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When my daughter was close to 3 years old, she was showing a lot of interests in doing hair, make-up, nails as play. Then one day, she said she wanted a make up table. Therefore, my husband and I decided to get a vanity for her. While researching a vanity for kids, I saw there were a lot of vanities that were made of plastics. They were not only a lot cheaper but also came with a lot of make up and hair toys that intrigued my daughter. However, I really wanted to get a vanity that was made of a solid wood material that can last for a long time. I wanted a kids vanity that she can actually use it when she is a little older to do her hair and get ready before she goes out. However, it wasn’t easy to find all solid wood kids vanity. Most of wooden vanities for kids I came across were made with manufactured wood. Then I came across a kid’s vanity from Fantasy Fields which is a brand crafted by Teamson. The Fantasy Fields vanity was still not made of all solid wood. However, it was better than most of kids’ vanities I saw. In this post, you can read my review on Fantasy Fields Bouquet Classic Vanity Table and Stool Set.
How Manufactured Wood Can Be Toxic
Once you start researching for kids’ furniture, you will find that so many children’s furniture is made of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard). MDF is made by wood fibres glued under heat and pressure. Formaldehyde resins are commonly used to bind the wood fibers together. The problem with adhesives with formaldehyde resins is that they emit formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds into the air we breathe in. Formaldehyde is classified as a known carcinogen by the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). It can also cause irritation of the skin, throat, eyes, and nose. How much formaldehyde can release from MDF will depend on the MDF and adhesives used. The formaldehyde adhesive that is typically used for MDF is urea formaldehyde. Manufactured wood products that use a urea-formaldehyde adhesive generally release so much more formaldehyde than those using a phenol-formaldehyde adhesive.
Not only formaldehyde is harmful, but children are also more susceptible and vulnerable to toxic chemicals. Their brain and organs are still growing and have not matured yet. How a child’s body process toxic chemicals is different from how an adult’s body does it. Some children or adults are also more sensitive to irritants and toxic chemicals than others. Some sensitive individuals can detect formaldehyde by smell at very low levels. You have to also consider other furniture with manufactured wood parts in a child’s bedroom since they will also contribute to a child’s overall bedroom air quality. The more chemical releasing furniture is in the room, the more possibilities of a child breathing in hazardous chemicals. Solid wood be a much better choice than MDF for health of our children.
Fantasy Fields Bouquet Classic Vanity Table And Stool Set Materials
Unfortunately, I couldn’t really find a kids vanity that is made of all solid wood. Most of the vanities were made with manufactured wood, mostly MDF. I came across one vanity that was made of all solid wood but I didn’t like the design or the color so I ended up not purchasing it. Then I found a Fantasy Fields Bouquet Classic Vanity Table and Stool Set. Fantasy Fields Bouquet Classic Vanity Table And Stool Set is made of solid wood and MDF combined. All legs in the vanity table and stool is made of solid wood and the rest are made of MDF. Although this vanity is not made of all solid wood, it does have solid wood parts which means less MDF. The MDF used for this vanity is also CARB Phase 2 compliant. CARB Phase 2 compliant MDF meets the low formaldehyde emission level of 0.05 ppm. It is also made with non toxic, lead-free, water-based paint. The mirror is also a real mirror, not a plexiglass. When we opened up the packaging box and assembled the vanity and the stool, there were no chemical odor you would typically smell from new kids furniture products. Having the table/ chair’s legs made by real wood also has another advantage. It keeps construction more durable and sturdy since solid wood is stronger and more durable than manufactured wood. I checked out many of other Teamson’s vanities, they were also made with solid wood and manufactured wood combination with non toxic, lead-free, water-based paint.
When my daughter got this vanity as a gift from my husband and me, she was so happy. She originally wanted a vanity that was made with plastics since it came with a lot of make up and hair toys. However, when she actually saw this vanity in person, she was ecstatic! She was so happy that it was a real make up table, not a toy vanity. This vanity is beautiful. The combination of pink and off-white color makes a little one feel like a princess. Vanity set is hand-painted, hand-carved by skilled craftsman with non toxic, lead-free, water-based paint.
It is also CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) compliant for safety and tested for stability. The CPSIA includes provisions addressing, among other things, lead, phthalates, toy safety, durable infant or toddler products, third-party testing and certification. Real solid wood is used for legs of the vanity table and stool instead of MDF so that they have a more sturdy construction. This vanity is designed with a little kid’s safety in mind. All edges of the vanity table and chair is rounded so kids won’t get hurt by the sharp edges.
It also comes with one drawer that a little one can store her make up toys, brushes or her hair accessories.
This vanity table set can be used for ages 3 years and up. According to the Amazon customer reviews, this vanity can be used for a bigger kids such as 5-7 years old. I am excited that my daughter can use this for a few years without having to throw it out after a short time.
Teamson Fantasy Fields Vanities For Kids
If you are interested in a different color or design in a vanity, here are some other Fantasy Fields or Teamson Kids vanities by Teamson. They are all made by wood combination of solid wood and CARB phase 2 compliant (eco-friendly) manufactured wood with non toxic, lead-free, water-based paint.
Fantasy Fields – Swan Lake Ballerina Vanity Table and Stool Set
Fantasy Fields – Princess & Frog Thematic Kids Vanity Table and Stool Set
Fantasy Fields – Bouquet Thematic Kids Flip Top Mirror Vanity Table and Stool Set
Teamson Kids – Dreamland Castle Kids Vanity, Wooden Vanity Table and Stool Set
Teamson Kids TD-11670F Gisele Fashion Prints Polka Dot Wooden Vanity Table & Stool Set
Teamson Kids TD-13028A Adriana Little Lady Gisele Toy Vanity Set
My daughter uses her vanity everyday either for a play or doing her hair. She is into Disney princesses and this vanity is perfect for her to have a princess-like item as her own. Although not all wooden parts are made of solid wood, I do love that it is not made with all MDF and some parts are made of solid wood. The MDF used is also CARB Phase 2 compliant and has low formaldehyde emissions. The vanity has a beautiful design and color and it is finished with non toxic, lead free, water-based paint. I love the details and beauty of hand paint on the vanity. I am very happy that I got a vanity that my daughter really loves. She will enjoy this vanity more years to come until she grows too big for it.
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