Delta 4-in-1 Crib Review: From Newborn Crib to Twin Size Bed

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We like

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

Affordable price

Timeless design

We don’t like

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

Assembly of the product

The product comes disassembled and in quite a large cardboard box that also contains the instructions of use and assembly. It is a product that offers only a single size and comes in dimensions of 54.25 x 43.25 x 35.25 after it is assembled. The box contains lots of styrofoam whose aim is to protect the product. There is a pack of hardware that is not supposed to be opened with sharp objects and contains all the screws and other assembly items as well as included tool-wrench for the assembly of the crib, which is very convenient as you will not go around looking for this tool. It is extremely handy that they are all packed in this box and all the screws and other assembly items (bolts, nuts, pins) are even organized separately according to their type and quantity.

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.
Design

Design

This particular product is in a color that reminds of cherry and is between dark red and brown and it is called Espresso Cherry. The crib is offered in three other colors that are dark and resemble one each other. They all look classy and this design does not go out of fashion so it can fit in any room decor. Between the four options, we are sure you will find your favorite one. The crib with its color is a gender-neutral product which can be used for many years and with other younger siblings too, as it is made of quality wood that is extremely durable.

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.
Versatility

Versatility

The name of the crib is 4-in-1 convertible baby crib actually gives us information about the product that it is a bed which is transformed in four different sleeping arrangements for your child, ranging from a crib at the beginning up to a double bed for the grown-up baby. This means that it is indeed practical because you buy it once when the baby is small and with slight changes you can use it for the next stages of childhood. At first, babies can sleep in a traditional crib, meaning that all four sides of the crib are set on the highest level. The mattress support frame also has three positions: the highest for the youngest and as the child grows older the level can be set to the lowest in order to prevent kids from climbing.

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.
Materials

Materials

It is made of a solid wood, which makes the product durable and sturdy. The whole construction of the crib is solid. The spring frame is made of metal and supports the mattress perfectly. The finish is non-toxic and does not contain any lead, so the materials are safe for the child because kids can sometimes try to chew or even lick the wood. Since the material is wood it is also very easy to clean the crib and you can maintain the good health of the wood with a damp cloth and mild washing liquids.
Comfort

Comfort

In order to ensure comfort, as well as safety, the manufacturer designed this mattress with an option for three height adjustments. This crib was designed to be used with a standard size mattress, which is great as there are plenty out there on the market to choose from and the size is decent for the growing baby so he/she has enough place for a comfortable sleep. The minimal dimensions of the mattress are 51.58 x 27.14 and 4 inches thick. When the baby is still very young the metal support is to be placed at the highest position and in this way it will be easier for the parents to leave or take their baby in the crib and the baby feels secure and comfy.

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.
Safety

Safety

When the safety of a crib is concerned parents are especially worried and curious to learn more as they want to make sure that when their baby is taking a nap or sleeping during night alone, there is no risk for his/her health and that the crib meets all the requirements regarding safety. Safety is one of the top criteria when choosing a crib for a newborn. This crib has a certificate by JPMA which is an organization that evaluates and tests the baby equipment regarding safety and the certificate assures that the product is safe for the child. The slats of the crib are thick enough with a gap of 2.13 inches between them and the gaps are safe because it will be difficult for the child to put in his/her legs or arms and stuck them into the gaps. The weight is around 62 lbs and it is sturdy because of the weight and material it is made of. There are no complaints regarding the safety of this product. The crib can be used for newborns but when you convert it to a toddler bed, the child should be over 15 months of age and the weight should not be over 50lb or 22.7 kg. When you convert the crib into a toddler bed make sure that you use the guardrails so in this way there will be no gaps where the child can entrap his/her head, legs, and arms.

Value

Value

Having in mind that the crib is a product which can be converted into three more different seating arrangements and that this might be the one and only bed that you are buying for your child the crib has an excellent value and can be purchased on Amazon for a price that is more than affordable for a crib that is made of solid wood. One other thing to take in consideration when you are thinking about the value of the product is the longevity of use, its timeless design, and quality.

Bottom line

If you are looking for a convertible crib that besides the primary function of a crib can later be used and converted into a toddler bed, daybed and when the child is old enough a proper double bed, Delta crib which has options to be converted into 4 different beds, is a good option to think about. It has an elegant sleek design and four colors to choose from. Made of solid wood and with high quality, it fits standard size of a mattress which is very convenient as you can purchase one in almost every store. The crib is easy to assemble and this can be done by a single person. The conversion of the crib in other forms of bed is also easy and does not take much time. There are three positions of the support mattress so it is suitable and secure for kids at different stages. As safety is usually the top priority when choosing a crib, it is worth mentioning that this crib is fully certified by JPMA, which proves that it satisfies the strictest standards for safety. On top of everything, this product has an excellent price.

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