I did a review and recommendation for the Evenflo Playpen in my previous post. Thought I would wrap it up by sharing about the other baby crib I have.
This one was a gift from friends whose daughter is 3 years old and no longer needed that crib. The brand is known as California Bear and is from a Hong Kong company.
If you look at the picture above, the background was a mess as we were in the midst of a relocation. Eventually, we left this baby crib in Hong Kong.
That is also the reason why we had a second baby crib here which is the Bonbijou S2 Playpen.
First of all, it is very sturdy and comes with four wheels with two of them lockable. Thus, moving it around the apartment was a breeze and during the first two months of our baby, it was a big help to us.
Since I am working from home, I pushed it around the apartment so that I can keep an eye on the baby.
This baby crib is able to support the baby until 1 year+. The age is just a reference. More importantly, the height of your baby as they grow is more crucial. Our baby experienced a growth spurt and by end of the second month, she was able to touch the wooden bars by wriggling her way around the crib. She also banged her head against the wooden bars a few times, making both of us paranoid.
Exactly how big is this baby crib? I have the dimensions of the mattress which fits snugly into the frame.
As you can see, the mattress is 115 mm thick and has a total area of 970 (L) by 570 (W). The crib frame is slightly bigger to accommodate this mattress.
The frame is extremely sturdy and even though we couldn’t bring it overseas because it is just too heavy to lug around, we had it dismantled and stowed for future use.
The dismantling and assembly are straightforward and takes no more than 30 minutes. I did it single-handedly and there was no issue. Dismantling it is even faster, and the entire crib frame takes up very minimal space in our apartment.
First of all, if you are in a fixed location, getting a sturdy baby crib like this is highly recommended. It provides the best support for your baby and with its mobility, you can wheel it around the house. One side of the baby crib can be lowered in height so that you don’t have to bend over that much to pick up the baby. However, as the baby grows up, you have the option of raising its height to maximum so that they don’t fall out of it.
Due to the wooden bars all around, it is advisable to put cushioning mattress all around, so that your baby does not end up hitting their head against the hardwood, nor end up having their heads stuck in between them. It is highly unlikely that can happen but precautions are always good.
Finally, this baby crib is easily stowed away once you no longer need to use it. Dismantling it is easy and once stacked together, they can be propped against any wall and take up very minimal space.
Our Recommendation is the Dream On Me 2 in 1 Portable Folding Stationary Side Crib. It is made of cherry wood, foldable for easy storage and transport and yes, it comes with wheels and so mobility is not an issue. It can be converted into a playpen by lowering the crib. This is useful once the baby gets older and taller.
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