There have been so lots of frightening studies about environmental hazards impacting our infants that it can be difficult to understand where to begin when trying to produce a healthy nursery. concern not, new parents. let me guide you. before you freak out creating your baby’s non-toxic bedroom, think about three crucial regions:
Walls – look around.
Furniture as well as mattresses – sit down.
Floors – get all the method down.
That’s not so bad, right? Let’s go with them one by one.
Beginning with the walls.
Once you’ve pinned the best infant room, chances are high you’ll want to modification the walls. If you want to repaint, select No-VOC paints to limit the exposure to hazardous fumes. You understand that “new paint” smell? That’s the nasty chemicals. No-VOC paints don’t have that. Alternatively, you can leave the paint that’s already on the walls as well as liven it up with artwork or decals. however if you’re gonna deal with wall color, let somebody else paint your baby’s space (relax, mama!).
A few things about furniture.
If you’re a rookie, you may not recognize exactly how much infants as well as young children check out their environments with their mouths. It is 99% specific that your infant will chew on the crib (my own stat) so paints as well as coatings are particularly important.
Also lots of recent designs of cribs have been recalled — like every single drop-sided crib (!) — so pick a new risk-free one as well as inspect the recall listings before setting it up, ok? [Check recalls.gov for your crib as well as other gear. Make sure you understand about the current crib standards; they progress to keep infants risk-free not just to stop us from saving money with hand-me-downs.]
Moving down to the floor.
After your baby’s bed, the next location you’ll be costs great deals as well as great deals of time is the floor. While it may be appealing to select a floor covering based on exactly how it matches your color plan as well as style — which I have absolutely done before I understood much better — I desire you to spend your money on a risk-free option or just leave what’s already there. depend on us. A brand new synthetic rug may do a lot more damage than good. Hard-wood is good. Eco-flooring is good. wool rugs are good. [Read a lot more ideas on selecting non-toxic flooring from Toxic complimentary Kids
Cheat sheet of non-toxic ideas as well as eco-wisdom
5 Honey-dos for the nursery
[Photos from Whitney]