July 2012 American Baby Magazine article “A Nautical Nursery” features a Young America Tribute Crib in Chili Pepper red. The Tribute Crib is available in 25 Young America paint colors and wood stain finishes.
There are parents and then there are smart parents. Smart parents know a good thing when they discover Young America Built To Grow Cribs. Smug and smiling, suddenly-smart parents are thrilled with (and relieved by) the knowledge that their crib purchase will last through the many ages and stages of their baby’s childhood.
Yes, a Built To Grow Encore Crib readily converts into a toddler, school age, then full sized bed (see a good visual below). How you may ask? We have the right conversion kit when the exciting (and sometimes nerve-wracking) moment comes to move to your child into the “big boy” or “big girl” bed.
Packed with the best quality and safety features, including GREENGUARD and Intertek certification, Young America cribs are built in the USA to last - in 21 paint color and wood stain finish choices.
Peruse our full crib and nursery furniture selection and call or visit a Young America Signature Shop if you’d like to become a smart parent. We highly recommend it - it’s fun being smart.
From Apartment Therapy: “Your child has outgrown the crib you lovingly chose for them as a newborn - what’s next? Again and again, most of you have told us you skip a stepping stone toddler bed and opt for a twin bed that your child can use through young adulthood. You may want a bed with extra storage, a trundle option or the possibility of converting to bunk beds with a sibling down the road. And whether your style is traditional or modern, white or candy colored, there’s something here for everyone.”
Why will Parents LOVE our new "soft close" Silent System Drawers? Safety.
What kind of Drawer Closers do you have in your family? Young America announces the debut of our upgraded drawer system, the Quadro self-closing slide from Hettich, that enhances both the function and safety of our popular Mix Collectionand All Seasons casegoods (Dressers, Chests and Storage Drawers). Best of all, it’s QUIET. No more noisy slamming, bamming, house-shaking, neighborhood-quaking drawer closures.
Details, Interesting Details:
What’s Quadro? Nope, not a car or computer. It’s something better. Quadro is premium quality hardware from Hettich - an under-mount, ball bearing design that facilitates the smoothest, most even open/close possible, and its steel ball bearings are crafted to withstand years of heavy use. Many premium brands, including Sub-Zero and Viking, rely on Quadro technology to provide the optimum performance. Sound impressive? We think so too.
What’s so great about the new Young America drawer system? Featuring a 4-piece solid wood drawer box made of sustainably harvested North American hardwood with English dovetails in all four corners, our drawer system reflects a standard of American craftsmanship that is hard to find today. Young America’s upgraded drawer design includes a state-of-the-art drawer slide with Silent System technology. This unique combination of superior materials, construction and advanced engineering helps reinforce Young America’s reputation for producing safe, high-quality furniture parents can trust.
Why will parents LOVE our new drawer system? Safety. The Silent System is a soft-close function that catches a drawer, then gently and quietly pulls it shut. Silent System technology makes it virtually impossible for a drawer to slam closed, protecting little fingers from being pinched and helping to preserve peace and quiet in your home. For emphasis, peace and quiet.
One more drawer Safety Feature to be excited about. The Quadro drawer slide includes a dynamic load capacity of up to 55 pounds as well as a maximum safety extension, which limits how far drawers can be pulled out to reduce the possibility of tip-over accidents. Each Young America furniture piece with the new system also includes an anti-tip kit to further protect against your adventurous child’s attempt to climb the furniture. As always, we have your child’s - and whole family’s - safety in mind.
Bottom line? It’s an open and shut case. You can safely and quietly close these new drawers any which way you or your child prefers, so be creative.
Join Young America on Pinterest where we celebrate and share ALL things baby and children, including our own furniture in nurseries and kids’ rooms - all made in the USA. We love sharing food ideas, great crafts, favorite games, room ideas, party themes, cute animals - even parenting tips. It’s a virtual feast for your eyes and a fun way to share and discover inspiration. Come “pin” with us!
We’re excited to see a Young America Kudos Crib (referred to as a Mix Stationary Crib in the People Magazine article) featured in the nursery belonging to Iraq War veteran, actor, motivational speaker and Dancing with the Stars champion J.R. Martinez and Diana Gonzalez-Jones. The nursery was designed for their new baby daughter Belle by Little Crown Interiors.
In the spirit of Father’s Day, Marcus Williams and Joanna Schroeder of The Good Men Project offer 25 rules to help build close bonds between daddies and their little girls. We think you will really like and appreciate their list. It’s a wonderfully thoughtful and realistic reminder for everyone who lives with, interacts with, teaches, or parents young girls.
June 2012 Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine features a Young America Crib in “A Taste of the Rainbow”. Crisp, simple lines exude craftsmanship and grace, especially when paired with 25 Young America paint colors and wood stain finishes. Shown in Surf Blue.
Young America Crib in J.R. Martinez's Nursery on People TV
We’re excited to see a Young America Crib featured in this nursery belonging to Iraq War veteran, actor, motivational speaker and Dancing with the Stars champion J.R. Martinez and Diana Gonzalez-Jones. The nursery was designed for their new baby daughter Belle by Little Crown Interiors. This video "J.R. Martinez: Being a Dad is Surreal" provides a sneak peek of the nursery from the recent photo shoot on People TV. Look for complete coverage of the Martinez nursery in the June 18th issue of People Magazine.
Introducing J.R. Martinez's New Baby Girl on Entertainment Tonight
We’re excited to see a Young America crib featured in this nursery belonging to Iraq War veteran, actor, motivational speaker and Dancing with the Stars champion J.R. Martinez and Diana Gonzalez-Jones. The nursery was designed for their new baby daughter Belle by Little Crown Interiors. Entertainment Tonight featured this sneak peek at the Martinez nursery yesterday.
Finding an original Father’s Day gift can be tricky. How about giving Dad something your child can 1) do for him or 2) do with him - like a car wash. Washing cars in the driveway at home is fun for the whole family on a hot summer day; it becomes a water sport if everyone enjoys getting REALLY wet.
So take a trip to the hardware store to fill a bucket for Dad complete with car wash essentials: car soap, big sponges or wash mitts, a chamois cloth, window cleaner and a squeegee. Decorate the bucket with colorful ribbons and a card with hand drawn coupons for a car washing or two. Let the suds fly - Dad will love it.
Here are a few tips on how to wash a car when Dad is not directly involved - courtesy of The Art of Manliness - to help keep the clear coat finish of his car intact:
May 2012 Babytalk Magazine features nursery ideas in or related to the color navy blue, including a Young America Crib in True Blue. Timeless in style and contemporary in color, our Slat Crib is available in 25 paint colors and wood stain finishes. Shown here in True Blue.
Good Mom & the A-List Cots for Tots: 10 Dreamy Dozing Havens. Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine features a list 10 baby cribs, including the Young America Sleigh Crib in Chili Pepper. Traditional in style and contemporary in color, our Sleigh Crib is available in 25 paint colors and wood stain finishes. Shown here in Tangerine.
The City’s Best Stores for Nursery and Kids Furnishings New York Family Magazine included Posh Baby in their source list. Posh Baby sells Young America furniture at their Staten Island store. Mix Bunk Bed, which is available in 21 colors. Shown here in Chili Pepper.
Mission Makeover Change it or Chuck it? Vern Yip, HGTV Design Star, discusses the pros and cons of fixing up an old armoire or purchasing a new one like the Young America All Seasons Door Chest, shown in Surf Blue.
The Young America furniture pieces listed in our new online CLEARANCE section are brand new, first quality, and discontinued. Clean and sparkling on the outside with that nice new wood smell inside. You’ll feel great about the savings; your child will jump for joy. These items are first-come, first-serve. All sales are final and non-returnable. For more information, visit our clearance section online.
Remade in the USA - Crib for Baby: Made in China or Made in USA?
Young America is Stanley Furniture Company’s industry-leading brand of nursery and youth furniture, is excited to be featured in a story in the Marketplace section of today’s Wall Street Journal: Remade in the USA Crib for Baby: Made in China or Made in USA?
Young America furniture is made in the USA. Here’s a glimpse of our factory in Robbinsville, North Carolina and members of the community who work there. Follow link above for slideshow or click here to view on Google+. Young America is the baby and children’s brand of Stanley Furniture.
For the most complete Young America furniture shopping experience, Buy Local And Save with one of our participating retail partners. Young America retail partners offer inspiring floor model displays, room planning advice, and professional guidance in choosing the product and finishes that are perfect for your child. To find the Young America retailer nearest you or inquire about our National Floor Model Sale, please click here.
Kids Today: Young America among companies featured on "The Talk"
Thank you Kids Today for a detailed article about Young America’s participation in the CBS’s show The Talk’s giveaway of 250 Young America Built To Grow and Stationary cribs as part of Mrs. O’s Million Dollar Baby Shower. Read the full article online
Join Young America in the wildly popular world of Pinterest. We’re enjoying collecting, pinning and sharing ALL things baby, children and family. It’s a fun way to find inspiration for your home and life with children of all ages. Show us what you like - come share with us!
“Oh, please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!” ― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
image: Washington Post
Fresh Air Remembers Author Maurice Sendak on NPR. Maurice Sendak wrote and/or illustrated more than 100 books during his career. He received a National Book Award, a Caldecott Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Award for children’s book illustration, and the National Medal of Arts. Enjoy listening to Terry Gross interview Maurice Sendak. He will be remembered and celebrated always for his authenticity, imagination and unique voice in children’s books. Books we never really grow out of. Thank you, Maurice. Let’s let the wild rumpus continue! Click to listen to Terry Gross interview Maurice Sendak.
Brush your hair, brush your teeth, and PLEASE make your bed. Daily reminders by you-know-who: Mom. You hear those words every single day. Up the stairs, down the hall and over a bowl of cereal. Geez. You roll your eyes and give a sigh. I’m 11 years old and I know how to do it. Truly I can - just not right now.
Well here’s your chance to prove it - a golden opportunity. It’s almost Mother’s Day. If you want to do something she’ll truly appreciate, then here’s a simple idea for you. Show your mother how her gentle prodding, repeated requests, ardent appeals, and predictable pleas have not been in vain. Show her she is being heard by you - even acknowledged. Try it on her special day.
Grab the hair and tooth brushes. Pull yourself together nice and neat. It’s not for you - it’s for your mother. The person who loves and cares enough to remind her daughter each (and every) day. It may sound sappy, but mom will be delighted and full of pride. You’ll make her very happy - and PLEASE make your bed.
Toys, blocks and dirty socks. What can you, young child (tween or teenager alike), do for your mother on her special day? Flowers, crafts and sweet treats are, well, OK. But if you want an even grander idea: Put it All Away. Dad can help and siblings too. Stuff it here, tuck it in there. Socks to the hamper. Hang it high (if you can reach) or line it up low. Try a shelf (yep, that’s what they’re for) or close the books and puzzles in a bottom drawer. Find a place, an out-of-the-way space to Put it All Away.
There’s no “right” way as it turns out - it’s your effort that counts. What will your mother say when you tell her it was you who Put it All Away? What will she do when she sees your good work? She’ll gasp, sweep you off your feet and plant a big juicy kiss on your cheek. What could be better than making your mother happy (ecstatic!) on her very special day.
Here are a few suggestions for this seemingly daunting task…
Even a hint of pink can catch one’s eye. Softly delicate like a Magnolia flower or a cluster of apple blossoms. Lightly fragrant and pure. Pinks make us smile and fill us with the same sense of joy as a new baby or a child’s rosy cheeks. Pink is a color we love - it’s fresh and alive.
Too much pink is like eating too much candy. Too sweet! But don’t hesitate to use pink in a nursery or a girl’s room. Embrace its quiet energy and warmth. It’s the quality of the pinks, not quantity that matters. And it’s a matter of your taste and style. Ask yourself what you want for your home.
Here are a few simple guidelines: 1) Find the pink or pinks you love 2) Decide if pinks will be focal points (furniture) or accents (lamps, artwork, walls, bedding) or a combination. In other words, consider the “amounts” of pink. 3) Mix and match pinks with complementary and contrasting colors (blues, greens, browns) until you find the composition, balance and feeling you like.
Using pinks or any color in a room is like being a painter - try a dab here and a dab there rather than throwing the whole bucket on at one time. Keep it simple. Less is often more in a child’s bedroom - and in your home. Create a soothing space with pinks and make sure you have fun!
The balance of pinks with crisp white furniture make this room cheerful, inviting and bright. A few blues and greens give it some contrast and pop.
Young America was featured CBS Television Network’s The Talk on Friday April 27th. 250 moms-to-be were given Young America cribs as part of Mrs. O’s “Million Dollar” Baby Shower. Below area a few images with links to some video footage of the Entrance and Giveaway. Visit The Talk online to see the full episode.
The entrance on The Talk: Mrs. O’s “Million Dollar” Baby Shower on Friday, April 27th
Did you see us on CBS’s The Talk? It was very exciting - 250 Young America cribs were given to a surprised audience of moms-to-be as part of The Talk’s Mrs. O’s “Million Dollar” Baby Shower. The Encore Built To Grow Crib and Encore Stationary Crib were beautifully displayed on stage. If you missed the show you can enter to win a free Young America crib of your choice on our Facebook page. Please share with all your mom-to-be friends and family!
Young America featured on The Talk, a CBS Television Network talk show
Tune in today hear what the ladies have to say about the safest children’s furniture you can buy for your child. Young America will be featured on CBS’s popular talk show, The Talk Friday, April 27 at 2:00 PM ET/ 1PM CT/PT. Join in the fun.
Fox 8 WGHP News: Young America makes Safe Furniture for Children
Young America of Stanley Furniture is at High Point Market this week, an annual home furnishings show in High Point, North Carolina. Young America is receiving some great attention from the local media, including this clip from the Fox 8 WGHP - Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem News - about children’s furniture safety issues and how Young America furniture meets or exceeds industry safety standards with tip-proof case goods and soft-close drawers. For more details, Watch video online.
We recently discovered this great online home design resource, Houzz.com, and how many people around the world download their app and use it to collect and share home ideas and products - including many from Stanley Furniture’s Young America.
Parenting Magazine tells readers "If you’re in need of some good design inspiration for your child’s bedroom, Houzz Kids’ Rooms is a great place to start." and CNN calls it “the Wikipedia of exterior and interior design.” They have an impressive community of 165,000+ fans on Facebook too. It’s a fun way to search photos, keep your virtual “ideabook,” discover products by category or room and designers by specialty and location, and find links to new products - like ours. Join the conversation on Houzz.com.
Young America furniture provides parents with confidence to choose our baby cribs and children’s beds. We know making the change from a crib to a “big boy” or “big girl” toddler bed is a very big day for a child. We understand how it’s a big deal for parents too. Children’s safety is a real concern. Young America, the American manufacturer of premium quality, safety certified children’s furniture, is the best source for safe baby cribs and toddler beds. We’re here to help parents breathe easily by providing the safest cribs, toddler beds and beds on the market; cribs that are Built to Grow™ and may be converted into the safest toddler beds - when the big day arrives.
Built To Grow™ (BTG) grow means safe, real furniture that grows with your child - from a baby crib to a Toddler Bed, then into a regular Twin Bed or Full Bed. Young America BTG products are designed, engineered and built for exceptional quality and safety. It’s the safest sleeping solution - and best value - for a growing family.
Here’s a glimpse of how BTG works:
Safety First - a checklist for parents
Young America furniture knows that when it comes to babies and kids, you can’t be too safe. Here are the safety guidelines we follow - and that you may want to keep in mind when you’re shopping for cribs, beds and other bedroom furniture for your child.
All Young America furniture features our exclusive SafeT3™ design — three levels of safeguards for product and environmental safety that have been certified by an independent expert. This means safety for your child.
1. Safety engineered Young America furniture developed its own system of safety features that surpass even the most stringent mandatory or voluntary product safety guidelines.
2. Safety built Safety begins at home. Young America furniture is made in our Robbinsville, North Carolina factory, which gives us an unparalleled level of quality control when it comes to building in safety.
3. Safety certified Our superior level of safety standards meet or exceed those set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and JPMA and ASTM.
Additional Safety Certification In addition to our exclusive SafeT3™ design we’ve gone beyond to work voluntarily with two third party organizations: Intertek and the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute to ensure the safety of our furniture - specifically of our baby cribs. We believe a safe choice is a smart choice. Read more
Intertek Checked Cribs
We work with Intertek, the leading independent third party certification lab for safety and design of consumer products. Intertek helps us go beyond testing, inspecting and certifying our baby cribs. We reduce risk by incorporating manufacturing principles and processes that ensure consistency and reliability. Our work with Intertek has earned not only a reputation for value in our products, but an increased level of trust for the Young America furniture brand. So look for the “Intertek Check” when you’re buying a Young America baby crib.
GREENGUARD Certified Cribs
To ensure the safest indoor environments for your children, Young America baby cribs are GREENGUARD Certified. Products that receive the GREENGUARD Children and SchoolsSM certified mark have been independently tested and met the most rigorous chemical emissions standards in the world. To learn more about GREENGUARD Certification visit www.greenguard.org.
Children are more susceptible to pollutants than adults because they are growing and breathe in proportionately more air. This means indoor pollutants, such as certain chemicals, particles and allergens, can cause more severe health effects in children.
An expectant mom asked The Bump (from The Knot) community members for thoughts on Young America furniture. Happily, three The Bump members responded with how much they love their Young America furniture and why they invested in them. Read it here.
Give a Room Spirit with a Young America furniture Yellow
Experience the warm glow of a yellow bedroom. Luminous yellows radiate. Day or night, they are unexpectedly soft and spirited - like the tight squeeze of a child’s hug or a summer’s breeze. So full of life. Young America furniture’s Sunflower is a yellow that combines easily with blues, oranges - even reds. Mixed and matched, Sunflower is fresh and bright. Bring golden sunshine into your nursery or child’s bedroom.
Momtrends: The Best Kids’ Beds for Shared Bedrooms
Thank you Momtrends for including our Young America furniture Mix Bunk Bed in your recent post “The Best Kids’ Beds for Shared Bedrooms”.
"Young America’s Mix Bunk Bed is available in twenty one colors. The simple design and outstanding quality make this bunk bed ideal for contemporary or traditional bedrooms. Available in twin-over-twin, twin-over-double and double-over double. The coordinating bedroom furniture is also beautiful and colorful.” - Elizabeth Leach, Momtrends.com
Fill your child’s living spaces with the joy of color - for siblings, family pets, and other good friends. The Young America furniture Mix Bunk Bed is available in your choice of 21 spirited hues and wood finishes. Made in USA. Shown above in Walnut.
Young America Mix Bunk Beds shown in Natural, Peach, Surf Blue and Sea Grass.
Sleigh Beds have graced bedrooms since the first half of the 19th century - and for good reason. Where else can you tuck into a more magically cozy bed? The soft, sweeping curves of the headboard and footboard embrace a baby or child with a sense of security and comfort. Adults love them too! The Young America Grand Sleigh Crib and Built to Grow Sleigh Crib, and Sleigh Bed are modern day versions of the perennially popular style in 25 color choices - each made in the USA of select hardwoods and Greenguard certified.
Here are a few Sleigh rooms for nursery and bedrooms inspiration alike.
What’s color all about? Our senses. Familiar sounds, smells and sights. Surround your child with Young America Sea Grass for radiant warmth, fresh summer air, and lighthearted spirit. Sea Grass is perfect as a unifying color or a companion to others - dark and light. It’s a color your child will never outgrow.
Mix Spindle Bed with complementary Sea Grass greens
A room full of Sea Grass (bed style no longer available)
Do you want a happy baby? We can help. Welcome your new baby home with a joy-filled nursery. A cheerful, well-equipped, functional space is essential to a baby’s happiness - and yours. All it takes is a cozy, safe crib; an easy place to change clothing and diapers; ample space to organize supplies and baby gear - and baby will coo with delight.
Our Mix Collection is one of several Young America nursery choices. “Mix” as in mix-and-match. Simple lines, no frills. Mix pieces combine effortlessly with ones you may already have or you can build a nursery in the Mix style - in more than 20 Young America colors. Made in USA and Greenguard certified. Baby will be very happy and so will you.
Children LOVE slumber parties - with family, friends, (even) siblings. Versatile bunk beds host a bevy of children or grandchildren in a space-efficient, endlessly fun way. Stacked up or as a set of individual beds, Young America bunk beds are handsome, safe and solid - and available in up to 24 colors to suit your style. Peruse our bunk beds for your sleepover solution.
Mix Bunk Bed Shown: Twin over Double in Black. Available in multiple configurations and 21 Young America colors.
Cameo Bunk Bed Shown: Twin over Twin in Creme. Available in multiple configurations and 16 Young America colors.
All Seasons Bunk Bed Shown: Twin over Double in Natural. Available in multiple configurations and 24 Young America colors.
Bring spirit and energy into a child’s living space with a not-so-serious, free-wheeling Banker’s Chair in Spring 2012 hues. Young America colors: Sour Apple, Tangerine and Sunflower combined with Surf Blue, Natural wood, or Lilac blue are beautiful combined and on their own - to dress up a chair or be playful anywhere.