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Cots, children wardrobes, and high-chairs … give them a hint of “green”
Stick to the basics with the furniture and accessories. Your baby will only need a cod-bed, a car-seat, a pram and a high-chair. Second-hand is fine for all, except for cot mattresses (they need to be firm to prevent cot-death) and car-seats (in terms of security). But do make sure it's in good working order.
Think about waste-free, earth-friendly and comfortable solutions. For example cot-beds are great as they are 2 in 1 – a cot and a bed, so they will last at least 6-7 years. There are also recycled options for stroller you may wish to consider.
If you're buying new furniture, solid wood from a sustainable source and low-toxicity materials is preferable. Mattresses are usually made using coir (coconut fibre), latex (particularly good at resisting dust mites) and wool, a natural flame retardant and excellent for regulating body temperature.
And finally, put a plant in your child’s nursery. Plants will release oxygen during the day and will purify the air, absorbing toxins (if any), but make sure you remove them during the night.
Walls and floors
When decorating the nursery, use low-VOC or organic natural paints for the walls. VOCs are chemicals, which produce ground-level ozone and will never fully degrade. Fortunately some manufacturers are going… Read more
Green toys for green kiddies
When it comes to toys, go as natural as possible. Toys are not just for fun. Children have a natural desire to explore and discover things for themselves. Your little one should have the chance to create his own play experience. If you buy… Read more