- Espresso (dark brown)
What started with one woodworker went on to become a global phenomenon. That’s the short version of the story of Stork Craft, a company that has been in the children’s crib manufacturing business since 1945. The brand has been on the forefront of improving furniture designs for decades and has acquired a number of top brands along the way, including Graco.
While the Stork Craft product lineup has grown considerably over the years, the company is still most well known for their cribs. The Stork Craft Portofino 4-in-1 Fixed Side Convertible Crib and Changer set is one of their newer designs that we recently covered in our buyers guide. This two-piece grouping includes a sleigh crib with a fixed front and an attached changing table that doubles as a chest of drawers.
There is a lot to love about the Stork Craft Portofino 4-in-1 Fixed Side Convertible Crib and Changer based on customer reviews. This look at the set confirms what customers have been saying about the set since its debut – it’s a great buy for the price.
Some of the top features of the Stork Craft Portofino 4-in-1 Fixed Side Convertible Crib and Changer include:
Convertible Crib Design
The Stork Craft Portofino can be used from birth through adolescence, giving parents more for their money. When a baby is ready for a toddler bed, the front panel comes off and can be replaced with a safety rail. Older children can use the bed with an open front as a daybed. Then, the back of the crib can attach to a standard full-size metal bed frame for grade-schoolers, tweens and teens.
With the attached changing table, the Stork Craft Portofino makes late diaper changes a quick and easy task. Three enclosed drawers give you a place to stash your diapers and diapering supplies. Once you convert the crib to a toddler or daybed, the changing table can be used as a chest of drawers to hold a lamp on the top and provide storage for clothing or toys beneath.
Safety is always a top priority for parents, and the Stork Craft Portofino provides peace of mind that babies are safe from toxic materials and safety hazards. That’s because this crib carries the certification of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, the leading certifying agency for children’s furniture in the United States. Their seal of approval ensures that the crib and changer comply fully with the ATSM and CPSC standards in the U.S. and that no lead-based or other toxic finishes are used in their design.
Three Mattress Heights
With the Stork Craft Portofino, you can choose from three mattress heights, giving you the ability to keep your baby within easy reach and safely within his or her crib. The highest setting is intended for newborns, and the middle and lowest settings keep babies who can sit up and stand on their own from falling out.
Colors and Sizes Available
The Stork Craft Portofino 4-in-1 Fixed Side Convertible Crib and Changer comes in one standard size. With the crib and the attached changer together, the piece measures 43 inches in height by 71 inches in width by 32.5 inches in depth.
You can purchase this two-piece set in three colors:
In addition to the two-piece set, Stork Craft also sells the changing table and crib together with a glider chair and gliding ottoman, giving you two more essential furnishings for the nursery.
Disadvantages of the Stork Craft Portofino 4-in-1 Fixed Side Convertible Crib and Changer
The Stork Craft Portofino 4-in-1 Fixed Side Convertible Crib and Changer has a very smart design but there is one small downside to it. Because the changing table is attached to the crib and designed to save space in the nursery, its top is a non-standard size. While not impossible, it can be a challenge to find a changing pad to fit the top of the changing table as a result.
To solve this problem, Stork Craft has included a free changing table pad with the set. The pad is a classic design made out of high quality vinyl. Completely waterproof, the pad helps to protect the changing table’s surface from messes and provides a comfortable, cushioned place for little ones to rest during diaper changes.
With its smart design, the Stork Craft Portofino can continue to meet a child’s needs as he or she grows from stage to stage. The fact that the headboard can be used with a standard bed frame gives this crib an advantage over some competitors that require you to purchase a separate rail system for converting to a full-size bed. When you consider that you receive the crib and the changing table for the price you’d pay for just a crib elsewhere, it’s clear that this convertible crib set is an excellent choice for decorating the nursery beautifully on a budget.