The Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Crib is ideal for those who need a convenient, space-saving sleeping option for a baby or toddler.
The crib is smaller than standard cribs, folds flat, has wheels for easy moving, and is able to grow with your baby thanks to the adjustable mattress height.
- Simple to assemble and disassemble.
- Has wheels, so it’s easy to move.
- Wheels can be locked or removed if desired.
- Smaller and less expensive than a standard crib.
- Folds flat for easy storage.
- The included mattress can be raised or lowered.
- Assorted colors are available to match any decor.
- Meets all current safety standards.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission:
“Federal law requires that non-full-size baby cribs comply with the non-full-size crib standard and with additional requirements, including those of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).”
So, any concerns you might have about the safety of a mini crib can be put to rest.
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Mini Crib Pros & Cons
|Paint will chip easily if baby bites on rails
|Included mattress is very thin
|Does not convert to a full-size toddler bed
|Cheaper than most regular-sized cribs
|Easy to assemble and disassemble
|Easy to store for future use or when not being used
|Mattress can be raised or lowered to grow with your baby
Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Crib
Let’s take a look at the specifics of this sleeping option:
- When Fully Assembled: 39” Width x 37.25” Height x 25” Depth
- When Folded: 39” Length x 37.25” Height x 6.5” Depth
- Weight: 29 pounds
Height & Weight Limits
Mini cribs have a lower weight limit than normal cribs, topping out at about 35 pounds.
Regarding height limits, your child should be no taller than the top rail when standing on the mattress.
This crib is made of painted, durable wood. All materials are nontoxic and meet current safety standards.
The included mattress is hypoallergenic and waterproof.
The wheels are one of the best parts of this crib because they make it so easy to move from room to room!
When you are not moving your crib, the wheels can be locked. This prevents the crib from rolling or moving while your baby is in it.
The wheels can also be removed when not being used.
Mini Crib Mattress
The crib comes with a 1.5″ thick mattress; however, it was not comfortable enough for my twins.
I purchased separate, third-party mini crib mattresses to put into the cribs.
I love how many beautiful color options there are for this crib! It comes in several colors including:
- Dark chocolate
Safety & Durability
This crib is JPMA-certified to meet safety standards set by the CPSC and ASTM.
It is also tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet safety standards.
I feel like this crib is quite durable given its portability.
It is made from a thinner wood than regular cribs; however, the wood is very durable and I haven’t been concerned about it breaking.
My twins have jumped in this crib (weighing 25 pounds), and it has accidentally been pushed into walls, but it hasn’t cracked or broken once.
I will say that the paint will chip easily if you have a crib-chewer on your hands.
One of my twins bites the side of her crib, and the paint chips/scrapes off easily when she chews on it.
However, it is durable enough to withstand normal wear and tear and everyday life if it isn’t chewed on.
Comfort and Convenience
With a little TLC, this crib can become very comfortable!
As mentioned previously, in order to maximize the comfort of this crib, you will need to purchase a thicker mattress or consider getting a piece of memory foam to put on top of the mattress that is included.
Unfortunately, the crib isn’t the most comfortable without these additions.
However, once you get the mattress thing figured out, it will be a perfectly comfy and cozy space for your little one.
As far as convenience goes, I think this crib takes the prize. Its portability, easy-to-store function, and space-saving make it extremely convenient.
What I Love About This Mini Crib
For me, these cribs were the perfect option. Here’s why:
- Size: It is small enough to fit two very comfortably in a small bedroom, yet it is still spacious enough for babies and toddlers to have plenty of wiggle room for sleeping.
- Portability: I love how easily these cribs roll from room to room, and the folding option is extremely convenient for trips, moving, or storage purposes.
- Easy Assembly: My husband was convinced that all baby things were a nightmare to assemble until we got these cribs! They are simple to assemble and will take half the time of assembling a normal crib.
- Quality: For a mini crib, it is high quality, strong, and sturdy. My twins jump in them, so they have really put them to the test. Additionally, they are very aesthetically pleasing.
What I Would Change
If I could change a few things about this crib, they would be:
- Comfier/thicker mattress
- Ability to convert to a toddler bed
That’s it, really! The mattress issue can easily be remedied by buying a separate mini crib or Pack ‘n Play mattress.
These are typically much cheaper than normal-size crib mattresses.
Concerning the toddler bed option, it would be convenient to not have to buy a separate toddler bed when the time comes.
In my opinion, a portable mini crib is absolutely worth it, especially for those who are limited in space and need a more versatile option.
I personally believe that the folding mini crib on wheels is better than the other mini crib models that are more stationary.
However, that really depends on your preferences and needs.
Honestly, they function just the same, so you might as well have the option to fold it up and roll it around as needed!
The Delta Children Mini Crib is very similar to the Dream-on-Me cribs, and I personally believe they are nearly equal in terms of value and quality.
When deciding between the two, it will come down to color options and your style preferences.
Regarding their functionality, durability, features, and even price, they are extremely comparable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have Any Delta Cribs Been Recalled?
There have been a few recalls on Delta cribs; however, they were a long time ago and have been resolved.
The portable cribs were recalled in 2005 due to the possibility of the slats separating from the headboard, but no deaths or injuries were reported.
Delta drop cribs were also recalled in 2010 due to malfunctions with the wooden stabilizers that support the mattress after it is lowered or raised.
Insecure stabilizers would lead to the mattress platform collapsing, creating a gap where an infant or toddler could be entrapped. Again, no serious injuries or deaths were reported during this recall.
Does the Delta Mini Crib Convert to a Toddler Bed?
Sadly, no. The Delta Mini Crib only serves as a mini crib and does not convert to a toddler bed.
Are Mini Cribs Safe for Newborns?
Absolutely! Mini cribs, just like regular cribs, are perfectly safe for newborns.
Be sure to follow safety guidelines, have fitted, breathable sheets on the mattress, and keep the crib empty of blankets or stuffed animals.
How Long Can a Baby Stay in a Mini Crib?
Some toddlers begin to crawl out of their cribs before others, so the length of time a baby can continue to use a mini crib will vary.
My twins soon will be two and still sleep in their mini cribs with sleep sacks. They are not showing any signs of trying to crawl out.
Technically, the weight limit for a mini crib is 35 pounds, so as long as your baby isn’t showing signs of being able to climb out, they can stay in until they reach the weight limit.
Why a Mini Crib vs. a Regular Crib?
In our case, we got the mini cribs for the sake of saving space in our small apartment.
In my opinion, the mini cribs work just as well, save so much space, are easier to assemble, and are so cute!
I also believe that mini cribs are more functional than regular-sized cribs.
They can be stored more easily, can move from room to room, and can be transported easily while a regular crib is stationary and often unnecessarily large for babies.
Charlynn is an educator and mom to fraternal boy/girl twins. She loves learning through the experiences she has with her littles and using her knowledge to help other moms as they embark on the journey of motherhood.