Babyletto 3-in-1 Lolly Crib Review

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Written by Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT

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Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT

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Leigh Matthews is a sustainability expert and long time vegan. Her work on solar policy has been published in Canada's National Observer.

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Babyletto’s 3-in-1 Lolly Crib is my favorite crib in terms of design. It’s not my top choice overall for cribs though. Here’s why.

Table of Contents
  1. What we like
  2. Easy assembly
  3. How it performs
  4. Non-toxic and eco-friendly credentials
  5. Vs. DaVinci and Pottery Barn Kids

Babyletto 3-in-1 Cribs

Highlights: Low profile crib ideal for shorter individuals. Minimalist design, so it doesn’t feel quite so imposing and large as many other cribs. Great crib choice for twins!

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What we like

  • Minimalist design
  • Solid wood with metal mattress support
  • Greenguard Gold certified
  • Four mattress positions
  • Convertible to toddler bed and day bed
  • Easy assembly
  • Conversion rail included!

What could be better

  • Pine wood is soft enough that keen chewers could damage the rails
  • Doesn’t convert to full size bed

At a glance:

Materials: New Zealand pine (solid wood)

Made in: Taiwan

Certifications: Greenguard Gold

Cost: $499

What we like

Babyletto’s 3-in-1 Lolly Crib is my favorite crib in terms of design and thanks to its low legs it has a low profile ideal for shorter folks like me. It has contrasting spindles and frame (the spindles are always natural pine, while the rest of the crib can be white, black, or grey), rounded edges, and tapered, peg-like feet that feel sturdy and don’t stick out in such a way that an exhausted parent might trip over them in a dark nursery at 2 a.m.

The Babyletto 3-in-1 Lolly Crib provides the same amount of space inside as any standard full-size crib, but its minimalist design means it doesn’t feel quite so imposing and large as many other cribs. Because of that, the Lolly is a great crib choice for twins!

The Lolly has four adjustable mattress positions and can be converted into a toddler bed and a day bed, but not a full-size bed.

I love that this crib includes the conversion rail as standard, so you don’t have to shell out more money later. 

Easy assembly

You’ll need a Phillips head screwdriver to put this crib together, along with the Allen key that’s included. Assembly is relatively easy, with clear instructions and symmetrical parts, and takes around 30 minutes.

It’s also fairly easy to adjust mattress height as needed, with this taking just a few minutes.

Converting the Lolly to a toddler bed takes slightly longer (less than 45 minutes), but is very straightforward. If you lose the instructions, you can find them later on the Babyletto website.

The Lolly comes with a one-year warranty.

How it performs

Babyletto’s Lolly Crib is a great choice for a more modern nursery aesthetic, and features:

  • Hidden hardware construction
  • Eco-friendly materials and finishes.

Get the set!

Babyletto also offers a matching Lolly 3-Drawer Dresser Changer, and there is just enough room under the Lolly crib for some storage, with a 5.75” distance between the floor and the bottom of the rail. 

The Lolly provides four mattress support levels (more than most cribs). These are positioned at the following heights off the floor to the top of the mattress support:

  • 9 inches
  • 11 inches
  • 13 inches
  • 15 inches.

Running the numbers, this means that because the top rail of the crib is 35 inches high, you have less than a 20 inch ‘dip’ to retrieve an infant on the top setting, depending on the thickness of your crib mattress. This is similar to the DaVinci Kalani on the highest position, but quite a bit more than the Pottery Barn Kendall low profile crib which has a dip of just 14 inches or so.

The Lolly is made with a metal mattress support, just like the DaVinci Kalani and the Pottery Barn Kids Kendall, rather than wooden slats, which could pose some problems for sagging if your child is especially heavy or if you reuse the crib for several babies. However, the crib seems to be well made, so sagging may not be an issue. 

Non-toxic and eco-friendly credentials

The Lolly crib carries Greenguard Gold Certification, which means it has been screened for 360 VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and more than 10,000 chemicals. This crib is also lead-safe and phthalate-safe, which doesn’t necessarily mean lead-free or phthalate-free but is better than most.

Babyletto makes the Lolly crib with sustainable New Zealand pine and the crib does not feature any composite wood or plastic products.

Off-gassing

As with all cribs not made exclusively with unfinished wood or wood finished only with food-grade linseed oil, I’d recommend letting this crib air out in a warm, well ventilated room, for a few days or weeks prior to use.

A very small number of reviews mention a slight off-gassing from this crib in the first few days after it’s unpacked. This could mean there are traces of VOCs in a water-based paint or finish.

The good news is that water-based finishes tend to off-gas more rapidly than oil-based finishes. Those can take months or even years to fully off-gas!

Vs. DaVinci and Pottery Barn Kids

In terms of design, I’m a big fan of the more minimalist Lolly aesthetic. The DaVinci feels like a lot of crib, with a more imposing, ‘thick’ look. The same is true of the Kendall, which is also made with a harder softwood (poplar) than the Kalani and the Lolly.

Here’s a head to head of the three cribs:

Babyletto Lolly DaVinci KalaniPottery Barn Kendall
Leaf Score442
Main materialPinePinePoplar
CertificationsGreenguard GoldGreenguard GoldGreenguard Gold, Fair Trade
Teething railsAdd-onAdd-onPlastic, can’t be removed
ConversionsCrib, toddler bed, day bedCrib, toddler bed, day bed, full size bedCrib, toddler bed
Mattress positions443
Dip to pick up baby from top mattress settingc20 inchesc20 inchesc14 inches
Cost$$$$$$$$$
View onAmazonAmazon / WalmartPottery Barn

Overall, the Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 is a great choice for a minimalist crib, especially if you need two or more at once. The more affordable DaVinci Kalani crib remains our top choice though, given that it is more versatile, can see your kid through many more years, and costs less. That means more money saved to spend on a good quality crib mattress!

Not sold on the Babyletto 3-in-1? The following eco-friendly crib posts may help your search:

Babyletto 3-in-1 Cribs

Highlights: Low profile crib ideal for shorter individuals. Minimalist design, so it doesn’t feel quite so imposing and large as many other cribs. Great crib choice for twins!

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