DaVinci Parker Crib Review
DaVinci Parker 4-in-1 crib reviews are mostly positive, with high marks awarded for its stability and design. One crib review posted on Amazon about a model bought several years ago says the crib has lasted through three moves (disassembled and re-assembled each time) and the normal ravages of nursery life. The crib's roominess, craftsmanship, and durability also draw praise in reviews at Toys R Us. The concave line of the front railing eases the strain of moving a baby, and later a toddler, in and out of the crib. This is a design feature that one pregnant reviewer fully appreciates.
On the other hand, some DaVinci Parker crib reviews complain about unclear assembly instructions and say the trundle drawer that sits beneath the crib is a pain to put together and seems to be of lower quality than the crib. Some reviews report that the oak finish has a dominant orange hue and shows every scratch and tooth mark. (Tip: crayon wipes off easily.)
The convertible configuration of the DaVinci Parker crib (also starting at $243, Amazon) makes it useful as a toddler bed (guard rail included), daybed, and as a headboard and footboard for a full-size bed (the required conversion kit sells for $89). The mattress can be set at four heights to suit the child's age. Specs indicated the wood frame is made of sustainable New Zealand pine.
This is a decent crib for purchasers who might want to step beyond the cheap end of the market or who like its aesthetics. For the money, though, you don't get more than you would with the models on our list of best cheap cribs.