3 Pro Tips to Help You Create the Eco-Friendly Nursery of Your Dreams

ECOS 04/15/2024
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Eco-friendly home improvement projects are growing in popularity across the nation, but there are special benefits that come with creating an eco-friendly nursery. Not only are you helping contribute to the green initiative, but you're potentially improving the physical health of your newborn as well. Of course, before you start creating your sustainable nursery, it's important to know which elements are the most essential and effective for eco-friendly success. Here are just a few important tips to help you create the eco-friendly nursery you've always dreamed of.

'Upcycle' Used Decor and Furniture Aside from the crib, which experts say should be purchased new and according to the most recent safely regulations, you should do your best to purchase used furniture and decor. The dresser, glider, and any range of decor can all be safe, sustainable, and pre-owned. Ask your friends and family, or even put a shout out on social media for gently used baby furniture -- you may be surprised at the responses you get!

Use Low VOC Paints It should come as no surprise that traditional paints and wood primers emit harmful chemicals that can hurt your baby's health. In fact, according to Sweden’s Dampness in Buildings and Health study, children with bedroom PGE concentrations in the top 25% (of the study participants) had a 100% higher likelihood of having asthma, a 150% higher likelihood of having eczema, and a 320% higher likelihood of having rhinitis. But there are many types of non toxic paint for cribs that can provide the same glossy and beautiful results as their chemical-filled counterparts, but without the dangerous health risks. Keep this in mind when gathering your painting materials.

Consider Organic Bedding Finally, when it comes to buying bedding and textiles, organic matters. Traditional materials often contain harsh chemicals, pesticides, and dyes that have unknown health risks. Instead, opt for organic materials and natural dyes. There are plenty of resources available online that can help you determine the most reputable brands.

Ultimately, keeping these tips in mind can help you on your way to safe and sustainable nursery success. For more information about non toxic paint for cribs, contact Ecos Paints.

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