Kids Nursery: Preparing for the baby’s arrival by establishing his room is a source of happiness, but also of stress. Indeed, there is much to do to make everything perfect. However, all these decorative and installation works have a cost on the health of your little one! In fact, they release “volatile organic components” (VOCs). Here, we speak, for example of lead, benzene, phthalates, phenoxyethanol or formaldehyde very harmful, especially for his small lungs or serious illnesses such as asthma or allergies! So,
Kids Nursery Decor:Change habits for home maintenance
Before investing in any type of air purifier or installing a jungle of depolluting plants, think about revolutionizing the way you do your cleaning! Household products are too stripping and pollute the air more than they purify it. By thinking of doing well with multi-uses, disinfectants and other antibacterials, we only multiply the allergens. So go to ecological cleaning which is healthier, but also effective. Baking soda, black soap and white vinegar are yours!
Kids Nursery Decor :Choose your paints for the nursery
Often, we give refreshment on the walls of the future baby’s room. Indeed, this allows you to give the walls soft pastel accents and to stick to the atmosphere you want to create. However, here again, we must think about limiting VOCs by favouring water-based paints. In general, the healthiest paints are marked “A +” for “indoor air emissions”. Better still, some paints can also capture pollutants like formaldehyde up to 80%. And colour level, we can reassure you: there is a choice!
Kids Nursery Decor : For furniture, we are wary of new and agglomerate
First of all, be aware that new agglomerated furniture can release chemical substances up to several months after their installation. In fact, a report had highlighted 31 potentially “carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic” substances in a 2015 report on furniture products and the need to improve labelling. These wood fiber panels covered with acrylic paint are therefore VOC tanks! So, prefer second-hand furniture that no longer emits or solid wood repainted with paintings respectful of his health. You can also store new furniture for several weeks in another ventilated room before putting it in your room!
Kids Nursery Decor : The less we do, the better?
For a first baby, everything is generally new. And we give it our heart by multiplying the objects. So, “made in China” toys in the chair, it’s like inviting toxic substances into baby’s room by rolling out the red carpet! Fortunately, you don’t have to be ultra-minimalist. To avoid it, simply banish plastic and favour what is organic, second-hand or vintage.
Kids Nursery Decor : And for mattresses and textiles, we also monitor the labels!
For bedding, the new is generally more than recommended by specialists. However, one can also avoid unpleasant surprises here by choosing materials that are as natural as possible. Indeed, bamboo, tencel, coconut fiber, natural latex or organic cotton will preserve your little piece of VOCs without sacrificing the quality of your sleep! And of course, the same treatment for the changing mat where phthalates, PVC and the horrible polyurethane foam are banned…