If you want to buy a bed from chipboard, you need to take a model not lower than the E1 emission class, and all open ends of the parts must be covered with a PVC edge, which will prevent the release of formaldehyde. I have never met other emission classes in Russia, except for E1, in my practice, although I know all the largest manufacturers of laminated chipboard.
Wood for children’s furniture should be covered with safe varnishes or paints, chipboard does not require additional surface treatment, except for trimming with a PVC edge.
Immediately after assembling new furniture – both solid wood and laminated chipboard – a specific smell may appear in the room, so I recommend ventilating the room for about three days.
Car walls and retractable slats
Autowalls are front walls that can be lowered. It is much more convenient to get and put a small child in the crib if the wall is down. The downside of the car wall is that if it is lowered too low, it will close the drawers.
I recommend choosing cribs with a dropping top bar – even if the bar is lowered, the drawers can still be opened.
In some cribs, the front wall can be removed.
Almost all cribs for a newborn have the ability to adjust the bottom of the crib: the top position is suitable for a very small baby, and as the child grows up, the bottom is lowered.
As a rule, cribs have two to five bottom positions. I think that in the vast majority of cases, parents use only the upper and lower position of the bottom, but it is better to choose a crib that will have at least three positions.
I recommend slatted bed cots. If the bottom is made of sheet material such as chipboard or plywood, it must have round holes for air circulation.
The height of the bottom of the crib should be adjusted in time as the baby grows up. This is important because an older child can fall over