This post was most recently updated on January 11th, 2020
Back pain, stomach pain, and falling over- Say goodbye to these problems!
We got the best cribs for short moms like you!
We searched all over the market and put a ton of hours to help you buy low profile cribs that will make your life easier.
If you have a height of 5.3” and below, you are in the right place! (Also works for people with 5.4” – 5.6” height)
The versatility of some of these cribs is unmatched. Whether you have a newborn ready to sleep in the crib, toddler crawling around, or a grown-up kid searching for a sleeping space, these cribs will serve them all.
Let’s get started!
|Babyletto Hudson 3-in 1 Convertible Crib|
|Delta Children 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib|
|Storkcraft Hillcrest Fixed Side Convertible Crib|
|Union 2-in-1 Convertible Crib|
|Babyletto Harlow Acrylic 3-in-1 Convertible Crib|
|Graco Remi 4-in-1 Convertible Crib|
|Dream On Me Violet 7 in 1 Convertible Crib|
|DaVinci Kalani 4 in 1 Convertible Crib|
|Evolur Santa Fe 5 in 1 Convertible Crib|
|Carter's by DaVinci Colby 4 in 1 Convertible Crib|
10 Best Cribs for Short Moms 2020 Review
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- 1.Babyletto Hudson 3-in 1 Convertible Crib
- 2.Delta Children 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib
- 3.Storkcraft Hillcrest Fixed Side Convertible Crib
- 4.Union 2-in-1 Convertible Crib
- 5.Babyletto Harlow Acrylic 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
- 6.Graco Remi 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
- 7.Dream On Me Violet 7 in 1 Convertible Crib
- 8.DaVinci Kalani 4 in 1 Convertible Crib
- 9.Evolur Santa Fe 5 in 1 Convertible Crib
- 10.Carter’s by DaVinci Colby 4 in 1 Convertible Crib
- Things to Consider When Choosing Cribs for Short Moms
- What Problems Will You Face If You Buy a Crib With Standard Size?
- Crib Hacks for Short Moms
- Conclusion & Editor’s Choice
1.Babyletto Hudson 3-in 1 Convertible Crib
It has a height of 35”, which is the lowest in the market currently. On top of that, the legs are also removable. So, if 35” is still high for you, just remove the legs.
It has not 1 not 2 but 4 adjustable height settings. So, it’s perfectly suitable for a newborn baby and toddlers.
To maximize the output of the crib, you can convert it easily to a toddler bed or daybed. The manufacturer includes toddler rails and a toddler bed conversion kit— no need to spend extra money on them.
It has all the safety features a crib should have- no toxic colors, Greenguard Gold certified and made from soft Newzealand pine wood.
- Multipurpose use as a crib, toddler bed, and daybed.
- Totally safe from chemicals.
- Round slates are visually pleasing and safe in case your child bumps into them.
- Adjustable mattress height and removable legs.
- Lightweight and durable.
- Nothing to mention.
One of the biggest advantages of buying the Babyletto Hudson is that it will grow with your baby. Taking the price under consideration and all the value it provides, you can buy this crib with no regrets.
2.Delta Children 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib
The Delta children Bentley is one of the most versatile cribs for short people.
Apart from having an optimal height of 35”, the crib has 4 convertible options. You can use it as a crib, toddler bed, daybed, and even as a full-size bed. So, the crib will grow along with your baby, giving you maximum value for money.
The only issue is you need to buy the toddler rail and full-size bed rail separately.
It has 3 adjustable mattress height, which can help you to use the crib at your convenience even if you are a bit on the taller side or shorter side.
It complies with all the safety standards like CPSC and ASTM, which makes it safe for the baby.
But there’s a catch! When the crib is new, it does have a strong smell. It will take some time for the smell to disappear. But if you keep the door or window open, it won’t be much of a problem.
- Super-versatile and convenient.
- Mattress height can be adjusted up to 3 levels.
- Suitable height for smaller moms.
- Easy to assemble and doesn’t require complicated tools.
- Releases a strong wood smell when it’s new.
The Delta Children Bentley will provide good value for money. 4-in-1 usage greatly enhances the value of the product.
3.Storkcraft Hillcrest Fixed Side Convertible Crib
The Storkcraft Hillcrest stands out from other cribs in terms of price and value. It’s one of the most convenient baby cribs for short moms.
You will get the same convertible and mattress adjustability features as the more expensive ones in this review. You will just need to invest a bit more on the toddler bed rail and full-size bed rail if you want to use it longer.
With a height of 34”, this is just the perfect low crib for short moms. And the adjustable mattress height makes it even better.
It’s made from pine wood and complies with all the safety standards applicable to cribs sold in the U.S.
What we loved about this crib is that it has a spring layer that can support the mattress and provide more comfort for the baby.
But with any other low budget products, you get some flaws. The only thing we found problematic is the paint quality of the crib. It can chip away easily.
- Convertible into a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed.
- Durable and safe soft pine wood.
- Spring layer for added mattress support.
- Looks clean and appealing.
- Paint might chip away.
If you are searching for a reasonably priced crib, the Storkcraft Hillcrest might be a good option for you. It doesn’t feel like a $1000 crib, but sure it provides the same value as those in the $150-$200 range.
4.Union 2-in-1 Convertible Crib
The Union crib is the most convenient baby crib for short moms. It’s the ultimate budget-friendly crib that won’t disappoint you.
If you plan to use it mostly as a crib, you will get almost the same value as the ones priced in the $200 range.
With this crib, you can only convert it to a daybed. You have to invest a little more in the conversion kit. But according to the reviews and our research, the conversion kit that the manufacturer provides is below par.
The crib has a height of just 33.5”, and that makes it the shortest crib on this list. Moreover, it has a 4 level of adjustable mattress height. Excellent stuff for a petite mom.
Considering the price, the quality of the wood used is quite good. It’s the same pine wood which you can find in other cribs. And it also complies with all the standard safety certifications.
- Has short legs.
- Minimalistic design.
- 4 levels of adjustable mattress height.
- Only takes 30-40 minutes to assemble.
- Super-budget friendly.
- Paint can chip away if your baby starts teething (no safety issues, period).
You can only convert this crib to a daybed with some added cash on the conversion kit. However, you can’t get a better crib at such a price. So, if you need a solid crib that will keep your baby safe and not break the bank at the same time, this is the one to buy.
5.Babyletto Harlow Acrylic 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
Babyletto cribs never disappoint. The Babyletto Harlow might not be the cheapest crib in the market, but it certainly has a high-quality build and is perfect for short moms.
The first thing that you will notice is the color. The acrylic coating really makes the crib stand out from others in terms of aesthetics.
You can use the crib as a toddler bed and daybed, as well. The good news is the toddler rails are included with the crib. So, if you cut the price of buying a rail, the price of the crib is pretty reasonable.
To make it better for short moms, 4 levels of adjustable mattress height is included.
The crib is manufactured using all the safety standards. So, you can pretty much trust this brand.
If you are worried about the assembly, you really shouldn’t. It will take around 20-30 minutes to assemble the unit with a bit of help.
- High-quality finish and materials.
- Convertible to daybed and toddler bed.
- Toddler rails included.
- Mattress height has 4 levels of adjustability.
- Aesthetically pleasing.
- A little expensive.
If you want a crib that will last for years without chipping paint, The Babyletto Harlow is the right bet.
6.Graco Remi 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
The Graco Remi is one of the few cribs for short people that offers tremendous value for money. It might be a bit pricey compared to some of the cribs in this list. But in reality, it’s not.
Apart from the crib functionality with convertible features like a toddler bed and daybed, you will get a changing table with ample storage space.
You can use the changing table for changing your baby’s diapers. The size is just perfect for newborn babies and kids up to 2 years.
There are 3 drawers in front and 2 open shelves at the back. Even the space beneath the crib is well utilized with a large drawer. This crib is the ultimate space saver for small homes.
The crib has a height of 35.9”, which is slightly higher than the other cribs here. But still low enough to serve petite moms.
Although the wood quality is quite good, we would have liked it a bit sturdier.
- 3 level mattress height.
- The drawers and shelves save space effectively.
- Attached changing table eliminates the need to buy a separate changing table.
- Assembling can take a bit of effort (the parts are not labeled but the process is easy).
We don’t think there is any other crib as versatile as the Graco Remi. The only thing that can hold you from purchasing this crib is whether you need the changing table or not!
7.Dream On Me Violet 7 in 1 Convertible Crib
The Dream on me violet is the best selling Dream on me crib and can be an excellent choice for short people.
Though the height is 39”, which is a bit longer, but the design and functionality of the crib make it suitable for shorter moms. The wave design allows you to access the crib from the lower side, and the 4 level mattress height makes it even easier.
This is the most versatile baby crib we have in this list. Other than being convertible to a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed, it can also be used as a twin bed with two options (with or without footboard).
Keep in mind, the assembling requires at least two people as the unit is quite heavy.
The only frustrating thing we found was the stickers on the crib. You will need to peel them off with hands or WD-40.
- 7-way versatility.
- Design supports short people.
- Mattress can be adjusted to 4 levels.
- High-quality construction.
- Assembling requires helping hand.
Under $150, you will hardly come across a crib with such versatile features. Solid crib with amazing value for money.
8.DaVinci Kalani 4 in 1 Convertible Crib
The Davinci Kalani is one of the best cribs under $200! It’s the best way we can define this crib.
Moms and reviewers all over the internet rate this crib high. And for a good number of reasons.
The overall structure and the legs are very sturdy and is built to last for years. On top of that, it complies with all the safety standards.
For our short mommas, the height 35” is just perfect. It also has a 4 level mattress height We couldn’t find any crib offering this feature at such a price.
It also includes a toddler rail bed, so converting to a toddler bed is free. You need to spend a bit more when you need to convert it into a full-size bed.
The only challenge you will face is assembling. There are 14 pieces in total. So, it will take 1-1.5 hours to get the job done. But that’s worth the effort.
- Versatile and sturdy.
- Toddler rail inclusion will save money.
- Perfect for petite moms.
- Assembling is easy but takes time.
- It’s made out of a softer wood that can get scratches easily.
Overall, there is not much to complain about the Davinci Kalani crib other than the assembling part. Considering the fact that assembling is a one time job, we highly recommend this crib for short moms with a tight budget.
9.Evolur Santa Fe 5 in 1 Convertible Crib
The Evolur Santa Fe is one of the best baby cribs in terms of design and color.
You will have to pay considerably more than some of the other cribs in this list. But the build quality and ease of assembling pay up for it.
This is a full-featured crib that is convertible into a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed. You just need to purchase the conversion kits separately.
The mattress height has 3 levels of adjustability. So, if you struggle to reach the bed, adjust the height to your needs. More preferably, if you have a step tool, your life will get easier with this crib.
- High-quality finish.
- Lots of appealing color options.
- 3 level mattress height.
- Grows with your baby.
- Assembling is easy, and the instructions are clear.
- The quality of wood could have been better.
If you are under a tight budget, you should consider other cribs we reviewed. But if you want a crib that stands out and adds grace to your interior, this is the one to buy.
10.Carter’s by DaVinci Colby 4 in 1 Convertible Crib
Carter’s by Davinci is a budget-friendly and one of the best cribs for newborn babies.
The crib is sturdy enough for newborns, but as your baby grows older and becomes mobile, the crib might be able to hold up.
Apart from that, you get all the essential features suitable for short moms. It stands at 36” and has a 4 level adjustable mattress height.
You can even convert the crib into a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed.
One of the best things about this crib is that it emits no smell at all. It passed all the safety standard tests and is perfectly safe for the baby.
Most parents are satisfied with their purchase because they are spending less money and getting the same features as those in the expensive ones.
- Highly affordable.
- Non-toxic coating and no chemical smell.
- Adjustable mattress height up to 4 levels.
- Full convertible features.
- Not sturdy enough to hold your baby when becomes mobile.
If you are in a rush and have a small budget to spend for the newborn coming home, Carter’s Davinci is the right crib for you. It’s not an out of the world extraordinary crib, but you will not feel that you are being ripped off.
Things to Consider When Choosing Cribs for Short Moms
1. Check appropriate height for short moms
The most important factor to look for when buying a crib is the height.
Yes, if you are a short mom, this is important for you. We define short moms as the ones have a height of 4’8”-5’.
Cribs with 35”- 37” height should be just perfect for you.
2. Safety parameters
The crib you are buying should have the following safety parameters:
- The crib should have solid feet and remain stable.
- There shouldn’t be any drop-side feature. A drop side might seem the ultimate solution for a petite mom, but this is already banned in the U.S following accidents and deaths of innocent babies.
- There should be no more than 2 ⅜ inches gap between the crib slats.
- The crib material must be non-toxic and free from harmful chemicals and paints. Greenguard Gold certification is preferable.
- The space between the edge of the mattress and the slats should not be more than two fingers width.
3. Adjustable mattress height
A crib with an adjustable mattress height is a great feature to have for short mommies.
Cribs can have 2-3 levels of adjustable height. But a 3 level height is preferable.
Whether you have a non-mobile infant or a toddler who has learned to climb, you can adjust accordingly.
This makes it so much easier to reach the mattress and lay your baby safely.
Spending on a crib that is convertible into a toddler bed will give you the best value for money.
When your baby gets old, the crib will also grow with it.
Also, look for a crib that has a toddler rail with it. Though this is not mandatory, getting a free rail with your purchase can save you anything between $12-$140.
Some low profile cribs will also have storage space at the side or bottom. You can use that for storing diapers and baby foods.
5. Weight of the crib
A crib weight might not affect your purchase. However, if you are a single mother and don’t have anyone around for help most of the time, a lightweight crib is good for you.
You will have a hard time moving a heavier crib. In that case, avoid cribs with storage spaces.
6. Removable legs (optional)
If you are buying a low profile baby crib, you won’t need removable legs.
But having this feature will allow you to lower the height by 4-5 inches. This can be quite a big advantage if you are below 5ft.
In that case, The Babyletto Hudson should be just perfect.
What Problems Will You Face If You Buy a Crib With Standard Size?
Standard cribs are usually 42” tall and if you are a short mom, there are lots of risks and problems that you might face.
Here is why you should avoid taller cribs:
The number 1 risk associated with taller cribs is the risk of falling over. Using a crib of such a height will require you to use the tips of your toes. 100% not recommended. Take a look at the clip below. It’s horrifying!
Based on our experience and interaction with moms, we found that cribs are used on an average of 4 years. So, imagine what 4 years of bending and tiptoeing can do to your body. Back pain is a common problem in such situations.
Impact on the stomach
Every time you walk up to put the baby in the crib, you will need to push against the crib with your stomach. It’s a painful task, which you have to do at least 3-4 times a day.
Crib Hacks for Short Moms
If you have a tall old crib, you can use the following tips to make the most out of it:
Use the adjustable height to your advantage
Surprisingly, most people don’t know that their crib has an adjustable mattress height feature. Bring the mattress as much closer to you as possible.
Use a step tool
Using the step tool is also a great way to minimize height. If you use a step tool, look for one that has a non-slip surface.
Got a tall crib? Cut the legs!
If you are too short and none of the above hacks work for you, just cut the damn legs. Call a professional carpenter and get it done!
Conclusion & Editor’s Choice
The Babyletto Hudson convertible crib is clearly the winner in this list of the best cribs for short moms!
With the inclusion of toddlers rails and bed conversion kit, you will have to spend no extra money to enjoy its versatile features. It has all the elements needed for supporting short people, and the value it provides is tremendous.
Whether you have a low budget or high budget, you will find every sort of low crib for short moms in this review.
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