Baby's room

9 ways to Green Your Baby's room

Green your baby’s boudoir with renewable, sustainable, and low-toxin furnishings, and minimize landfill waste, too.

  1. Opt for used furniture

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    Because babies grow so fast, many of their basic necessities are barely used by their first owner. Spying bargains at secondhand baby stores can save you a bundle and cut down on your new resource consumption, too.

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  2. Hire a certified lead specialist to remove lead-based paint

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    If you have lead-based paint in your nursery and want to repaint, removing it yourself carries a considerable health risk.

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  3. Buy low- or no-VOC latex paint

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    These paints contain fewer or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can be extremely dangerous for a baby’s brain development. Low- and no-VOC paints are also less harm to the environment.

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  4. Choose baby furniture made from sustainable wood

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    Cribs, changing tables, dressers, and rocking chairs are a standard part of any nursery. Make yours green by choosing furniture made from wood from sustainably managed forests.

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  5. Choose an eco-friendly air freshener

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    Stinky diapers and babies go hand in hand but don't add conventional air fresheners to the mix. Nontoxic air deodorizers can mask odors without posing environmental risk.

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  6. Buy natural household cleaners

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    Babies' tiny bodies and developing systems are extremely sensitive to environmental toxins. Natural cleaning products can keep harmful toxins out of baby's air and the environment.

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  7. Buy an air cleaner

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    Clean air and a baby's immune system are inextricably linked. An air purifier that removes chemicals and odors will provide clean air for your baby, allowing those little lungs and developing systems to rest and rejuvenate while sleeping.

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  8. Choose natural fiber carpets and rugs

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    Protect your baby and the environment from the threatening chemicals used to treat synthetic carpeting by opting for more natural flooring.

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  9. Choose recycled wood floors

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    Teach baby the three Rs—reduce, reuse, recycle—right from the start with recycled wood floors in the nursery. You'll get a unique product without impacting the world's forests and you'll prevent material from going to the landfill.

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Comments

11/02/2009
9:12am
sheri

This article is so informative. Thank you for the information. It is great to read articles by people so dedicated to educating people about what is really going on with our products today.

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