What materials are your products made of?

Cribs and Mini Cribs

Most Babyletto full-size cribs are 100% solid wood, with most cribs made of New Zealand Pine. Some cribs are made of Poplar hard wood or have Walnut veneer. Cribs with under drawers and solid side panels are made from solid wood and CARB II compliant MDF. 

Our mini cribs are made of New Zealand pine wood and CARB II compliant MDF. MDF is used for the mattress support board.

 

Dressers and Changers

Our dressers and changers are made of New Zealand pine wood and CARB II compliant MDF for the drawers.

 

About New Zealand Pine Wood

New Zealand pine wood is one of the most sustainable and renewable wood resources, and its forests are expanding, increasing total wood production annually.

For any product that contains MDF, we are required by law to follow CARB (California Air Resource Board) regulations, which regulate and control formaldehyde emissions in MDF. CARB requires that our factories purchase their raw material from a certified MDF manufacturer. All MDF found in our products is from CARB certified manufacturers and is indeed safe.

 

Gliders and Rockers

Our rockers and gliders are upholstered in water and stain-resistant microsuede or polyester-blend fabrics.

Base materials vary per product. Glider/rocker bases may be made from metal or wood; this is specified per product.

 

Finishes and Paint

Our paint is ultra-safe and all our products are lead, phthalate, and formaldehyde safe.

Paint is considered safe when it has toxic materials under 300 parts per million (ppm). In order for a company to claim low toxicity, it must have no more than 90 ppm. Babyletto products come in at less than 10ppm. We perform annual paint tests to maintain consistent quality.

Our full-size cribs are tested towards the latest CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards on a yearly basis. In addition to lead and phthalates, the labs also test for other heavy metals such as cadmium, antimony, chromium, mercury, and arsenic.

Additionally while there currently no regulations for VOCs, in baby's best interest we also test for VOC contents and the results are significantly low.

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