I waited before I looked at the Graco Lauren Classic Crib until my neighbor had received delivery of hers. I always prefer to view the crib in its rightful position in a nursery as opposed to in a retail outlet and so this was the perfect opportunity to do that. My neighbor was obviously very interested to find out my thoughts on this Graco crib, particularly as she managed to find the best deal I have ever seen for it.
The first point that struck me regarding the Graco Lauren Classic Crib is just how good it looked in her recently designed nursery. Coupled with all of the safety characteristics it is difficult to see exactly how it might be made better.
There is no question that this crib will fit nicely in every style of nursery. Below you will see my review; I hope you find it beneficial.
You can easily spend twice as much on a crib and end up buying one that takes hours to put together. The story is very different with the Graco Lauren Classic Crib because one person can assemble this crib in 45 minutes or so. Indeed I heard of an 8-month pregnant woman and various sources like Easytobemom, who was able to put it together without any help apart from the last steps, which is where the main parts are brought together. All the parts fit together without any fuss and Graco has a very good reputation for not having any missing parts which can be frustrating with some other brands.
When it is assembled the first thing that strikes you is that it feels very sturdy but lightweight at the same time. It is very easy to maneuver if you need to move it and this helps make it very easy to clean under. It is also stable and you have no fears that it might topple over.
Don’t forget that it also converts into a toddler bed giving you even more value for money for the future years.
Although the Lauren design has been around for a few years, it was totally revamped in order to align it with the latest safety instructions and now you have the safest crib on the market at a great price. The main changes were the removal of the casters and the removal of the drop side. The front of the crib is now fixed with a screw. The quality of the mattress base has also been improved and is also easier to put in place.
The overall style of the crib is what you might call minimal and neutral and as such would fit perfectly into any nursery. A big plus is that it will work great for boys and girls so you won’t have any trouble using it again for another baby. The mattress fits well and overall it looks good.
In summary, the Graco Lauren Classic Crib is at the same time a versatile, beautiful and durable crib that will keep your child snug and safe for many years. With fixed side rails for maximum safety, the simple yet elegant in style, this crib has a mattress platform that adjusts to three different heights depending on the age of your baby. It is easy to adapt to a toddler bed, daybed and full-size headboard.