When it comes to baby, parents want what’s best. We want the best and safest products, and want to try and keep up with protecting to the environment. Whether you reuse or you recycle, every little bit helps. When you think of your little one’s nursery, you should always think green. With all the harsh chemicals, toxins and other dangerous safety hazards, it’s important to think healthy and safe at the same time, and this is entirely true when it comes to creating the perfect green baby nursery.
Babies tend to spend 15+ hours in their room each day. Between night time, nap time, bath time, diaper changing and everything else, they are in their room a good percentage of the day. Therefore it’s a good idea to think about how you can create a green and healthy atmosphere in their nursery. Below are eco-friendly ideas you can use to get started on creating an safe, green nursery today!
Green Baby Nursery Ideas
Green Nursery Walls: When it comes to wallpaper or paint, make sure these are organic. You don’t want your baby to be breathing in dangerous chemicals. So, when looking for your paint try and make sure that it has little or no VOC, volatile organic compounds.
Green Nursery Flooring: If your baby’s nursery already has carpet in it, always make sure you steam clean it every few months. Carpet holds a lot of dangerous things like dust mites, debris, and other nasal allergens that your baby doesn’t need to be breathing in.
Although, if you’re looking to go the wood flooring route, try and stick with something that is environmentally friendly like bamboo flooring.
Green Nursery Furniture: When it comes to baby furniture, you can’t really go any greener than reusing. Whether you borrow your sister’s set that her kids grew out of, or you get it from a garage sale, you’re helping the environment by limiting trees that need to be cut down for a new set.
Green Nursery Toys: When it comes to baby toys they are a dime a dozen. Just try to avoid a lot of plastic toys since they are made with a lot of chemicals. You can tell plastic is made with a lot of chemicals just by that “new” smell it has. So, try and go the organic fabric route and try to stick to wood toys that have a natural non- toxic finish.
Green Nursery Hygiene: When it comes to diapers, be sure to stick with cloth diapers. These save thousands of diapers from going to the landfills each and every day. Also, when it comes to your baby’s largest organ, skin, try and use natural ingredients so it doesn’t get irritated. By avoiding ingredients like parabens, phalates and other toxins, you are helping your little one’s skin start out right!
There are several ways you can create a green nursery for your little one. These are a just a few of the eco-friendly ideas you can start considering, and a few ways you can help the earth while creating a safe and healthy nursery for your baby.