The Chick Chair is made of baltic birch plywood, which is strong, lightweight, and stable. Low emission glues keep off gassing to a bare minimum as compared to MDF, particleboard, or other engineered materials. Water based interior wall paints are used for all colors options and finished in traditional shellac, which creates a natural, durable, water-proof finish that can be wiped clean easily. Shellac is a time-tested wood finishing material that is made from the cocoons of a small beetle dissolved in alcohol. This makes it safe enough for Junior to put in his mouth and chew on if he likes. You should also know that all of the chairs edges have been rounded for safety.