I got this crib to replace the drop-side recalled crib that I didn't feel comfortable using, so I already had a Sealy mattress, which had fit the old crib quite snugly. However, my standard-size Sealy mattress left 2-3 inch gaps on the side and end when placed in the new DaVinci Emily crib. The only mattress that I was able to find that would fit the DaVinci Emily crib safely was the Colgate Classica, because it is square and on the larger size. Anyway, after 2.5 years of continual use, this crib has really not impressed me. The slats seem flimsy, as if a good kick from a toddler could break them, so we'll have to see if this crib lasts through my son when he gets big enough to kick. My daughter was a fairly mild toddler, but she did manage to scratch up the finish tremendously. I really wish that I had paid the money for a decent crib in the first place, instead of getting the drop-side recalled crib first and the DaVinci Emily second. Neither crib has really been worth what I paid for them. What a hassle! My friends all paid about $400 for their cribs at a baby superstore, and they still look nice and are very sturdy after being used by two children.
The DaVinci Kalani cribs and their counterparts, the DaVinci Emily cribs are some of the most popular convertible cribs on our site. These cribs can be converted from crib, to toddler bed, to toddler daybed, and finally to a full size bed (bed rails sold separately). They are sought after for their durability, practicality, and effortless casual elegance in any décor. DaVinci also produces mini versions of some cribs, along with a selection of 3-in-1 convertible cribs. Most 3 stage cribs don’t make the last transition from toddler daybed to a twin or full bed.
The DaVinci Kalani Convertible Crib has topped out list as the best baby crib any parent can buy. Each of us here at thebabybed, Heather, Linda and Emma all concur that the Davinci Kalani crib delivers every aspect of safety, design and affordability in a baby crib.