The 6 Best Baby Crib Choices for a Grandparent's House of 2021

Options range from practical to extravagant

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Our Top Picks
Affordable choice for grandparents who want a crib that looks and works like a standard crib but is… smaller and easier to store.
Innovative and attractive combo… bassinet for babies up to 15 pounds and a play yard for children up to 35 inches.
A crib for urban living spaces, this crib will please grandparents seeking an edgier look.
Travel crib weighs only 13 pounds and can be set up in one easy movement.
With its unique oval shape… a functional crib and also a lovely piece of furniture.
A tent that comes with an inflatable mattress; the total weight is only 2.5 pounds.
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Best Overall: Dream On Me 2 in 1 Portable Folding Stationary Side Crib in Espresso

Portable, foldable crib for a grandparent's house

The patented design means that this crib can be used as a crib or playpen. No tools are required to adjust from one function to another. Easily foldable for storage, this model comes with a 1-inch mattress, but the company also sells more substantial mattresses if the crib will get heavy use. It's an affordable choice for grandparents who want a crib that looks and works like a standard crib but is just a little smaller and easier to store.

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Best Budget: Graco Pack 'n Play Travel Lite Crib Playard

combination bassinet and playard for grandparents' house

This innovative and attractive combo offers a bassinet that's good for babies up to 15 pounds and a play yard that will accommodate children up to 35 inches. The entire contraption is light and foldable, so you can put it up and take it down as needed. The play yard is smaller than most, so it will fit almost anywhere. 

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Best Modern: Bloom Alma Mini Urban Folding Crib Frame

Bloom portable crib is suitable for urban spaces and grandparents' houses

Advertised as a crib for urban living spaces, this crib will please grandparents seeking an edgier look who don't mind paying a higher price. Described as a bassinet with extended life, this model should accommodate babies up to around 12 months. It's also portable and folds up into a neat little bag. When fully open, however, it is still narrow enough to fit through standard doors, which is not true of many portable cribs. Made from birch, the crib is available in various finishes, including frost gray and gala green.

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Best for Travel: BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light

travel crib for grandparent's house

This travel crib weighs only 13 pounds and can be set up in one easy movement. The sloping sides make it extra snug and secure. A recent redesign made the mattress attachment easier to use and made the sides completely mesh so that it's easier to keep an eye on your grandchild. Appropriate for children up to 3 years, it comes in its own travel case. The fabric is soft and can be removed for washing. Baby Bjorn is a Swedish company best known for its baby slings. One possible issue: The sloping sides might make it harder for some grandparents to reach into the crib.

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Best Luxury: Stokke Sleepi Mini Bundle

beautiful mini crib for grandparent's house

With its unique oval shape, the Stokke Sleeping Mini is a functional crib and also a lovely piece of furniture. The lockable swivel wheels allow for easy moving, and the mattress base is adjustable to make it easier for grandparents to lift the baby. It has another great benefit. It can be expanded into a full-sized bed that will accommodate a child up to 3 years of age. In addition, extra expansion pieces can be purchased that will make it suitable for a child up to age 10. This crib is great for grandparents who don't mind spending a little extra for a distinctive baby crib and who are looking at the long range.

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Easiest Assembly: KidCo P3010 Peapod Portable Indoor/Outdoor Travel Bed

The Peapod is a great choice for a grandparent's house.

This innovative take on the portable crib can actually be used for infants and for small children. It is basically a tent that comes with an inflatable mattress; the total weight is only 2.5 pounds. Because it can be zippered closed, it protects children from insects and is thus perfect for camping. It also provides protection from wind and sun. Indoors, it can be left unzipped for easier access. Since it sits on the floor, some grandparents might have trouble putting the baby in and taking the baby out. 

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