Babyletto Lolly Crib Review: What I Think After Using it for 3 Years

My son in the Lolly crib

After searching the depths of Pinterest and Instagram for a cute, well-made, modern baby crib, I settled on the Babyletto Lolly Crib for my first son. I liked that it was made of solid wood, Greenguard certified, that it converted into a toddler bed, and of course, that it suited the modern nursery design theme I was going for.

I bought the crib in the fall of 2015, a few months before my first son was born. He used it for 2.5 years as a crib, and a the for another year as a toddler bed. When we were done with it, I actually sold it to another family for $150 on Facebook marketplace, since it’s still a popular style that’s often sold out in the color I bought it in (white).

If you’re considering this crib for your little one, here’s my Babyletto Lolly crib review, including what I liked about it, and a couple things I didn’t.

My Babyletto Lolly Crib Review

Babyletto Lolly Crib: What I Liked

  1. It’s Greenguard Gold certified. When I was shopping for a baby crib, I wanted a product that would be safe for my son. So, I searched exclusively for products that were Greenguard Gold certified. This means they don’t offgas harmful VOCs and contribute to a healthier air quality than products that aren’t Greenguard Gold certified. According to the company, “The Lolly has undergone rigorous scientific testing for over 10,000 chemical emissions and VOCs. It contributes to cleaner indoor air, creating a healthier environment for your baby to sleep, play, and grow.”
  2. It’s modern, but not too modern. Style-wise, the Lolly is great for almost any nursery design. It goes well with a modern, Scandinavian theme, but it’s also subtle enough that you can use it as a modern moment in more traditional spaces. I liked this in case I wanted to use it for another child down the line and change the style of the crib.
  3. It converts to a toddler bed. Babies are only in their cribs for a few years, so it’s nice to get extra use out of a crib that converts to a toddler bed. Convertible cribs are also nice transition for toddlers who might be climbing out of their cribs or are ready for a “big kid” bed, but don’t want to leave the security of their crib. I didn’t realize how nice a convertible crib was until I bought a second crib for my second son (my older son was still in the Lolly), and it didn’t convert. Now, as I’m trying to get my younger son out of his crib, he’s scared of a big bed and doesn’t want to leave the crib. It would have been nice to have the extra transition stage.
  4. The price. As far as cribs go, this isn’t the cheapest on the market, but for the quality, the $499 price tag is well worth it.
  5. The quality. This crib holds up. Not only did it last through 3.5 years of a rambunctious little boy using it as a trampoline, we moved it from Seattle to Chicago, and then Chicago to Connecticut, disassembling and reassembling it each time. It held up, and it’s fairly straightforward to take apart, if there’s a move in your future, too.
The Lolly crib in my son’s nursery in our first home (we move from Seattle to Chicago when he was 6 months old).

Babyletto Lolly Crib: What I Didn’t Like

  1. Paint chips. For the most part, I loved this crib and can’t say a bad thing about it. One drawback I will call out though, is that the white paint tends to chip around the bed rail. This is because my kid chewed on it, and ran race cars around it, and generally mauled it, but I think most kids tend to do those things (maybe?), so it’s something to know if you’ll be upset that the crib paint is chipped in a couple years time.

Overall, after getting 3.5 years out of this crib, though, it was in good enough shape that I was able to sell it for $150 – I think that’s a testament to its quality!

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