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Cardboard Cradle

Cardboard Cradle: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?

If raising a green baby is your goal, feast your eyes on the Green Lullaby Cradle. Constructed from cardboard, this sweet sleeper doesn't require a hammer, nail or a screwdriver — just a few bends and folds.

Priced at $69, the white rocker comes with a clean surface — perfect for your own decorative ideas. When your wee one outgrows the simple frame, you can flatten and stow it away.

What do you think of the Eco-friendly cradle?

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Isista Isista 7 years
Are you kidding? You can go to any Goodwill or other store that sells used items and get a much cheaper and much SAFER cradle. This is so unsafe and I'm sorry, over $100 for something made out of cardboard? Sounds like a rip off.
darlene darlene 7 years
I'm with Sunnynight
milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
Aside from the lack of sturdiness due to moisture....$100 for CARDBOARD!!! Are you serious????
nancita nancita 7 years
This just seems like a bad idea! But if it felt sturdy in person, I might consider it.
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
I agree with all the concerns (i.e.: not that sturdy, what about moisture, etc). I'd never use this. "You might as well put your baby in the drawer then" :rotfl: lol my mom used a drawer for my oldest brother for the first few months of his life!! They didn't have enough money to get a bassinet. (Don't worry the drawer was out of the chest!!!!)
nevadamtnbear nevadamtnbear 7 years
I'm totally a minority on this one - I actually kind of like it. I have a arm load of criticisms (What if it gets wet? Are you KIDDING me price! Etc.) All that aside, I am very intruiged by this little item. It's clever enough to peak my "like it" factor. Now, I can imagine it being improved. Instead of wood fiber cardboard, construct it from a corregated plastic material that is recyclable or made of cornstarch (like the *plastic* deli containers at Wild Oats...well, I guess it's now whole foods). I can't justify it, but I really do like this.
aistea311 aistea311 7 years
You might as well put your kid in a box and save yourself the $100+ pricetag.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 7 years
Cardboard absorb moisture from the air or other sources and since mold eats paper I think it's potentially very hazardous.
Leene Leene 7 years
That doesn't look very safe. In Finland every mother gets for each child gets "a maternity box". It has all the basic things. The box is cardboard and many families use that as first bed for the baby - at least they used to. I don't have kids, but new-borns like to sleep in smaller cribs at first? Here is the picture of the box. http://www.huvitutti.net/arki/tavarat/vaatteet1.html Here are pictures of all the stuff inside the box. http://www.kela.fi/in/internet/suomi.nsf/NET/100502155308EH
Greggie Greggie 7 years
It would be an excellent idea for a doll cradle, letting the child decorate it themselves. Only cheaper than $100. *lol*
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
You might as well but your baby in the draw then. It looks unsafe . I hope that is for a doll and not a human baby.
Bksuga Bksuga 7 years
I would never use this. It seems so dangerous.
redheadkimie redheadkimie 7 years
Wow I would never ever put my baby in this!!! It does seem like the safest idea to me.
anniekim anniekim 7 years
At b1st glance I thought it might work for visiting the in-laws. But for$107? I think not.
gaellemj gaellemj 7 years
I love it but I would never pay that much for cardboard. I would personalize it and use it as a bassinet for a baby less than 6 month-old. I would keep the baby in my room until he or she could sleep at night and then I would not mind putting the bassinet to the trash can so that it would get recycled. That's eco-friendly.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 7 years
"if it comes with a mattress it would be protected from urine and spit up right?"The bottom, but not necessarily the sides of the cradle -- cardboard can absorb moisture very easily, compromising the sturdiness and integrity of its shape. (But newborns tend to leak downward. They're generally just a bit older before they begin moving about, causing side leaks and messes.)"you can buy a used one for a lot less and you are still practicing one of the three R's (reduce, REUSE and recycle)"Right on, me! I fervently agree.I purchased a gently used wooden cradle (it was safe, sturdy, fairly new, plus it was up-to-code on all current safety standards) for $30. I have used that cradle for my two youngest children. Because of its sturdiness and roominess, they were each able to use it until they were at least six months old. I'll be passing it along for a friend to borrow; it is still in fantastic condition.To me, *that* is the essence of eco-friendliness.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 7 years
"if it comes with a mattress it would be protected from urine and spit up right?" The bottom, but not necessarily the sides of the cradle -- cardboard can absorb moisture very easily, compromising the sturdiness and integrity of its shape. (But newborns tend to leak downward. They're generally just a bit older before they begin moving about, causing side leaks and messes.) "you can buy a used one for a lot less and you are still practicing one of the three R's (reduce, REUSE and recycle)" Right on, me! I fervently agree. I purchased a gently used wooden cradle (it was safe, sturdy, fairly new, plus it was up-to-code on all current safety standards) for $30. I have used that cradle for my two youngest children. Because of its sturdiness and roominess, they were each able to use it until they were at least six months old. I'll be passing it along for a friend to borrow; it is still in fantastic condition. To me, *that* is the essence of eco-friendliness.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
A mattress may protect against urine, but spit goes everywhere. There's no way I'd spend $100 on a re-worked cardboard box. If it was $20 to take on a short trip rather than pack a cradle, maybe.
meandtheo meandtheo 7 years
i think this would work for when the infant is really little...if it comes with a mattress it would be protected from urine and spit up right? BUT $100 is way too much for this, you can buy a used one for a lot less and you are still practicing one of the three R's (reduce, REUSE and recycle), that means green in my book.
meandtheo meandtheo 7 years
i think this would work for when the infant is really little...if it comes with a mattress it would be protected from urine and spit up right? BUT $100 is way too much for this, you can buy a used one for a lot less and you are still practicing one of the three R's (reduce, REUSE and recycle), that means green in my book.
Fleurie Fleurie 7 years
This is just plain stupid!!
Fleurie Fleurie 7 years
This is just plain stupid!!
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 7 years
One-hundred dollars is far too expensive for a cardboard cradle that may not even make it past several weeks before becoming soaked in urine or spit-up. Another stellar example of how eco-friendliness can be absurdly expensive. I question the sturdiness of this cradle and its (realistic) ability to be re-used (a truly *green* factor when purchasing any item).
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 7 years
One-hundred dollars is far too expensive for a cardboard cradle that may not even make it past several weeks before becoming soaked in urine or spit-up.Another stellar example of how eco-friendliness can be absurdly expensive.I question the sturdiness of this cradle and its (realistic) ability to be re-used (a truly *green* factor when purchasing any item).
sunnynight sunnynight 7 years
What happens when the baby throws up on it or I spill formula on it or something?? I want my kids' cribs to be as sturdy and secure as possible, thanks.
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