Non Toxic Safe Vegan Baby & Kids Rooms. We want our babies, from newborns on up, to be happy, healthy and strong right? The last thing we would want is to surround our children with is chemicals and toxins. Infants should be surrounded by love, safety and good energy. Most of us understand that we need to make healthy, sustainable choices for our family. But also for the future of our children. Climate change is real folks.
A cruelty free nursery is one of those choices to make since it will affect your baby from now until they’re fully grown. A humane home ensures that your baby is in a space that is designed with materials that are less toxic, healthier and safer for you and your children. Less chemicals in furniture and decor are also gentler on the senses, the skin and a baby’s delicate, fragile body. Overall, a vegan nursery is an ideal, healthy environment. for your baby to develop mentally and physically. Here’s how to create a safe, non toxic nursery for your infant.
Do Your Research
A product may appear clean and cruelty free at first glance but beeswax or animal products may be used in the finishing process. In most cases, the only way to ensure that a product is actually safe is to make an enquiry with the manufacturer. Furthermore, don’t be misled. Just because a material is vegan, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is healthy. Low-quality man-made materials such as cheap leathers are made from synthetic materials that contain toxic chemicals. It’s important to research all the materials that you plan to use in your baby’s nursery. There are plenty of non-toxic materials that are safe for indoor use, you just need to look for them.
Look for Non Toxic Alternatives
It’s hard to imagine a nursery without a leather rocker, woolen blankets or down pillows. But the good news is that you don’t have to. There are plenty of safe alternatives. There are many substitutions you can make in your baby’s vegan nursery:
Choose Low VOC, Cruelty-Free Paints
We rarely associate paint with animal products. But some paints contain milk casein, ox gall or beeswax. Some paints are even tested on animals. When choosing paint for your baby’s nursery, don’t assume that the “eco-friendly” label on the can means that it is filled with toxic chemicals, cruelty-free or even vegan. Look for a low voc, cruelty-free vegan paint. This indicates that no animal products were used in the manufacturing process and that it was not tested on animals. Plus it is safe for your baby’s respiratory system. Some paints also have zero or low emissions and are asthma and allergy friendly.
Choose a Soy Fiber Comforter Instead of a Woolen Blanket
Soybean fiber is made from the hulls of soy beans and is often known as “vegan cashmere”. This eco-friendly fabric is free of petrochemicals, meaning it’s gentle and not toxic. Wool is soaked in chemicals. Non animal based alternatives also offer the comfort of cashmere, the softness of silk and the durability of cotton. vegan alternatives for wool include bamboo silk, organic cotton, hemp fabric. Also lyocell fabric, which is made from wood pulp.
Use Kapok Instead of Down Pillows
Kapok is a cotton-like material that is produced by the Kapok tree. Kapok is sometimes referred to as silk cotton on account of its soft and fluffy texture. This is a 100% natural fiber that is non-toxic and chemical-free. So, it’s ideal for your baby’s pillow. Some of the other alternatives for down include soy-foam and buckwheat hulls. A baby pillow made from hypoallergenic cotton is also a good option since it is easily available. Using a natural, non animal based fill can hinder rashes and allergic reactions that are common with down and wool.
Buy Chairs or Rockers Made with Faux Leather
The most commonly used material for synthetic leather is polyurethane which is a plastic-based material. However, this material is not the ideal choice. Hazardous toxins are released during the manufacturing process. Instead, choose from a variety of eco-friendly faux leather options that are made from materials such as cork or kelp. Pinatex has become a popular choice too. It’s a natural leather alternative that is made from the cellulose fibres in pineapple leaves.
Work with a Designer Certified in a Cruelty Free Design Specialty
DIY home projects have become very popular. But that’s because most people think that hiring a designer will cost an arm and a leg. This couldn’t be further from the truth. A good designer will help to create a space that reflects your vision while preventing costly mistakes that amateurs often make. Furthermore, there are virtual and regular design services that are affordable and help you stick to your budget. When creating a non toxic and cruelty free nursery for your little one, working with a designer certified in cruelty free design is your best bet. It ensures that the space reflects your family values.
Calculate Your Due Date
Before you start work on your baby’s nursery, calculate your due date . You can then get estimated timelines from your designer so that the work is completed well before your baby arrives. Keep in mind that there may be unexpected delays in the work. So it’s better to start early. Your baby’s nursery should be completed at least a week in advance. Adequate time for odors to dissipate is important. Newborns have a highly developed sense of smell.
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