Our verdict for Graco Lauren Crib
Graco Lauren Crib is a convertible crib designed to last for several years past the infancy stage. It is versatile, durable and has a premium quality that is not common to many affordable cribs. It is a 4 in 1 crib which can serve many purposes suitable to your various needs.
Graco Lauren Crib has a simple yet elegant design. It is available in different colors which can match whatever theme you have for your nursery. It is not only functional but also beautiful. The crib itself looks very classic, and the design never goes out of style.
It is a 4-in-1 crib which functions mainly as an infant crib but can easily be converted into a toddler bed, daybed and full-size headboard. It has a built-in mattress platform that adjusts to three different sizes to conform to your baby’s needs as they grow. Once your baby has outgrown the lowest level, you can quickly adjust the mattress platform to a higher height. This makes sure that you would not need to buy a new crib for your baby as they grow taller.
The crib also features stationary side rails that make it safe for kids when they sleep. The side rails will always be intact no matter how much the child moves. The front and back rails are also sturdy enough and will not fall off or dismantle easily.
The crib requires a standard crib mattress which you can readily buy at any store selling mattresses. For more specific measurements, the 52 inches x 27.5 inches x 5 inches mattress will fit just perfectly in the crib. The thickness of the mattress can be at least 4 inches.
The Graco Lauren Crib comes unassembled when you buy it, but it is very easy and simple to assemble. It comes with an instruction manual on how to assemble and convert the crib according to need. You can disassemble it for easy transfer or transport, then assemble it again just as easily. This will not affect the finish and the durability of the crib. It is very convenient to use.
Materials & Finishes:
It is made of solid wood and wood products which ensure the durability and stability of the product. It comes with a polished finish. It is also easy to clean and does not require a lot of maintenance. You can simply wipe its surface clean with a damp cloth to maintain its condition.
Use as a Crib:
The crib has a height of 110.5 cm, a width of 144.8 cm, depth of 76.5 cm and weight of 22.7 kg. It is meant for infants who are less than 35 inches tall.
The crib comes with block brakes that can be attached to the four legs of the crib so you can just move the crib from one corner to another by sliding it. You can also opt not to attach the block brakes if you do not plan or moving the crib frequently.
It also has a drop side that can easily be lowered and raised. This will help you lift your baby in and out of the crib easily without bending too much. When the dropside is raised, it has locks on both sides to make sure that it is secured. This lock is childproof.
The crib can be assembled in 9 easy steps by connecting the main parts together secured tightly by other parts. Clear and detailed instructions are included in the manual.
Use as a Toddler Bed/Day Bed:
The crib can also be converted into a toddler or day bed by simply removing the dropside of the crib. The toddler bed has no guard rails, but if you prefer for it to have guard rails, then all you need to do is purchase separate regular guard rails from any store.
It is advisable to convert the crib into a toddler bed or day bed when the child reaches 35 inches tall or when the child is already able to climb out of the crib by himself. The mattress platform height can also be adjusted to your preferred height.
The maximum weight for the child to be able to continue using this as a toddler or day bed is 50 lbs. or 22.7 kg. If the child exceeds that weight, you should discontinue using this crib to avoid danger and harm.
Use as Headboard:
Even if the child outgrows using this as a crib or bed, you can still use a part of the product! You can convert the crib into a headboard for a full-size bed by simply disassembling the crib and using the back rail as your headboard. The headboard can be attached to a full-size bed frame to convert it to a full-size bed.
The Lauren Crib is very durable, and the parts always remain stable and intact in its places. You will not need to worry about your child’s safety when using this crib.
This crib is also rated as one of the safest cribs for your child by the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Its mattress support and hardware parts meet the durability requirement of the USA and Canada. It is certified safe by the JPMA, AST, and CPSC.
The Lauren Crib is very affordable. The price might be low, but it can still give you the premium quality seen in expensive cribs. You surely get your money’s worth if you opt to purchase it.