Frequently Asked Questions
The ONLY Eco-Friendly Bedside Sleeper on the market. You want the best for your newborn. That’s why babybay offers an all-natural bedside sleeper made from solid wood — with no toxic wood glues, cheap fillers, plastics, or other harmful chemicals.
Our bedside sleepers are handcrafted in Germany out of locally sourced beech wood, which is naturally antibacterial and anti-static.
The specially designed bassinet connects to the side of the parents’ bed, allowing the infant to sleep safely next to their parents.
What is the maximum recommended bed height for the babybay Bedside Sleeper?
- The babybay Original can be used with beds ranging from 10’’ to 25’’ tall.*
- The babybay Maxi can be used with beds ranging from 10” to 25” tall.*
- The Maxi Tall can be used with beds ranging from 10” to 31” tall.*
*Measured from the floor to the top of parent’s mattress.
Babybays only have a few basic ingredients:
- 100% natural beechwood
- Water based wood glue
- Water based finishes (Untreated babybay has no finish)
- Metal hardware: contains no heavy metals such as lead or cadmium
- We NEVER use medium-density fiberboard (MDF), fillers or artificial materials.
Our finishes are all water-based and are specific for use on children’s furniture. Our finishes are tested to the highest standards in Europe and the US for harmful chemicals or substances. Our finishes have no or low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). We receive the best safety ratings given to baby products.
Babybays are tested for use up to approximately 5 months of age as part of the Bedside Sleeper safety standards set by ASTM F2906, F2194 and the CPSC. While in Europe similar models are used for up to a year, the US offers no such testing or endorsement.
Babybay Bassinets are tested for use up to approximately 5 months of age as part of the Bassinet Safety Standards set by ASTM F2194 and the CPSC. While in Europe similar models are used for up to a year, the US offers no such testing or endorsement.
All babybays can support up to 200 lbs when properly assembled.
No! US babybays are specifically designed to meet US safety standards. US babybays have little to no part compatibility with babybays designed for the EU market.
No! It is illegal to import EU babybays for sale or for personal use into the US per 16 CFR 1218 and 16 CFR 1222. European babybays do not meet US safety standards and are considered unsafe in the Us. We do not provide support for EU babybays or EU babybay parts or accessories. Only purchase babybays from authorized US babybay dealers. If you find an EU babybay for sale, DO NOT BUY IT.
There are two very easy ways to identify a US babybay:
- All US babybays are sold with a solid ˜6” wooden barrier on the open side of the babybay.
- All US babybays have very conspicuous Warning Labels on the sleeping platform.
US Babybays can be identified by their dimensions and labels:
- – Original: 34.5” Wide x 18” Deep x 31” Tall
- – Maxi: 37.8” Wide x 21.25” Deep x 31” Tall
- – Maxi Tall: 37.8” Wide x 21.25” Deep x 38” Tall
- – Pre-2020 Model: 35.75” Wide x 18.5” Deep x 37” Tall (DISCONTINUED in 2019)
DO NOT USE IT!
To remove non-US compliant babybays, we offer customers with EU babybays the ability to receive a discount on the purchase of a new US babybay. To qualify for this program, you will need to provide photos of your destroyed EU babybay sleeping platform. Please contact [email protected] for further details.
No other brand mattresses, sheets or accessories can be used safely with any babybay model.
The current babybays may look similar to the babybay Pre-2020 model, however there are significant differences in design. Some mattresses and accessories should never be used with the babybay Pre-2020 model.
However, some products are compatible with the babybay Pre-2020 model:
- – Items which specifically state they are made for the babybay Pre-2020 model
- – Sheets made for the Maxi and Maxi Tall
- – Rolling Casters
- – Canopies and Canopy Holders
- – Replacement metal parts (replacement screws, barrel assembly kits, etc.)
- – Resistance plates ( Not the Bedframe Anchors)
We try out hardest to make babybay available to everyone no matter where they are located. We have even shipped a babybay to a a lighthouse on a volcanic Island. Customers are responsible for any applicable fees, tariffs or taxes.
The Crib / Playpen Conversion Kit is expected to be released in the US in 2022.
Unfortunately, the kits will only work on the Original, Maxi and Maxi Tall. The babybay Pre-2020 Model is not compatible with the Crib / Playpen conversion.
Internationally, the babybay is used as a bench, play desk, changing table, and other innovative uses such as a dog bed!
There is even a high-chair conversion kit and a toddler bed extension.
However, in the US the product is not safety certified for these uses yet. We are working hard with the manufacturer to bring these features to the US under CPSC guidance compliance. Although we see posts of parents using it to this capacity in the US, the CPSC and manufacturer do not recommend it and are not liable for such continued use.
Here at babybay safety comes first. We build relationships with parents and partners through trust in our company by being transparent and creating trust in our products. Each product has been held to the highest standards of testing. The babybay Bedside Sleeper is ASTM, TÜV, and Confidence in Textiles (Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 1 for babies) certified.
We sustainably resource all beechwood used by replanting every tree that is harvested. We also use high efficiency production methods and best practices to ensure we utilize the maximum amount of beechwood.