Making a green nursery for your baby

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Your baby’s nursery is the first place they’ll live, so you want it to be as safe and healthy as possible. Here are a few ways to make your child’s space eco- and baby-friendly.

Paint the town green

In thinking about the items in your baby’s nursery, it’s easy to forget what’s all around you: the walls! It’s important to select a baby-safe paint (in an adorable color, of course). Baby-safe paints are water-based and contain zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

VOCs are gases with various chemicals that can impact air quality and have short and long-term health effects. The best bonus? Baby-safe paints infrequently require primers, so you can spend less time painting, and more time finding the best green products.

Follow the green brick road

The flooring in your baby’s nursery can have a huge impact on the air quality of the room. Though a snuggly new carpet might sound lovely, the gases released from carpet installation often contain potentially chemicals – those VOCs mentioned earlier.

If wall-to-wall carpeting is a must, look for Green Label Plus products, which produce very few VOCs. If possible, easy-to-clean and natural flooring like wood or cork is ideal! If you can, you’ll want to make these updates before your baby arrives. An air purifier can really help to clear the air of VOCs in the meantime.

Lean, green soiling machine

Since babies use 2,500-3,000 diapers in their first year, it’s safe to say that diapers will be a major staple in your nursery. There are tons of green diaper options, whether you’re looking for organic, biodegradable, or reusable cloth diapers. Buying in bulk is often the best way to get high-quality green diapers at an affordable rate.

Sweet, green dreams

Your baby will spend 10-14 hours a day sleeping and playing on their crib mattress, so it’s important that it be safe and healthy. Naturepedic mattresses eliminate the chemicals found in conventional crib mattresses while offering a more natural and organic alternative for parents. All Naturepedic mattresses are GOTS Certified organic, GREENGUARD Formaldehyde-Free Certified, and are allergy friendly.

Setting up your green nursery is pretty simple, especially when you’re buying from the most-trusted brands. Naturepedic organic crib mattresses carry the most awards and endorsements of any children’s mattress company, as well as the best warranty in the industry. Tap below to select your perfect green mattress.

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