The 6 Best Cradles

Updated December 15, 2016 by Brett Dvoretz

6 Best Cradles
Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive
Keep your new bundle of joy comfortable, safe and stylish at bedtime and nap times in one of these baby cradles. Our comprehensive selection includes something for every home, from the purely functional to the modern or elegant. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best cradle on Amazon.

6. Dream on Me Rocker

Budget-minded parents will appreciate the Dream on Me Rocker. It may not be the most beautiful or elegant cradle, but it can be used for babies up to 20 pounds, has a stopper to prevent rocking when needed, and feels well made.
  • assembles in less than 10 minutes
  • support bar under the bottom
  • takes up a lot of space
Brand Dream On Me
Model 645C
Weight 19.6 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

5. Green Frog Now and Forever

Recommended for newborn babies and smaller infants, the Green Frog Now and Forever cradle is beautiful and well-made, with features like a hidden stabilizer bar that adds support, making it safe and durable. It also features easy roll casters for moving around the house.
  • optional attachable rocker bottom
  • made by eco friendly company
  • included mattress is poor quality
Brand Green Frog
Model 1001W
Weight 39.8 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

4. Summer Infant Classic Comfort

The Summer Infant Classic Comfort features a music box that plays melodies, calming sounds, and creates soothing vibrations to help a baby drift off to sleep peacefully. It also has an adjustable canopy and large storage basket.
  • wheels for moving from room to room
  • espresso stained hardwood finish
  • for babies from birth to 15 pounds
Brand Summer Infant
Model 26103
Weight 23.4 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

3. So Ro Contemporary

It's hard to find a crib that works with the aesthetic of modern homes and also works well for the infant lying down in it, but the So Ro Contemporary fits the bill. It has sleek, simple lines and a unique rolling design that makes it easy to rock.
  • almost impossible to tip over
  • linear rocking motion soothes babies
  • three head elevation levels
Brand Babyhome
Model pending
Weight 52 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Orbelle Trading Ga Ga

The Orbelle Trading Ga Ga makes a beautiful addition to any nursery. Each one is handcrafted from solid wood, making it the type of item that can be handed down from generation to generation, yet it still comes in at a reasonable price point.
  • flip down locks to stop rocking
  • includes a fitted mattress
  • easy to assemble
Brand Orbelle Trading
Model 8000C
Weight 34.8 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Babybjorn Cradle

The Babybjorn Cradle has an appealing minimalistic look without bars. That elegant simplicity also eliminates features that could accidentally trap or pinch curious little hands or fingers that reach between bars or slats, making it safe and beautiful.
  • self rocks with slight movements
  • cloth sides do not require bumpers
  • lightweight for easy carrying
Brand BabyBjörn
Model 041121US
Weight 14.4 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

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Last updated on December 15, 2016 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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