Graco 04530-21F Storkcraft Benton 4-In-1 Convertible Crib

Last updated: July 28, 2020

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Product Details

In our analysis of 189 expert reviews, the Graco 04530-21F Storkcraft Benton 4-In-1 Convertible Crib placed 8th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Designed for many years of use, the Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib can easily convert from a crib to a toddler bed, daybed and full-size bed with headboard, and features a three-position adjustable mattress support base (optional Graco Toddler Guardrail, Graco Full-Size Conversion Kit, and mattress sold separately). Like all Graco cribs, the Benton is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and is meticulously tested to meet or exceed all applicable Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety standards to ensure the safest sleeping environment for your child. Size: Length (56.7 inches); Width (29.8 inches); Height (42 inches); Weight (41 pounds); Maximum child height for crib stage (35 inches); Maximum recommended weight limit for toddler bed and daybed stage (50 pounds). Graco cribs are exclusively manufactured by Storkcraft. For over 70 years, Storkcraft has been manufacturing quality furniture for infants, toddlers, kids, and teens. Compare Storkcraft’

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Three positions adjustable mattress height makes it compatible with your baby.
This crib has different height adjustments so you can lower the mattress as your baby starts to grow and learns to stand and pull up on the side of the crib.
Fully certified and best suited for a newborn, the mattress can be adjusted to 3 different levels and the crib can be converted to a toddler bed, daybed and full sized bed.
The baby crib features three adjustable mattress positions, and can be converted into a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed with a beautifully designed headboard and footboard.
The crib has three adjustable mattresses. The crib can support other mattresses designed for babies or toddlers, such as baby foam mattresses.
There is a three position, mattress height adjustment setting for even more convenience.
This convertible crib can be used on kids as early as newborn phase. You can take advantage of the four levels of mattress height so you will not have a problem getting your baby in and out of the crib during the first few months. As they start becoming mobile and learn to move around, you can lower the mattress height until the bottom most part and prevent them from climbing out and falling off of the crib.
With the Graco Benton, you get a sturdy, solidly constructed bed for your baby that won’t put a huge hole in your pocket.
This crib not only meets federal safety regulations, it also adheres to the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) standards.
The bed has 5 conversion options. It can be a crib, toddler bed, day bed, and full-sized bed. The full-sized bed comes with the two options of either having a footboard or not. It also has an adjustable mattress.
The mattress can adjust in three positions depending on your child heights
This bed meets all standards and is JPMA certified, so you won’t have to worry about the safety of your little one in this bed.
It meets or exceeds all standards of ASTM International and U.S. CPSC safety standards. It is also JPMA certified. All the finishes are non-toxic and the crib is lead and phthalate free.

What reviewers didn't like

Some of the parents reported that the baby’s leg sometimes get caught between the slats.
It is very sturdy, but in use the paint can chip which reduces its life a bit.
Conversion kid not included and has to be purchased separately
No wheels for quick transport
There were some complaints about parts missing during assembly.
Perhaps the only downside to this one is that it has very little space underneath to tuck any items in so the bottom is not ideal for storage. You might want to get a separate dresser which you can put at the side instead.
Does not include a toddler rail
You’ll need to purchase a bed frame for the larger beds.
The crib does not come with a toddler rail or a day bed rail. Those pieces can be bought separately.
Adjustable mattress sold separately.
Conversions require additional parts to be purchased, and this crib does not come with the mattress, so those will be additional expenses.
Sometimes crib arrived broken.
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