Delta 4-in-1 Crib Review: From Newborn Crib to Twin Size Bed
The crib can be converted in a toddler bed, daybed and a double bed
It is made of solid wood
Three height adjustments for the mattress
Fits standard size mattress
You have to purchase additional conversion rails for a double bed
The hardware is visible after assembly
How it works
When looking for a crib for the first time, there are many criteria that parents list, but still choosing the most appropriate one is always a difficult task because there are so many products that are similar on the market and that satisfy almost all criteria. So, how to choose the perfect one for you? Again the answer depends on what you are looking for -a standard crib, bassinet or a crib which has options for converting and grows with your baby so you can make use of it longer. For the parents who are thinking about purchasing a convertible crib today we are looking at a product manufactured by Delta Company called Canton convertible bed that among other types of sleeping settlements, you can start using it as a crib since the birth of your little one and as the baby grows it can be transformed in a bed for a toddler with security rail for the child, included in the package, a headboard for a daybed in the later phase and finally a double bed for the grown-up child. If you are interested in learning more about this product make sure you read our today’s review.
Assembly of the product
The parts of the crib are labeled with stickers so this makes the assembly even easier. All the main part of the crib are made of wood and there is the bottom part which is a spring frame where the mattress should be placed. This Delta Canton crib does not come with a mattress and you have to purchase it additionally. Instructions are pretty straightforward and easy to follow.
Make sure you do not use power screwdriver as you can damage the wood but a flat screwdriver which is not included in the package. There are drilled holes so there is no need to spend time on that. Basically, there are around 6 steps in the process of assembling the crib. It is important to mention that as this is a convertible crib it is also easy to do the transformation with disassembling some parts of the crib. Majority of the users have assembled the crib from 30 minutes up to one hour the most and although harder it can still be done by a single person.
One of the cons of the design is the fact that all the bolts, screws and other assembly pins and nuts remain unhidden and can be seen even after the assembly of the crib. This influences only on the attraction of the design and look and has nothing to do with safety. The wood is solid wood and not pressed and the craftsmanship is indeed a professional one. The finish is not prone to scratches and customers who have used the crib testify of good look even after years of use. The whole design because of the dark look and excellent finish looks expensive and classy and the construction is sleek and sturdy.
After the baby grows up in a toddler it is time to make the first change to the crib and convert it into a bed for toddlers. This can be easily done by removing the front panel and instead of it, you can put a guard for this stage of the bed that is also included in the package. As toddlers still move a lot and there is a risk of falling from bed it is nice that there is a bed guard as a preventive measure. The third stage is when the toddler becomes a preschooler then you can remove the guard and by this, the preschooler can have their own bed.
One of the panels that were used for the back now can be used as a headboard of the bed. This crib has an option to be converted into a double bed but in order to do this, you have to purchase an additional set of rails that help in the conversion. It is an extremely economical solution and a product with a practical design, however, you have to bear in mind that if you want to convert the crib in double bed you will need to spend an additional 100 dollars for the conversion rails. This is also true for the other types of convertible cribs so compared to other products and brands there is no big difference in this part.
As the baby grows up a bit more and starts getting up and sitting down the height of the mattress should be adjusted accordingly and should be lowered for one position. The third position which is the lowest position of the mattress is for the kids who are older or when there is a risk that the babies can climb out from the crib. The adjustable height of the mattress is really convenient and besides comfort, it provides safety for the child as the adjustment will probably be done in the first year of use.