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Nestig Crib, Worth It or Not? Our Honest Review of the Sustainable Crib Brand

Nestig Crib, Worth It or Not?

Nestig Crib videos are making rounds on social media, and we are equal parts curious and skeptical about it. 

Is it worth it? Should we test it? Should we recommend it to our audience? 

As a sustainable brand that has made waves about its commitment to sustainability, ethical business practices, conscious supply chain, and triple bottom line, we were inclined to learn more about Nestig’s new line of cribs. 

Now that the Gen-Z has entered the market for birthing and nursing products, “the most disruptive generation ever” is concerned with building a lifestyle with products that go beyond the “cheap, easy, and quick.” At Ecowiser, we recognize the importance of presenting options that match the values and preferences of Gen Z consumers, who are driving demand for products that align with their ethical and environmental beliefs. 

And so, here’s a full review of the Nestig Crib, as seen on your For You page. Let’s dive right in.

Nestig Crib, Worth It or Not?
Source: Nestig

Why Choose a Sustainable and Ethically Made Baby Crib?

Choosing a crib goes beyond just picking a sleeping place for your baby; it’s about making a conscious choice that aligns with broader values of sustainability and ethics. Sustainable cribs, like those from Nestig, use responsibly sourced wood and employ safety-tested manufacturing processes. This not only reduces deforestation but also minimizes environmental harm, creating a safer, healthier interior atmosphere for children.

Not to mention, ethically made cribs are typically produced under fair labor conditions, ensuring that workers involved in the manufacturing process are treated fairly and paid a living wage. This “buy once, use forever” philosophy means these cribs are designed to last, potentially being passed down through generations, which speaks volumes about their durability and longevity.

Nestig Crib: The Full Review 

We tested the crib on five parameters: Sourcing, Materials, Manufacturing, Functionality, and Durability. Let’s walk through each of them. 

Sourcing

Nestig cribs are made in a family-run factory in Brazil. Each crib is hand-designed with intention, keeping sustainability and ethical labor practices at the forefront of its operations. All of Nestig’s furniture, including the Wave Crib, are built with wood that’s sourced from reforested lands of Brazil.  

Materials

The structure of the Wave crib is from Brazilian pine wood. Each log is sourced from reforested lands across Brazil. Nestig works with local inter-state Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood suppliers to source raw materials. This ensures an added layer of assurance to the ethical sourcing of wood.

The mattress support is made of sustainably sourced and TSCA Title VI compliant eco-engineered wood. Why does it matter? The TSCA compliant raw materials pass the strictest formaldehyde standards. Apart from the frame, the glue and other materials also have TSCA compliance.

The Wave Crib comes with a hypoallergenic mini mattress. The mattresses are made from 100% polyurethane foam and a 100% polyester cover. Designed with infant health in mind, the mattresses have no toxic chemicals, phthalates, or lead. Before shipping worldwide, each mattress passes the U.S. toxicity standards.

Manufacturing

Nestig’s cribs are partially hand-made by local artisans in a family-owned Brazilian factory. Most artisans and workers employed boast an average experience of over forty years working in the furniture making industry. 

The factory uses a mix of machinery, technology and hand-detailing to create cribs that are durable, functional, and beautiful. 

Highlight: The “Just Enough Model”

We also appreciate the factory’s commitment to having a no-inventory model that creates inventory on demand, instead of producing bulk quantities like their non-sustainable competitors. The factory works with heritage manufacturers to gauge the demand and supply of each product, and produce in small batches around the year. 

Certifications

Nestig Crib: The Full Review 

  • The Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association: Each product at Nestig bears the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association safety certification.
  • Greenguard Gold Certified: Nestig meets and exceeds the safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 
  • ASTM F833-15: The brand has the coveted ASTM International, and recieved the the ASTM F833-15 standard recently.

Functionality

What truly sets the Wave Crib apart is its versatility and thoughtfulness in design. Starting as a compact mini crib with a custom-sized mattress, it perfectly replaces the need for a separate bassinet. Its mobility, courtesy of the removable wheels, allows easy movement of the crib across your home. The ease of mobility and adjustment to three mattress heights underscored the practicality and foresight in Nestig’s design.

Highlight: Adjustable Heights

Nestig’s promise of lasting a lifetime is well-represented in its functional design. Each crib comes with the adjustable heights options, which are: 

  • 5.2″ from the ground (Lowest)
  • 10.7″ from the ground (Medium) 
  • 16.2″ from the ground (Highest)

nestig crib

Durabililty

The Wave Crib spares the trouble and additional cost of having to buy separate conversion kits, as it comes fully equipped. The crib’s quality is greater than others we have tested in the past, in withstanding the inevitable wear and tear from teething toddlers. This makes the investment feel even more significant, especially in light of the brand’s commitment to using handmade, sustainably produced products and supporting the small company culture.

The crib’s distinctive design adds character to the room, and the choice between natural wood and white allows one to match the crib’s aesthetic perfectly to the nursery.

The Philosophy Behind Nestig

Nestig designs with the intention that every piece, including the Wave Crib, serves multiple purposes without sacrificing aesthetic appeal or environmental responsibility. This ethos of creating spaces where everyday magic is fostered, especially in the nursery, was exactly what we were looking for.

Safety and Sustainability, A Top Priority

The Philosophy Behind Nestig
Source: Nestig

The Wave Crib spares the trouble and additional cost of having to buy separate conversion kits because it comes nearly fully equipped. Choosing more mattresses and sheets from Nestig’s selection—including models from renowned brands—may prove to be quite practical. This makes the investment feel even more significant, especially in light of the brand’s commitment to using handmade, sustainably produced products and supporting the small company culture.

The crib’s distinctive design adds character to the room, and the choice between natural wood and white allows one to match the crib’s aesthetic perfectly to the nursery. The crib’s quality is greater than others in withstanding the inevitable wear and tear from teething toddlers, exhibiting very little wear and tear.

A thumbs up for Nestig!

A thumbs up for Nestig!

In essence, the Nestig Wave Crib offers more than just a place for babies to sleep—it exemplifies the idea that sustainability, ethics, practicality, and design can coexist harmoniously, empowering parents to make informed decisions that benefit both their families and the planet. 

You can buy the Nestig Crib once, and pass it down to your friends and family for decades to come. Now that’s the kind of circularity that we’re fans of here at Ecowiser

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Ready to Say Yes to the Crib?

The Nestig Wave Crib represents more than just a sleeping space for your toddler—it embodies a lifestyle choice that resonates with modern families who value sustainability, ethics, and practicality. By choosing Nestig, parents make an investment not just in a product, but in a healthier, fairer, and more sustainable world.

For those new parents or environmentally conscious consumers looking to create a safe, nurturing space for their baby, the Nestig Wave Crib stands out as a smart, sensible addition to your home.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q 1: What materials are used to make the Nestig Crib?

The Nestig Crib is made using sustainably sourced materials, such as responsibly harvested wood or eco-friendly bamboo.

Q 2: Is the Nestig Crib convertible?

Yes, the Nestig Crib offers convertible options, allowing it to adapt as your child grows. It can transform into a toddler bed, daybed, or even a full-size bed, providing long-term use and value.

Q 3: What safety standards does the Nestig Crib meet?

The Nestig Crib complies with all relevant safety standards, ensuring that it provides a safe sleeping environment for your baby. It undergoes rigorous testing to meet or exceed industry regulations.

Q 4: How do I clean and maintain the Nestig Crib?

The Nestig Crib can be cleaned using a damp cloth and mild detergent. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they may damage the finish.

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Pausali Pradhan

Pausali, while working as an environmental engineer, is driven by a profound commitment to sustainability, and she aspires to be acknowledged for her endeavors as a writer and public speaker as well.

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