We bought our Babee Tenda baby converting crib about 12 years ago for our first child. After two boys, it is now being used as a toddler bed for our youngest daughter. This baby bed and toddler bed combination has been everything we could have asked for.
We bought it at a baby show for about $800 which sounds like a lot until you start to price other converting cribs. For $800 we received the whole crib with mattress and box support and also wetting pads built in, side rails for the toddler bed, everything needed to convert it to a toddler bed and even a day bed, no need for buying extra mattresses or special extensions, three crib sheets, dust ruffle, special side door for that dangerous climbing out phase all three of my kids went through, teething surfaces on all four top sides and it even has two drop sides which made it much more convenient since our crib was centered on the far wall of the baby's room. I priced converting cribs just recently and by the time you add everything together at the our popular baby store it came to about $1, 000 and still did not have some of the great features our Babee Tenda baby crib has. And we used it already for 3 children!
Finding other sheets was never a problem. We stayed away from those junkie name brands and stayed with Carter sheets and never had a problem. The mattress is a few inches bigger for the toddler bed stages, but it is also a few inches thinner which is why any quality baby crib sheet fits. We are using the same mattress from 12 years ago since the built in wetting pad keeps it sanitary and there aren't any springs to wear out inside the mattress. The box support it comes fits below the mattress and is what seems to give it a much greater life span than store mattresses.
The quality and construction of this Babee Tenda baby crib can't be found anywhere. After three kids and 12 years this crib looks new.
The Babee Tenda baby converting cribs have been around for over 50 years and not once have I ever found any recalls or safety issues posted about this crib, unlike what I have seen in stores today. According to our new station in just recent months there has been over 4 million brand new cribs recalled because of serious accidents and even many deaths. Here are some of the crib models recalled just recently from their web site:
Child Craft Legacy cribs, Orbelle Amber, Graco Toddler Beds, Delta Portable Cribs, Pottery Barn Cribs, Graco Aspen 3 in 1 Cribs, ToysRus Lov Europa Crib, Bassett baby Cribs, Graco/Simplicity Cribs, Nursery in a box Simplicity Cribs, Sleigh Round Cribs, Babies"R"Us Jardine Cribs, Newport 4 in 1 Cribs, Mother Hubard Cribs, Delta Cribs, Nature Built to grow cribs, Simplicity Cribs, Munire Cribs, Simplicity 4-1 Co Sleepers, Stork Craft Cribs, and SunKids Convertible Cribs
The only negative I have ever found was from a few people who went to the show and were given a bunch of free coupons and certificates for other companies. They were not happy with the free things so they complained. We only used one of those coupons, but we really can't complain because they were free and our children's safety has always come first. Secondly, the durability and features this Babee Tenda baby converting crib comes with is what has made it money very well spent.