Updating baby cribs
The basic crib (5.73) is made of New Zealand pine and style- wise echoes the simple IKEA Guillver crib.Fans of this crib love the easy assembly and metal spring mattress support.To its credit, the Graco Benton comes in four different colors, including the ever-popular Pebble Grey. We saw a few dissenting views among our readers and online reviewers.
A final drawback: this crib is made from New Zealand pine, which is soft and can easily scratch.
The take-home message: if you plan to have multiple kids, you’d be better off buying something more substantial. The crib is just a crib—it doesn’t convert to a full-size bed, etc.
For everyone else, the Graco Benton is a good choice at an affordable price. Another affordable basic crib is IKEA’s Gulliver at . Also: the Gulliver only has two mattress positions. You can have any color for the Gulliver as long as it is white.
The Graco Benton is a simple, affordable crib that is easy to put together and can morph into a full-size bed (when you use the curved side as a headboard and separately purchase bed rails).
Quality is good; we like the metal spring mattress platform—some low-end cribs come with flat wood boards as a mattress base, which we don’t recommend.
Another negative: the Union crib has exposed screws and screw holes.