Adorable American Baby Cribs

April 10, 2013

Filed under: Baby Cribs,Convertible Baby Cribs — Baby Eco Trends @ 1:16 pm


We recently found these adorable convertible baby crib designs and were absolutely thrilled to find out that they are made in American with all American components.  Like our Amish convertible baby cribs, every part of these cribs is sourced in the USA and hand made by skilled American woodworkers.  Like our Amish cribs, these cribs can be converted into a toddler bed and can later be used with a Twin bed frame.   Unlike our Amish convertible baby cribs, these new crib designs do not have classic profiles.  They are playful, colorful and fun and the builder can create a custom crib designed for your little one.

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These cribs are made by a mother of two who began her business when she realized that the crib she had in mind was not available on the market.  After the initial crib design, she set up shop and began building baby cribs that truly stand out among the regular offerings in baby stores.  Aside from the unique exterior designs, these cribs feature a drop gate that is very helpful to mothers that have just given birth and it makes changing sheets much easier.

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Strict federal regulations dictate that all standard baby cribs must meet certain standards and measurements.  Therefore, standard baby crib builders cannot make any changes that would affect the crib frame.  However, the outside of these cribs can be customized.  Currently, they are available in Flower Power, Frog, Ladybug, Little Angel and Teddy Bear.  But perhaps you want a Baby Bird crib, a Train crib or a Sun Moon & Stars crib.  Let us know what you have in mind, send us a description or a picture and we’ll help you make it a reality.  Our builder can also make coordinating nightstands, dresser and baby changers to create a beautiful, singular nursery.

Free HealthyChild Webinar: Easy Steps to a Safer Nursery

March 23, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Baby Eco Trends @ 3:46 pm


Are you planning your baby’s nursery and want to find out how to make it as safe as possible?  Or do you already have baby’s nursery all set up and want to make sure it is as safe as can be?  Then register to join industry experts sharing the latest findings and simple tips to create a healthy nursery environment in a HealthyChild webinar.

The hour long Easy Steps to a Safer Nursery webinar will be held on Thursday April 4th at 2pm EST and registration is free and open to the public.  You can read more about the webinar by visiting the Events page at HealthyChild.  Registrants will be entered to win some great prizes after the webinar.

Visit HealthyChild’s Events page to read the bios of the experts in attendance:  Join Paul Bates (Program Manager, Training and Education Outreach, UL Environment), Melissa Moog (CEO, Itsabelly Baby Planners) and Jamie Grayson (TheBabyGuyNYC) to learn from the experts how to create a healthy baby nursery.

This webinar is a part of HealthyChild’s new Easy Steps “Healthy Nursery” Resource Center.  Visit the resource center to download or read online a tool kit, e-book, brochure & infographic.  While there, sign up to receive future event updates & stay informed.  See you there!

New Hannah Baby Moses Baskets

July 13, 2012

Filed under: Product Reviews,Uncategorized — Baby Eco Trends @ 12:32 pm


We now have twelve new Hannah Baby Moses Baskets, two of which are certified organic.  Our best selling Plush Cream Organic Moses Basket is now available in Organic Sateen Cream with Satin Bows.  The unisex Hannah Baby Jelly Giraffe Moses Basket is made of 100% cotton, has an adorable giraffe print & sure to look good in any nursery.  Hannah Baby Chenille Moses Baskets are available in six colors and unlike synthetic chenille fabrics, these Moses baskets are made with 100% cotton.  All of the bedding in our Hannah Baby Moses Baskets are made in America.

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Hannah Baby Moses Baskets are the only line of baby Moses baskets that offer a duvet style fitted mattress sheet that keeps it securely in place and cannot be pulled off by little fingers. The handles of the maize basket easily fold outside the basket to keep them safely out of baby’s reach.

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Hannah Baby Moses Baskets are designed to fit the Rockers by Richard Moses basket stands.  Rockers by Richard makes the only solid wood (no plywood, no MDF, no veneers, no composite woods) Moses basket stands, also made in America.  Together, Hannah Baby & Rockers by Richard create the safest co sleeping environment for baby’s first few months.  As both lines are made in the US, some features may be customized; email us for more information.

Pacific Rim Cribs Are Back

May 22, 2012

Filed under: Convertible Baby Cribs — Baby Eco Trends @ 12:31 pm


The wait is over & Pacific Rim baby cribs are back!  After passing a rigorous lab test by a federally certified, independent, third party lab, these solid western maple cribs are once again available.  That means they meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 16 CFR 1219 & 1220 mandatory standards.  PRW baby cribs also conform to the ASTM F1169-11 standards.

These cribs are available unfinished or finished with a tung oil, flax seed oil & varthane blend.  PRW cribs can be converted into a toddler bed and then a day bed.  Made of locally sourced materials, Pacific Rim Woodworking cribs combine value & safety with a very tiny footprint to bring you an affordable, green baby nursery.  Pacific Rim cribs are made in Oregon, USA.

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What is QSWO (Quarter Sawn White Oak)?

May 11, 2012

Filed under: Amish Baby Furniture,Uncategorized — Baby Eco Trends @ 3:18 pm


Most of our furniture is available in QSWO and we receive a lot of requests for information on the difference between quarter sawn white oak and regular red oak.  The most common oak lumber used in furniture building is plain sawn (or flat sawn) oak and all the boards have been cut straight across with the cut being parallel to the tree’s growth rings.  This method highlights the swirls, lines and grain of the wood.

Quarter Sawn & Plain Sawn Wood


Quarter sawn lumber is cut at right angles the growth rings and this results in medullary rays, sometimes called “ribbons” or “tiger stripes”.  Producing QSWO requires more time and skill than plain sawn oak and aside from being visually appealing, quarter sawn wood has some structural advantages.  As quarter sawing produces a straighter grain, it yields wood that is more stable in size & form (less susceptible to cracking, warping, bending) than plain sawn wood.  Quarter sawn wood actually stains more readily and resists liquids better than plain sawn wood.

Happy Mother’s Day 2012

May 8, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Baby Eco Trends @ 10:40 am


Mother’s Day is around the corner & that means BabyEcoTrends.com is once again raising funds and awareness for We Care Solar.  As in the past years, we will donate 1% of our May sales to WCS.  This is the third year we are partnering with WCS but the founder, pediatrician Laura Stachel, has been at it since 2008.

The solar suitcase has saved the lives of countless mothers & babies in numerous countries.  In many underdeveloped countries, the inability to call a doctor can result in a tragic accident for a woman in labor and possibly for her baby, as well.  Dr. Satchel’s solar suitcase provides lighting, mobile communication and doubles as an ultrasound machine in communities where such equipment is nearly impossible to come by and electricity is unreliable.

Over the years, the solar suitcase has evolved; it was originally designed to support emergency obstetric care, but can now be used in a range of medical and humanitarian settings.  We Care Solar welcomes donations in any amount and we encourage you to consider making a gift to this great cause.

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More Petit Collage Artwork

October 13, 2011

Filed under: Product Reviews — Baby Eco Trends @ 10:46 am


This fall has brought many new Petit Collage items and that makes it easier than ever to create a fun, engaging baby’s nursery.  Their artwork easily mixes & matches to make exceptionally well curated collections.  With so many options among mobiles, posters, wall decals, prints on wood and acrylic mirrors, you can quickly & easily put together a theme or opt for an eclectic collection.


USA Made Petit Collage Tree Print on FSC Certified Wood- USA Made Petit Collage Tree Growth Fabric Wall Decals- USA Made Petit Collage Summer Garden Fabric Wall Decals- USA Made Petit Collage Bird Family on Jumbo FSC Certified Wood Panel

USA Made Petit Collage Bird Mirror- USA Made Petit Collage Bamboo Bird Trio Mobile- USA Made Petit Collage Deluxe Blue Bird Mobile- USA Made Petit Collage Deluxe Red Bird Mobile

USA Made Petit Collage Love Birds Wood Collage- USA Made Petit Collage Baby Bird & Mommy Wood Collage- USA Made Petit Collage Bird Flowers FSC Certified Wood Collage- USA Made Petit Collage Bird Balloons FSC Certified Wood Collage


USA Made Petit Collage Bear with Baby Print on FSC Certified Wood - USA Made Petit Collage Fox with Baby Print on FSC Certified Wood - USA Made Petit Collage Owl Family Bamboo Mobile - USA Made Petit Collage Forest Friends Bamboo Mobile

USA Made Petit Collage Squirell with Baby FSC Certified Wood Collage- USA Made Petit Collage Blue Owl Family FSC Certified Wood Collage- USA Made Petit Collage Owl with Baby FSC Certified Wood Collage- USA Made Petit Collage Owl Family Fabric Wall Decals


USA Made Petit Collage Giraffe with Baby Print on FSC Certified Wood- USA Made Petit Collage Animal Tower Print on FSC Certified Wood- USA Made Petit Collage Swinging Monkeys Print on FSC Certified Wood- USA Made Petit Collage Elephant with Baby Print on FSC Certified Wood

USA Made Petit Collage Giraffe with Baby Collage on FSC Certified Wood - USA Made Petit Collage Giraffe Mirror & Growth Chart - USA Made Petit Collage Jungle Friends Bamboo Mobile - USA Made Petit Collage Orange Animal Poster

USA Made Petit Collage Elephant Mirro- USA Made Petit Collage Elephant Fabric Wall Decals- USA Made Petit Collage Elephant Collage on FSC Certified Wood- USA Made Petit Collage Elephant Family Jumbo Print on FSC Certified Wood

 


We could go on like this with a few more themes but you get the idea – let your inspiration guide you.


Free Naturepedic Mattresses for Hospital Nurseries

July 26, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Baby Eco Trends @ 2:31 pm


There are so many reasons to love Naturepedic mattresses, America’s most trusted brand of organic cotton mattresses.  All of their certified organic cotton baby mattresses & bedding, as well as children’s mattresses & bedding, are made in the USA of materials also made or grown in the USA.  Naturepedic mattresses are 100% free of vinyl (PVC, including phthalates), toxic fire retardants and polyurethane foam, materials typically used in conventional mattresses.

Given how susceptible newborns are to the harmful effects of synthetic fire retardants and how much time they spend on a mattress, creating a natural, healthy sleep environment is imperative.  Naturepedic mattresses have been tested for chemical emissions and certified by GreenGuard to meet their strict standards for babies & children.  Their baby crib mattresses have a firm flat surface to provide ideal support in accordance with pediatrician and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) firmness recommendations.

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Naturepedic is certified as an organic mattress manufacturer under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Independent third party inspections, analysis & certification of Naturepedic’s factory are provided by the Oregon Tilth, USA’s largest certifier of organic non-food products.  Naturepedic is the only baby mattresses/pads recommend by Healthy Child Healthy World. Naturepedic mattresses & bedding are also SAFBaby approved.

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Now there is another great reason to love Naturepedic mattresses.  To give newborns a health start, Healthy Child Healthy World is giving free GreenGuard certified Naturepedic baby mattresses/pads to hospitals that have baby nurseries, birthing rooms, NICU, or other related hospital facilities.  For more information, contact Gloria at greenhospitals@healthychild.org

Petit Collage Artwork

July 5, 2011

Filed under: Product Reviews — Baby Eco Trends @ 12:50 pm


Petit Collage bamboo mobiles are one of our most popular items & now that they are fully assembled & ready to hang, we think they will be even more popular.  Available in 8 different motifs, each formaldehyde free bamboo mobile is made from sustainably harvested bamboo that is laser cut & then fully assembled by a San Francisco non-profit that employs adults with disabilities.  Each bamboo mobile arrives in a gift box that makes it ready for any gift-giving occasion.

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Petit Collage is also recognized for its eye catching waterproof, non rip fabric decals.  They stick to flat, non porous surfaces & can be removed and reused over and over without losing their stickiness.  Free of vinyl, Petit Collage wall decals do not wrinkle are lead free, phthalate free and biodegradable.


Want to hang a mirror in baby’s room but not sure if a glass mirror is a good idea in a baby’s nursery? How about a shatter proof acrylic mirror? Choose from Petit Collage’s Giraffe Mirror (which doubles as a Growth Chart), Bird Mirror or Elephant Mirror. Baby can still wonder at & play with her reflection without risk of injury.

ABC Posters are a fun & decorative way to introduce young minds to the alphabet.  Each Petit Collage ABC poster is printed with soy ink on recycled stock paper.  Available unframed (fits a standard frame) or framed in a handcrafted, Northwestern Maple frame that includes a dustcover, wire hanger & felt bumpers.  The optional frame features shatter proof acrylic, instead of glass, making it ideal for a child’s bedroom.

 

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Perhaps the most recognizable Petit Collage pieces are the Limited Edition Collage on Wood wall hangings.  No two collages are the same, as each collage is made of found, vintage & painted papers.  Shapes are hand cut and applied to FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) Certified formaldehyde free maple with non toxic adhesives.  Then, each collage is sealed in a non toxic, water based finish with a glossy UV coat.  Collages are a limited variee of 50 & signed by artist Lorena Siminovich, pre-drilled in the back & ready to hang and enjoy.

 

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If you’re inspired to try your hand at making collages, watch Lorena on the Martha Stewart show to learn how.

Dream On Me Cribs Recalled

May 25, 2011

Filed under: Recalls — Baby Eco Trends @ 2:57 pm


The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dream on Me, Inc. have recalled approximately 22,000 full size and portable drop side cribs.  The cribs, made in China, were sold between 2006 & 2009 for $150-$200 at Toys R Us, Walmart and Target stores as well as Amazon.com.  BabyEcoTrends.com has never sold this crib or any other Dream on Me, Inc products.

In the case of the Dream on Me Full Size Cribs, “drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. A child can also fall out of the crib.”  If the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between in which an infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation.

As for the Dream on Me Portable Cribs, the drop-side rail hardware can also “break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib or fall unexpectedly.”  In addition, the portable crib mattress support hardware can break easily ” and the slats can loosen or break and detach from the crib. Children can also cut themselves on exposed hardware inside the cribs.”

  • Dream on Me Full-Size Crib model numbers being recalled:  613, 615, 616, 617, 619, 628 & 639.  The model # and “Dream on Me Inc.” are printed inside an end panels, manufactured between January 2006 and December 2009.
  • Dream on Me Portable Crib model numbers being recalled:  621, 625 & 627.  The model # and “Dream on Me Inc.” are printed on the mattress board, manufactured between August 2007 and February 2009.


The manufacturer is providing free kits for their full-size cribs that will immobilize the drop side.  Portable cribs will be replaced with portable cribs with fixed sides.

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