How Green Is My Bednest?

A version of this blog post was first published in September 2013.


At Bednest we are very aware of our responsibilities to the environment. We provide best care for babies for their first few months so it makes sense that we care about the World they will be growing up in.

Bednests are manufactured using beech wood responsibly sourced from forests within 100 miles of the factory. It takes 15kw/h of energy to make one Bednest. 33% of this energy is generated in the factory by burning the waste wood from the production process. Another 33% is sourced from its sister factory next door that also has its own power plant burning waste material.

As Bednests are built as quality pieces of furniture, they are designed to last many years; and as all the fabrics can be renewed it means you can use a Bednest over and over again for many babies. This is in contrast to traditional Moses baskets where it is recommended that they are discarded after being used for one baby for the sake of hygiene. This is because they are difficult to clean if they are made of wicker and very often the fabrics cannot be removed for cleaning. In theory, this means that every time a Bednest is re-used it saves one traditional Moses basket going into a landfill.

The high quality build, durability and ease of replacing the fabrics is another reason why we introduced our unique rental package. The other reason being that it makes using a Bednest affordable to many more families.  

If you rent a Bednest you are helping to save natural resources, energy and reduce your carbon footprint. Every 14 Bednest rentals saves one whole tree from being felled. And for every tree saved, there is also the energy saving of 210kw/h – this is the equivalent of boiling a kettle over 1,000 times! Plus there are 14 less journeys from the factory in Europe to the UK – saving 000s of miles of travel.

So when you buy or rent a Bednest you can take comfort that you are making an informed choice that helps provide the best start for you and your baby as well as respecting our planet for future generations.