Delta Ava 3 In 1 Convertible Child’s Crib
The Delta Ava model 3 in 1 convertible crib may be one of the best values available to parents today. This well made convertible crib functions very well as a crib for your newborn, a toddler bed for a child who is a bit older and bigger and finally, as a day bed for those children who have reached to point of being ready for a regular bed.
Trying to find the best crib is always a challenge, there are so many to choose from and you want the best, and best looking, for your newborn. It’s easy to get caught up in the beauty of some nursery collections and lose sight of the practicality that you will appreciate as your child gets older. That’s why this convertible crib is such an outstanding unit.
The crib design itself is very basic but with a clean design. The slats and frame have a Shaker furniture look with a simple and classic theme. The frame and slats are all constructed of durable wood and meet all of the CPSC requirements. The instructions were very easy to follow and assembly was very basic. No special tools are required and the whole process was finished in less than an hour.
A 3 In 1 Convertible Crib
This crib can be the main piece of furniture in your child’s room for years to come. The first conversion is the most important, an adjustable crib for your newborn. There are three mattress height adjustments for the crib. This allows you to lower the crib as your child gets older and bigger. Lowering the mattress is quite easy, just a basic latch and lever lower the mattress and then secure it in the desired height.
Next Step: A Toddler Bed
As your child gets older they will want a big-kid bed. While you don’t want to take this step too soon because of safety issues, you will be ready for that move with the conversion of the crib into a toddler bed.
By lowering the mattress to its lowest level and removing the front slat piece you are ready to create a toddler bed. There is an optional guardrail piece that is recommended until your child is ready for a day bed. The guardrail piece inserts by the headboard and acts as a stop as your child gets used to an open sided bed.
Finally: A Day Bed
Now your child is old enough to sleep in a bed with no guardrails. By removing the guardrail you can convert the toddler bed into a day bed and your child has the ultimate big-kid bed. They are independent and want a real bed and you are able to give them one without having to purchase a completely new bed and frame.
Delta also offers some useful accessories for this crib. There is a matching 3 drawer dresser, a matching changing table and a matching end table. All are made of the same solid wood and will create a very attractive nursery that can become a child’s bedroom with just a conversion of the crib.
Some Final Thoughts
The regular price for this conversion crib is around $300 but it is often found for less than $230 when on sale. Delta has a good reputation for quality and replacement parts are very easy to find. The conversion possibilities can mean that you won’t have to buy your child another bed until they are 6 or 7 years old, meaning you will save a lot of money in the long run. Overall this is a great value.