Our Picks for Transitional Cribs: 4-Level Mattress System Crib (via Parents.com) Manufactured out of New Zealand pine wood, this crib offers a 4-level mattress system that adjusts easily to your child's growth -- all without any moving parts. It also includes a toddler bed conversion guard-rail kit with a full-size headboard and footboard with a nontoxic finish. Cadence 4-in-1 Convertible Crib by Baby Mod, $249.98, walmart.com
The Sealy Bristol Convertible Crib is a beautiful transitional 4-in-1 piece that converts into a toddler bed, day bed, and full size platform bed. The crib design incorporates a solid back-panel, square corner posts, wainscoting and an on-trend 2 layer finish known as Sandstone.