Is your Babys Bedside Crib Exposing Them to Toxins?

We know you want the best for your baby. That’s why you make
a point to research the safest products they will come into contact with.
Before deciding on the sleep environment best for your family, there’s
something you need to know. Not all cribs/bassinets/sleepers are made
alike. Without knowing what safety certifications and materials to choose, you
run the risk of opting for a bedside crib or sleeper that is made with toxic
materials which can pose a threat to your baby’s health. 

Certain paints, glues, woods, and plastics can emit harmful
chemicals and gasses known to cause cognitive delays, chronic health issues
such as allergies, asthma, kidney failure, cancer, and more. Knowing that your
newborn baby will be spending 16-18 hours a day in their bedside crib, it is
vitally important to make the most educated decision on which one you
use. Choosing a trustworthy crib and mattress is one of the best
choices you can make for your baby, and we’re here to help take the guesswork
out of the process.


Below are the leading safety certifications to look for when
deciding on the safest sleeper for your baby. Each year, the
standards are updated to adapt to technology and changes in the market. As a
result, leaders in crib safety urge parents to use a new crib, not one handed
down. Older cribs may not meet current standards and have the potential of
risking your baby’s safety. Look for the following safety certifications when
deciding on your next sleeper. 

ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials)

The ASTM is one of the leading third-party product
testers. They focus on the structural safety of a product — how it’s built,
it’s ability to maintain safety with normal wear and tear, the safety of the
materials used, and they also search for toxins in finishes, paints, flame
retardants and more.


The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 label guarantees that every
material used in the process of making a product, is 100% safe for your baby.
Arguably the most rigorous testing criteria of them all, OEKO-TEX searches for
both regulated and non-regulated substances, going beyond national and
international requirements. The company also updates its standards at least
once a year, if not more, to incorporate scientific finds, and changes to
statutory requirements — which is no small feat.


VOCs – Volatile Organic Compounds

VOCs are gasses emitted from certain woods, glues, and
paint finishes. On items kept indoors, they can be up to 10x more harmful,
especially to babies. What qualifies as a VOC? Formaldehyde, benzene, phenol,
phthalates, and a slew of other gasses. 


Found in soft plastics and are used to add fragrance to
products (to avoid smelling toxins.) If it smells artificial, it probably is.
PVCs and Phthalates are known for making allergies worse in children, can cause
kidney and liver lesions, cancers, and reproductive problems.


Used in the making of clear hard plastics. Has been shown to
cause prostate cancer, breast cancer, female infertility, obesity, and
reproductive damage.


Often used on textiles, mattresses, foam inserts. Can cause
endocrine and thyroid disruption, immune system disruption, reproductive
issues, cancers, and have adverse effects on child development.



Always choose Solid Hardwoods. Other options such as
solid softwood, or MDFs (Medium Density Fiberboards — such as particleboard and
plywood,) require glues, plastics, and other adhesive materials (to hold them
together,) which may contain VOCs or other toxins — in particular,


Always inspect the type of paint or finish used in
manufacturing. Water-based paints are the only non-VOC emitting
paints available on the market.


babybay is the ONLY eco-friendly, non-toxic, fully
attachable co-sleeper on the market. Here’s how we’re leading the pack:

babybay offers a line of all-natural, sustainably
sourced, eco-friendly co sleeper cribs to promote a healthy sleep
environment for your newborn. Unlike other co-sleepers on the market, babybay
uses no plastics or harmful glues. All our finishes are low to zero VOC and
certified non-toxic.

babybay’s bedside crib only have a few basic

100% natural beechwood

Water-based wood glue

Water-based finishes (Untreated babybay has no finish) NO

Metal hardware: contains no heavy metals such as lead or

We NEVER use medium-density fiberboard (MDF), fillers, or
artificial materials.

Safety Certifications: ASTM, CPSC, FSC, TUV/GS, Oeko
Tex-100 Class 1

Our Mattresses: Free from hazardous chemicals,
awarded the “Confidence in Textiles†certificate for being free of harmful
substances (Öeko-tex Standard 100 Class 1 for babies)

Take the guesswork out of the bedside crib
safety process by choosing a babybay co sleeper crib for your newborn

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