Both are award-winning convertible cribs and both are made from sustainably-sourced New Zealand pine wood. Of course, the similarities do not end there and yes, there are still some difference between the two which we will break down below.
To start off, the Kalani features a sleigh-style design which is not that much un-different from the Canton, with its curved legs and beautifully-shaped headboard. So if you are particular about aesthetics, this baby crib will surely tick the box.
In terms of material, the Kalani is constructed from New Zealand pine that is grown in sustainable forests.
As it is solid hardwood, the crib is very strong and sturdy so it will be able to withstand even the most active babies and toddlers and last through your child's teen years.
Also, you do not have to worry about your baby consuming any part that may chip off (like some wood veneer does) if s/he chew on it during their teething period.
All DaVinci cribs (the Kalani no exception) are built with non-toxic finishes and are lead and phthalate safe.
Not just that actually, being Greenguard Gold Certified, their cribs are tested for over 10,000 chemicals so you can be assured that they exceed ASTM International and US CPSC safety standards.
And if you don't already know, DaVinci is one of the very few brands that offer such Greenguard certification, so you know this one here is not exaggerating when they claim to be 100% safe for your little one.
It's also good to know that the company keeps up with its environmental sustainability and energy efficiency values by shipping smart so that their carbon footprint is reduced.
In terms of its convertibility, the Kalani is also a 4-in-1 so it can be switched from a crib to toddler bed, daybed and later on, a full-sized bed as your little one grows.
However, you will have to buy the toddler and full-sized conversion kits separately. Yes, including the toddler rail - it does not come with it.
Yep, unlike the Canton where rail and guardrails are provided for its daybed and toddler bed conversion, you will need to buy the relative kit required for any conversion you want to do for the Kalani crib.
And perhaps this is why the Kalani receives a slightly lower rating than the Canton from users worldwide despite the many similarities both share. It certainly is less convenient and less economical in this regard.
But wait! Know this - the DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is slightly lower on the price point compared to the Canton so that makes up for it.
Also, it allows 4 adjustable mattress positions so that you can lower it accordingly when your baby begins to sit and stand. This is one level more than the Canton so you can say it allows more flexibility.
Speaking of crib mattress, this one here fits all regular standard size ones so you do not need to go hunt for those of specific dimensions.
Overall, we have to say the DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib is one excellent baby crib that has surpassed many of our expectations, especially if we are to compare it with other similar-priced convertible cribs in the market.
If you're looking for an affordable yet high-quality convertible crib, you know where to look for it.