Our Contours Baby team is dedicated to going above industry standards when it comes to product testing.

Parents walking with Child and Baby in Contours Carrier

Cycle Tested – 50x the Standard

The Contours team develops our baby carriers with your baby’s comfort and safety at the top of mind. Before it holds your little one, we test our carriers’ durability with weight simulation cycles to replicate real-life babywearing scenarios. We also stress-test the buckles to ensure that each of our carriers will keep parents and babies safe through multiple uses. All in all, we test our carriers a lot — 50 times more than the U.S. requirement!

Machine Washable

As parents ourselves, we know first-hand the importance of easy clean, machine-washable products…and for good reason. Spills and spit-ups often come with no warning and can create a mess. By testing our carriers with numerous wash cycles, we ensure the carriers will maintain their structure and appearance through many washes and adventures.

Weather Tested

Many of our products are meant to be used outdoors and on the go. That’s why we test our products against everyday weather elements before they brave the actual world. Part of this process involves placing products in freezing temperatures to ensure the parts will work properly. We get it – things get left outside and Mother Nature can play some mean tricks! That’s why our products are built to last under severe conditions. In addition, many of our products come with UPF coverage. Sometimes a bright, sunny day means you need extra protection for your little one’s gentle skin. Contours develops multiple products with fabrics that block out harmful UV rays and keep baby happy and healthy.

Parent Tested

There are many steps to creating a Contours product, but with each step we keep two key components at the forefront: the ease of use for parents and the safety and comfort for children. That’s why each Contours product is tested and reviewed by parents and children prior to being sold. We involve parents and families in the development of our products including fit testing to see how products feel in the hands of parents and kids, voting on the name for our newest products, and asking parents to test out a product at home when used in their everyday lives. If you want to sign up for our parent testing group, sign up here.

Machine Washable

As parents ourselves, we know first-hand the importance of easy clean, machine-washable products…and for good reason. Spills and spit-ups often come with no warning and can create a mess. By testing our booster seat’s outside material with numerous wash cycles, we ensure the material will maintain their structure and appearance through many washes and adventures.

Parent Tested

There are many steps to creating a Contours product, but with each step we keep two key components at the forefront: the ease of use for parents and the safety and comfort for children. That’s why each Contours product is tested and reviewed by parents and children prior to being sold. We involve parents and families in the development of our products including fit testing to see how products feel in the hands of parents and kids, voting on the name for our newest products, and asking parents to test out a product at home when used in their everyday lives. If you want to sign up for our parent testing group, sign up here.

GREENGUARD® GOLD Air Quality Certification

Crib mattresses are one of the most important purchases for your baby as they can spend up to 18 hours a day sleeping on one. Choosing an air quality certified crib mattress is a great start. The Contours team confirms that all materials used in our crib mattresses pass this strict standard. We test our mattresses at independent, third-party laboratories to ensure no harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted from our crib mattress.

 

Chemicals of High Concern to Children Tested

We understand that babies’ immune systems are still developing so it is important that products used for little ones do not contain toxic levels of harsh chemicals. The Contours team has gone above and beyond to ensure that materials children are exposed to on our crib mattresses pass various state Chemicals of High Concern to Children regulations, which include over 80 harsh chemicals.

 

CertiPUR-US® Certification

The Contours team works closely with our suppliers to test and approve unique materials used in our crib mattresses. We want you to feel good about any foam materials used in your baby’s mattress, so we only choose American-made foams, which are certified to be free of chemicals like formaldehyde, mercury, lead, regulated phthalates and risky flame retardants.

 

Firmness Tested

Pediatricians recommend a firm crib mattress for infants to help ensure a safe, flat sleep surface. That is why the Contours team goes above and beyond to test the firmness of infant and toddler mattresses by using a calibrated firmness gauge on our crib mattresses. We also apply 50 pounds of pressure on the mattress 10,000 times.  This helps to ensure the crib mattress has the proper levels of firmness and support for your little one for years of use!

 

Cycle Testing

Durability, Impact & Resiliency Tested

We know children can create quite a bit of wear and tear on furniture and a crib mattress is no exception. Our crib mattresses are built to last. They are impact tested with 80 pounds of force dropped onto them 120,000 times to mimic a child jumping on the bed. We also conduct resiliency tests on our specially made coil springs, ensuring they last for tens of thousands of compressions to help ensure lasting quality. Our springs are exclusively made by our expert machine handlers in the USA.

 

Crib Fit & Seam Quality Tested

We know it’s an exciting time for parents when it comes to designing baby’s nursery. Nothing is more frustrating than purchasing a crib mattress only to find an unsafe gap between the crib side rails and the mattress. The Contours team tests our crib mattresses to voluntary ASTM crib mattress standards, which includes proper sizing to ensure it fits any standard full-size crib you choose, and safeguarding seams by sewing them with lock-stitching to ensure threads will not unravel.

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Waterproofing & Easy-Clean Tested

One of the most important features parents want in their baby’s mattress is waterproofing. Contours crib mattresses are designed with waterproof barriers to keep leaky messes out of baby’s mattress to avoid the growth of mold, mildew and nasty odors. Parents can easily clean the fabric surfaces of a Contours mattress with mild soap and water to keep it fresh and like new for years.

Impact Tested

Prior to release every Contours potty, our team tests every potty with real-life weight simulations and safety measurements like dropping various weights onto the seat and step stool and performing other impact tests. Rest assured, your new Contours potty can take your little one from infancy through toddlerhood with ease as they grow

 

Parent Tested

There are many steps to creating a Contours product, but with each step we keep two key components at the forefront: the ease of use for parents and the safety and comfort for children. That’s why each Contours product is tested and reviewed by parents and children prior to being sold. We involve parents and families in the development of our products including fit testing to see how products feel in the hands of parents and kids, voting on the name for our newest products, and asking parents to test out a product at home when used in their everyday lives. If you want to sign up for our parent testing group, sign up here.

Road Tested – 5+ Marathons

Our Contours Baby team is dedicated to going above industry standards when it comes to stroller testing. That’s why we test our strollers in real-life scenarios like going up and down curbs, driving through obstacle courses, and being pushed up and down hills, prior to putting it in the hands of your family. During the development process, we examine the stroller’s durability through everyday terrains such as puddles, dirt, potholes, and cobblestones, and put in over 131 miles of testing, or more than 5 marathons.

Impact Tested

Prior to release, every Contours stroller takes several trips around the block, and before a stroller hits the sidewalks, our team tests it with real-life weight simulations and safety measurements like dropping various weights into the stroller seats and performing other impact tests. Rest assured, your new Contours stroller can take your little one from infancy through toddlerhood with ease as they grow.

Weather Tested

Many of our products are meant to be used outdoors and on the go. That’s why we test our products against everyday weather elements before they brave the actual world. Part of this process involves placing products in freezing temperatures to ensure the parts will work properly. We get it – things get left outside and Mother Nature can play some mean tricks! That’s why our products are built to last under severe conditions. In addition, many of our products come with UPF coverage. Sometimes a bright, sunny day means you need extra protection for your little one’s gentle skin. Contours develops multiple products with fabrics that block out harmful UV rays and keep baby happy and healthy.

Parent Tested

There are many steps to creating a Contours product, but with each step we keep two key components at the forefront: the ease of use for parents and the safety and comfort for children. That’s why each Contours product is tested and reviewed by parents and children prior to being sold. We involve parents and families in the development of our products including fit testing to see how products feel in the hands of parents and kids, voting on the name for our newest products, and asking parents to test out a product at home when used in their everyday lives. If you want to sign up for our parent testing group, sign up here.

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