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Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib

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Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib
 
3.8

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful Kalani Crib for a beautiful baby!

I love this crib. The assembly was perhaps not the easiest, but few put-it-together-yourself pieces of furniture are. With two men, we got it together in less than an hour. We needed...Read complete review

I love this crib. The assembly was perhaps not the easiest, but few put-it-together-yourself pieces of furniture are. With two men, we got it together in less than an hour. We needed an electric drill and it made the job much more quick. Put together, the crib has a stylish design, sleigh-like style. It looks much more expensive than it is! It is very sturdy with wide legs. The center has three (3) levels for keeping the mattress up high with a little one and lower for a baby who can pull himself or herself up. We bought it in cherry finish to match a different chaning table that we received as a gift, and it is just beautiful. The finish is not cheap, purply looking cherry. It is rich and deep color that fits with a variety or bedding themes and designs. It also converts to a toddler bed, day bed, and finally a twin bed headboard and footboard with the extra railings.

This was a bit more of a mid-range price for a crib, but we wanted to get something that would last from this, our first child, to our next ones!

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Durable and heavy duty, but cosmetically inadequate.

This crib is what I would term, good bones on the inside with cosmetic work needed.

A little background: My two daughters have each grown with this crib from about...Read complete review

This crib is what I would term, good bones on the inside with cosmetic work needed.

A little background: My two daughters have each grown with this crib from about 6 weeks to 2 years old. We purchased the full-size bed rails but have yet to use them. Once our oldest daughter turned 2, we had our second daughter, and she moved into the nursery and into the crib. We decided to put our second daughter into this crib because our first daughter teethed the crud out of this crib and we were concerned the second would do the same. Instead of buying a new crib for the second and risking the same outcome, we put the new baby in the ruined crib and bought a new convertible crib for the older one (who was still in a crib at the time, but was no longer teething on the railings).

At the time of the teething incidences, we tried to put blankets over the railing, but she'd pull them off shortly after waking and teeth on the front and side rails until we'd come get her. There are plastic coverings you can buy but only fit on the side rails, because the front is curved with a large diameter. I didn't buy the cover for the side rails because the sides are taken off once you convert to a full size bed. Although putting teeth on the finish will no doubt chip and scratch, it is still way to easy to scratch the finish, even with a slip of your fingernail. My other concern is that my daughter was able to get a decent gouge into the wood, (very soft wood) and more than likely consumed some of the finish/stain. I have no idea, but it is likely not healthy for a child to be consuming wood stain. I just wish the front of the crib didn't have the rounded edge so we could put a protective teething cover on it.

I am satisfied with the construction of this crib. It was easy to put together and feels study. My older daughter was climbing in and out of this crib (and still does to visit sissy), and they both jump on the mattresses. The only things I noticed about the construction of this crib, is that I think the jumping caused some of the screws to become loose over time and fall out - although it never seemed un-sturdy, even without some of the screws. The other thing I should mention about construction is that I thought I had purchased a crib that didn't show the hardware. This is not true - at least not in my eyes. There are screws that show, and deep holes that the screws are offset in.

The last thing worth mentioning is that we have put two sets of bumpers on this crib, and the front corner 'poles' do not easily allow for the tabs of the bumper to tie around because of the enlarged curve halfway down the poles. This does not matter which position the mattress is in, because at the highest position, the bottom tabs of the bumper become too short to tie easily, and the opposite is true for when the mattress is in the lowest position. It is possible, but annoying.

So overall, the construction is great , but aesthetically and functionally it is lacking. I would more than likely not suggest this crib to a friend, nor would I buy this again.

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3.0

Durable and heavy duty, but cosmetically inadequate.

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from Stoughton, WI

Comments about Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib:

This crib is what I would term, good bones on the inside with cosmetic work needed.

A little background: My two daughters have each grown with this crib from about 6 weeks to 2 years old. We purchased the full-size bed rails but have yet to use them. Once our oldest daughter turned 2, we had our second daughter, and she moved into the nursery and into the crib. We decided to put our second daughter into this crib because our first daughter teethed the crud out of this crib and we were concerned the second would do the same. Instead of buying a new crib for the second and risking the same outcome, we put the new baby in the ruined crib and bought a new convertible crib for the older one (who was still in a crib at the time, but was no longer teething on the railings).

At the time of the teething incidences, we tried to put blankets over the railing, but she'd pull them off shortly after waking and teeth on the front and side rails until we'd come get her. There are plastic coverings you can buy but only fit on the side rails, because the front is curved with a large diameter. I didn't buy the cover for the side rails because the sides are taken off once you convert to a full size bed. Although putting teeth on the finish will no doubt chip and scratch, it is still way to easy to scratch the finish, even with a slip of your fingernail. My other concern is that my daughter was able to get a decent gouge into the wood, (very soft wood) and more than likely consumed some of the finish/stain. I have no idea, but it is likely not healthy for a child to be consuming wood stain. I just wish the front of the crib didn't have the rounded edge so we could put a protective teething cover on it.

I am satisfied with the construction of this crib. It was easy to put together and feels study. My older daughter was climbing in and out of this crib (and still does to visit sissy), and they both jump on the mattresses. The only things I noticed about the construction of this crib, is that I think the jumping caused some of the screws to become loose over time and fall out - although it never seemed un-sturdy, even without some of the screws. The other thing I should mention about construction is that I thought I had purchased a crib that didn't show the hardware. This is not true - at least not in my eyes. There are screws that show, and deep holes that the screws are offset in.

The last thing worth mentioning is that we have put two sets of bumpers on this crib, and the front corner 'poles' do not easily allow for the tabs of the bumper to tie around because of the enlarged curve halfway down the poles. This does not matter which position the mattress is in, because at the highest position, the bottom tabs of the bumper become too short to tie easily, and the opposite is true for when the mattress is in the lowest position. It is possible, but annoying.

So overall, the construction is great , but aesthetically and functionally it is lacking. I would more than likely not suggest this crib to a friend, nor would I buy this again.

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1.0

Will never purchase anything from Da Vinci again!

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from San Diego, CA

Comments about Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib:

When I was pregnant with my son, getting a safe, but affordable crib was definitely one of my main priorities. After doing research online, I decided to give the Kalani 4-in-1 crib from Da Vinci a try.

We are a military family and had an overseas move scheduled shortly after my son was born, which delayed us in setting up our crib. Finally when my son was about 6 months, we got the crib and had time to put it together for him (he had been sleeping in a pack n play).

As soon as we opened the box, the smell from the espresso finish was overwhelming. We had to leave it laying out in his room for a couple of hours before any of us could enter the room to start setting up the crib. Everything seemed to be flowing really well and the pieces were easy to assemble together until we got to the right side of the crib. We noticed that it was not sitting exactly the same as the left, but thought maybe once we got the front piece attached, everything would work out better. Boy, were we wrong. It turns out that the right side piece was not cut correctly so the front of the piece did not line up to the front piece. We went ahead and put the crib together since our son could not stand up at the time and we knew he would not be able to wiggle the piece loose. I immediately emailed the company and their responses were astonishing.

The first response I received back from the company was that my warranty was void because my crib had been manufactured in 2011. My crib was bought in 2012 and on the website for the company, their warranty states 12 months from the date the crib was bought. When I brought this up to the customer service rep, she tried to tell me that my warranty was good, but I would still need to pay for the part. When I asked for an invoice to see how much the part would cost, I was astonished to see that they were trying to charge me more than half of the price of getting the crib brand new. All for one part. When I asked why it was so expensive for one part, they decided to tell me that it was all the shipping cost and that because we are overseas, we would just have to deal with the shipping cost and get the new part or just deal with our crib side not lining up correctly.

Ultimately, we have decided to keep the crib for now as we are scheduled to move again. The crib will not be moving with us and we are now doing more research to find another crib that is better quality.

Honestly, if you were thinking about buying this crib, save yourself some money and trouble and look at another crib. Between the quality of the crib and the quality of the customer service, this company is not worth spending a penny at.

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4.0

Best Crib for the money

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from Marshall, TX

Comments about Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib:

My husband and searched and searched for the right crib before our son arrived! We love this crib because of the color, we chose "espresso" finish. The crib has 4 adjustable mattress levels for as the child grows. We also liked the versatility of this crib. It can grow with the child into a toddler bed, twin or full size bed. The crib was very easy to put together. This crib is also nice because it is easy to access the child without the dangers of a drop side crib. The only problem that I have had with this crib is that with the mattress on high level for when the child is the smallest it is hard to get the bumper pads tied because of the location of the top of the crib and the main bars. This won't be a problem later down the road as we move the mattress down to accomodate our baby. I would definitely recommend this crib to my friends and family. I received many compliments on it after we got it setup.

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5.0

Beatiful Crib

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from Irvine, CA

Comments about Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib:

There are so many crib options, it gets really overwhelming.  I looked at so many cribs, and this one met most of my requirements.  I wanted a nice looking crib, which would convert to a toddler bed and maybe a full sized bed.  This crib is very attractive, and not too expensive either.  I really did not want a high price crib, just a mid range safe one.  It was not that difficult to assemble, it took two of us to do some parts.  The crib is made out of pine, so it is a soft wood which scratches, and the finish is scratch prone.  I have crib rail guards on it to protect the wood, so so far I have not had any problems.  It seems sturdy when assembled.  I like that it has a spring support, not creaky wood slats.  It is easily adjustable to four different heights.  I have not had to convert it to a toddler bed yet, but the rails were included.  Hopefully this crib will hold up and we can use it for a few more years!

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4.0

Da Vinci Kalani, beautiful, affordable, soft wood

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from Ankeny, IA

Comments about Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib:

This crib was love at first sight for me.  It's beautiful, functional and affordable.  We are now using it with out second son and all is well, however, the wood is a bit soft.  The crib will be passed on through out children, but it definitely is not looking as good as new.  It dents and scratches very easy and our first son even managed to take bite chunks out of it! Overall it was a good purchase though, just be cautious of marking it up.

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4.0

Beautiful Kalani Crib for a beautiful baby!

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from Austin, TX

Comments about Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib:

I love this crib. The assembly was perhaps not the easiest, but few put-it-together-yourself pieces of furniture are. With two men, we got it together in less than an hour. We needed an electric drill and it made the job much more quick. Put together, the crib has a stylish design, sleigh-like style. It looks much more expensive than it is! It is very sturdy with wide legs. The center has three (3) levels for keeping the mattress up high with a little one and lower for a baby who can pull himself or herself up. We bought it in cherry finish to match a different chaning table that we received as a gift, and it is just beautiful. The finish is not cheap, purply looking cherry. It is rich and deep color that fits with a variety or bedding themes and designs. It also converts to a toddler bed, day bed, and finally a twin bed headboard and footboard with the extra railings.

This was a bit more of a mid-range price for a crib, but we wanted to get something that would last from this, our first child, to our next ones!

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5.0

The Davinci Kalani Crib is amazing!

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from Idaho Falls, ID

Comments about Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib:

Before my baby was born 8 months ago, my husband and I spend hours researching which crib was the very best in terms of safety, durability, and appearance.  We decided to buy the DaVinci Kalani crib and we have not been disappointed!!  This crib is easy to put together and looks beautiful in the nursury!  I love how it can adjust to whatever stage our baby is in- it can have a high mattress while she's small, can be lowered as she grows so she doesn't fall or climb out, or can become a bed when she out grows the crib.  The wood is a good quality with a very nice finish that exceeded our expectations.  I love the interesting curves of the crib instead of having just a basic, straight crib.  We did get a few scratches on the front of the crib when we were moving but the scratches don't stand out very well and we could easily patch the area if we wanted to.  We have been extremly happy with our purchase and look forward to several more children using this crib!

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3.0

Good, but not perfect

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from Suburban, NY

Comments about Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib:

Being environmentally conscious, we wanted a convertible crib set that would last for years to come.  The reviews of this product were positive and we agree with most.  

The set is priced fairly and the appearance is comparable with others in the similar price range.

Putting the crib set (crib, changing table, dresser with bookshelf) together took more time due to some poorly drilled pilot holes.  One piece was scratched up, and the company replaced it promptly.

After getting it together, we had to let it off gas for a couple days due to a very strong chemical smell.  Upon further review, we found that the wood was not as green as we would have liked.  The stain contains formaldehyde so we chose to get an organic teething cover for our own peace of mind.

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4.0

Love the structure

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from Portland, OR

Comments about Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib:

I fell in love with this crib when i saw it. We got a great deal and had it delivered, still loving it and then when my son started to sleep in still loved it. Now i wish that i had chosen a crib that the side goes up and down. I find that even having the mattress all the way up i still have problems bending over and lifting my son up and he is only 20 lbs. It's only going to get hard because we will have to lower the mattress as he gets older so he doesn't crawl out. Yes babies do stand up when they are done sleeping, so that will help. i know there have been a lot of recalls because of the sliding railing on some cribs, they can pinch little fingers and such, but there are many out there. i wish i had looked into that before i made this big purchase. the things i do really like about this crib is that it's durable and not going anywhere. It also changes into a real big boy bed, which will be fun when he gets older.

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5.0

This crib is really sturdy!

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from Hallettsville, TX

Comments about Da Vinci Kalani 4-in-1 Wood Crib:

This crib is a great price and great value. I was suprised by the sturdiness and how easy it was to put together. We got a DaVinci mattress with it and it fits perfectly. Color was Honey oak and love it. Will definitely consider other DaVinci items.

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