I did a lot of research prior to having my son and IKEA has some of the safest cribs and mattresses around. Because they sell globally, their cribs have to meet the safety standards of the strictest countries they sell in which is somewhere in Europe.
We got the Sundvik crib and it's worked beautifully.
It's very safe and was easy to put together and I love how it turns into a toddler bed eventually. I went a few days ago and bought a second for my son. Plus, the cribs look great in the room.
I like how 2 sides are solid and it's not just slats all around. If you want one with the drawers, check availability before you go. My Ikea was sold out of every single crib with drawers, both models. I also like the mattresses, but stick with one of the two more expensive ones.
I didn't like the look/feel of the lower models.
We also got the matching changing table. To match the grayish wood tone, we got a regular three drawer dresser in the same finish (not in the kid's section) and then this sofa table to use as a bookcase. All together, it looks really sharp, and has stood up to my now-crawling son's wear and tear.
Plus it saved us so much money over getting furniture at the baby stores.
We also got a toddler poang chair and LOVE it. Highly recommend this toddler chair. We also got the art easel and I love how it folds up for storage. My toddler also loves the rocking moose. The soft stuffed balls are great too. I couldn't find any around here, but they have a few types at Ikea. Great purchase. The wooden toys are great too. The shape sorter, bath toys, bead roller coaster, the wooden walker, love all those. Just bought some towels this time and LOVE those too.
Loved the price and they're much larger than any of the other baby hooded towels Ive bought, and thicker.
Basically, I love Ikea.