When you're outfitting a new nursery, certain choices can effect the health of your baby's environment, even if that impact is relatively small. Decisions like whether or not to use no-VOC paint and the type of cleaning supplies you use add up. By being smart about what you buy, you can start your child off in a space that's a little safer and healthier.
Imorove Your Indoor Air Quality
Small things you can do to keep the air quality high in your baby's room include using an air purifier with a HEPA filter, decorating with low or no-VOC paints, and using green cleaning supplies.
Organic Bedding and Mattresses
Since clothing and bedding comes into constant contact with your baby's skin, it's a good idea to shop for organic and pesticide-free textiles.
Nontoxic, FSC-Certified, and Recycled Furniture
There are many different approaches to buying green when it comes to nursery furniture. When you buy new, look for sustainably harvested, FSC-certified woods and nontoxic foams. Buying used can also be green, since it cuts down on the waste cycle.
RESOURCES AND MORE INFORMATION
• I'm Pregnant. How Should I Green the Nursery?
• Survey: How Green Is Your Nursery?
• Green Nursery Tips from Vail Daily