A baby’s nursery design should alway be filled with non toxic baby products to evoke a sense of calm, natural ease and soft sleeping sounds.
It’s only natural for parents to want to do everything they can to protect and keep their baby safe, which is why everything that goes into a nursery deserves to be considered, healthy and functional. We recommend that a good place to start is focusing on the set up of the sleeping zone so that it is a healthier and more restorative for the baby (and for you).
To get you started, below are our top picks for non toxic baby products and organic sleeping essentials.
Opt : for a non toxic baby crib
Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to avoid major toxins from cribs. Look for solid wood cribs as opposed to pressboard or MDF cribs which contain formaldehyde.
If the crib is painted or you are looking to do a DIY, then ensure the paint is non-toxic.
the best non toxic baby products : cribs
UK brand: oeuf-sparrow-cot
AUS brand: the-airlie-cot
Invest : in an organic crib mattress
This may be the most essential organic and non toxic baby product you should buy. Our skin is our largest organ and it absorbs everything it comes in contact with, making the mattress and sheets your baby sleeps on extremely important. As babies require huge amounts of sleep in order to facilitate their rapid growth, having a safe, chemical-free environment to sleep on is essential to support their healthy development. An organic crib mattress can help increase blood flow and relieve pressure, optimising a good night’s sleep for your baby.
the best non toxic baby products : mattresses
UK brand naturalmat-nursery-mattresses
AUS brand Milari-green-baby-mattress
Add : non-synthetic sheets and mattress protector
A baby’s skin is delicate, so providing not only the softest but the safest baby bedding and crib protector is of utmost importance. Bedding is nearly as important as a non-toxic mattress for the same reason that your baby is inhaling/ absorbing what they sleep in as they grow. To make things easy, we recommend buying 100% organic cotton sheets and sleep sacks. If you can’t do 100% organic, then aim for 100% cotton.
Don’t forget to look for a GOTS-certified, moisture-resistant, crib pads to protect the mattress from stains, leaks, and any spills.
the best non toxic baby products : linen
UK brand organic-cotton-baby bedding
AUS brand hemp-organic-cotton-cot-sheet-set
Set : the mood with a multifunctional nightlight
Sometimes the simplest things like light control can have the greatest impact on our sleep, mood, peace of mind and the same approach goes for babies. Having a night light int he nursery is helpful for nighttime navigation to ensure your baby is not disturbed. Just be sure not to place it too close to your baby’s sleeping area, as soft light can be distracting and can interfere with the quality of their sleep. It is also important to keep in mind that blue light acts as a stimulus so try to find one that emits red light instead so that the baby can release melatonin more naturally.
the best non toxic baby products : night lights
UK brand glowdreaming (coming to UK soon)
AUS brand glowdreaming
Hang : a soothing baby mobile
A mobile is an essential item for any baby’s nursery and many become an established part of the décor. The best will feature comforting shapes and should be able to withstand a little bit of grabbing from tiny hands. It’s a common misconception that mobiles with lights help the baby to drift off peacefully, but it can also do more harm than good as it acts as a stimulus, distracting your baby. Music mobiles are OK to lull the baby to sleep, so a mobile with built in sound is fine to also have.
the best non toxic baby products : mobiles
UK brand scandi-crochet-mobile
AUS brand koala-baby-mobile