Topponcino 101: How Are Topponcinos Made?
Topponcinos are handcrafted with the highest quality, natural, and eco-friendly materials.
They are constructed with the utmost attention to detail to ensure the best product for your brand new baby.
Although high-contrast patterns are good for infant development, the topponcino is best made in soft, soothing shades of solid color like white, grey, baby blue or blush. This ensures your baby’s new environment is relaxing and calm, as patterned topponcinos could distract from the comforting and soothing support provided by the topponcino.
The ideal topponcino is sewn into oval measuring 26 inches x 17 inches x 1 inch. The oval shape allows the pillow to envelope your baby while supporting the neck, but without the risk of square corners covering their face.
The length and width provide enough space to fit your entire infant’s body, without excess fabric to overwhelm the baby. This creates the ideal combination of coziness and support.
Traditional topponcinos are made with multiple layers of cotton batting which are covered in sturdy cotton muslin. Then the entire topponcino is covered in a soft cotton cover. The multiple layers of batting provide softness without the safety risk of being “plush.”
There is fine line between a topponcino being too hard, which would not provide your baby enough comfort, and a topponcino that is too soft, which would not provide enough support. After hundreds of samples and tests, we found the perfect combination to maintain the upmost comfort, support, and safety of the topponcino is seven layers of needle punched quilters batting.
Babies have incredibly soft and delicate skin, as well as developing lungs which are extremely susceptible to the toxins in the fabrics that surround them.
When looking to purchase a topponcino, make sure they are not made of polyester, free fibers or wadding, rubber foam, soft foam, or hard foam.
- Polyester is made with petrochemicals, which emit volatile organic compounds as gases after production. These VOCs can cause asthma, allergies, and other lung problems, especially for your sensitive newborn.
- Free fiber or wadding often comes in polyester form and is not bound together, creating a floppy, inconsistent, lumpy pillow that would be very difficult to clean.
- Rubber foam “off gasses”, exposing your newborn to toxins that are potentially harmful to their health. Also, rubber foam does not maintain heat or smell.
- Soft foam is extremely squishy, not providing the support of your infant’s head or body during handling.
- Hard foam is too stiff, providing support, but not providing comfort since it does not hug or conform to your baby’s body during holding and handling.
A large number of baby products today are made with polyester filling or covers. We’ve avoided these materials in all of our products.
Your newborn has sensitive skin, requiring natural fibers, not synthetic fabrics. The topponcino is a perfect cotton barrier between our baby and anything harmful to his skin and lungs.