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How to Spot Green Products for your Nursery

Spot Green Products How to for Your Nursery Materials Why do I care? Raw Materials used to make eco-friendly nursery furni- ture are an important component on what makes it Green. You can find brands that manufacture their cribs out of solid wood which decreases the risk of baby being exposed to fomaldehyde and other toxins. You can also find eco-friendly brands that use wood sources from sustainable forests, which help protect the environment, wildlife habitats, sustainable harvest levels, regeneration and more. Finish & Paints How does this affect my baby? Did you know most paints and finishes contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) that can cause adverse health risks, including headaches, eye, throat and nose irritation, kidney and liver damage, cancer and damage to the central nervous system? In fact, VOCS vaporize and emit gases long after they have dried. Regular paints have been known to emit half it's VOCS within the first year! So make sure your green brand uses low or no VOC paint or finish on your baby furniture. Vocs Certifications What do these certifications tell me? GREENGUARD certified products are screened for more than 10,000 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) and meet stringent chemical emissions requirements. FSC CREENGUARD FSC certified products are governed by the Forest Stewardship Council, and tell the consumer that the product is made from responsible wood sources that are "environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable." Indoor Air Quality Certified Top Green Brands To Consider Baby Xppleseed Caring for the future Baby Appleseed is known for their safe, elegant and eco-friendly baby furniture. All their grogeous products are GREENGUARD GOLD and JPMA certified. The featured Chelmsford Collection is made from sustainable, solid American poplar wood, is lead/phthalate free and uses a non-toxic finish. The Kicker: Baby Appleseed will plant 10 trees in your child's name with your crib purchase! SPOT ON SQUARE Spot on Square is known for their unique, modern architecture and eco-conscious vision. Every choice made in defining their products, from the material it is made of to the finish that goes onto it, is made with careful thought and consideration to the environment. Spot on Square's ethical way of doing business expands to partnering with conscientious manufacturers, and using sustainable materials and processes. The Eicho Collection is produced in a FSC certified factory, made in Europe to strict EU standards, made of eco-friendly, green-grade MDF compised of 100% recycled wood content, and uses formaldehyde-free adhesives and a non-toxic, water-based finish. labub Ubabub is known for their stylish, modern designs and eco-friendly practices. Their nursery furniture line features sustainable woods and acrylic elements for a clearly modern nursery! ******** * *** **** ***** *** ****** The Nifty Clear Collection is JPMA Certified and made with eco-friendly wood sources, and non-toxic lead and phthalate safe finishes. naturepedic Naturepedic is a well known Certified Organic Mattress Manufacturer who is GREENGUARD certified along with many other distinguished certifications naturepedic organic cotton and awards. One of the admirable characteristics include their use of USDA Certified Organic Cotton to fill their crib mattresses. Doing so ensures the purity and organic reliability, and also helps support U.S. farmers. The Dual Firmness Organic Cotton Ultra 252 Seamless Crib Mattress has a safe, hypoallergenic design that is free from harmful chemicals. It has a wipe- clean waterproof surface and seams, 2-stage dual firmness and extra strong organic cotton cover fabric. pureharmony purehormony Pure Harmony is an organic crib mattress brand with unique features that make it comfortable and safe. The eco- Seep Sefe Organcs Cal friendly mattress contains sustainable materials, such as reinvented soy-based products, coconut fibers and organic cotton. The sturdy construction also attributes to its longevity from newborn to toddler. The Sleep Safe Organics Royale crib mattress combines organic coconut fiber and cotton with coils that allow the mattress to last longer and is free from toxins. Other features such as the waterproof, quilted organic cotton cover and air vents help keep this eco-friendly crib mattress clean and fresh. world's largest baby furniture store

How to Spot Green Products for your Nursery

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Learn how to identify green, eco-friendly baby products for your nursery and why it is critical to your baby's safety. Familiarize yourself with sustainable sources, materials, certifications and d...


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