Getting a crib for your RV is essential to ensure your baby is happy and thrives. When moving into a camper full-time with an infant, you will want to give them a space that is their own. There are so many different options out to choose from, but what size do you need and where do you even put it? Here are the x BEST RV Baby Cribs that help your little one feel at home.
When we first started planning our daughter’s nursery, I quickly realized that her full-size crib wasn’t going to fit. And the more I started doing research, I noticed that some cribs were pretty heavy. I thought about just doing a pack n play since it’s a multi-purpose piece.
I ended deciding that getting an actual crib would make my daughter feel at home. Plus, this went better with the design we chose for her nursery. I have to admit, finding a crib that worked with the Chaparral’s mid-bunk was a little tricky.
I’m going to share the crib we chose and some others that I had thought about purchasing. Keep reading for some tips when choosing a crib for your baby’s nursery, along with ideas of where you can put it in your camper!
12 of the BEST RV Baby Cribs
When choosing a crib for your camper, you will want to decide where it will go first. As I said, I’m sharing some ideas and tips on where a baby can sleep in an RV a little later.
Once you have your dimensions, you can decide which of these RV baby cribs will work best for you and your little one!
Mini Cribs for RVs
If you haven’t heard of a mini crib, this is just a smaller more compact version of a crib. This is perfect for small spaces. Often parents of twins will use these, so both babies can sleep in the same room.
I ended up going with a mini crib, simply because it fits PERFECTLY in the slide-out in the mid-bunk. It also gave my daughter the feel of home without compromising space in her room.
1. Dream-On-Me 3-in-One Mini Crib
This is the mini crib we bought for our daughter’s RV nursery! I absolutely love it… still!! It fits perfectly in her room, it was easy to assemble and looks beautiful.
Size: 44in x 29in x 40in
Weight: 44 Lbs
- Easy Assembly
- Nontoxic Finish
- It’s small
- Comes in several different colors including white and gray
- Converts into a toddler bed and a twin bed
2. Babyletto Origami Mini Portable Crib with Wheels
This mini crib was the one we almost bought! I loved how it folds up and is easy to store. So if you travel a lot, this is a great space saver.
Size: 39.2in x 25.7in x 36in
Weight: 49.6 Lbs
- It Folds
- It has wheels so you can easily move it.
- Looks + Feels High-End
- Same size as a pack n play
- 2 mattress positions
3. Carter’s by DaVinci Colby 4-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib with Trundle
Size: 40.6in x 25.6in x 34.6in
Weight: 54 Lbs
- It has a trundle for storage
- 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
- Easy Assembly
Full-Size Cribs for an RV
Some bunkhouses have plenty of space for a full-size crib. But, you don’t want to put any crib in there because of weight. If you plan on moving your trailer at all, you don’t want heavy furniture because this just adds to the amount you are allowed to tow. Here are the best lightweight cribs for an RV.
1. Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Crib
Size: 53in x 29in x 39in
Weight: 35 Lbs
- It’s Lightweight
- 8 Color Options
- Simple Design
- 4 Mattress Height Settings
- 5-in-1 Convertible Crib
2. Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
Size: 29.72in x 56.73in x 41.68 in
Weight: 42 Lbs
- Solid Pine + Still Lightweight
- Rated most durable
- Easy to Assemble
- 4-in1 Convertible Crib
3. Ikea Gulliver Crib
Size: 53.5in x 29.5 in x 32 in
Weight: 44 Lbs
- Most Affordable
- Slimmer than most Cribs
- It’s a full-Size Crib
- Converts into a Day Bed
Bassinets for the Master Bedroom in an RV
If you are planning to have a baby or you are moving in with a newborn, getting a bassinet or bed-safe sleeper is your smartest option. According to Harvard Health, it’s best if baby sleeps in the same room as you until they are 6 months old. Here are some of the best bassinets for your trailer.
1. Evenflo Loft Portable Small Travel Bassinet
Size: 33.75in x 20.5in x 26.75in
Weight: 10 Lbs
- Only 20.5 in wide!
- It folds in half and is super compact
- Bluetooth speaker with nature sounds
- Soft Nightlight
- Room Temperature
2. Primo Cocoon Folding Bassinet
Size: 35in x 17.5in x 34in
Weight: 9 Lbs
- Only 17.5 in wide!
- Comes with a Carrying Bag
- Has a Mesh Canopy (perfect for keeping pets, bugs, and anything unwanted in the bassinet)
3. Simmons Kids Sleeper Bassinet
Size: 31in x 19.5in x 41.5in
Weight: 22 Lbs
- Only 19.5 in wide!
- 5 Adjustable Heights
- Mesh sides
- Storage pockets
**Note: This bassinet has wheels, so check to make sure it will fit under your bed!
Pack N Plays for an RV
I contemplated on using a pack n play for our daughter to sleep in. I love that you can move it ANYWHERE and is also multifunctional. You can find these pretty inexpensively, too! Here are the best pack n plays for an RV.
1. Nuna Sena Aire Playard
Size: 30.7in x 41.3in x 41.29in
Weight: 23 Lbs
- Its breathability is top of the line!
- Everything is Machine Washable
- Set-Up is EASY
- Durable for if you plan on having multiple kiddos!
2. Flisko 2 in 1 Travel Crib & Bassinet
Size: 28in x 43in x 28in
Weight: 15 Lbs
- Super compact when folded!
- Washable and can be thrown in the Washing Machine
- It’s lightweight
3. Dream On Me Travel Light Playard
Size: 40.5in x 27in x 26in
Weight: 12 Lbs
- This is one of the MOST lightweight play-yards
- Comes in several different colors
- Easy to Set Up
- Breathable Mesh
- Comes with a Decent Mattress!
Where to Put a Crib in an RV
Choosing an RV floor plan that would accommodate a baby’s nursery seems like a no-brainer. We ended up going with the Coachman Chaparral’s Mid-Bunk which has two different options; the bedroom door in the kitchen or next to the main entrance. When we found our fifth wheel, we didn’t care too much about where the bedroom door was located. Although they both had a mid-bunk room, one will accommodate a full-size crib and the other won’t.
1. In the Bunkhouse
Most full-time families choose to turn the bunkhouse into a nursery or the kid’s room. In many of these rooms, there is enough space for a full-size crib too! If you plan on making your RV your permanent home, getting a floor plan with a room to turn into a nursery is a MUST!
Check out this cute Toddler + Nursery Combo from @tinywallsfamily
2. In the Master Bedroom Closet
If you are looking for a temporary solution, you can always turn a closet into a little nursery cubby. You will definitely need a mini crib for this space, but it’s perfect if you don’t want to upgrade the size of your trailer.
Check out this Farmhouse inspired Master Bedroom Closet Nursery!
3. In the Living Room Slide
I would say this is a temporary solution. It’s really tough when it comes to nap time to be quiet in an RV. But, there have been a few people who have made it work.
As you could probably tell, the weight and size really matters when looking at RV baby cribs. Ultimately you will need to figure out where your baby is going to sleep, measure the space, and then you can begin looking at what crib will work best for you!