How to Make Your Nursery “Green”

If you are looking for ways to make your nursery more “green” there are many things you can do.  Using cloth diapers and washable, reusable wipes is a great place to start. But what else can you do?

Paint
Let’s start with paint.  Whether you are planning to paint your baby’s nursery rose petal pink, sky blue or grasshopper green, you can find non-toxic, odor-free (and even organic!) paints.  Not only are these paints not harmful to the environment, they are safer for baby too.  Because they are non-toxic, there is no “out-gassing.” The out-gassing process is what causes that “new paint” smell and the gasses can cause dizziness, headaches and nausea.  It continues to occur as the chemicals age and breakdown over time.

Flooring and Furniture
What about flooring?  Since synthetic carpets and rugs also contain harmful chemicals that can be released into the air, choose one made of … Read More