What to really expect when expecting: baby gear whose instruction manuals are as complicated as your senior year AP calculus class. Good news: Noninoni Kids is changing this head-scratching rite of passage for new parents. Their brand-new crib can be assembled in one minute and requires zero tools (no joke!). Read on to get the scoop on the crib of your dreams.
The Crib: What You Need to Know
The crib assembles in minutes. Literally. Don’t believe us? Check out this video our editor took at the recent ABC Baby & Kids Expo. Each piece fits into place like a puzzle. This means you don’t ever have to break out the toolkit or hardware. The crib has three adjustable mattress positions and when disassembled, it packs flat for easy storage and transport. We love how assembling and disassembling the crib is a total no-brainer, and anyone can do it from mom to nanny to grandpa.
You have two options: the Noni Mini-Crib (assembled size is approximately 43 inches long, 28 inches wide and 35 inches high, and prices start at $660) and the Noni Full-Size Crib (assembled size is approximately 57 inches long, 32 inches wide and 35 inches high, and prices start at $750). Both sizes are available in seven baby-safe finishes. We thought the mini-crib is perfect for apartment or city living when space is at a premium and the full-size ideal if you have a bit more space to work with.
Bonus: the full-size crib can convert to a toddler bed with the addition of a toddler rail, which is sold separately for $200.
So, Who Invented This Genius Crib?
A mom, of course! The brains behind Noninoni Kids is Carina Bien-Willner Reichman, an award-winning architect in LA. When her son was born, Carina was alarmed when her husband put the crib together there were six bolts left over. She knew there had to be a better option. So she, along with her father, Ruben Bien-Willner—he’s also an architect and custom furniture maker out of Arizona—dreamed up their crib, which is easy to assemble and disassemble by any caretakers, while still meeting the needs of baby’s sleep demands.
But, What About the Safety Features?
The crib’s safety features are taken just as seriously as its stellar design and asethetic. Here’s the fine print: all cribs are made in the USA using sustainable FSC Certified Baltic Birch plywood. All the finishes comply with 16 CFR 1303 and California Prop 64 Standards. Thorougly tested and approved, the cribs also comply with ASTM F 406 safety standards for cribs. If you want a more detailed report, click here.
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— Erin Lem
All photos courtesy of Noninoni Kids