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Mini or Apartment sized cribs for small apartments

July 13, 2011

We live in NYC so you know how challenging it can be to carve space out for all the things you would like to have for a baby: a changing table, bookcase and a crib! If you are looking for a solution for making that nursery/junior bedroom work for your baby, we have founds some mini cribs for you.
Communityplaythings.com is a brand I love. You see their tables and chairs in a lot of private school classrooms as they really understand spacial needs for caregivers.   They also apparently have a fabulous mini crib. A few people on our listserve in Fort Greene Brooklyn have bought them and been very happy with them.   You can buy it with/out the telescoping side that will save your back. They’re not dropsides, so they’re not banned.The childproof latch operates with only one hand, so you can adjust it while holding a baby. There are optional storage drawers for under the crib.  (Prices start at $320.00.) (See photos above and below for both images of the crib).

The DaVinci Annabelle is another option and people love the small crib, but don’t like the flimsy mattress. (Around $189).

The DaVinci Annabelle

We loved our Arms Reach CoSleeper. It is especially great for newborns and if you want to have your baby near your own bed. It has a lot of storage both below the bassinet and also in pockets on both sides.  Arms Reach recommends to stop using the CoSleeper when your child can pull herself up on her knees. We used ours far longer for both kids (until they were each 10 months). It was cozy, small and well-made. (Around $140).  ArmsReach also sells a Sleigh Bed which is a nice-looking small crib that will hold up to 500 lbs. (Around $290).

Arms Reach Cosleeper

My friend swears by her Stokke Sleepi Mini crib and how it works wonderfully in her small apartment. She also likes its portability with the caster wheels. When a guest comes to stay, she wheels it from one room to another.  Though it was a big splurge she loves it. I always love Stokke’s designs and think this is a pretty cool one. (Around $800)

I did see a prototype at Stokke of a new bassinett, changing table they are going to start offering. It’s pretty fantastic. When that one becomes available, I’ll add it here.

Anyone else have a small or mini crib they love?