DaVinci Emily Crib Review


This convertible crib boasts a classy profile, quick set up, solid build quality, and versatility. It comes with a toddler guard rail, the sides serve as headboard and footboard when converted to full-size bed mode, and there are four mattress levels. The one gripe: it scratches easily.

A high-class look and solid build quality are the stand-out attributes of this convertible crib, according to DaVinci Emily crib reviews. Parents rave about the cherry finish and spaciousness in crib reviews on Toys R Us, and thrill to its presence even when the intended occupant hasn't yet arrived. Most reviews assert that the crib sets up easily, typically in less than an hour, and one mother-to-be reports on Amazon that she managed the feat totally on her own. The relatively low price is a big attraction, but crib reviews also say the large number of positive reviews posted by other purchasers also played a role in their decision.

And while numerous reviewers describe the crib as sturdy, many also report that the finish scratches easily and the soft New Zealand pine frame is like a magnet for teething babies. A few DaVinci Emily reviews also note that the design makes it hard to mount a mobile and to tie on bumper pads.

The 4-in-1 convertible style lets the crib live on as a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed. It comes with a guard rail for toddlers and the two long sides become the headboard and footboard in its full-size incarnation (the necessary $89 conversion kit is sold separately). There are four mattress settings, although shorter parents may find the lowest too deep for reaching comfort. This model is available in cherry, espresso, ebony, honey oak, and white.

This is not a perfect crib -- tell-tale scratch and teeth marks being the primary issue -- but its star status in the under-$200 segment seems well-earned. Purchasers' enthusiasm for the DaVinci Emily (starting at $180, Amazon) is contagious, and we caught the bug.

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