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Short on space and wondering whether choosing one of the many cribs with storage underneath could help? We’ve rounded up the best crib models with storage drawers on the market and done the research, so you don’t have to.


After considering a number of popular baby cribs with storage underneath them, we think the Babyletto Mercer is the best for most families. If you’re short on space but don’t want to compromise on safety, aesthetics and functionality, the Mercer will give you some extra storage with a large under crib trundle drawer. We love that this crib is eco-friendly, non-toxic, and low-profile. With ample storage for sheets and PJs, it still meets the strictest safety standards and it looks great! By choosing a crib from a known and large brand like Babyletto, you’ll also have your pick of coordinating accessories and nursery furniture, too. We also love that Babyletto makes their own non-toxic crib mattresses, so you can be sure of a snug fit.

We considered the following baby cribs with storage drawers during our research:

  • Babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 Crib with Storage Drawer – Our winner and pick for most families. The Mercer is a 3-in-1 convertible crib with a large trundle drawer for storage. Made from pine and MDF. Conversion kit included; Greenguard certified.
  • Karla Dubois Baby Oslo Convertible Crib with Drawer – A 3-in-1 convertible crib made from solid hardwood (no MDF), this crib has a trundle drawer with interior divider for storage. Conversion kit sold separately; Greenguard certified.
  • Davinci Piedmont 4-in-1 with Storage Drawer – A 4-in-1 convertible crib made from pine and MDF, this crib will convert to a full-size bed and has an under crib drawer. Toddler conversion kit included / full-size kit sold separately; Greenguard certified.
  • Carter’s By Davinci Colby Crib with Trundle Drawer – One of the most affordable cribs on our list, conversion kits for this 4-in-1 are sold separately. Made from pine and recycled fiberboard, Colby cribs have a a trundle drawer for storage basics.
  • Davinci Asher – A 3-in-1 convertible, the under crib drawer on the Asher has metal glides for easier opening and closing and more convenient storage. Made from pine and MDF. Toddler conversion kit included; Greenguard certified.
  • Dream on Me Addison Crib – A 5-in-1 convertible, the shallow under crib drawer is good for basics. Conversion kits are sold separately; this one doesn’t offer Greenguard certification.
  • Graco Hadley – The Hadley is a 4-in-1 convertible crib with an under crib storage drawer. JPMA certified; full-size conversion kit sold separately.

What are the Best Cribs with Storage Drawers?

Best Overall: Babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 Crib with Drawer

A convertible crib with trundle-style storage drawer, this crib offers 4 adjustable mattress heights and 2 colour choices. Modern in design, it’s Greenguard Gold Certified, using lead and phthalate safe material and a non-toxic finish. Made from solid pine wood (the crib) and TSCA-compliant MDF (the storage drawer).

The Babyletto Mercer is a 3-in-1 convertible crib. Conveniently, the conversion kit comes with the crib, so you won’t need to hunt it down a few years into the future when you want to transform it into a toddler bed.

The Mercer crib with under crib storage has one large trundle-style drawer. The drawer is divided width-wise in the middle to help keep things organized. The drawer is just under 4 1/2″ tall (enough to stack a few diapers or baby blankets), and measures roughly 23″ deep and 46″ wide (divided in the centre).

This crib has four adjustable mattress positions. It features open slats on all four sides, meaning you’ll be able to see your baby from anywhere in the room.

Color wise, you can choose between an all white crib, or a grey and white two-tone color scheme.

The Mercer crib is Greenguard Gold Certified and is lead and phthalate safe with a non-toxic finish. It meets and exceeds ASTM international and U.S. CPSC safety standards.

  • Pair with a Babyletto non-toxic crib mattress (or read all our best crib mattress articles)
  • 3-in-1 convertible crib
  • Toddler bed conversion kit included
  • GreenGuard Gold certified
  • Features large under-crib storage drawer with internal divider
  • Sustainable New Zealand Pine and MDF material
  • Four adjustable mattress heights
  • Assembled Dimensions: 53.8″ L x 30″ W x 35″ H

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    Best Solid Wood: Karla DuBois Baby Oslo Convertible Crib with Drawer

    A beautiful modern crib made from solid American Poplar. Painted with a non-toxic water-based finish, this crib is Greenguard Gold certified and comes with two large storage drawers underneath.

    We love the crisp clean look of this crib, and the fact it has a non-toxic water-based finish. In terms of storage, there are two large storage drawers underneath, perfect for storing bedding, pyjamas, and sleep sacks or swaddles. This is the only crib on our list with two drawers, rather than a single trundle that uses an internal divider. For some families, this may be more practical and convenient.

    Even better? This crib is solid wood, made of and finished with lead and phthalate free material, and Greenguard Gold certified. That means parents will be able to rest easy, especially if your kid goes through a “chewing their crib rails” phase. We even added this crib to our list of the best non toxic cribs!

    There are open slats on all four sides of this crib, making it super breathable. And this crib will last well into the toddler years if you choose to get the toddler rail conversion kit (not included)

    It’s available as a classic white crib, as well as in three different 2-tone color combos: moon grey/white, dark wood/white, and taupe/white.

    • 3-in-1 convertible crib
    • GreenGuard Gold certified
    • Double drawer storage underneath
    • 3 adjustable mattress levels
    • High quality and sturdy material – made of solid American poplar hardwood
    • Assembled Dimensions: 54” L x 33″ W x 39.25” H

    Karla Dubois Oslo Mattress Recommendations Brentwood Home Wildfern (53 x 28 x 4.5), Emily Crib Mattress (52 x 27.25 x 6), Nook Pebble Pure (53 x 28 x 4), Naturalmat Coco Mat (52” x 28” x 6”), Newton Baby (52 x 28 x 5.5), Lullaby Earth Wisp and Breeze (51 5/8″ x 27 1/4″ x 6″).

    Best for Lasting Until College: Davinci Piedmont

    This 4-in-1 convertible crib will last for years, eventually transforming into a full-sized bed. With traditional, rather than modern, styling, it comes in slate gray, natural dark wood, or all-white color to fit a variety of nursery decor. Made from Pine (the crib) and a TSCA-compliant MDF material for the under-crib storage drawer, this crib is Greenguard Gold certified.

    The Davinci Piedmont is a 4-in-1 convertible crib that comes with the toddler bed conversion kit (full-size bed conversion kit is sold separately).

    It’s finished with a non-toxic multi-step painting process which is lead and phthalate safe, and is Greenguard Gold certified. It meets all US CPSA and TSCA safety standards.  

    The under crib drawer is almost hidden, as is the hardware for the adjustable mattress, with 4 different mattress positions. This gives the crib a clean, sleek finish, which we love. The drawer can fit a few basics, such as sheets, pyjamas, diapers, etc.

    The DaVinci crib has a wooden frame made from 100% sustainable New Zealand pine, and the trundle drawer is made from TSCA-compliant MDF. 

    • 4-in-1 convertible crib
    • Toddler bed conversion kit included
    • Full-size bed conversion kit sold separately.
    • GreenGuard Gold certified
    • Large under-crib storage drawer with internal divider
    • Sustainable New Zealand Pine and MDF
    • Four adjustable mattress heights
    • Assembled Dimensions: 57.75″ L x 30.875″ W x 42″ H

    Best on a Budget: Carters by Davinci Colby Crib with Trundle Drawer

    Clean, simple lines and an ultra affordable price make this 4-in-1 crib with storage underneath a great choice for families on a budget. Conversion kits are sold separately, helping to keep the price down, and the crib comes in 4 color options to fit any nursery scheme.

    The Colby Crib is simple on design and low on price – it’s probably a great choice for families who are looking for a crib and toddler bed only, but we have our doubts whether it would last beyond the toddler years, or survive a move. 

    The under crib drawer provides storage for a few basics, like crib sheets and burp cloths. However, a number of past customers have mentioned it’s difficult to open and close – meaning it’s best for items you won’t need to access regularly.  

    It offers 4 different mattress heights, and comes in grey, white, natural, and a two-tone grey and white option.

    Greenguard Gold certified, it’s made from solid New Zealand pine and TSCA compliant recycled wood fiberboard. It’s CPSA compliant and is lead and phthalate free.

    • 3-in-1 convertible crib
    • Toddler bed conversion kit sold separately 
    • GreenGuard Gold certified
    • Large under-crib storage drawer with internal divider
    • Sustainable New Zealand Pine and recycled wood fiberboard
    • Four adjustable mattress heights
    • Assembled Dimensions: 55.83″ L x 30″ W x 36″ H

    DaVinci Asher

    This 3-in-1 convertible crib converts to a toddler bed and day bed, with the conversion kit included. With one under crib storage drawer, this crib has the benefit of metal drawer glides for easier use. Style wise, this crib mixes modern and traditional details, invoking the feeling of an upscale East Coast cottage. 

    The Davinci Asher 3-in-1 convertible crib has an under crib drawer installed on metal sliders with stop mechanisms. Ease of use wise, this makes a big difference, especially on carpet. The drawer has an internal divider, and uses TSCA compliant MDF as the drawer base. 

    The crib comes in three colours – hazelnut, slate and white. The panel beadboard detailing adds a touch of tradition to the look and feel of this crib. And the metal drawer handles are attractive and functional, making the drawer easier to open. 

    As a 3-in-1 convertible crib, it will grow with your baby into the toddler and school-age years as a toddler bed and then as a daybed.

    Similar to the Piedmont, the DaVinci Asher is Greenguard certified and meets US CPSA and TSCA standards. It’s finished with a non-toxic multi-step painting process, and is lead and phthalate safe. The crib is made of 100% sustainable New Zealand pine wood, with MDF comprising the drawer base.

    • 3-in-1 convertible crib
    • Toddler bed conversion kit included
    • GreenGuard Gold certified
    • Large under-crib storage drawer with internal divider
    • Sustainable New Zealand Pine and MDF
    • Four adjustable mattress heights
    • Assembled Dimensions: 56.5″ L x 30.1″ W x 35.9″ H

    Dream on Me Addison Crib

    This elegant, traditional-looking 5-in-1 crib converts to a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed with or without footboard (conversion kits sold separately). The crib has a shallow drawer underneath, suitable for storing a few basics. It comes in 6 colors, including 2 different greys and black, which is a somewhat hard to find crib color!

    The Dream on Me Addison works from infancy to adulthood, using the sold-separately conversion kits. If you want to be one and done with your kids’ bed, this is a great choice. 

    A 5-in-1 sounds a bit strange, and Dream On Me defines it as a crib that converts from crib (1), to toddler bed (2), to daybed (3), to full-size with footboard (4), and full-size without footboard (5).

    The under-crib drawer in this model is noticeably shallower than the drawers found in other cribs reviewed here, so it’s worth considering what you’ll want to keep in there.

    The Addison still ticks all the boxes for safety standards, but unfortunately makes no mention of GREENGUARD certification or a non-toxic finish on their website.  

    However, if you’re looking for a black crib, this is a great choice as it’s a hard color to find, and will look great if you want a bold look for your nursery! 

    • 5-in-1 convertible crib
    • Toddler rail and conversions sold separately
    • Shallow under crib drawer
    • New Zealand Pine
    • Four adjustable mattress heights
    • Assembled Dimensions: 54” L x 34” W x 44 H

    Graco Hadley

    With simple, clean lines and one beadboard side, the Hadley has a classic yet modern look to it. The large drawer under the crib has a built-in divider for organization, and the crib comes in 3 colors, all with a non-toxic finish. JPMA certified.

    Available in a white, espresso or pebble gray with a non-toxic finish, this crib is classically styled. The large drawer underneath is seamlessly integrated with an interior divider. 

    Graco Hadley cribs are built to the highest safety standards across the board, however we don’t love that the manufacturer (Storkcraft) isn’t totally transparent about what it’s made of.

    “All Storkcraft products may be made from a combination of solid wood, veneers, composite and other wood products.”

    The main complaint I found with this crib is the fact that the drawer does not run the whole width of the bed, rather about two thirds.

    • 4-in-1 convertible crib
    • Conversion kits sold separately
    • Single under crib drawer with internal divider
    • Three adjustable mattress heights
    • Assembled dimensions: 54.88” L x 29.92” W x 39.94” H

    Crib With Storage Underneath Buying Guide

    Families living in a small space, without a lot of storage, should consider buying a crib with under crib storage. It also works well for families living in larger homes, but with small nurseries. 

    While under crib drawers won’t solve all your storage problems, it’s one of those features that’s handy for basics that you might need in a pinch after an overnight blowout – clean sheets, a clean mattress protector pad, and clean pyjamas, for example, and maybe a few bedtime books, too.

    Safety

    Crib safety is always top of mind – as it should be. Buy from a credible manufacturer, and ideally choose a non-toxic crib that’s made from a safe material, like solid wood, and a low VOC finish. Some babies will literally chew on the sides of their crib to test out their teeth (and boundaries), and you don’t want them chewing on toxic paint.

    Having Greenguard Gold certification means the crib has been tested for 360+ VOC and over 10,000 toxic chemical emissions. Greenguard Gold certified means a product is safe to use indoors with sensitive populations, such as babies. 

    Also be sure the crib has a fixed side, not a drop side. Drop side cribs are banned in the United States because they’ve been associated with injuries and even death of some children. Despite the ban there may still be some drop-side cribs out there on classified sites or at garage sales. When it comes to where your baby sleeps, it’s safest to buy new, rather than saving on a used crib mattress or crib. Given how much time your baby will spend sleeping, this isn’t the place to skimp.

    In addition to Greenguard certification, look for products approved by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). This will ensure your crib meets the highest standards in the US.  

    CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) guidelines regulate the distance between the slats on all cribs sold in the US. The space between each slat should be no more than 2 ⅜ inches (at the time of writing).

    As with any baby sleep environment, there are a number of simple rules you should follow to ensure your baby’s safety.

    • Keep the crib bare; don’t use pillows or quilts. You can start introducing blankets and a toddler pillow once your baby is around 2 years of age, but never in a crib – only once they’ve transitioned to a toddler bed.
    • Make sure the crib mattress is the correct size so there are no gaps between it and the crib sides. The Canadian government recommends a gap no larger than 1 3/16 inches (3cm) between the mattress and crib, whereas the US CPSC recommends no more than two fingers width gap between the crib and mattress. 
    • Assemble the crib according to manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Don’t use cribs that have been modified in any way, have any broken parts or are older than 10 years.
    • Keep the crib away from all electrical cords and window blind cords.
    • If buying second hand, check the CPSC recall lists first.

    Adjustable Mattress Height

    Look for a crib with adjustable mattress height – believe us, this will be a huge back saver for you, as you bend over the crib to lift your baby in and out!

    Being able to adjust the mattress height to either 3 or 4 different levels protects parents. It also prevents growing and increasingly active babies from climbing out of their cribs. 

    Crib mattress height should start at the highest level for a newborn. Gradually lower it one level as your baby can roll over, sit up, and stand.

    Storage Use

    Consider what kinds of things you will be keeping in the drawers underneath. Will you have enough storage space? 

    My crib draw stores extra bedding, pyjamas, bedtime storybooks and sleep sacks.

    Worth noting, many of the big brands use MDF in their crib drawer construction. Compared to solid wood, MDF just isn’t that durable. Indeed, many reviews of these cribs include comments from disappointed customers referring to the lack of craftsmanship and quality of the drawer in particular. 

    I think it’s important to set expectations here – these storage drawers aren’t meant for heavy duty, everyday storage, but rather as a place to keep a few essentials that you need to access occasionally. 

    They also generally aren’t great for storing stuff your older baby or toddler will want to access, as the drawers can be a bit finicky to pull open and push close. 

    If you know what you’re getting with under crib storage, you’re more likely to be happy with your purchase.

    Conversion

    Consider whether you want to buy a convertible crib or not, and whether the crib you choose is well-constructed enough to last long into the future. 

    If you’re currently in your “forever home” and your child will have the same bedroom for years to come, it may make sense to invest more in a quality piece of furniture that can last into the toddler and childhood years. Convertible features are quite slick, and can be more economical in the long run.

    If you see yourself moving a few years, you may want to get something that will last through babyhood, and then purchase a new piece of furniture when it’s time for a toddler bed. If this is the case, it may make sense to go for a cheaper crib made from lower quality material, since you don’t expect to use it beyond a few years.

    A note about terminology here: a 3-in-1 convertible converts to a toddler bed and a daybed; a 4-in-1 convertible crib converts to a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed.

    Aesthetics

    For many parents, decorating the nursery is one of the funnest ways to pass the long days of waiting for their baby to arrive. And stylish cribs can serve as the icing on the cake for a beautifully decorated space.  

    If you’re planning a cohesive nursery scheme, consider buying a crib that has matching nursery furniture, such as a changing table, a rocking chair, a chest of drawers, etc.

    A Quick Tip About Buying Online

    These days, most parents buy their nursery furniture online. It saves time and is so much easier. When we were waiting for our baby, we bought almost everything online in one fell swoop.

    However, buying large pieces of furniture online comes with the risk of receiving a damaged item. Indeed, there are multiple stories on Amazon of customers receiving damaged cribs or cribs with missing pieces – this happens across all brands.

    When you receive any sort of baby furniture such as cribs, a changing table, etc., unbox it right away. Check for physical damage, ensure all pieces and screws are present. Ideally, set it up right away too, so you know it’s all in tip top condition. And if it’s not, you have time to return it or ask for replacement pieces. 

    And most importantly – don’t throw out the box until you’re sure it’s all okay!

    Final thoughts

    In considering all the above cribs and features, the Babyletto Mercer is the best crib with storage underneath in our opinion.

    It’s modern, low-profile and sleek design is the perfect addition to any contemporary nursery. And Babyletto combines style with safety brilliantly. This company really ticks all the boxes with regard to certifications, and is transparent about materials and standards. The under crib storage is fair, while the crib itself takes up less room than its counterparts. The price is just right and it comes with the toddler conversion kit, so it should last you for quite a few years.

    For the best value for money crib with storage, the 4-in-1 Carters by Davinci Colby Crib is a good choice. This range of nursery furniture is a collaboration between DaVinci and Carter’s, a well known and trusted baby brand.

    Another notable mention has to go to the Karla Dubois Oslo for being the only crib that we reviewed made from hardwood rather than pine or composite. If you’re looking for a completely green and non-toxic option (not to mention, beautiful, and with a fair amount of storage), the Oslo is a great choice!

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