Dream On Me Violet 7 in 1 Convertible Life Style Crib

Last updated date: November 7, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 205 expert reviews, the Dream On Me Dream On Me Violet 7 in 1 Convertible Life Style Crib placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 6, 2020:
Checkout The Best Crib for a detailed review of all the top cribs.

Expert Summarized Score
8.6
22 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
1,637 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It comes with a four-position support system for the mattress that ensures that once placed, the mattress is even and flat and your child does not roll to one side when they sleep. It also makes it easier for you to lay down the child in the proper manner without worrying that the uneven mattress will jeopardize everything.
- Parent Center Network
Assembly is easy, and you won’t need much help. It has an ergonomic design, and the structure of the crib is sound and stable.
- Toodrie
As you probably already know, your child is going to grow at the seemingly faster rate. Hence you will need to re-position the mattress every few days. For that, you will have 4 of the height adjustment settings of the bed.
- Top 10 Buddy
This ergonomically designed crib meets the ASTM and CPSC safety standards and is free of phthalate, latex, lead, and BPA.
- A Web To Know
Solid wood built and high quality
- Mommy Tea Room
April 20, 2019 | Full review
This crib from Dream on Me allows you to adjust the mattress to 4 different positions to keep your child safe as they learn to stand and climb.
- BoosterWP Reviews
October 17, 2019 | Full review
Has seven conversion options – crib, toddler bed, daybed, twin (two options) or full (two options) sized bed
- Heavy
May 14, 2019 | Full review
Crib converts into toddler bed, daybed, and full-sized bed
- Family Living Today
February 20, 2019 | Full review
The mattress can be adjusted to 4 different positions to support a baby and to reduce the danger of climbing out. The quality is one of the best available and exceeds all required safety standards.
- Travel Crib Reviews
You can start off with a baby crib that comes with four mattress support positions so you can adjust it depending on your child’s mobility. This ensures that your baby will never be able to climb out or fall off from the crib especially when you are not looking. Start off with the highest setting then gradually go lower as you adjust to your baby’s height and activities.
- Parents Need To Know
It has an adjustable mattress system which you can easily adjust to protect your baby from climbing or falling.
- HQ Review
4-position mattress support system
- Wiki EZ Vid
Crib, daybed, toddler bed and full size bed (4 designs) 7-in-1 functionality​
- Best Home Shopping
June 10, 2017 | Full review
Convertibility: this unit converts from a traditional crib to a daybed, toddler bed, and twin bed. The toddler and twin beds have two configurations each.
- Cheek Tummy
The crib is free from lead and other toxic elements. The mattress is lightweight, waterproof, and antibacterial, so it can prevent mildew, mold, and odor.
- iBest Product
This bed is designed to grow up with your child. It has a four-position mattress support system to add to the adaptability of this innovative bed.
- top9rated
This crib constructed from solid wood material which is more provides durability.
- Best Care Life Reviews
With the choice of 4 different height settings, it is possible to adjust the crib as the little one grows.
- Beginner Baby Care
4 Mattress adjustable positions
- Mommy Favourite
April 13, 2018 | Full review
All Dream On Me products are designed to make sure that your little one is safe meeting or exceeding all ASTM and CPSC standards. There are no phthalates, lead, BPA or even latex in this crib either for your peace of mind.
- Best Baby Wishes
October 6, 2018 | Full review
The Violet 7-in-1 Convertible Life Style Crib can be adjusted between 4 distinct mattress positions, meaning the mattress can be lowered as your child grows and learns to pull themselves up.
- Joyous Household
With 4 adjustable mattress positions, even short parents can use the crib.
- Better Sleep Baby
What experts didn't like
Wood gets dented pretty easily and can damage the aesthetic appeal of the bed.
- Parent Center Network
You have to buy the toddler guardrail, stabilizer and the full-size rail separately
- Toodrie
For both of 2 set up feature, you will need toddler guard rail and bed frames, to purchase separately.
- Top 10 Buddy
Hard-to-remove stickers and not easy to assemble
- A Web To Know
Toddler bed and full size bed conversion kits not included​
- Mommy Tea Room
April 20, 2019 | Full review
The compatible toddler guardrail, stabilizer, and full size rail can all be purchased separately when you’re ready to convert the crib to a different style bed as your child grows.
- BoosterWP Reviews
October 17, 2019 | Full review
Does not come with twin/full bed conversion kits
- Heavy
May 14, 2019 | Full review
Understandably the crib is not lightweight – at 50 pounds this is one of the heavier cribs you can buy. However it is certainly one of the most adaptable and versatile, but is also far from the easiest to assemble.
- Travel Crib Reviews
The only downside to this product is that the conversion kits have to be purchased separately so it isn’t truly a 7-in-1 product, per se.
- Parents Need To Know
In order to convert the crib into a toddler bed, a full sized bed, a twin bed or a daybed, you will have to buy a toddler guardrail, stabilizers and a full-size rail which are sold separately from the crib.
- HQ Review
Very low to the ground
- Wiki EZ Vid
Toddler bed and full size bed conversion kits not included​
- Best Home Shopping
June 10, 2017 | Full review
The crib is hard to assemble.
- Cheek Tummy
A few users are not satisfied with the quality of this crib
- iBest Product
This bed does not come with an infant mattress; you will have to purchase that separately.
- top9rated
Due to weight its need two person for assembling.
- Best Care Life Reviews
Full-size bed and toddler bed conversion kits not included
- Beginner Baby Care
It does have a 7 in 1 convertible crib but you need to buy the conversion kits separately.
- Mommy Favourite
April 13, 2018 | Full review
The guard rail for the toddler bed conversion is sold separately
- Best Baby Wishes
October 6, 2018 | Full review
Upon unpackaging, some found dents and scratches on the crib. If that cross the acceptable limit, contact with Dream On Me.
- Better Sleep Baby

From The Manufacturer

Toddler guardrail, full size rail and mattress not included and sold separately

Overall Product Rankings

1. DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Espresso
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 17
3. Delta Children Canton 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 26
4. Delta Children Portable Mini Baby Crib with Mattress
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 26
5. Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 33
6. Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 13
7. Dream On Me Violet 7 in 1 Convertible Life Style Crib
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 22
8. Dream On Me, Carson Classic 3 in 1 Convertible Crib
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 12
9. Dream On Me Ashton 5 in 1 Convertible Crib
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
10. Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible, Crib,
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 5

An Overview On Cribs

The biggest purchase you’ll make after finding out you’re about to become a parent is a crib.

As the days roll closer to bringing your baby home, you will want to prepare in so many ways. There is quite a bit of design effort put into cribs, and they are drastically different between companies. However, finding the best crib is not just a matter of personal style but also of safety. Discover what the experts are saying along with all the safety features to consider when shopping for that perfect crib for your little love.

Safety first when it comes to researching the best baby crib. Several safety features are required of manufacturers to include when designing a crib. These standards are set by the government based on past recalls and baby sleep studies. Manufacturers must abide by the standards or their product cannot be sold in stores.

To name a few safety standards: There cannot be a bigger gap than 2 3/8 inch between slats and corner posts as it has been determined that any bigger can cause entrapment issues for baby. The corner posts should not be higher than 1/16 inch above the end panels. All hardware should be set in securely without sharp screws or nail heads sticking out. Older, used cribs may pose the risk of lead paint so it is highly recommended to either get a lead test or just skip using an old crib. The mattress needs to be a tight fit so baby can’t get caught between the mattress and the slats. (When in the store looking at cribs, do the two-finger test: If you can fit two fingers side-by-side between the mattress and the slats, you need a bigger mattress than what they’ve got in there). Keep the baby’s crib free from all stuffed animals, bumpers and loose-fitting blankets and sheets.

Kate Desmond, a writer and infant safe-sleep expert as well as mom to two young daughters, has spent an enormous amount of time researching the safest and best products for her kids.

“The most important thing to consider when purchasing your baby’s crib is safety,” she says. “Remember, drop-side cribs are no longer deemed safe, so this is a great reason to say no to heirlooms from your mother-in-law. Mattresses are sold independently of cribs so be sure to select one that fits, leaving no gaps, and cover only with a tight-fitting crib sheet. Remember to keep the crib empty of all blankets, pillows and stuffed animals. Babies under one year of age sleep safest alone, on their back, in their crib.”

After learning the safety regulations and hearing from an expert, you know what to look for and can go shopping. One last thing to consider is the size and style of your nursery as this will determine the crib you buy. If you are tight on space, you can consider a combination crib and changing table in one, like the DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Espresso, Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib, Storkcraft Portofino 4-in-1 Convertible Crib or the Delta Children Canton 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib.

All of these cribs will be a beautiful addition to a darling nursery of any style.

DYWM Fun Fact

Dating back to just the 19th century, cribs are a relatively new concept. Before cribs, parents co-slept with their babies, mostly because of the simplicity of homes and shelters. Even when cribs were invented, they were more like bassinets or cradles. The reason that cribs, bassinets and cradles were raised off the ground was because it was a common belief that toxic fumes were found below knee level and explosive vapors were found near the ceiling. Iron baby cribs were popular because they were thought to be sanitary and prevent bug infestations including lice, bed bugs and moths. These were not always safe, however, because frequently they were painted with lead paint.

The phrase crib was coined to describe a “slatted, high-sided child’s bed.” However, in Old English it means stall or manger. Now, the word “crib” is additionally used as slang for a person’s house.

The Crib Buying Guide

  • The safest cribs are usually the simplest. Find a crib that doesn’t have drop sides or fancy bed knobs on the corners.
  • Buying new is best because it is more likely that it is up to safety standards.
  • Bring a ruler with you to measure the spaces between the slats when you shop.
  • Baby crib mattresses are also an item to buy new. Many have been recalled for being too soft. Also, when you buy new, you can buy one that fits super snug into your crib with no spaces on any side.
  • Put tight-fitting sheets on your crib.
  • “Most modern cribs require some assembly,” says Desmond, “Just make sure you follow the directions and ask an expert for help when needed.”
  • For the mother’s healing and safety as well as the baby’s safety, you should pay attention to the level of height of the crib mattress. Most cribs have three levels to help parents reach the baby in the early stages but keep a growing baby safe from climbing out later on in their development.
  • Immediately stop using a crib if you notice baby attempting to climb out.