5+ Best Non Toxic Cribs: Solid Wood, Greenguard-Certified (2021)

Cribs are one of the most indispensable baby items. A good crib must satisfy criteria like being strong, supportive, secure, and also non toxic.

The ones made of synthetic stuff like artificial or manufactured wood can damage the child’s health. Hence it is preferable to go with organic or non toxic materials like 100% solid wood.

In this article, we will talk about some of our most trusted choices. A good amount of these go apace with your kid and hence are notably worth it!

List of Best Non Toxic Cribs

  • Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
  • Delta Children Emery Deluxe 6-in-1 Convertible Crib
  • Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
  • Storkcraft Portfolio 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer
  • DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
  • Stokke Sleepi Crib
  • Million Dollar Baby Classic Ashbury 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Buying Guide

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Babyletto is one of the most popular and favorite brands that make up for a huge part of the non toxic cribs in the market.

These cribs have a very elegant design which is simple yet stylish. They are made from 100% solid and sustainable New-Zealand pine woods. They undergo a non toxic multi-step painting process exempted from lead and phthalates and are marked safe by U.S. CPSC standards, GREENGUARD Gold certified. They surpass ASTM International, have been checked for 10,000 toxic materials, and exhibit quite a low level of VOCs.

This particular Hudson 3-in-1 model comes in 8 different colors. Some other similar options are the Modo 3-in-1 crib and the Mercer 3-in-1 crib which also comes with an additional drawer beneath. You can also convert the same per your need into a daybed or toddler bed, which comes included in your purchase.

In case you are considering a full-sized bed as an option, you can go for the Babyletto Gelato 4-in-1 option which also includes a pretty, matching 3-drawer dresser.

PROS

  • Sturdy & Long-lasting
  • Simple yet elegant design to go easily with your house aesthetic
  • Includes the Toddler conversion kit in-box
  • Tested & certified safe by various standards
  • Takes in average-sized crib mattress

CONS

  • Some people might not like the simple design
  • Quite pricy
  • No way to transform it into a full-sized bedding

Delta Children Emery Deluxe 6-in-1 Convertible Crib

(The most flexible option)

Delta is another of the popular brands out in the market. They claim a market share of being in every 1 out of 2 houses and for the features it offers, the fact can be seen standing true.

Like the former, this option is also long-lasting. It can be converted and reused into an ample of different ways such as a daybed, toddler bed, stylish sofa furniture, a sofa bed, full-sized bed, or a full-sized bed with a footboard. So many options from one single purchase! Its long-lasting nature also enhances reusability. But for converting it to the full-sized bed options, the toddler-rail and the bed rails need to be bought separately and are not included in the purchase. The piece can also be customized with a pretty, matching 3-drawer dresser to go with the crib.

The crib comes with an adjustable mattress to 3 distinct positions which ensures the child’s safety. Assembling this piece is also super easy which makes it very handy and hassle-free for the parents.

Talking of the safety standards, this crib is made from New Zealand pine wood which makes it 100% non toxic and sustainable and is verified by the CPSC and ASTM International standards. It is also approved by the JPMA and has also won a couple of prizes for its non toxicity.

You can also add on a 100% non toxic perfect fit crib mattress to this purchase making it way more attractive and safe for the baby. It is also available in a 4-in-1 version. This gorgeous piece will definitely give your home an attractive look and to mention not the versatility it comes with, this option is an absolute all-rounder.

PROS

  • Easy to construct
  • Certified by appropriate safety standards
  • 100% non toxic
  • Long term usage
  • Very versatile and well-built
  • Takes in average-sized crib mattress

CONS

  • Does not include a conversion kit in the purchase, they need to buy separately

Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

(The affordable one)

If you have got budget on your mind, then this could be the safest, non toxic and sturdy crib you would want to get for your child. The Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib is the most pocket-friendly and secure option out there.

This cradle is made from New Zealand pine wood and has got a non toxic, lead-free finish. Certified by the GREENGUARD Gold, they also exceed the CPSC and ASTM safety standards.

This crib allows conversion to toddler-bed and daybed but the conversion kit is not available in-box. You need to purchase the Toddler Bed Conversion Kit for the same which is kind of understood because of its low cost.

An additional safety feature is the adjustable mattress height, up to 4 different positions. In addition to this, it also accommodates standard crib mattress size.

PROS

  • Pocket-friendly
  • Convertible to toddler-bed or daybed
  • Certified by GREENGUARD Gold
  • Takes in average-sized crib mattress
  • The added safety feature of adjustable mattress height

CONS

  • The conversion kit is not included in the purchase and needs to be bought separately
  • No option to switch it up to a full-sized bed
  • Some people might not like the simple design

Storkcraft Portfolio 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer

Storkcraft is an old gem of the crib market dating back to 1945. The brand has been awarded the Women’s Choice Award since 2018 which proves their worth among the moms.

This crib allows conversion up to a full-sized bed or can also be set up as a nightstand when not in use. The set comes with a cute, matching dresser and changer too. The bed frame needs to be bought separately for the full-sized bed conversion. It is not included in the purchase.

Talking of the safety standards, the Storkcraft Portfolio 4-in-1 Crib is inspected by JPMA and surpasses the CPSC and ASTM International safety standards. This particular crib is made of solid wood which makes it sturdy and long-lasting. It also releases a low amount of VOCs in comparison to manufactured or synthetic wood.

You can customize your purchase and remove the changer and dresser if you want. But even then, you receive the toddler-rail. Also, the mattress height is adjustable up to 3 levels ensuring safety for your baby. So this can be a great purchase for you.

The crib accommodates a standard-size crib mattress but does not come with one included in the purchase. You need to buy that separately.

An add-on to this purchase is the water-resistant baby changing pad along with safety straps, although the material they are made of is not yet known. Our suggestion would be to go with a more safe, non toxic option like the Naturepedic Organic Cotton Changing Pad.

For some greater storage options, you can consider the Storkcraft Steveston 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer with Drawer. Its huge drawer underneath will solve all your storage problems.

PROS

  • Separable dresser and changer provide with more storage option
  • Made of safe solid wood and certified safe by different standards
  • Takes in average-sized crib mattress
  • The added safety feature of adjustable mattress height suitable even for toddlers
  • Toddler rail included in the purchase

CONS

  • Adjustments for the full-sized bed option need to be bought separately
  • Assembling this piece is quite hectic

DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

(The long-lasting one)

DaVinci is also one of the favorite baby crib brands widely known for the various 100% solid wood non toxic cribs that they manufacture.

The majority of their non toxic cribs are made from New Zealand pine wood. Their multi-step non toxic painting process is also lead and phthalate-free.

They are marked safe by U.S. CPSC standards, GREENGUARD Gold certified. They surpass ASTM International, have been checked for 10,000 toxic materials.

This crib allows conversion to a toddler bed, daybed, or even a full-sized bed which makes them usable for quite a long time. Their simple design seems to go easily with different people’s tastes. You can also add on a matching 3-drawer dresser but that needs to be bought separately.

In case you do not want attachable drawers, you can consider the Piedmont 4-in-1 as an option that comes with an inbuilt drawer beneath that saves space. For an attractive design, you can also go with the Autumn 4-in-1 model. They also have another cozy model called the Mini Kalani 4-in-1 Crib that is way more pocket-friendly and can be a good size option for some peoples’ rooms.

But for all the variants of the DaVinci crib, the conversion kit for the toddler bed as well as the full-sized bed are not included in the purchase and need to be bought separately for extending the product’s use in the future.

PROS

  • Various color options
  • Long-lasting and can be used for a long time by converting
  • Tested and marked safe by GREENGUARD Gold
  • A modern design fit for almost all tastes
  • Takes in standard-sized crib mattress

CONS

  • The ultra-modern design might not be liked by all
  • The conversion kit is not included in the purchase and needs to be bought separately

Stokke Sleepi Crib

(The compact one)

The Stokke Sleepi Crib is an exception in the team. It has some features which make it a very different one in the list. Basically, it has a very different design. It is an oval-shaped crib that takes in an oval shape mattress. It is 360â° breathable and is accompanied by great mobility as it has wheels. It can also easily move around in your house since it can pass through most doorways. It does not have to be rested next to a particular wall due to its 360-degree breathable nature.

It is made from solid beech wood and beech plywood and has a beech laminate. It’s painted with a formaldehyde-free finish but the adhesive used to construct it carries a little amount of formaldehyde. The beech plywood and beech laminate are also not certified to be 100% safe which is also a matter of concern.

Though the brand Stokke itself is quite trusted and its products can be regarded as genuine and safe.

Talking of the conversions, this buy doesn’t need an additional purchase of conversion kits as you can easily transform it into a toddler bed or day bed just by detaching the middle barrier. You also have an option to convert this same thing into a junior-sized bed for a 10-year-old but for that, the conversion kit needs to be bought separately.

This crib also does not take in standard crib mattress size because of its oval shape. The oval crib mattress that comes with this purchase is made of polyurethane foam which is not safe for babies. A better option to be considered would be the Naturepedic Organic Cotton Oval Crib Mattress that can comfortably fit this crib as well as 100% safe.

PROS

  • Distinct design makes it attractive
  • Provides great mobility due to the wheels and the shape
  • The 360-degree breathable design facilitates great air circulation

CONS

  • Not a pocket-friendly purchase
  • The whole set-up cannot be certified non toxic
  • Conversion kit for junior-sized bed needs to be bought separately
  • Does not take in standard crib mattress size
  • No option to convert to a full-sized bed

Million Dollar Baby Classic Ashbury 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

(Great design)

The Million Dollar Baby is a company that actually owns the Babyletto and DaVinci brands. They are well known for manufacturing safe, non toxic, well-built, and non toxic cribs.

Made from 100% solid New Zealand pine wood, almost all of the cribs by Million Dollar Baby are GREENGUARD Gold certified. They surpass ASTM International and CPSC standards. So your baby is definitely safe in these cribs.

The design of these cribs is very overwhelming and our absolute favorite. They are very lavish-looking and have stylish curved detailing. Not only to your home but also they add a little some –some to your gorgeous little one.

They come with an inbuilt drawer beneath to provide extra storage for your baby’s necessities such as their dresses, bedsheets, diapers, and so on.

This beautiful crib can also be easily converted into a full-sized bed and not to be mentioned, it will surely enhance the look of your bedroom. It can easily bear weight up to 500lbs and hence can easily accommodate adults. But the conversion kit for this needs to be bought separately. Anyway, the toddler rail does come included in the purchase, so that is a great point.

The crib comes with a 4 level height adjustment which increases the safety feature of this crib apart from being certified as 100% non toxic and hence your baby is safe.

PROS

  • Made of solid wood and hence strong
  • Magnificent and lavish design, perfect for your room
  • Tested and marked safe by GREENGUARD Gold
  • Toddler bed conversion kit included in the purchase
  • Comes with an inbuilt drawer that provides more storage

CONS

  • Full-sized bed conversion kit not included in the purchase and needs to be bought separately
  • The design may not fit your taste

Features of a Safe Crib For your Baby

A large part of their time, your baby is going to be in their crib. This is going to be their part for a long time through their infanthood, toddler age, or childhood. Hence selecting a proper crib for your baby is very important.

For this same reason, it is equally important to choose a crib that is 100% non toxic and safe for your baby. Below we are discussing some key factors to consider before your purchase.

MATERIALS

 It is to be noted that not all woods used in the manufacture of cribs is not completely safe or non toxic. Some are made from synthetic or manufactured woods which are not 100% safe for your baby. Some of these are chipboard, plywood, or MDF (medium-density fiberboard). You should try to ignore picking any such material for your child.

One of the best materials for making cribs is natural solid wood. It has got any specification that you would look for in a crib. It is strong and hence long-lasting. It is also non toxic and hence completely safe for your child. Apart from the little amount of formaldehyde present in it, which is not a great matter of concern, solid wood is completely safe.

Pinewoods from New Zealand are also a great option for the construction of cribs. They are light, soft, and strong solid wood. Every product written above is made from solid wood. A bad point to be noted is that solid wood is more subjected to scars and dents.

MATTRESS

This is another point that needs to be taken into consideration. The mattress is always in touch with your baby, even more than the wooden parts and so needs to be completely non toxic and safe for your baby.

It is best if the mattress you choose is made of natural materials such as coconut husk, latex, wool or even organic cotton is good. Some of the polyester and polythene mattresses are also safe and can be used comfortably until and unless your baby does not have sensitive skin and hence prone to infections to synthetic materials. The ones made from natural products are also safe for the environment. It is better to avoid polyurethane foam mattresses since they can lead to serious health issues like cancer. They contain flame retardants that are also toxic substances.

The Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattress, My Green Mattress Emily Crib Mattress, the Colgate Eco Classic III are good options that can easily fit most crib sizes and are also eco-friendly and safe.

WOOD FINISH AND GLUE

Apart from the wood and mattress, we also need to take care that the various other elements contributing to the making of the crib are also non toxic and safe for the baby, such as the glue and wood finish.

WOOD FINISH

Water-based wood finishes are the best option when it comes to a safe choice. They are not made of very strong or harsh chemicals and also radiate fewer amounts of VOCs, hence favorable for the baby as well as the environment. Food-grade oils such as flaxseed oil, beeswax, or tung oil are also a nice and safe option.

Many of the times, brands don’t clarify the wood finish used and you might need to do some research.

GLUE

The glue used in assembling the crib should also preferably be non toxic. Manufactured woods generally use formaldehyde-based glue which emits harsh VOCs and can lead to serious health problems like cancer.

Hence t is better to use a solid wood crib that does not require much-glued assembling. In case you need glue for joining the ones that come unassembled, you can go for water-based glues which are a more safe and non toxic option, used even in food packaging.

CONVERTIBLES

If the crib you choose has more conversion options, then you can use them for a longer period. Most of the above-mentioned cribs can be converted to toddler bed, daybed, and some even into a full-sized bed. Though conversion kits for most cribs are not included in the purchase and need to be bought separately.

CERTIFICATIONS

It is always necessary to check that the crib you purchase has been clinically tested and marked safe for emissions from toxic substances because that can have an inverse effect on your child’s health.

Common certifications include the GREENGUARD Gold certification and the ASTM International standards or the CPSC and TSCA standards that assure the safety of the products.

Conclusion

All of the above mentioned are personal favorites for reasons we have already discussed. Do consider the points before you purchase one for your newborn because they are highly delicate and it is very necessary that no such substance harms their health in any way.

We wish a great life for you and your newborn ahead.

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