Tuesday, October 28, 2008


October 28, 2008
Top Five Cribs:

Bonavita La Madre Crib

Bonavita La Madre Crib
Cost: $600 dollars and up at specialty furniture stores. Other styles of Bonavita cribs are available at Babies R Us, Baby Depot and Target.
Just the facts: This stationary crib is part of the company's "Lifestyle" line, meaning it converts to a toddler, day and full bed. Bonavita has a wide variety of finishes ranging from "Licorice" to "Crackled Cream."
Worth noting: You'll enjoy not only the crib's looks, but also knowing that its built from sustainable wood using environmentally-safe finishes and glues. To up the green quotient, all of the crib's outer packaging contains recycled materials.
What the experts say: Consumer Digest calls Bonavita's "Lifestyle Cribs" a "best buy," while Baby Bargains (7th edition) gives the brand an "A-".
Raves: While reviews for this particular model weren't available online, users give other Bonavita "Lifestyle Cribs" high marks - citing sturdiness, rich colors and easy assembly as plusses. One Babies R' Us reviewer even said "If this crib is on your list, move it to number one."

Rants: Some buyers complain the thick rails make attaching crib toys difficult in some Bonavita models.

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