The one thing everyone knows is that bringing up Baby is not cheap. The diapers, the clothes they grow out of in the blink of an eye, the crib that will only serve its purpose for a year or so.
That last statement is not true of all baby cribs though. With the Emily, the DaVinci company has created a baby bed that is so versatile it can be used as a toddler bed, a day bed and if you buy the separate converter set, a full size bed. That means that your child could have the same bed from the time he or she is born to the time they head off to college!
How Does the DaVinci Emily Crib Work?
Although theirs is not the only such convertible crib in the world, in designing the Emily Davinci have come up with one of the most attractive and surprisingly enough affordable baby cribs , especially given its huge flexibility.
When used as a baby crib the DaVinci Emily is sturdy and the emphasis is certainly on Baby’s safety, especially important after the huge 2010 recall of cribs made by Graco and Simplicity after two infants died while sleeping in faulty cribs. The Davinci Emily is made from solid wood with a non toxic finish and is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association.
Most people who have purchased an Emily Davinci crib say it takes about an hour and a half to two hours for the initial out of the box assembly but after that it is very easy to use, both when getting baby in and out as an infant and when later converting it for toddler and child use.
Favorite of the Green Set
In offering the Emily, DaVinci have given those who are trying to be as eco friendly as they can while raising Baby a new favorite crib. The wood used to make the Emily, as well as their other cribs like the DaVinci Kalani crib, comes only from certified sustainable pine forests in New Zealand, making it one the greener baby crib choices available today.
Finding the Emily DaVinci Crib
A number of major retailers stock the Emily DaVinci crib in all the available finishes; the traditional ebony, cherry, honey oak, natural or espresso.
Walmart, Kmart and Target all carry the Emily online although it is rarely actually available in many of their physical stores. Online retailer giants Amazon and a number of online only specialty baby stores also stock it. Online may be the best place in general to purchase an Emily DaVinci crib but before you do shop around for sites that offer free shipping on the item, which will save you as much as $50. On average, without factoring in shipping costs the DaVinci Emily costs around $230, although you can expect to pay $20-$30 extra for the ebony version.
Many of these retailers also carry the DaVinci Emily 3 door changing table that is designed to coordinate with the 4-in-1 crib perfectly. At just $99 on average purchasing the two together does provide Mom and Dad with an easy and fairly affordable way to get that perfectly coordinated look for baby’s room.