How to Make A Nursery Sustainable (what to buy)

How to Make A Nursery Sustainable (what to buy)

Congratulations, parent-to-be! You're embarking on a brand new journey, and with it comes the delightful and sometimes daunting! - task of crafting a haven for your little one. But don't worry! We're here to help you craft a magical space that's kind to both your baby and the planet.

Where to Start

Check for Eco-Conscious Certifications

Most chemicals we encounter daily come from right under our noses - in our homes, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are commonly found in building materials, furniture, and even cleaning products. Keep an eye out for certifications like GREENGUARD Gold and The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) when shopping. These certifications signify that products meet strict standards for low chemical emissions and organic materials, ensuring a healthier environment for your baby and the planet.

Borrowing? Brilliant!

Don't be shy about reaching out to friends or family members who've recently graduated from the crib stage. A borrowed bassinet or playmat can be a budget-friendly and eco-conscious option, bridging the gap until your little one graduates to the next stage.

Materials to Look For

When it comes to buying new items, prioritize natural materials. Organic cotton bedding is not only gentle on your baby's delicate skin, but it's also biodegradable and free of harmful chemicals. Look for furniture crafted from sustainably sourced wood and finished with non-toxic stains and paints. Your precious one will thank you in their own adorable way.

What to Buy

Choose non-toxic paint and finishers

Conventional paints often have high levels of VOCs which release toxic chemicals while the paint is drying. CLARE is a zero VOC, Greenguard Gold Certified paint company that has made it their mission to make paint shopping hassle-free with mess-free paint swatches, and designer-curated colors.

Bedding & Furniture

For a truly responsible approach, prioritize furniture crafted from sustainable materials like bamboo or FSC-certified wood. These options not only have strong environmental benefits but are also extremely durable!

Rest easy knowing your newborn slumbers on an Avocado Green Mattress - crafted with sustainable materials, GOTS-certified, and by an American made a climate neutral company since 2019. 


When it comes to selecting toys for your newborn, you want something that sparks imagination, fosters development, and, ideally, treads lightly on the Earth.

Milton & Goose stands out from the crowd by crafting heirloom-quality toys that are kind to the planet. They prioritize sustainable materials like FSC-certified wood and organic cotton, ensuring a minimized environmental footprint.

Lovevery is a brand that understands the magic of learning through play. They've meticulously crafted a series of play kits, each designed to target specific developmental milestones in your child's journey.

Natural Baby Products

Welcome to the wonderful world of gentle baby care! When it comes to keeping your little one clean and comfortable, these two brands prioritize natural ingredients and eco-conscious practices.

Honest caters to eco-conscious parents with a wide selection of sustainable, clean, and ethically made baby products. From clean and conscious wipes that feel soft against your baby's skin to gentle to plant-based diapers, Honest ensures your little one's comfort and the planet's well-being.

Mustela a family-owned French brand since 1950, brings generations of expertise to baby care. Their gentle, effective formulas prioritize safety and natural ingredients, making them a trusted name in nurseries worldwide.

Sustainable Serenity in Your Nursery

Congratulations once again! By following these tips, you're well on your way to creating a sustainable nursery and a beautiful haven for your little one. As your precious little one arrives, you can find comfort in knowing their nursery is a safe and healthy environment, a testament to your love and commitment to a greener future.



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