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Benefits of Choosing GREENGUARD Gold Certified Nursery Furniture & Recommended Brands

Updated on 27 July 2022 • 6 minute read

 

What Does GREENGUARD Gold Certified Mean?

Products with GREENGUARD Gold certification are certified to have lower chemical emissions, especially formaldehyde.

(source: kingspan.com)

 

Chemicals are everywhere, even in some baby furniture marketed by fly-by-night brands as “free from VOCs” (volatile organic compounds).”

Once these toxic products are in your home, they emit the VOCs into the air you breathe. Some smell bad, but others can be odorless so that you’ll never know they’re there.

However, VOCs can cause nausea and breathing difficulties. These can also irritate your throat, nose, and eyes, damage your central nervous system, or cause cancer. (1)

Babies are more susceptible to getting sick due to indoor air quality problems because their bodies are smaller. They breathe more per body weight and get a bigger dose of whatever chemical might be in the air. (2)

That’s why it’s important to choose GREENGUARD Gold Certified products from trusted brands like Babyletto for your baby’s nursery.

Don’t fall for special offers or enticing add-ons, such as free next-day delivery for new arrivals, unless you’re sure that the brand has this special safety certification.

Your little one’s safety should always be the top priority.

 

What Baby Nursery Brands Are GREENGUARD Gold Certified?

Babyletto 

Babyletto assures that all of its products surpass CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) regulations and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards.

At Babyletto, our top priority is your child’s safety. We surpass national safety standards to provide you with the highest quality products possible.” (3)

Products undergo rigorous testing for more than 10,000 chemical emissions, plus tests for the following at a third-party CPSC-certified laboratory:

  • Lead
  • Phthalates 
  • Load strength

 

Babyletto Cribs

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib (Plus Toddler Bed Conversion Kit)
(Image source: babyletto.com)
  • Price: $499
  • Suitable age: Newborn up to 4 years old
  • Maximum weight: 50 lbs
  • Best features: Solid frame, rounded spindles, turned out feet, and hidden hardware construction
  • Extra features: Toddler bed conversion kit
  • Safety features: Free from harmful chemicals such as lead and phthalates
  • Material: New Zealand pine wood and non-toxic paint
  • Slat size: Maximum of 2⅜” apart
  • Product dimensions (inches): 53.75” x 29.75” x 35”
  • Interior crib dimensions: 52” x 28”
  • Standards: GREENGUARD GOLD Certification, ASTM F1169, and 16 CFR 1219
  • Product recall: None

 

Safety Tips

  • Stop using this crib once your child reaches 35 inches tall or begins to climb.
  • Your baby’s crib mattresses should be 52” x 27.25” with a thickness that shouldn’t exceed 6”.

 

Other Babyletto GREENGUARD Gold Certified Cribs

3-in-1 Convertible Cribs (With Toddler Bed Conversion Kit)

  • Mercer (storage crib) ($329)
  • Modo ($379)
  • Scoot ($399)
  • Lolly ($499)
  • Bento (storage crib) ($499)
  • Peggy ($599)
  • Harlow (acrylic) ($649)
  • Nifty ($999)

 

4-in-1 Convertible Cribs (With Toddler Bed Conversion Kit)

  • Gelato (available in mini and full-size) ($299 for mini, $399 for full-size)
  • Sprout ($499)
  • Eero ($499)
  • Palma ($599)

 

Mini Crib (Not Convertible)

  • Origami ($299)

 

Full-size Portable Folding Cribs

  • Maki ($399)

 

Babyletto Mattresses & Baby Beddings

Pure Core Crib Mattress (Dry Waterproof Cover)
(Image source: babyletto.com)
  • Price: $189
  • Best features: Hypoallergenic, two-stage dual-sided mattress (firm supportive side for babies and softer side for toddlers) 
  • Extra features: Removable elasticated fitted cover made with food-grade polyethylene
  • Safety features: Free from chemical flame retardants, polyurethane, soy foam, allergens, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), PFCs (perfluorochemicals), synthetic latex, and dyes
  • Material: 100% recyclable polyester core
  • Dimensions (inches): 52.00” x 27.75” x 5.00”
  • Standards: GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • Warranty: 10 years for the mattress and one year for the cover
  • Product recall: None

 

Safety Tips

  • Use the firmer side for babies.
  • Don’t use another mattress cover or one that isn’t breathable because that can increase your baby’s suffocation risk.
  • Let your baby sleep only on a firm surface without blankets, nursing pillows, soft toys, or other objects that might suffocate or strangle them.

 

Other Babyletto Mattresses

Pure Core 

  • Bassinet Pad with Dry Waterproof Cover ($79)
  • Mini Crib Mattress with Hybrid Quilted Waterproof Cover ($129)
  • Crib Mattress with Smart Water Repellent Cover ($189)
  • Crib Mattress with Hybrid Quilted Waterproof Cover ($199)

 

Coco Core (with naturally firm coconut core)

  • Mini Crib Mattress with Smart Water Repellent Cover ($199)
  • Crib Mattress with Dry Waterproof Cover ($269)
  • Crib Mattress with Smart Water Repellent Cover ($289)

 

Replacement Covers

  • Full-Size Crib Replacement Dry Cover ($40)
  • Mini Crib Replacement Hybrid Cover ($70)
  • Full-Size Crib Replacement Smart Cover ($50)
  • Full-Size Crib Replacement Hybrid Cover ($70)

 

Babyletto Dressers

Babyletto Hudson 6-Drawer Double Dresser (Assembled)
(Image source: babyletto.com)
  • Price: $799
  • Best features: Stylish dresser with smooth-glide drawers and hidden hardware
  • Extra features: Anti-tip kit and spacious drawers with anti-fall mechanisms
  • Safety features: Free from VOCs and other toxic chemicals
  • Material: TSCA-compliant engineered wood and non-toxic paint free from lead and phthalate
  • Dimensions (inches): 48.00” x 19.00” x 34.00”
  • Standards: GREENGUARD Gold Certified, ASTM F2057, and TCSA (Toxic Substances Control Act)
  • Compatibility: Babyletto Universal Wide Removable Changing Tray
  • Product recall: None

 

Safety Tips

  • The maximum weight capacity for the changing tables is 30 lbs.

 

Other Babyletto Dressers

7-Drawer Dresser

  • Palma ($899)

 

6-Drawer Dresser

  • Bento ($799)
  • Lolly ($799)

 

4-Drawer Dresser

  • Eero ($649)

 

3-Drawer Dresser

These dressers come with a removable changing tray, except Nifty:

  • Modo ($379)
  • Scoot ($399)
  • Bento ($399)
  • Gelato ($399)
  • Hudson ($499)
  • Lolly ($499)
  • Sprout ($499)
  • Nifty ($899)

 

Babyletto Seating Item

Kiwi Electronic Recliner & Swivel Glider (With USB port)
(Image source: babyletto.com)
  • Price: $999
  • Best features: Push-button control panel for headrest and footrest, USB charging port, and matching ottoman
  • Extra features: Swivels 270 degrees, glides back and forth, or can be used upright
  • Safety features: Free from flame retardants like PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) and CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), formaldehyde, heavy metals, and phthalates
  • Material: FSC-certified wood (for sustainability) and stain-resistant, water-repellent eco-performance fabrics made with at least 30% recycled yarn
  • Dimensions: 36” x 29” x 41”
  • Standards: CertiPUR-US certified, CA TB117-2013 flammability requirements, CPSC, GREENGUARD Gold Certified, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), and CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act)
  • Product recall: None

 

 

Safety Tips

  • Avoid leaving your baby or toddler unattended on this chair. They might accidentally get their body parts trapped between the movable sections.

 

Other Seating Products

Recliner And Swivel Gliders

  • Kiwi ($999 – $1,199)
  • Sigi ($1,199)

 

Swivel Glider And Ottoman Bundles

  • Toco ($699 to $799)

 

Swivel Gliders

  • Madison ($230 – $499)
  • Cali ($499)
  • Tuba ($799)

 

Rockers

  • Kai ($599)
  • Sleepytime ($599 – $699)

 

Ottomans

  • Kiwi ($199 – $249)
  • Naka ($249)
  • Enoki ($299)
  • Tuba ($399)

 

Storage & Bookcases

  • Hudson Nightstand with USB Port ($229)
  • Lolly Nightstand with USB Port ($229)
  • Spruce Tree Bookcase ($229)
  • Dottie Bookcase ($249)
  • Booksee Clear Acrylic Bookshelf Set ($249)
  • Tally Storage and Bookcase ($259)
  • Palma Assembled Nightstand with USB Port ($299)
  • Hudson Cubby Bookcase ($299)
  • Cactus Bookcase ($399)
  • Presto Acrylic Bookcase and Cart ($399)

 

Other Babyletto Kids Furniture

 

  • 31-inch Contour Changing Pad ($49)
  • Changing Tray (For Dresser) ($79 to $149)
  • Lemonade Playset Furniture ($180)
  • Twin Storage Trundle Bed ($199)
  • Gelato Portable Bassinet – $229
  • Tiptoe Bunk Bed ($999)

 

Safety Tips

  • The crib mattress has a breathable core and cover. Don’t use a waterproof cover from another brand, unless it’s also a breathable option.

 

DaVinci Baby

DaVinci Baby Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

(source: davincibaby.com)
  • Price: $259
  • Suitable age: Newborn up to teen years
  • Maximum weight: 50 lbs (toddler bed) and 500 lbs (full-size bed)
  • Best features: 4-in-1 bed with gentle curves and stylish design
  • Extra features: Toddler bed conversion kit
  • Safety features: Free from harmful chemicals such as flame retardants, lead, and phthalates
  • Material: 100% solid and natural New Zealand pine wood
  • Slat size: Maximum of 2⅜” apart
  • Product dimensions (inches): 54.50” x 37” x 42”
  • Interior crib dimensions: 52” x 28”
  • Full-size bed box spring bed maximum dimensions: 75.25” x 52.75”
  • Standards: GREENGUARD GOLD Certification, CPSC, ASTM, and TSCA
  • Product recall: None

 

Safety Tips

  • Stop using as a crib once your child reaches 35 inches tall or begins to climb. You can convert it into a toddler bed, instead. 
  • Your baby’s crib mattresses shouldn’t exceed 6”.

 

Other DaVinci Baby Products

  • Convertible Cribs ($299-$399)
  • Convertible Mini Cribs ($199-$359)
  • Waterproof Mattresses For Cribs And Mini Cribs ($79-$119)
  • Nursery Seating – Rockers And Gliders ($299-$649)
  • Dressers And Changing Tables ($129-$399)

 

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby 6-Drawer Assembled Double Dresser

(source: milliondollarbaby.com)
  • Price: $799
  • Best features: Spacious dresser with a classic style
  • Extra features: Anti-tip kit 
  • Safety features: Free from VOCs and other toxic chemicals
  • Material: TSCA-compliant engineered wood and non-toxic paint free from lead and phthalate
  • Dimensions (inches): 45.75” x 19” x 34.65”
  • Standards: GREENGUARD Gold Certified, ASTM, TCSA, and CPSC
  • Compatibility: Pure 31 inch Contour Changing Pad
  • Product recall: None
  • Cons: They cost the same, but this dresser has a shorter height than the Babyletto dresser.

 

Safety Tips

  • Make sure to install the anti-tip kit.

 

Other Million Dollar Baby Products

  • Convertible Cribs ($499-$999)
  • Mini Convertible Cribs ($399)
  • Nursery Seating – Rockers And Gliders ($499-$899)
  • Dressers ($649-$1,099)
  • Bookcases & Storage ($299-$1,099)

 

The Top 3 Benefits Of GREENGUARD Gold Certified Furniture

Certified For Low Chemical Emissions & Safe Indoor Air Quality

GREENGUARD Gold Certified furniture products are tested for over 10,000 toxic chemicals, especially VOCs. (2)

 

You’re assured that your baby’s nursery furniture items have lower toxic chemical emissions.

 

Independently Tested Products

Although any brand can claim to have low-VOC emissions based on internal testing, GREENGUARD Gold Certified furniture products are tested by a third-party laboratory. (2)

 

Eco-friendly Products

GREENGUARD Gold Certified furniture are eco-friendly products because they’re made with materials that have reduced risks of polluting the environment.

 

FAQs

Should My Crib Be GREENGUARD Gold Certified?

It isn’t a requirement. You can actually choose cribs and other baby furniture that aren’t certified (or just GREENGUARD Certified, without the “Gold”). 

 

However, we recommend choosing the products with the least chemical emissions for your baby’s safety. So, try to choose GREENGUARD Gold Certified products if you can.

 

Is The GREENGUARD Certification Legitimate?

Yes. It’s legitimate. The GEI (Greenguard Environment Institute) is recognized worldwide, particularly in building codes and programs. 

 

It can be considered the most rigorous third-party chemical emission standard because it tests for over 10,000 toxic chemicals. (2)

 

Baby Registry Checklist For Nursery Furniture & Baby Essentials 

 

 

References

(1) https://www.lung.org/clean-air/at-home/indoor-air-pollutants/volatile-organic-compounds

(2) https://www.ul.com/insights/what-does-greenguard-certified-mean

(3) https://babyletto.com/pages/safety

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