This is just a few tips on how to start building your nursery room. There are still other things you must consider to make it safe for your baby and a few extra time researching them will be very helpful in providing your baby a healthy start in life.
Babies are a blessing that expecting parents are thrilled waiting for. They are very fragile creatures and need complete loving care for them to grow healthy. It is normal for the parents to prepare for the coming baby ahead of the time it is expected to arrive and one common preparation is creating a nursery room. Creating one is not as easy as you may think. It must be carefully created to avoid toxins from affecting the health of the baby. Here are some tips to create a nursery room and some toxins to be aware of.
Painting the room is one of the first things that are usually done in creating a nursery. But you must be wary of the paint you will be using because it usually contains large amount of toxins. Choose paints that have low or no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) content.
You might be surprised that Formaldehyde, the same chemical used in embalming fluid, is used in many common items like sheets and clothing. Try to choose carpets and sheets that are made from and certified to be organic cotton.
Lead is a chemical that can easily be found in paints and toys because it makes the colors. This makes it more attractive for the babies and the very reason that the babies will be more exposed to the toxin.
Bisphenol-A, or BPA, is a chemical that is also typically found on hard plastics. It is a carcinogenic chemical and can cause serious respiratory complications. Try to go an extra step in reading the labels of the products you are planning to use in the nursery and make sure they are BPA-free.
Phthalates is a chemical to make plastics more flexible and it is both carcinogenic and reproductive toxin. Try to look for phthalates-free toys or choose those that are made from organic fabric.