Best Cribs for Short Moms in 2022

July 23, 2022

What are the best baby cribs for short and petite moms?

Are you a short or petite mom that’s struggling to make do with the “traditional” baby cribs on the market, finding it difficult to reach into the crib? Don’t fret anymore because we have scoured the market for the perfect cribs for shorter moms.

We have spoken to a lot of petite moms who have trouble reaching their babies inside the crib and most of them said that they are using a stool, a step ladder, or some other prop under their feet to push them higher – something that’s very risky when you’re holding a baby as a stool can easily tip over and you’re risking falling with your baby.

Seeing the average height for women in the U.S. is 5 foot 4 inches, we’ll consider everyone below that figure a “short mom” for the sake of our roundup, so that should cover 99.9% of you.

We have selected our cribs for short moms based on their height, adjustable railing, the height of the protective railing, leg height, and design practicality overall. On top of that, all our short mom cribs in our selection have adjustable mattress height so that you can easily set the mattress higher for easier access to your baby.

You can find more guides and reviews on the best baby cribs on the market, the best crib mattresses and the best convertible mini cribs for smaller spaces.

The 5 best cribs for short moms in 2022

  1. Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
  2. Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
  3. DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
  4. Babyletto Gelato 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
  5. Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
  6. Evolur Loft Antilia Mid-Century 4-in1 Crib


1) Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib



Pros

  • Greenguard Gold certified
  • 3 in 1 convertibility (crib, daybed, toddler bed)
  • Eco-conscious design (New Zealand pinewood)

Cons

  • Competitors offer more convertibility options

The best baby crib for shorter moms is the Babyletto Hudson 3 in 1 convertible crib which is also a convertible crib for maximum convenience.

It’s very sturdy and safe, with an all time classic, modern design it can fit any nursery. Its dimensions are 54 x 29.8 x 35 inches so it’s perfectly suitable for shorter and petite moms.

The railings height is 35″ so any mom under 5 feet can easily reach inside and safely place or take out her baby.

Another nice attention to detail is that you can adjust your baby mattress to one of the three different height settings available to follow your baby’s growth and not only that but this can further help short moms easily reach into the crib.


Product specs

Weight54 pounds
Dimensions54 x 29.8 x 35 inches
MaterialNew Zealand pine wood


2) Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib



Pros

  • 3 in 1 convertibility (crib, daybed, toddler bed)
  • 4 adjustable mattress positions
  • Made with sustainably sourced solid New Zealand pine wood

Cons

  • N/A

The Babyletto Lolly features a lovely modern design with wood railings made from eco friendly sustainable New Zealand pine wood.

Its dimensions are 78 x 13.5 x 142.5 inches making it a great fit for short moms. It’s a bit higher than the rest of our cribs in our selection but still very suitable for petite moms.

Let’s not forget that it’s a modular 3 in 1 convertible crib which can convert into a toddler bed and a daybed and it will grow with your baby.


Product specs

Weight50 pounds
Dimensions‎78 x 13.5 x 142.5 inches
MaterialNew Zealand pine wood


3) DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib



Pros

  • 4 adjustable mattress positions
  • Excellent finishes
  • 4 in 1 (crib, toddler bed, daybed, full-size bed)
  • Greenguard gold certified

Cons

  • Competitors offer more convertibility options

Another excellent crib for petite moms is the Kalani 4 in 1 convertible crib. Not only is this a great all around convertible crib offering 4 different modes and well made, but it’s ideal for short moms as its dimensions are ‎24.5 x 13 x 51.25 inches.

It also features four adjustable mattress positions for added convenience.

The Kalani Convertible Crib can change from a crib to a toddler bed to a daybed all the way to a full size bed with a headboard.

We think that baby cribs with a full size bed option is the best choice and will ensure a much longer lifespan as it will “grow” with your baby.

Kalani also offer options for drawer dresses to upgrade your baby crib and complete the look.


Product specs

Weight56 pounds
Dimensions54.4 x 35 x 41.9 inches
MaterialNew Zealand pine wood


4) Babyletto Gelato 4-in-1 Convertible Crib



Pros

  • 4 adjustable mattress positions
  • Excellent finishing
  • 4 in 1 (crib, toddler bed, daybed, full-size bed)
  • Greenguard gold certified
  • Universal mattress fit
  • Toddler rail included

Cons

  • N/A

BabyLetto is knocking it out of the park with its baby cribs series – all their products offer great quality, excellent safety features and they will last you a lifetime.

Our third pick from BabyLetto in our roundup of the top cribs for short moms is the BabyLetto Gelato 4 in 1 convertible crib.

It offers 4 different modes – crib, toddler bed, daybed and full size bed.

Its low profile makes it perfect for short moms as you can easily reach inside. The dimensions are ‎55 x 31 x 35.25 inches making it one of the most compact cribs for petite moms in our buying guide.


Product specs

Weight56 pounds
Dimensions‎55 x 31 x 35.25 inches
MaterialPine wood



5) Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib



Pros

  • 4 in 1 crib (crib, toddler bed, daybed, full-sized bed with headboard)
  • 3 position adjustable mattress height
  • JPMA certified, meets ASTM & CPSC standards

Cons

  • Not a wide choice of finishing colors

The Graco Benton 5 in 1 convertible crib is an excellent choice for shorter moms as it features a lower height railing for easy access to the inside. The mattress base height can also be adjusted with 3 different height options offering additional functionality and convenience.

Much like the rest of the cribs in our selection the Graco is Greenguard Gold certified, JPMA certified and VOC-free.

Its dimensions are ‎29.72 x 56.73 x 41.68 inches which makes it very compact and easy to handle on a day to day basis.


Product specs

Weight50 pounds
Dimensions‎29.72 x 56.73 x 41.68 inches
MaterialWood



6) Evolur Loft Antilia Mid-Century 4-in1 Crib



Pros

  • 5 in 1 convertible crib (crib, toddler bed, daybed, full-sized bed with footboard, kids sofa)
  • Excellent finishing
  • Sturdy construction
  • JPMA certified, CPSC and ASTM approved

Cons

  • A bit pricey

This option from Evolur is the most luxurious and well made crib on the market right now with excellent textured finishing and coming in two different color variants it will fit any nursery and elevate it to a whole new level.

Its dimensions are ‎60.5 x 55.5 x 46 inches and even though it’s not the most compact crib in our roundup it’s still perfect for short and petite moms. Just one thing to note – it’s on the heavier side at 85 pounds so make sure not to try moving it alone.

Furthermore it offers 5 different modes: crib, toddler bed, day bed/kids sofa, full size bed with/without footboard.

Its dimensions are ‎29.72 x 56.73 x 41.68 inches which makes it very compact and easy to handle on a day to day basis.


Product specs

Weight85 pounds
Dimensions‎60.5 x 55.5 x 46 inches
MaterialWood

FAQs

What is a low profile baby crib?

A low-profile baby crib is a crib that’s designed with a lower height so that you can use it as a bedside sleeper or co-sleeping and it makes an excellent crib for shorter moms. Look for cribs with a height profile of around 32″ to 35″.

Does crib height matter?

It depends. If you’re looking for a crib that a short person can reach into, then yes. Most cribs feature adjust mattress heights to help with this and collapsible sides for easy access.

Can I adjust the height of a crib mattress?

Most cribs do offer this option and they allow for 2-6 mattress height settings. Before buying a crib make sure you check the manufacturer’s specifications that it offers this feature.

Can I stack two mattresses in a crib?

Technically you can but it’s not advised as it can compromise the stability of the crib and risk your baby rolling out of it. Cribs are designed to hold one mattress.

Sandra McNeil, PhD.

Sandra McNeil, PhD.

Sandra has over 13 years of experience as a child psychologist, both as a practitioner and researcher. She has a Bachelor's in child psychology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and then she did her master's in Psychology in Education (focused on Children & Families) at Columbia University, NY. She has been writing for health and child-related publications for over 5 years now.

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