady or gentleman, the Park West convertible crib in walnut will see you all the way through to a double bed, with the additional purchase of bed rails.
Where to buy: $500, babiesrus.ca>
This Storkcraft Monza crib is going to last you a long time. Use the three different mattress positions for your wee one and then, with the purchase of bed rails and a double mattress, turn the longer pieces of the crib into a headboard and footboard. Pictured here in cognac, but also available in white, cherry, espresso, black and oak.
Where to buy: $286, walmart.ca>
In case you recently won the lottery, celebrity babies Blue Ivy Knowles (Beyonce’s wee one) and North West (the offspring of Kim and Kanye) both slept in Nursery Works’ Vetro crib. Each crib is handcrafted from non-toxic and recyclable acrylic, etched with a unique serial number and is photo-shoot ready.
Where to buy: $5,500, ellaandelliot.com>