Some cribs also convert to larger beds, such as twin beds or even full or queen sized beds. Most of these come with "conversion kits" that enable you to turn the crib into a toddler bed first and then eventually into a larger sized bed for an older child. While these convertible cribs can cost more up-front, knowing that you will be able to get many years of use out of the bed might enable you to invest more in the initial purchase. Some convertible cribs that can be changed to beds for older children have a slightly more sophisticated look to their side railings which gives an overall older look to the converted bed. Similarly, some of the cribs that convert to full or queen sized beds have a shaped back wall that looks ideal as a potential headboard.
Regardless of what kind of convertible crib you choose, many cribs these days come with standard features such as adjustable mattress heights and adjustable front rails that can be easily raised or lowered by hand or foot. As you invest in a crib, make sure that the crib meets quality safety standards and will work well for your nursery space.