Adrian’s third birthday was celebrated with plenty of mini adventures, a room makeover in collaboration with the Disney Paint Mom campaign, and the official transition to a big boy bed.
We were lucky enough to make the permanent switch out of crib-hood with Delta Children’s Products – the world’s largest manufacturer of nursery furniture. There are so many things that I love about the White Toddler Sleigh Bed that Adrian received. I appreciate that it has guard rails and is low to the ground. The design is beautiful and the quality is exceptional (at a low price point). It was straightforward and easy to put together (my husband assembled it, I assisted). And it is incredibly sturdy (mama can get in it too!).
After setting up the bed, I was primary focused on the overall aesthetic of the children’s bedroom. I admired the fact that Adrian’s new Delta toddler bed matched the existing white furniture and freed up space in comparison to his crib dimensions. I felt at ease when I noticed the toddler friendly design and the extra protection provided by the guard rails, yet my initial focus was not on safety. My perspective greatly shifted after touring the Delta Children’s Products test facility with the President of the company, Joseph Shamie. It truly was an eye opening experience as the company’s dedication to safety was immediately apparent.
My tour highlighted the company’s detailed safety procedures, which far exceed government regulations. For example, Delta Children’s mattress impact test (which simulates a 45 pound child jumping at full force) has implemented a testing standard of 3,000 impacts (the federal standard is significantly lower at 750 impacts). I learned that if one screw moves even one millimeter during safety testing – the product fails and is NEVER sold to consumers. This superior testing standard is upheld for all of their products. I had the chance to view a crib slat strength test, shake tests, mattress support tests and testing of other children’s products including toy chests, strollers, chairs and walkers. I was especially intrigued with their Nitron XFR Analyzer gun, a product that tests for lead and other heavy elements. I’m always concerned about my family’s exposure to toxins and other chemicals. While the federal government only regulates the testing of lead in children’s products, I was delighted to know that Dela tests their products for all of the heavy elements.
I was especially pleased to learn about Delta Children’s Products commitment to giving. During the tour, Joseph explained his dedication to continuing his father’s legacy of “giving and giving generously”. Delta Children’s products has been giving away products to families in need since their inception 45 years ago and even launched a Safe Sleep campaign. In 2012 Delta Children gave away 2000 cribs and now vows to giveaway $1,000,000 worth of cribs (they are in their second year of the Safe Sleep campaign). Joseph Shamie has been honored for his philanthropic work and personally meets with parents to offer safe sleep tips during Safe Sleep Events. The brand has donated products to the City of Newark and Mayor Booker’s Newark Now foundation, families in South Carolina, Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York City (including storm ravaged Staten Island) and most recently Oklahoma.
I’m so happy to share my experience with Delta Children’s products as they offer incredibly affordable products at the absolute safest standards. I’m trilled to be partnering with Delta to Giveaway a Character Toddler Bed to one lucky reader (winner can specify gender/character theme). A few of my favorite ones are pictured below. Enter via the rafflecopter (US only) and please remember that entry methods are verified. Best of luck and thank you for your readership!
Delta provided me with a toddler bed for review purposes. I am happy to share products and offer giveaways on behalf of companies that I can stand behind. As always, all opinions expressed herein are my own.