7 Modern Cribs That Are Gorgeous and Practical

By Nikki M

When it comes to baby gear, one of your biggest splurges will be on the crib. It’s the centerpiece of your nursery, and will (hopefully) be the most used piece of furniture when baby is born.

A crib can make or break your baby’s room – and your parenting routine. A 500 pound faux-mahogany crib may end up being so impractical, you’ll be tempted to co-sleep instead. A modern crib with sleek lines, stylish colors, easy access, and baby-safe finishes can motivate you to sleep train them sooner.

Here are some of our favorite modern cribs in different styles to suit your needs:

Babyletto Hula

Modern’s not enough – you want something unique. And because 99.5% of cribs on the market are angular, an oval crib is a must.

The Babyletto Hula is made with New Zealand pine wood and plywood, and is lead- and phthalate-safe. It’s GREENGUARD gold certified, which screens for 306 VOCs and over 10,000 chemicals. So not only are you safe from sharp corners during late night feedings… your baby is also safe from poison.

The Hula converts into a mini bassinet, a full-size crib, and a toddler bed. (Conversion kit is included.)

Bloom Alma Mini

Bloom was founded by 4 dads who wanted to bring innovation and contemporary design to a world of not-so-attractive baby products. This brand makes some of our favorite furniture, from the stunning Fresco high chair to the funky Coco Lounger.

Based in NYC, Bloom knows about the importance of space. They created the Alma Mini for apartment dwellers and minimalists.This crib has a small footprint, and folds for storage and easy transport. It’s lightweight with a set of wheels, so you can easily move it from room-to-room – the small size actually fits through doorways!

This crib comes in 6 colors – we suggest the vibrant Gala Green.

Tulip Linea

Tulip describes their Linea collection as “modern and edgy, tailored to fit an urbane lifestyle”. And while I’m not really urbane yet, I like to decorate for the life I want, not the life I have.

The Linea crib is made with natural beech wood, surface treated with strong lacquer – it will look gorgeous and brand new even when baby tries to destroy it (and everything else in your house). It can be set up in 3 positions, and transforms into a little bench when your kid outgrows it.

Spot on Square ROH

Your baby will be spending a lot of time in the crib, especially for the first few months… So why not give them a room with a view?

We love Spot on Square’s ROH crib, which has acrylic windows on each side. The acrylic is BPA and phthalate-free, and the sides, base and platform are made with birch. The crib can be adjusted 3 ways, and converts to a toddler bed later on.

Choose from 2 finishes – white or walnut – and enjoy fast shipping!

Micuna Swing Cot

Minimalists will adore the Micuna Swing Cot. This crib was inspired by Scandinavian style – we love its white + beech wood color palette and clean lines. But the best part about this crib is that it ROCKS... Literally!

The Swing Cot has a built in “seesaw”, so you can rock your baby to sleep. The bed swings instead of the legs, so you don’t have to worry about it tipping over. As your child gets older, you can lock the swing (or not) and turn it into a toddler bed or mini sofa.

Noni Noni Mini Crib

When architect and mom Carina couldn’t find a sustainable, non-toxic crib made in the USA for a reasonable price (seriously, is it too much to ask?!), she went to her dad Reuben – furniture maker and grandpa of 6 – for help.

He designed the award-winning Noni crib, which can be built by one person (!) in two minutes (!!) with NO tools or hardware (!!!). The pieces simply slide together. And if that didn’t blow your mind yet, the cribs are also made in the USA with sustainable materials and water-based finishes.

We love the Noni Mini, which is a smaller version of a full sized crib. It’s great for small spaces and for travel, and it packs flat for storage. The Mini comes with a hypoallergenic and anti-microbial mattress. Choose from 7 colors - white, natural, and 5 pastel shades.

Ubabub Pod

If you want something that probably no one in your block/city/state has, the Ubabub Pod is for you.

The Pod is shaped like a cocoon, with smooth edges all around for a futuristic look. The acrylic sides with star cutouts make checking on baby simple, and no slats = no fingers getting caught. This crib is easy to assemble and clean, and a conversion kit is included so you can transform it into a junior bed or a daybed later on.

The best part? It doubles as a piece of art.

Which modern crib do you love most? Share your favorite with us!

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Micuna OVO High Chair

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