Babi Italia cribs have been manufactured in Italy for more than 15 years. It is quite popular in America with both conventional and LifeStyle models being sold.
Babi Italia manufactures 3 kinds of crib. First, there is a conventional styled, drop-side type, a 3-in-1 and a LifeStyle type. The 3-in-1 can be converted from a crib to a toddler bed to a day bed without re-assembly. The guard rail has to be purchased separately. The LifeStyle bed from Babi Italia is more advanced, as it can be changed into a full size bed along with headboard and footboard. The LifeStyle guard rail and bed rails are available independently.
Both these kinds have gained popularity in recent times as they can be converted from one type to another as the child grows up. They are also money-savers as they eliminate the need to purchase more beds for growing children. But they are not fitted with drop sides although you can change the mattress height simplifying the task of putting and taking out the baby from the bed.
Babi Italia Crib Collection
The Babi Italia Contempo crib is found in either Classic White or Sandstone. Both of them use solid wood design with veneers and are 3-in-1 kinds. They have simple design with a modern feel. The head and foot boards are alike with softly curving lines. The slats are basic and equal. There are 3 convertible mattress heights and the sizs are 49.5″h x 56.5″d x 31″w. A similar mattress can be bought independently. Lastly, the Contempo collection also comprises an armoire and combo with hat drawer – the hat can be changed to a nightstand – legs have to be bought separately.
The Babi Italia Pinehurst crib is sold in 3 finishes; Espresso, Tea Stain and Natural. These form the Babi Italia LifeStyle series. The Espresso has solid rubber wood make with birch veneer. The Espresso is also available as a traditional crib with very elegant lines and has one drop side. The Tea Stain crib is made from pine with pine veneer. It is also sold in either LifeStyle or Crib model fashion. The Pinehurst Natural has rubber wood make with birch veneer. It is sold only in a LifeStyle model. There are 3 alterable mattress heights and the sizes are 48″h x 57″d x 32.5″w. All Babi Italia LifeStyle baby cribs have the company’s ‘Dual Leg Construction’ design that helps in conversion, meaning just remove 4 bolts to convert them. Accessories like an armoire, combo, hutch and nightstand for the nursery can be purchased to match the crib.
All the cribs adhere to CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) standards and the paint used is lead- free and non-poisonous.
Babi Italia cribs are of premium quality and should last for many years. Their prices range from about $300 to $400. They are available exclusively at Babies R Us.