The Graco Hayden 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is 4 beds in one! It is a durable and inexpensive crib that has an elegant, yet simple look to it. It was created to match any nursery decor. The nice thing about this crib, is that when your baby is ready for a toddler bed, you can convert it to a toddler bed. It can then become a daybed, and finally an adult bed. So realistically, this bed could be used from infancy to adulthood.
With a price this low it’s hard to beat cost, especially when considering it’s a 4-in-1 bed combination. The crib weight is 63 pounds. The Graco Hayden Crib is JPMA certified and compliant with all CPSC and ASTM safety standards. The crib sides are stationary.
Best Features of The Product
- Easier To Set Up
- Fixed-side crib ensures stability
- Converts to a toddler bed, day bed and to a full-size headboard; Full size bed rails sold separately; Toddler rail not included
- 3-position adjustable mattress support
The mattress can be set at the middle or highest height for your infant. For a toddler bed stage, you can set it at the lowest height for ease of getting in and out of bed. Being able to set the mattress higher is nice for parents who don’t want to bend down so low to pick up and set down their baby. The mattress is not included in the purchase of the crib. This is fairly standard. Most companies do not include a mattress. When you pick out a mattress, make sure that it fits snugly in the crib. A mattress with any gap space is a safety hazard for your baby.
This crib will transition to a toddler bed when you are ready for that. The toddler stage is recommended after your child has reached a height of 35 inches.
The daybed is my favorite conversion of this bed. I could imagine endless possibilities in a house with this daybed even without a child around. You could use it just about anywhere. In a bedroom, living room, or even for pets to sleep on. I know a neighbor that just bought a futon for her Great Dane. How cute this would be as a dog bed once your baby is finished with it. That is assuming it’s not turned into an adult bed. There are so many options with The Graco Hayden 4-in-1 Convertible Crib.
The final stage of this bed is the full-sized adult bed. This crib literally can go from the infant stage to the college stage for your child. Then back to a daybed if you’d like. The mattress and bed frames are sold separately.
Ease Of Installation
This crib is super easy to install. One parent said that she put it together in 10 minutes! Others also said it was easy and took under 2 hours. One parent said,
“Great crib for the price. Came packaged well and was easy to assemble. No damage or missing parts. Took me and my 2 year old son about 45 minutes to fully assemble.”
So it may depend on your skill set and how quickly you move and follow directions. One common theme under the ease of installation topic, was that parents seemed pleased with how quickly this crib went together.
This crib is going to be safe and stand up securely. With that being said, it’s not going to be as durable as some of the top of the line cribs. You also are paying a lot less money for this crib. One parent voiced a common thought about durability,
“Not as sturdy as some of the very expensive cribs, but sturdy enough. Looks like a much more expensive crib. Would definitely recommend.”
Overall, parents were very happy with durability of the Graco Hayden 4-in-1 Convertible Crib.
This baby crib is priced to sell. If you are on a budget or just not wanting to pay an arm and a leg for a crib, then the Graco Hayden 4-in-1 Convertible Crib should be worth your consideration. The nice thing about not spending a lot, is that if you later decide go with a different toddler bed, daybed, or adult bed, you could. One parent said it best when she commented,
“I really like that the crib is convertible, so we can use it as a toddler bed. However, the price was low enough that I don’t feel like we are stuck with the choice if we want to get something else when our son is a little older.”
The style of the Graco Hayden 4-in-1 Crib is one of simplicity. It really could go well with any decor and either sex. This all depends on how you dress it up with sheets and a possible crib curtain around the bottom.
One parent commented this about the looks,
“Great crib for price. Nice color for both sexes. Fits universal mattresses. Not a lot of details in the backboard but that is expected for the price. There are definitely fancier looking cribs, but it will cost and I wouldn’t pay for those details for a bed.”
If you looking for a simple crib that is easy to set up, and sells for a great price, then the Graco Hayden 4-in-1 Convertible Crib may be for you. It is sturdy, and should last through the years. I like that it converts to a toddler bed, daybed, and then an adult bed.
I hope my review of the Graco Hayden 4-in-1 Convertible Crib helps you as you are researching the best baby cribs for your family. To check out the rest of our baby crib reviews, check out our Top 10 Baby Crib Reviews of 2018.