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.
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.
If you have lead-based paint in your nursery and want to repaint, removing it yourself carries a considerable health risk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protect your baby and the environment from the threatening chemicals used to treat synthetic carpeting by opting for more natural flooring.
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.