As parents we’re always looking for the biggest and best items in the baby market and this next design idea couldn’t come at a better time. This year, stylish rooms are all about green design where we can introduce organic and sustainable materials into our home. The popularity of eco-friendly baby furniture has truly blossomed over the last few months and we’re going to dig a little deeper into the subject to find out why this is the case. Putting great style aside, an eco-friendly environment provides a safe space for our children to grow up in due to the fact that chemicals and toxins seen in standard furniture that can potentially harm our families are eliminated.
Organic materials we see in baby clothing, nursery furniture, and toys are grown naturally without the pesticides or herbicides that can pose a threat to children. In addition to organic cotton materials, it’s best to consider naturally sustained wood for the major furniture pieces in your children’s room that are treated with non toxic paint or stains. This will eliminate the chance for harmful VOCs such as formaldehyde to be released into your baby’s environment. In addition, consider incorporating recycled furniture found at a local thrift store, flea market, or a hand-me-down passed down by a friend in order to create a safe, green, and health friendly atmosphere.
Online recycling programs online such as Craig’s List, Recycle.org, and eBay are all great resources to use for an extended selection of furniture that are either used or are built with recyclable materials. Eco-friendly doesn’t stop at the furniture we bring into our children’s nursery. There are a number of different green mattresses and breathable crib bedding options that will keep your baby safe sleeping throughout the night. Bedding made from 100% organic cotton material and stuffed with natural materials such as soy, buckwheat hulls, or kapok are all great alternatives to any synthetic material.