7 Safest Baby Cribs With Nontoxic Materials 2023
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As any parent or caregiver knows, babies sleep…a lot, and good thing, because you’ll need your rest too!! 👶💤 It’s vital to ensure your little one has a safe crib to rest, grow, and develop in. Sadly nearly all traditional cribs contain flame retardants that cause the airborne release of VCOs. This off-gassing harmfully impacts the human endocrine, immune, reproductive, and nervous systems and can linger for many months.
The healthiest, safest cribs for your babies and toddlers are free of VOCs, lead, formaldehyde, and other toxic chemicals, and have been third-party tested (think GREENGAURD GOLD, and ASTM, JMPA, or CPSIA certs!), crafted with sustainable materials and built to be convertible over time so you can use them beyond the infant years.
Ethics | GREENGUARD GOLD certified, FSC certified materials, ASTM compliant, nontoxic finish, carbon-free shipping, secondhand shop, gives back to children’s causes
Materials | Solid New Zealand pine wood
Price | $299–$1200
Designed in LA and responsibly made in Asia, Babyletto reminds parents that sustainability, safety, and style can all co-exist. Babyletto cribs are gorgeously made to adapt to any home, with simple finishes, neutral options, and convertible cribs that grow as your baby does. Plus, the materials are FSC certified, nontoxic, and GREENGUARD certified for the utmost safety. Check out the brand’s secondhand marketplace for discounted cribs and bassinets. Win-win!
2. Newton Baby
Ethics | GREENGUARD GOLD certified, FSC certified materials, nontoxic finish, responsibly made in Italy, JPMA certified safe
Materials | Solid Beechwood
Price | $450–$720
Newton Baby is most well-known for its wonderful mattresses, but don’t sleep on its convertible cribs and bundles! Made in a family-owned factory that’s been crafting wooden cribs for nearly a century, these timeless cribs with 3-in-1 convertibility come with three mattress heights and a toddler rail. Choose from several finishes, add on a crib mattress, and get ready for the safest, most soothing night of sleep for your little one. Newton Baby also offers financing options so your baby can enjoy the best without breaking the bank.
3. West Elm
Ethics | GREENGUARD GOLD certified options, Fair Trade Certified options, FSC certified materials, water-based nontoxic finish, ASTM compliant
Materials | Kiln-dried solid & engineered wood
Price | $299–$1498
For those who prefer to shop in person, consider West Elm’s sustainable collection of cribs. The biz carries a number of GREENGUARD GOLD, Fair Trade, or FSC certified options for the best in sustainability and ethics—not to mention, the most durable for your own home! We love the mid-century styles, the many 4-in-1 convertible options, and the kiln-dried wood for added strength. Have it shipped to the store or right to your home, and let your baby enjoy the sweetest sleep.
4. Stokke Sleepi
Ethics | FSC certified materials, nontoxic finish
Materials | Solid European beechwood
Price | $549—$849
The Stokke Sleepi crib is designed to be the centerpiece of your nursery. With a soft oval design and convertible details that can adjust its height and access points, this piece of furniture is meant to help your little one sleep safely from their first nights all the way through Kindergarten. The sturdy European beechwood is sustainably sourced and sealed with nontoxic finish. (For small spaces, check out the mini version!)
Ethics | Sustainably sourced wood, free of MDF, chipboard or veneer
Materials | Solid wood and stainless steel
Price | £379
For our UK readers, award-winning convertible crib Snuzkot is a stylish and safe choice. This cutie crib comes in a variety of nontoxic, safe finishes that are sure to work in any nursery. With free UK next day delivery, free returns, and a host of accessories, sleep aids, and furniture that complement the style, this crib is sure to be a favorite for years to come.
Ethics | GREENGUARD GOLD certified, sustainably sourced materials, secondhand shop, ASTM compliant, nontoxic finish
Materials | Solid New Zealand pine
Price | $159—$399
For a safe and sustainable 4-in-1 convertibility crib that’s also affordable, we like DaVinci! Found at nationwide retailers and online, there are dozens of convertible cribs, mini cribs, and bassinets to choose from here—with an equally impressive assortment of finishes and designs. (Many come with wheels, too, for easy maneuvering!) All DaVinci cribs are GREENGUARD GOLD certified using solid pine, and there’s a secondhand store if you’re hoping to save a bit more.
Ethics | Ethical production in Brazil, low-waste, sustainably sourced wood, nontoxic finish, ASTM compliant
Materials | Solid Brazilian pine, steel
Price | $529-$749
Nestig’s cribs are sure to be the standout in any room, whether you go for the pale blue, the soft pastel rose, or the deep charcoal licorice (just to name a few color options!). Whatever you choose, it’s a 3-in-1 convertible crib that works for newborns through toddlers. Nestig prioritizes low-waste and ethical production, partnering with a family-owned workshop in Brazil that’s been crafting children’s furniture for ages. With a limited inventory, we especially appreciate the transparency around restock dates—mark your calendar if you need to!
8. Oeuf NYC
Oeuf NYC first launched 20 years ago with its first Oeuf crib. Today, furniture remains the brand’s main offering (as well as clothing and decor). Find cribs, toddler beds, and conversion kits for however your little one needs to sleep—made with FSC certified wood fibers turned into engineered MDF panels. Whether you’re looking for a new addition to the nursery, bedroom, or playroom, there’s a sustainable and nontoxic crib here for you.
Ethics | Sustainably sourced wood, low VOCs, lead-, BPA-, PVC-, & formaldehyde-free, ASTM compliant
Materials | Solid American birch wood, stainless steel
Price | $529–$1299
Launched by four dads wanting better for their children, bloom’s signature crib, the alma, is impeccably made. There are four sizes to choose from, from newborn to 12 months through newborn to five years, so you only need to purchase one crib to meet your needs! Pieces are made with sustainably sourced solid wood, assembled thoughtfully in Vietnam and Europe. bloom offers spare parts too, so you can keep the crib as long as you need, without worrying about lost bolts or broken wheels.
Featured image from Nestig