The baby’s first sleeping space should be safe and comfortable. Browse new and used baby cribs for sale near you featuring cribs with mattresses, vintage cribs, wooden baby cribs, and more on Facebook Marketplace.
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We have a great selection of used baby cribs for sale near you. Whether searching for a vintage ivory crib, or wooden crib with mattress? We have every type of great baby cribs in our inventory. Browse our listings to find your ideal bedding set.
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Used Baby Cribs for Free
Buying a used baby crib at a garage sale or thrift shop, or from a neighbor, is one way to save money on your baby’s nursery. Cribs tend to be used fairly gently for only a few years, so you might find a gorgeous used baby crib that looks new for a fraction of the cost.
However, older cribs, and even newer ones, that have been misused or not maintained well can be a safety hazard. Recent changes in crib safety standards also make buying a used crib difficult now, because it’s illegal to sell some types of older cribs. Before buying a used baby crib, check it over carefully to be sure the budget savings are not at the cost of safety.1
Don’t Buy Used Crib Pieces
Look at a used baby crib while it is set up, so you can check it over carefully. When the crib is dismantled, it’s hard to see where all of the pieces go, or even if all of the important pieces are there! With the crib set up, you can give it a shake to test the sturdiness, check the caster wheels, and give it a good visual inspection.2 Used cribs rarely come with a return policy, so protect your budget by making sure you see the crib fully set up before money changes hands.
Check Safety Basics
All cribs sold in the U.S. are supposed to meet certain crib safety standards. In the past, these standards were largely voluntary. In June 2011, new mandatory crib safety standards went into effect, so you should be extra careful about purchasing cribs made before the change.3
For older cribs, be sure to check the crib slats to be sure there is no more than 2-3/8″ space between them, which is about as wide as a soda can. Decorative cut-outs in the headboard and footboard also pose a safety hazard. If the crib has corner posts, they should not be higher than 1/16″. All crib pieces should fit together tightly.4
Check for Recalls
Find the crib’s manufacturer and model number, ahead of time if possible, and check for recalls.5 Cribs can be recalled for many reasons, anything from hardware that could break to a lead paint issue.
Model numbers are often found on the inside bottom of the headboard or footboard, or on a mattress support rail. If the crib is recalled, that may not have to be a dealbreaker. Talk with the manufacturer and find out what the repair or replacement policy was for the recalled crib. The problem may be easily remedied.
It is illegal in the U.S. to sell a recalled product, including used baby cribs.
Check for Missing Crib Parts
The most recent crib safety standards do not allow the manufacture or sale of drop-side cribs, as well as calling for stronger hardware and sturdier mattress supports and slats. Drop-side cribs are still offered for private resale despite all drop-side models being considered recalled at this time.
According to CPSC, drop-side cribs can be more dangerous than other types of used cribs because missing or broken hardware or misassembly is more likely to create dangerous gaps where a baby can be entrapped. Older cribs, and especially those with moving parts, may not have hardware sturdy enough to withstand being taken apart and reassembled by several owners.3
Check to be sure all of the mattress supports on any crib are in place and that they aren’t sagging or broken. Are all of the pieces there to allow you to move the mattress to a new height? Check the caster wheels to be sure they work, too, and be sure all other moving parts work and all hardware is in place or accounted for.
Used Convertible Cribs
Many cribs today can be made into toddler beds, daybeds, and even regular size headboards and beds to accommodate your child as they grow. If the used crib you’re looking at is a convertible crib, check to see if the conversion kits are already there, and whether or not they are included in the price.
If they were not included with the crib initially (many conversion kits are sold separately), contact the manufacturer to find out if the kits are still available, if the convertible aspect of the crib is important to you.
Used Crib Mattresses
If the used crib includes a mattress, be sure it fits properly in the crib. The mattress should be firm, the cover should be free of tears, and there should be no gaps around the edge when it is fitted inside the crib. It should sit level in the crib and not shift around.2
Most crib mattresses have a waterproof cover, and some have a completely sealed cover, so you should be able to wipe down or spray the crib mattress with a mild disinfectant if you’re concerned about its cleanliness. If you have any doubts about the mattress, it may be worth it to buy a new one. They can usually be found for less than $100.
Used Baby Furniture for Sale by Owner
If you’re looking into buying an inexpensive crib, you might be worried that you have to settle for something ugly or unsafe for your baby. Cribs are often the main focal point in a baby’s room, and an unattractive crib can make the whole room look unattractive as well. If a crib isn’t safe, then you open up to all kinds of potential hazards for your little one.
Fortunately, new cribs must adhere to certain safety laws before they are allowed to be bought and sold. If you worry a crib might not be up to standards, there are tons of online websites that list all the safety requirements, so you can rest easy knowing that your baby is resting easy as well.
The most popular style of crib is a converter crib, which can change into a bigger bed as your child gets older. These types of cribs are usually wooden and priced for less than 150 dollars. They also come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can get the perfect looking crib for your baby’s nursery at a great price. Below are 4 inexpensive cribs that are great for any shop-savvy parent:
Stork Craft Hampton Fixed Side Convertible Crib
This crib is priced around 130 dollars and converts into a day bed when your child is ready, which saves you even more money. It’s made of solid wood and weighs less than 50 pounds, making it easy to assemble. Buyers of this crib love how easy it is to put together and the standard white paint finish. The only complaint you might have is that the crib has a plastic chemical smell when first removed from packaging, which takes a few days to go away.
Stork Craft Mission Ridge Fixed
If you’re looking for a darker color wood for your nursery, this crib comes in a beautiful espresso color. It cost less than 120 dollars, and it converts to both a day bed and/or a full-size bed, which means your child could use this bed throughout their entire childhood. It weighs less than 50 pounds and is made from pine wood. People who have bought this crib rave about the sleek finish and the lightweight of the wood. However, the directions are listed oddly and it takes a bit of time and patience to put it together.
Dream On Me Classic 2 in 1 Convertible Stationary Side Crib
This crib is a beautiful style and it is also priced around 120 dollars. It too converts from a crib to a day bed. The crib weighs less than 40 pounds and is fairly easy to put together. For it to be so light weight, the crib is very sturdy, and the wood is solid with a white finish. However the paint chips fairly easily, and there are complaints that the warning stickers on the crib are difficult to take off and take the paint off with them when removed.
Stork Craft Sheffield Fixed Side Convertible Crib
The Sheffield crib is one of the prettiest cribs that are currently being made. Rather than a common white or dark wood finish, this crib is available in a cool gray color, giving it a classy look and feel. It costs around 120 dollars and converts from a crib to a full-size bed. It weighs around 45 pounds and is very sturdy. There are complaints that this crib also has a chemical smell and the paint chips off easily. However, most customers love that the crib is easily assembled and the clean lines.
These are just a few inexpensive baby cribs that along with being priced low, feature beautiful designs, and adhere to all standard safety crib regulations. Most of them come with an automatic one-year warranty, were purchased online or in-store. Having a baby is one of the biggest milestones in a parent’s life. You should be able to relax knowing that your baby will have a crib that is safe to sleep in and won’t make the nursery look unappealing. After all, a crib is the first place your baby ever sleeps, aside from the loving arms of mom and dad.