How to Create a Healthy (and Green) Nursery
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Babies have more sensitive skin than adults and are more sensitive to chemicals. Because babies spend much of their time in their cribs and in the nursery, focusing on creating the healthiest environment possible is of great importance to many parents. Some important points to consider:
  • Most mattresses contain toxic fire retardant chemicals that leach into the air over time – these chemicals have been linked to ADHD and SIDS ( May 30, 2006)
  • Conventional building materials such as adhesives, paints, and flooring materials can contribute to chemical pollution in the home through off-gasing (
  • Asthma and allergies are worsened by dust mites which are common in most mattresses (
  • Five of the top 9 pesticides used on conventional cotton in the U.S. are known cancer-causing chemicals (
  • Conventional cotton contains toxic chemicals from harsh cleansers and dyes to ammonia and formaldehyde (
Organic products provide a safer alternative for your baby and your home.
Nursery Item Benefits
Natural Rubber Crib Mattress • No fire retardant chemicals – natural wool acts as the fire retardant
• Hypoallergenic – No synthetic materials
• No dust mites – Naturally dust mite resistant
• Better sleep – Natural products regulate body temperature and reduce tossing and turning
• Better for babies, people with asthma, allergies or chemical sensitivities
Organic Cotton Crib Sheets • Chemical free, dye-free
• Better for the environment – conventional cotton uses 25% of worldwide insecticides
• Stronger cotton fibre – lasts longer
Natural Bamboo Flooring • Less or no off-gasing of chemicals
• Better for the environment – completely renewable resource
• Comparable warranty and pricing to conventional hardwood floors
AFM Safecoat Paints and Stains • 100% natural ingredients
• Less or no off-gasing of chemicals such as formaldehyde, not only VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
• Less or no odour
• Better for babies and people with chemical sensitivities
Natural Solid Wood Furniture • Hand-crafted, high quality
• Free of toxic glues, formaldehyde and particle board
• Made of wood grown in managed forests
Organic products, in addition to being healthier for your baby, are also better for the environment – preserving our earth for your child’s future. All products are also ethically made, helping to ensure sustainable economies worldwide.