Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Wave Crib
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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Wave Crib

Interested in our Wave crib and not sure if it’s the right fit for your nursery? Here we’ll explore all the questions you might have during each stage of your purchase: during the buying process, after purchasing and after delivery!

Pre-Purchase

1. What is the Wave crib?

The Wave crib is a 3-in-1 convertible crib. Designed to grow with your baby, it easily converts from a mini-crib, to a full crib to a toddler bed. 

2. Does the Wave come in different colors?

The Wave crib comes in two colors, a light, natural wood or white.

3. What is the Wave crib made of?

The Wave crib is made from sustainably-harvested solid Brazilian pine, and the mattress support is made of  eco-engineered wood. 

4. What safety standards / certifications does the Wave crib have?

Nestig meets and exceeds the safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ASTM International, most recently the ASTM F833-15 standard. We’ve also taken our commitment to safety one step further by testing and certifying our products with the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA) whose requirements go above and beyond the mandatory governmental requirements. The Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association certifies that both our cribs are non-toxic and that they have a high mechanical quality. 

 

For materials and chemicals, safety in both the construction and paints/finishes is our top priority. When we use eco-engineered wood or glue, we always use TSCA Title VI compliant materials. This means that our products comply with the strictest formaldehyde standards.

 

All wood used on our cribs comes from reforested areas in Brazil that are maintained by our suppliers. We work with wood suppliers that are FSC certified, which adds an additional assurance that the wood came from a responsible source with minimal impact to the environment. There is also no fire retardant used on the crib.

 

Our glue is non-toxic and water based, which means there are no strong VOCs. We also use a clear coat of finishing in our products to maintain the quality of wood over time. Our paint comes from two Italian brands, either "Lechler" or "Sayerlack". Their products are renowned for being non-toxic and VOC-free.

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5. Does the Wave include a mattress?

Each crib purchase includes a mini mattress, but not a full size crib mattress. 

 

Our mini cribs are a custom size, as a result, we include a mini mattress. The Wave mini crib mattress measures 27.5” x 19” x 2”. This hypoallergenic mini mattress is made in Brazil from 100% polyurethane foam with a non-removable 100% polyester cover. It contains no lead or phthalates. It is designed with a newborn baby in mind and complies with all US safety and toxicity regulations. 

 

Please note: The included mini-mattress is not waterproof, so we recommend using a mattress protector.

Nestig does not include a full crib mattress with the crib purchase so you will need to purchase one. The good news is, both our Wave full cribs and toddler beds are designed to be compatible with any standard-sized full crib mattress, therefore you only need to buy one! If you’re interested, we have three different full crib mattresses available on our site.

6. Why does Nestig offer an upgraded mini-mattress?

Nestig has partnered with Lullaby Earth to create an extra-breathable premium option, which is available as an add-on. This 2" thick mini-mattress is made from food-grade materials, includes a removable breathable cover, and also has a waterproof backing. If breathability is at the top of your list, we recommend getting the upgraded mini-mattress.

7. What are the assembled dimensions for each crib conversion stage?

Mini crib: 31” length x 24.5" width x 31.5" height 

Full crib: 53.5" length x 31" width x 31.5" height

Toddler bed:  53.5" length x 31" width x 29” height

Please note: Both the mini-crib and full crib can be used with wheels. The toddler bed does not use wheels.

8. Adjustable heights

The Wave mini and full cribs have three adjustable heights. However, for the mini-crib, we’ve noticed that most parents use the top height, but any of them are safe for your little one.

The Wave toddler bed is designed to be Montessori-style and sits very close to the floor. Unlike the mini-crib and full crib, the Wave toddler bed does not have adjustable heights. 

Here are the heights for each crib as measured from the ground to the top of the mattress support (with wheels on for mini & full cribs):

Mini Crib Mattress Support Heights

Lowest: 5.2" from the ground

Medium: 10.7" from the ground

Highest: 16.2" from the ground

Please note: A 2” thick mattress will sit on top of the mattress support!

Full Crib Mattress Support Heights 

Lowest: 5.2" from the ground

Medium: 10.7" from the ground

Highest: 16.2"from the ground

Please note: A 6” thick mattress will sit on top of the mattress support

Toddler Bed Mattress Support Height

3” from the ground

Please note: A 6” thick mattress will sit on top of the mattress support!

9. Can legs and/or rails be added to the Wave toddler bed?

The Wave toddler bed is designed to be Montessori-style and therefore does not have leg options. While the mini-crib and full crib can be used with wheels, these are optional! You can also place the crib directly on the floor in each stage. As for rails, the side rails that come with the Wave are slightly elevated which helps keep a child from rolling out. Because of this, we don't sell additional rails for the Wave toddler bed.

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Post Purchase

1. How does the Crib ship?

Our cribs ship from Brazil via FedEx air. Shipping generally takes 7-10 days. The Wave crib crib ships in 2 boxes. The first volume includes everything you need for the mini-crib, including the mini-mattress and the second volume includes the full crib and toddler bed conversion kits. While we ship both boxes together, it is not uncommon for the boxes to be separated and delivered a couple of days apart from one another. 

The list below lists all the pieces included in each box: 

Box 1 |  Mini Crib 

Mini-mattress

2x Headboard 

2x Mini Side Panels 

1x Mini Mattress Support

All Hardware 

Box 2 | Full Crib / Toddler bed

2x Side Panels

1x Mattress Support

2x Rails

All the hardware you need for each conversion can be found in the mini-crib box. Additionally, you will need to use the same hardware from the mini-crib assembly when you convert to the full crib. 

2. What sheets do I need?

Our mini cribs are a custom size, so a standard bassinet sheet will not fit. However, our beautiful line of Nestig sheets are designed to fit both our mini cribs perfectly! They come in sets of two and are made of 100% GOTS and OEKO-TEX® certified organic jersey-knit cotton. The mini crib sheet sets are $35 and the full crib sheet sets are $49. Explore more here

Additionally, our full cribs and toddler beds are designed to be compatible with any standard size full crib mattress, therefore any standard size full crib sheets will fit.

3. When is the right time to assemble the crib?

We recommend that you assemble your crib 1-2 months before your baby’s arrival. This way, we have plenty of time to help you troubleshoot any unforeseen issues. Additionally, if the baby decides to come early, you’ll be all set with a crib for their arrival!

4. How long does it take to assemble the crib?

The Wave crib is fairly easy to assemble. It takes roughly 30 minutes to assemble the mini crib, and 20 minutes to assemble both the full crib and toddler bed.

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5. At what age should I transition into the full crib and/or toddler bed?

The mini crib is recommended for ages 0-6 months. However, we have seen parents switch to the full crib anywhere between 3-6 months depending on how fast their baby is growing.

Once you transition to the full crib, we recommend switching to the toddler bed once your child begins to climb or reaches 35 inches (See below for the recommended ages for switching the mattress support height!). 

We recommend you transition away from the toddler bed once your child's weight exceeds 50 pounds.

6. For the full crib, at what recommended age should parents move the mattress lower?

We recommend switching to the middle mattress support height once your baby is able to sit up independently and has begun to crawl.

We recommend switching to lower mattress support height once your baby starts to be able to stand on their own.

After this, you can continue to use the lowest mattress support position until your baby reaches 35" tall or begins to be able to climb, in which case it's time to convert to the toddler bed!

Have additional questions and concerns? Please feel free to reach us on chat or via email at hello@nestig.com or call us on +1 (856) 499-5708. As always, we’re here to help! :)

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