Non Toxic Nursery Sources

April 02, 2024 4 min read

How to Create a non toxic nursery

If you're reading this blog, chances are that you are on the journey of parenthood, and looking for non toxic furnishings.

Almost every week, our clients ask us questions about non-rug/carpet related products, and we've learned a lot along the way. Since the makers of non-toxic, natural and organic nursery items make up a fairly small community, and we often share information and collaborate.

Welcoming a new member into your family is a momentous occasion filled with excitement and joy. As parents, we strive to create a nurturing environment where our little ones can thrive, play, and grow. One of the first steps in this journey is designing the perfect nursery, a sanctuary that reflects warmth, comfort, and safety.

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the potential hazards lurking in conventional nursery decor. From harmful chemicals found in paints and furniture to allergens in textiles, creating a toxin-free space for your baby has become a top priority for many parents.

In this blog, we delve into the world of non toxic nursery decor, exploring creative ways to design a space that promotes health and well-being without compromising on style. From eco-friendly furniture to organic bedding and non-toxic paint options, we'll guide you through the process of curating a serene haven where your little one can rest peacefully and give you some sources.

Eema Studio
Eema Studio

What is a Non Toxic or Low Toxic Nursery?

Alex Nino Interiors
Alex Nino Interiors

A non toxic or low toxic nursery is a nursery in which all the elements, from the paint to the flooring and everything in between, have been considering according to the safety of the products.

Every suggestion below is guided by our commitment to provide the best possible environment for our children. As we explore non toxic nursery decor, we are considering the profound impact that thoughtful design choices can have on our little one's health and well-being.

By opting for non toxic materials, eco-friendly furnishings, and organic textiles, we not only create a safer space for our babies but also contribute to a healthier planet for future generations. Our nurseries become more than just rooms filled with furniture and decorations; they become sanctuaries where our children can thrive and flourish.

As you embark on the journey of designing your non toxic nursery, remember that every choice you make, no matter how small, has the power to shape the environment in which your baby will grow and develop. Embrace the principles of non-toxicity, sustainability, and mindfulness, and watch as your nursery transforms into a haven of love, comfort, and serenity.

Thank you for considering the impact of non toxic nursery choices. 

Alyssa Brieloff Nursery

Non Toxic Nursery Products + Sources

Creating a non-toxic nursery involves thoughtful consideration of various elements to ensure a safe and healthy environment for your baby. Here are some key items to conside for your nursery:

  1. Non-Toxic Paint : Choose paint that is free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful chemicals. Look for paints labeled as low-VOC or zero-VOC to minimize off-gassing and reduce indoor air pollution.

Great Source: AFM Safecoat at The Green Design Center

  1. Organic Bedding : Opt for bedding made from organic materials such as organic cotton or bamboo, which are grown without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Organic bedding reduces your baby's exposure to harmful chemicals and allergens.

Great Sources: Modern Nursery & Sprout San FranciscoNaturepedic & The Gentle Nursery

  1. Eco-Friendly Furniture : Select furniture made from sustainable materials such as solid wood or bamboo, finished with non-toxic paints or stains. Avoid furniture containing formaldehyde or other toxic substances commonly found in composite wood products.

Great Sources: Modern NurserySprout San Francisco The Gentle Nursery

  1. Non-Toxic Mattress : Choose a crib mattress made from organic materials and free from flame retardants, PVC, phthalates, and other harmful chemicals. Look for mattresses certified by trusted organizations like GREENGUARD or GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).

Great Sources: NaturepedicAvocado & The Gentle Nursery

  1. Natural Flooring : Consider using flooring materials such as hardwood, bamboo, or cork, which are durable, renewable, and free from harmful chemicals commonly found in carpeting and synthetic flooring.

Great Source: The Green Design CenterGreen Building Supply

  1. Air Purification : Use air purifiers with HEPA filters to remove airborne pollutants and allergens from your baby's nursery, creating a cleaner and healthier indoor environment.

Austin Air, IQ Air and BlueAir (see post by 3 Little Plums to learn more about air purifiers)

  1. Safe Cleaning Products : Use non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products to keep your nursery clean and free from harmful chemical residues. Look for products labeled as natural, biodegradable, and free from harsh chemicals.

We love Branch Basics

  1. Soft Furnishings : Choose curtains, rugs, and upholstery made from natural fibers such as organic cotton, wool, or hemp, which are free from synthetic chemicals and dyes.

Curtains: Two Sisters EcoTextiles

Rugs: Organic Weave!

Upholstery: Modern NurserySprout San Francisco

  1. Toxin-Free Toys and Decor : Select toys, mobiles, and decor made from natural materials such as wood, organic cotton, or silicone, free from harmful chemicals like BPA, phthalates, and lead.

We love the selections at Modern NurserySprout San Francisco

What about Interior Designers for Non-Toxic Nurseries?

Nursery by Eema Studio + Photo by Nicki Sebastian
Nursery by Eema Studio + Photo by Nicki Sebastian
Nursery by Eema Studio + Photo by Nicki Sebastian
Nursery by Eema Studio + Photo by Nicki Sebastian

We've had the pleasure of working with the following interior designers who prioritize non toxic furnishings and create GORGEOUS nurseries :

  1. Rockabye Mommy
  2. Eema Studio
  3. Eco Method 
Eco Method Interiors
Eco Method Interiors
Eco Method Interiors
Eco Method Interiors

Interested in learning more about non toxic parenting?

If you're interested in learning more, may we suggest looking at the blogs of a couple of non toxic living experts (whom we've worked with to create organic rugs for their children's rooms!):

Dr. Organic Mommy

3 Little Plums

If you follow Dr. Organic Mommy and 3 Little Plums on Instagram, I promise a wealth of really practical information on non toxic parenting.

Linda Alexanian Image

The Author: Linda Alexanian

Linda is the Founder of Organic Weave. As a third generation rug merchant, Linda is passionate about the art of making handmade rugs with all natural materials.

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