Ikea Gulliver Baby Crib

If you are looking for an inexpensive, safe and reliable baby crib with a stationary side and top ratings from Consumer Reports, then give the IKEA Gulliver baby crib a try! You won’t find a more simply designed, easy on the eye, safe for baby and light on the wallet crib anywhere else. Check out the IKEA Gulliver crib for a great option for your baby’s sleeping needs.

Also check out reviews for the Ikea Hensvik baby crib and start researching the safest infant car seat for your baby and the best baby stroller!

Pros Summary:

  • Inexpensive baby crib
  • Meets safety standards, stationary sides, non toxic materials
  • Can convert into a toddler bed later on
  • 2 mattress heights
  • Fits small spaces
  • Non-frilly design

Cons Summary:

  • Sits low to the ground
  • Design looks a bit like a prison

IKEA Gulliver Baby Crib Description

Key features

  • The bed base can be placed at two different heights.
  • Converts to a toddler bed: One bed side can be removed when the child is big enough to climb into/out of the bed.
  • Perforated bed base for good air circulation

Product dimensions

  • Length: 53 1/2 “
  • Width: 29 1/2 “
  • Height: 32 5/8 “
  • Bed width: 27 1/2 “
  • Bed length: 52 “

Good to know

  • Fits Ikea crib mattresses.
  • Mattress and bed linens are sold separately.
  • For your child’s safety, use a 27 1/2×52″ crib mattress with Ikea cribs.
  • Complies with US standards 16 CFR 1508 and ASTM F1169-03 and Canadian standard SOR/86-962.
  • Conversion kit to create a toddler bed is included with purchase.
  • May be completed with VIKARE guardrail.
  • This product requires assembly

Product Description

  • Main parts: Solid birch, Clear acrylic lacquer
  • Bed base frame: Solid beech, Clear acrylic lacquer
  • Bed base top: Fiberboard


  • Renewable material (wood).
  • The material in this product MAY BE recyclable. Please check the recycling rules in your community and if recycling facilities exist in your area.

Cost: The Ikea Gulliver Crib costs $139.99 for the birch finish and $99.99 for a white finish.

IKEA Gulliver Baby Crib User Reviews

There is no real rating for the IKEA Gulliver crib since there are no reviews about this crib on user review boards from stores that sell it because it is only available at IKEA.  However, users have posted what they think about the IKEA Gulliver crib on baby and parent forums throughout the internet.  Based on the many comments made by these users, the IKEA Gulliver crib has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Users really love the IKEA Gulliver baby crib saying it is solid and sturdy, very easy to put together, and very affordable.  Parents feel secure putting their baby in the IKEA Gulliver crib because IKEA has a good reputation for quality and safety.  In the past several years, millions of baby cribs from numerous well-known brands have been recalled due to faulty drop-sides or unstable crib slats.  IKEA baby cribs have weathered this recall storm and for this reason, and others, the Gulliver crib has been rated as one of the best baby cribs by Consumer Reports.  The IKEA Gulliver baby crib comes with a safe stationary side, is inexpensive, can be converted from a crib to a toddler bed, and is made of solid beech wood (the white finish) or solid birch wood (the birch finish)

Not A Fancy Crib

Users like the simple clean lines of the Gulliver crib design and are happy that this baby crib is not too frilly or traditional like so many baby cribs today.  Short users are also very pleased with this baby crib because they say although this crib does not have drop down sides, it is very easy to put their baby in the crib, even when the crib mattress is on its lowest level.  One woman who is 5’1’’ in height says she has no problem reaching the mattress even when it is placed on the lowest setting.

Ikea Gulliver Crib Negatives

A few people in the various baby forums don’t care for the IKEA Gulliver baby crib but so far there is no major negative that should deter new parents from buying this baby crib.  Many users say one of the problems with IKEA cribs is that they only fit IKEA crib mattresses and crib sheets (although some users say BabysRUS sells several crib mattresses that will fit the IKEA Gulliver crib—and this means standard crib sheets would fit too).

Others point out that there are no screw covers on the gold screws that hold the crib together and this is very ugly, especially on the white crib (but this is a cosmetic issue—and screw covers are probably not included because they can be a choking hazard for baby).  One parent thinks the Gulliver crib looks like a baby jail and a few others feel this baby crib is just too small and short and doesn’t work well for tall parents.

IKEA Gulliver Crib Summary

Overall, users throughout the various online forums seem very pleased with the IKEA Gulliver baby crib and it is a great option for parents looking for a safe and inexpensive baby crib from a reliable manufacturer.

Also check out crib reviews for the Graco Lauren baby crib and the Da Vinci Kalani crib and other IKEA cribs like the Ikea Somnat crib and the Ikea Leksvik crib.


Ikea Gulliver Baby Crib SKU UPC Model

Feb 01, 2012 by katy grant

a fine, easy to handle, safe crib. we just had our second son and he seems to be happy sleeping in the gulliver.

great crib

Jan 19, 2012 by eric

I have been using the Ikea gulliver crib for my 3 year old son until a while ago. It's easy to put together and safe.

5.0 5.0 2 2 a fine, easy to handle, safe crib. we just had our second son and he seems to be happy sleeping in the gulliver. Ikea Gulliver Baby Crib

submit your own review

Submit your review
* Required Field