As a parent, your greatest concern is your child’s safety. Many transform their homes into a baby-proof zone with stair gates and rubber bumpers while unaware that they are neglecting the most important part of creating a safe environment for an infant: a non-toxic nursery. In this article, we will guide you through the process of creating a space, free of chemicals, to ensure your little ones remain happy and healthy.
Things to consider
When picking out furniture, make sure to opt for solid wood. Alternatives like composite board, particle board and MDF use formaldehyde, veneers and toxic glue that release nasty chemicals which do not belong in a child’s room.
Non-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paint is also essential to making sure your painted furniture isn't releasing toxic fumes into the air your baby breathes.
Look out for products with a Greenguard certification as this is only given to manufacturers that meet the highest standards of indoor air quality.
Mattresses & Bedding
Organic baby brand, The Little Green Sheep sell high quality organic mattresses for under £200. You can also purchase bedding from their gorgeous animal themed range. www.thelittlegreensheep.co.uk
Lakeland Paints is the UK’s leading manufacturer of organic paints and with their extensive colour selection and formulas tailored for all applications, it’s no wonder why. www.lakelandpaints.co.uk
Look no further than Swedish company, Eco by Naty for biodegradable nappies. After perfecting their products for over 20 years, they host a range of eco nappies free from bleach, latex, fragrance and TBT while maintaining high performance and comfort. They also sell low priced, high quality eco wipes that won’t irritate young skin. Every nursery needs a changing mat but non-toxic ones are incredibly rare. Fortunately, Naturepedic has put one on the market. Created with a luxurious cotton filling and a clear polyethylene waterproof coating, this is the perfect changing pad for an organic nursery! www.naty.com
Our own decals are perfect for a toxic free nursery as they’re made from a special adhesive fabric that’s free from PVC, phthalates and other toxins. They can also be removed and reapplied over and over without losing stickiness or leaving residue on walls.