Babyletto is Million Dollar Baby‘s modern, eco-friendly sub brand. Launched in 2010, babyletto features several low-profile cribs that are available in solid or two-tone finishes.
A good example is the Hudson ($380), which is one of the line’s best-sellers. You can get this crib in five colors as well as two-tone finishes.
The furniture here has a mid-century vibe; it is made in Tawian of New Zealand pine. Cribs include the toddler rail, which is often an extra purchase with other brands.
Overall, cribs run $300 to $650, with ready-to-assemble dressers in the $300’s to $400’s.
New for 2017, babyletto will debut the Eero crib—a glitzy crib with gold capped feet and walnut panels that converts to a full-size platform-style bed. That mid-century vibe is central to babyletto’s style direction.
Part of babyletto’s pitch is the eco-friendly angle—the brand touts its sustainable pine wood, MDF that is compliant with California’s strict indoor air pollution standards and so on. Yes, babyletto even brags its factories have solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations. In the past year, babyletto became GREENGUARD Gold certified.
So how’s the quality? We give babyletto a thumb’s up—yes, these cribs are made of pine, which can easily scratch and damage from everyday use. But overall, readers say they are happy with their babyletto cribs. Fans love the fact you can get that modern, mid century look for under $400 (many other modern cribs can top $1000). The low profile of the crib makes it a favorite of shorter moms and dads.
Critics of babyletto say the assembly process for the cribs is tedious, so make sure you leave plenty of time. And while the cribs generate mostly positive feedback, consumer reviews on the dressers are more mixed. Common complaints include dressers arriving with damage (broken pieces) as well as overall quality issues (corners and edges that began to chip once the dresser is assembled). Folks knocked the assembly instructions (poorly written) and overall quality (drawers coming off the track or falling apart after a year of use).
Finally, we should note that even though babyletto calls their cribs “convertible,” the cribs only convert to toddler and day beds—not into full-size beds for older kids.
Bottom line: this is good brand if you want a modern crib on a budget. But skip the dressers. Rating (cribs only): B+