You want to bring your baby home to a nursery full of soft and comforting things that will continue to be functional as your baby grows. Finding eco-friendly baby furniture and accessories that fit the bill can seem like a daunting task. However, with this handy guide, you’ll be choosing great green baby furniture in no time.
You’ll probably start thinking about the basics first – the crib, changing table, etc. Once you have these standard items in, you can begin to think about the accessories. It’s important to choose furniture with finishes that are water-based and free of VOCs that could be harmful to your baby’s health.
The Q Collection Junior Solare Crib chosen by Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban for their little one, is a perfect example of eco-friendly baby furniture that will grow with your child.
Created from solid ash and bent wood construction, this crib is created from 100% recycled plywood – with no formaldehyde added. It’s finished in a VOC-free and water-based product, and the mattress adjusts to three different heights. It’s also handmade in the USA. You can also purchase the matching changing table, armoire, shelves and mattress.
Eco-Friendly Baby Accessories
You’ve chosen the furniture and now it’s time to make the nursery cozy with eco-friendly baby accessories. Nature’s Baby Blankets is a great place to find crib sheets, bedding sets and other accessories for your nursery. For instance, the Organic Flannel Cotton Crib Sheet is made from organic cotton, and is dye-free, so nothing harmful comes into contact with your baby’s delicate skin. It’s also fair-trade, so you can feel good about the purchase.
Newborn Mom has a line of crib mobiles that will both capture your baby’s attention and coordinate perfectly with any kind of crib bedding and accessories you have. The Oras Squares Mobiles are made by hand using low VOC and lead free paint, and are available in a wide variety of colors. They’re a great addition to your eco-friendly nursery.
With the eco-friendly nursery almost finished, you’ll want to add finishing touches that make the nursery special for your baby. Green Start Baby Art is a great place to find art for the nursery wall, so that you can polish the nursery theme or add eye-catching fun to the room. From green sea turtles and beach balls to birth announcements, this is a perfect place to find the nursery art that suits your style.
Voila – you have an adorable green nursery complete with eco-friendly baby furniture and accessories that will grow with your baby.
By Samamtha Cummings