Let’s be real: buying everything you need for your baby isn’t cheap.
Sometimes I feel like something should be done about the sometimes-crazy prices of things like car safety seats, strollers, and cribs. But unfortunately, there’s not a lot we can do about it right now.
What adds insult to injury is that children won’t even use the crib for very long.
However, there are actually a few great budget options for cribs that you should look into. A lot of baby items (especially cribs) don’t need to be expensive to be safe, cute and reliable!
While it might seem appealing to pick up a used crib from a yard or garage sale, we would never recommend it.
You never really know what you’re getting with used baby equipment, and when it comes to items like baby cribs, you never want to buy used. Cribs are recalled all the time, and furthermore, a used crib might be missing essential parts or have broken pieces.
If you’re buying a crib on a budget, going for a brand new cheap baby crib is always the better option.
Glowing Nest Picks: Our favorite budget crib.
The Dream On Me 3-in-1 Convertible Crib (click here to see it on Amazon) is such an awesome buy at around $100 and would be our first recommendation for those looking for a crib that won’t break the bank.
You know how we complained earlier about how kids quickly outgrow cribs, making them useless? Well, this one converts to a toddler day bed (although you need to buy the bed rail separately), which will last you many years before needing to upgrade.
Even though it’s cheap, it still comes with all of the safety features you’d expect in a good crib, like safety locking wheels and solid (non drop side) rails.
Of course, as you can tell by looking at it, it’s a very simple and basic crib. But really, what else can you ask for? The simplicity makes it a cinch to assemble and it looks so nice in the lighter colors.
All things considered, this is a great little crib at a super affordable price. We highly recommend it, and you won’t be disappointed with it!