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36 reviews | 3.8 out of 5
The crib itself is very nice for such a low price. However, even with Site to Store shipping, it arrived damaged. There was a big gash in the side of the box, and a large black scuff on the crib that damaged the wood. Things are too busy to go through the hassle of returning it, but it's ridiculous that the packaging isn't sturdier than this. A layer of E-flute and a thin sheet of foam aren't sufficient to protect a heavy object from China to California, and the outer side of furniture shouldn't face the outside of the box. If that part had been flipped around inside the box, the big scuff would have been on the back of the crib and, therefore, unseen.
As for the crib itself:
The attached changing table is space-efficient, though it's only built for a child up to 30 lbs. The pad that comes with the changer is very flimsy--it won't fit a sheet around it without bending all the corners in. I'm buying another changer pad, but there's only one that I can find that fits a combo unit, and it's on the pricey side.
The wood color is a beautiful dark cherry. It's got a reddish tone to it--not the muted black-brown of IKEA, for instance. The wood is thick enough and seems sturdy. The crib is easy to move around too, since it doesn't weigh a ton.
Assembly took a couple of hours and required two adults. We chose to put the changing table on the right which somehow meant that two back legs labelled L and R were supposed to be reversed. The instructions didn't make that clear. Removing all the screws and reassembly took about 20 minutes. The manual also designates everything with letters, but it's a rather useless endeavor, as none of the parts are labelled with stickers or anything. You just have to look at the illustrations very, very carefully. And many of them are small. Have your glasses handy.
Also, the instructions are found on the mattress platform, which is packaged in another cardboard box. It's really hidden away.
Horrible instructions but it is a 5 star crib.
We bought this crib a week back and my husband just built it yesterday. When he opened the package, we were very impressed with how all the individual parts were labeled for ease of construction. Use common sense when building the crib and start from Step 2 not Step 1. Basically, if the changer needs to be on the right hand side of the crib then install the changer with parts labeled 'R' otherwise use parts labeled as 'L'. Some of the figures shown are incorrect especially if you are looking to match the screw holes on the parts. The metal spring support platform was installed upside down to ensure mattress is not too low when placing the baby in and out, because the highest mattress position seemed too low to me (especially with my bad back). The platform is completely fixed and secure in place though and the position is now something that I can handle with my back. It took my husband around three hours, straight, to complete the crib.
I hope the manufacturers read these comments and make the necessary changes to the instructions for future buyers. But, over all, we both are very very satisfied with the quality, price and aesthetics of the crib. It looks beautiful and is very sturdy. Cannot wait for my little man to arrive and start using his crib!
The crib is very sturdy and good quality!!! I have no complaints about the crib or delivery. The complaint I have are with the directions. Poor instructions. The instructions name all parts by a,b,c, etc. but on the parts themselves, they were mislabeled with either the wrong letter or front, back, l or f. So it took a while to figure out what part was what...etc.
As others have said, the assembly instructions are not the best. Many of the items are not marked properly so you really have to think through each step. After choosing which side to place the changing table and getting that ready, there is a subsequent step with an error in the diagram. It has a panel that is backwards and will make you think you did not follow the directions correctly. However, once you get past the assembly this is a really elegant looking crib in espresso. I am giving it five stars because the finished product is wonderful and you simple cannot beat this price. I purchased this with the mattress bundle.
We are satisfied with our purchase, but like others have said the instructions are rediculous! My husband didn't really use the instructions, but often referred to the pics.
This crib is an okay crib the instructions are very hard to understand. Also the changing table isn't the standard size!! The pad that comes with it isn't very thick and I was worried about the baby getting her hands or feet in between the rail so I wanted to buy a contoured changing pad to help. They are ALL TOO LONG!!!! Stuck with the pad that came with the crib because non of them are short enough to fit the changing table that came with the crib. Very disappointed about that!
I bought this bed because it was nice and a good price. I have not used the bed yet as my baby boy isn't due until Aug. My older daughter 15 and myself put the bed together. It was not to difficult once I figured out what all the pieces were. In directions they had them all named and marked with A<B<C<D and so on but not one piece of wood had a letter on it. And there was about 50+ pieces. It took us about 3 hours but about an hour of that was trying to separate and figure out what was what. It seems to be really sturdy as my 7 year old has jumped into it several times. What I don't really like about the bed is that the tallest mattress position for newborn is really low! So if your short or possibly have a c section, it will be hard to get baby in and out without hurting yourself. Overall very pretty and stable.
If this bed can improve 2 things, this bed will be perfect.
First of all, the manual, I see they work hard to design this manual; Unfortunately, it is still not good enough.
second, the metal spring mattress is very hard to put into right position. I wish they can improve it.
Directions are not clear and parts are not marked. The help line to call is 9am to 5pm est. So had to figure out on own how to put together. But once figured out it looks beautiful.
After searching many stores and websites we decided to order this crib. It didnt take as long as I thought it would to put together. It would be nice if all the parts were labeled so the directions would be easier to understand. The only thing I would change about this would be that it would be nice to be able to remove the changing table from the crib once you change it to a toddler bed. Thats the only reason why I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 stars. Other then that I love the crib and so does my son!
Recently had my daughter and I had been looking for a good crib that would break my pockets. From reading the reviews that were already posted I decided to order it plus Walmart.com had a great deal for me to receive the mattress for free. When I got the crib I thought it would take me forever to put it together, but I did it in like two hour by myself and my daughter slept in it in the first night. I love the deal I got and the product it can in great conduction and it matches my other bed in my bed room.....GREAT JOB
easy to put together. just wish that the changer could stand alone and still use the crib as a crib.
Besides the highest level being kinda low its a very nice crib for the price. Its a bit confusing figuring out how to put the changing table on the side u actually want it other than that no complaints
I absolutely love this purchase! The bed is a great size and gives my child time to grow and I don't have to worry about buying new beds as he gets bigger. The changing table with it made things so much easier! I would recommend this bed to anyone who is looking for the perfect baby bed for their newborn!
We bought this crib over a year ago for our newborn daughter, and it is just perfect. Today we changed it to the toddler bed and it was so easy!!!
As a product I love it. Shipped quick, no damages, and looks great. It is sturdy and very nice. Only down fall is the directions. I ended up throwing them away and going by eye. Other then that it was GREAT!!!!!
One of the first steps in the instruction manual, as to which side you want the changer to go on, was WRONG. We ended up building the crib with the changer on the opposite side of what we wanted, which included unscrewing a few parts and re-attaching them. Not all parts were labeled so we had to match them with the pictures. Overall, the assembly was thee biggest PAIN, but the crib really is beautiful (aside from having the changer on the wrong side).
Took a bit to get it together, instructions were not detailed and parts were not labeled.
This crib is a very good value for its price.
Construction and packaging is good. The only negative is the instructions. Individual parts were poorly marked if at all. Remove ALL parts before starting assembly and compare them to the actual photograph of the crib. This will help as you begin to assemble the crib.