Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 36
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOREA Just What we Wanted
When my daughter turned two months the Bassinet we had purchased was getting a bit too small! Not wanting to put her in the crib we purchased for her room - yes we wanted her with us all night - we began to search for something else. We had been using the Snuggle nest in our bed - and loving it - but needed to giver her her own space next to our bed (the arms rest co-sleeper just was not for us) We purchased the Alma crib in white and could not be happier. It is sturdy - good-looking - the mattress is organic - and she has plenty of room. It folds easily and is great to bring to grandma's house for the weekend (it is portable but heavy) She loves it too...
July 26, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elizabeeth Excellent
Love this crib!
Wonderfully sleek design, easily portable from our room to his. Has been great for the past six months, will see how the next six months go! If our parents lived nearby we would just pack this up for overnights. Its a little heavy to carry, better to roll with the roll wheels it comes with.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Annisbonanis Great for small spaces, even for my big baby.
I bought this crib to fit in our very small (420 sq. ft.) 1 bedroom apartment. This crib fit the bill perfectly. While my daughter and I became accustomed to cosleeping while we lived in the small apartment, she had little difficulty transitioning to the Alma crib when we moved into a 2 bedroom apartment. She learned to sleep on her own in this crib, and continued to sleep in it from the age of 8 months to 1 year 8 months. She was a relatively large baby, in the 90th percentile for weight and height for many of the months she used the crib.
Now the crib is in our room again for my 5 month old son. He is even larger, but still fits comfortably.
The Alma crib is beautiful, functional, and one of a kind. If you think your child can't sleep in it, just give them some time. They will get used to it.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IndyMom Awesome crib!
Green, organic, natural products are important to us, to protect the health of our LO. That said, we are also value shoppers, so we will only spend more to get these natural products, within reason. This crib is worth every penny. It is so versatile with the fold-up capability and the wheels make it so easy to move between rooms to accomodate company or to keep baby near you when sleeping/playing in the crib. We have a smallish home and this mini-crib has saved us while we look for a bigger place. Love Bloom products for their dedication to natural products. We also bought the coco mattress and the Bloom waterproof mattress cover and have been pleased with both. We were opposed to spending $700 on a large crib, but we are so convinced of this crib that we will probably splurge for the big one if/when our DD outgrows the mini. Recommend.
December 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PS813 The perfect fit for small apartments
My experience with the Alma Mini is that people consider buying it either to use as a bassinet/transitional crib or because they are space-constrained. If you are in the latter category, you will probably like the crib more and use it longer. It is slim, well-made, portable (although heavy), and sturdy. Our 11-month-old has slept comfortably in it from birth and we often take it with us when we travel by car. As previous reviewers have pointed out, babies can't roll all around as they might in larger cribs but our daughter never had trouble rolling over/moving around. Proportionally, putting an older baby to sleep in it is probably similar to an adult sleeping in a twin bed. Not tons of extra space but more than fine.
If you are used to living in space-constrained urban environments, it will probably fit naturally into your lifestyle and if your baby hasn't experienced anything different, it will be normal for him/her! It all depends on your expectations/constraints/needs.
September 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mgeller79 Alma Mini Amazing
We absolutely loved our Alma Mini Crib. We used a bassinet for our first daughter and then after a few weeks moved her giant crib into our room so she could sleep better. Not wanting to do that again, we found the Alma Mini crib. We by passed the bassinet all together and went straight into this crib. It was perfect. We could put it next to our bed without it taking up too much room, it she wasn't lost in the crib, it wheels around smoothly with little notice from the baby, and it collapses and stores perfectly. The mattress is nice and thick. Can't say enough wonderful things about it!
March 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JSCmom Perfect for small apt
My son is over 2 and still very happy in his alma crib even though he is too tall for it!
The bumper crib is fabulous! Definitely get a teething bumper for the top ridge when they start teething.
March 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wbbloom It depends...
Like a lot of New Yorkers, our child sleeps in the room with us! so we thought this crib would be ideal. It is a very sturdy, mobile crib and you can put it together in about 5 minutes.
We used a cosleeper when our son was 0-2 mo and then graduated to the alma mini.
The problem is: it's not only short, it's narrow. He is 6.5 months and already outgrew it. The length was okay but a baby can't roll over in this crib and that was a deal breaker.
Perhaps if we hadn't co-slept, I would've felt better about this purchase, but considering we only used it for about three months, I regret it.
March 18, 2012