How to choose the perfect crib:


Babies spend about 16 to 20 hours sleeping a day, so it's important to pick a high quality crib for your nursery. Also, most kids sleep in a crib until they're 2 or 3, when they're ready to move into a big-kid bed, so you also want to choose a crib that's built to stand up to anything.

When you're figuring out how to choose a crib for your baby, take a look at the six reasons our classic Larkin Crib is a favorite.

Larkin Crib
GREENGUARD Gold Certified

Healthy Baby, Healthy Planet

The Larkin Crib is GREENGUARD Certified, which means it meets strict chemical emissions limits to contribute to cleaner air. It is screened for more than 10,000 chemicals and VOCs that are commonly known to pollute indoor air. A GREENGUARD Gold Certified crib is a choice that you'll be glad to invite into your baby's nursery.


As always, every crib from Pottery Barn Kids is rigorously tested to meet or exceed all required and voluntary safety standards enacted by the US Product Safety Commission, the American Society of Testing Manufacturers and the Canadian Crib and Cradles Regulations. For more information, see our crib safety tips.

Quality & Construction

The safest cribs are also well-designed cribs. Yes, you want a design that looks great with the style of your nursery, but it's also about the structure of the furniture. The Larkin Crib is expertly crafted from a kiln-dried solid wood frame, which means it is sturdy enough to last for many years to come.

Structural integrity also comes from mortise-and-tenon construction and tongue-and-groove joinery. The Larkin Crib also has concealed hardware — the bolts are assembled from the inside and not from the outside for safety reasons.

Larkin Hardware Larkin Colors

A durable, difficult-to-scratch finish is also important. A crib with a multistep, water-based finish provides rich, child-safe color, whether you choose white, gray or chocolate. Heavy-duty finishes are also popular because they can be easily wiped clean when spills happen.

Larkin Concept

From Concept
to Design

The curved side panel with molding design detail and the unevenly sized paneling add visual interest. The posts and rails are solid wood to enhance the structural integrity.

Larkin Video

Larkin Panel

Grows with You

The best way to make sure you're buying your dream crib is to ensure it will convert from a crib to a toddler bed. The Larkin Crib is a 4-in-1, which means it easily adapts from a crib to a toddler bed to a full-sized bed with a headboard only and a full-sized complete bed with a headboard, footboard and side rails. A convertible option is an incredible value and will last your child for years.

Another sign of a great crib is the ability to adjust the mattress platform to three different height options as your baby grows.

Larkin Crib Larkin Crib Toddler Bed Headboard Complete Bed

We'll Build it for You

With our White Glove Delivery, we'll unpack, assemble the Larkin Crib and remove all the packaging from your house. We also offer in-home or in-store Free Design Services. From creating your dream nursery to finding the right paint color, no project is too big or too small. Plus, there's no obligation to purchase.