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About Bababou

At Bababou we specialise in the design and manufacturing of stylish nursery products from research led design improving the health and wellbeing of children.  Our ethos is simple, to produce beautiful products in response to the needs of parents in the most sustainable, and transparent means possible.

 

When babies are born healthy their needs are basic – love,  safety, sleep and frequent feeding. Mums with a strong motivation to breastfeed frequently bed share. However, according to research published by UNICEF & The Lullaby Trust bed sharing is one the greatest causes of SIDS.

 

The founder of Bababou discovered from personal experience, that furniture functionality could be improved to reduce this risk. So after 18 months of research and development we at Bababou have created Ireland’s first organic bedside crib – the  HUGG.

 

This functional crib is designed to seamlessly  integrate into the parents bed, giving the baby its own safe, space,  while snugged up next to the parents, delivering all  the wonderful benefits of close physical contact for safety, physiological regulation, frequent feeding, and sleep arousal, that babies need for the first six months.

Design Philosophy

Bababou’s design aesthetic is simple and clean with functionality and sustainability at the heart. Our product portfolio is based on designing furniture and textiles that have a longer use compared to the typical nursery furniture and textiles. Our textiles can become heirloom products, to pass down from generation to generation based on the quality of the material.  And our furniture will always have functional properties beyond its original use.

 

The Hugg crib can turn into a stylish table and bench designed for use for many years to come. With this built-in ability to re-purpose, you are being kinder to the environment and your pockets. As parents we understand that well-made, crafted products should last for years to be enjoyed by all. The expense of being a new parent can be justified when the products last longer too. Giving parents confidence in having made the right product choice.

Sustainable Values

We care where everything is made, and where our materials come from. All the wood used in our furniture is supplied from European forests that must pass strict FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) demands for certification – ensuring that it comes from well managed forests.  Which in turn support the local environment.

 

All our finishes are treated with only water based, low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) lacquer.

 

Our cotton and bamboo are sourced with the Oeko-Tex certification. And the linen is produced locally in Northern Ireland.  Ireland has a rich heritage in producing this wonderful material, and for Bababou it was a natural choice, making it the most sustainable material choice by supporting and celebrating local business and talent.

 

Our packaging is also manufactured locally, made by an ISO-certified Irish company from FSC-certified, recyclable cardboard. Strong sustainable and transparent supply chains are at the core of our design and operational values.

Safety

Safety and health lies at the heart of Bababou – after all the staff behind Bababou are not only designers, marketing, sales and administration staff; we are parents ourselves.

Our furniture is designed to meet the strict EU standards for safety and health. And in the next few months JPMA certification will be achieved in order to sell into the USA.  We take our time with developing new product to ensure the best for baby and parents, we test on a regular basis, and produce in small batches to ensure greater quality control.

Tips for Safe Bedside Sleeping

Here some techniques you should know.

  • Your baby should always be placed on his or her back to sleep.
  • Never leave the baby unattended with the panel zipped down fully or partially.
  • At night time the panel should be secure and only unzipped when to feed or soothe your baby
  • Always secure your Hugg crib to the bed with the straps provided
  • The crib mattress must be firm; soft sleeping surfaces can lead to suffocation.
  • The sheets should fit snugly and securely around the mattress, and the mattress should fit snugly and securely in the crib, ensuring no gaps.
  • Never place stuffed animals, toys, or loose blankets in the crib, as these can lead to suffocation.
  • Use a baby swaddle or sleep sack instead of a blanket in the first few months.
  • Never share the bed with a pet or other child

Warranty

12 MONTH WARRANTY

 

At Bababou, our furniture comes with the standard 12 month warranty, covering wood construction defects.

 

To register the Hugg Crib and activate the warranty please complete the form in full and we will be in touch to confirm your registration.

 

The Hugg crib can turn into a stylish table and bench designed for use for many years to come. With this built-in ability to re-purpose, you are being kinder to the environment and your pockets. As parents we understand that well-made, crafted products should last for years to be enjoyed by all. The expense of being a new parent can be justified when the products last longer too. Giving parents confidence in having made the right product choice.

Register your 12 Month Warranty

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