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Eco-Friendly Nursery Hints

7 Hints for an Eco-Friendly Baby Room

We think the nursery is by far the most fun room to decorate. From choosing a theme like animals or storybook characters to picking out nursery decor that compliments that theme, there’s no limit to the nursery ideas you can come up with.

But whether you’re dreaming up ideas for a baby boy nursery or plan on decking out your baby girl nursery in all things pink, there’s one thing that all savvy mommies-to-be will have in common: choosing sustainable items to support a better future for your little bundle of joy.

We’ve rounded up seven of the most eco-friendly baby must-haves to include in your nursery ideas:

1. Convertible Crib for Nursery

The crib is a central focal piece of the nursery, and Babyletto knows how to infuse eco-friendliness in every aspect. Their line of sustainable furniture for the nursery comes in a variety of colors, styles, and materials to fit any nursery decor. They carefully source their wood from sustainable woods and ensure each crib’s finish is non-toxic and phthalate-free.

Eco friendly Crib

In addition, a Babyletto crib can usually be converted into a toddler bed when baby is ready for the next step. A simple conversion kit is all you need to complete the transition, giving you more for your crib investment.

2. Chair/Rocker

For nighttime feedings, you’ll need a good rocker to keep you comfy and lull your baby back to sleep. The Davinci Owen glider adds the perfect touch to your eco-friendly nursery.

Davinci Owen Upholstered Glider

3. Paperless Wallpaper

The right wallpaper in your baby’s nursery can completely transform the look and feel of the room, but it can be a tedious process. Instead, consider the benefits of a paperless “wallpaper” that can take some of the headache and all of the toxins out of the process. This version of wallpaper is actually stick-on decals that you can apply without needing a full wallpaper training course. This way, you have full control over the design and can mix and match to create the nursery you envision.

Dust Bunny

4. Dressing Table

The dressing table sees a lot of activity, day and night. From diaper changes to clothes storage, this adorable dresser organizer from ROOMON for $79 is one of the most eco-friendly you’ll find. Made from a steel frame and MDF particleboard, the dresser features five fabric drawers for the ultimate in sustainability. 


5. Shelves

New parents often underestimate how much stuff a baby needs, so take care to ensure plenty of storage for all your little extras. This unique shelving unit from Way Basics is about as flexible as they come, and they’re highly eco-friendly. Made from sustainable materials without harmful VOCs or formaldehyde, you can feel confident about placing it in your baby’s room. And, as an added bonus, its tool-free assembly gives parents one less frustration before baby’s arrival. 

Way Basics

6. Rug

A nursery rug is a must in the baby’s room, especially if you have hardwood floors. But even with good carpeting, you’ll find that a rug offers superior comfort for crawling and playing and protection against spit ups and blowouts.

This large eco-friendly rug is made from non-toxic foam that’s thick enough to provide ample cushion for crawlers and walkers, yet thin enough to allow for easy rolling and storage when not in use.

Non Toxic Baby Rug

7. Artwork

No baby girl or boy nursery is complete without the likes of Dr. Seuss somewhere in the space, and this artwork collection is a must-have. Sustainable and eco-friendly, each piece of artwork is printed on a real recycled page from a dictionary. And because of this, every piece of artwork is a little different because no pages in the dictionary are alike! Fan favorite characters like the Cat in the Hat and timeless quotes like “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” are emblazoned on each print. Buy an eco-friendly frame to show off your collection and enjoy a well-decorated nursery without sacrifice.

Baby Nursery Artwork

Find More Nursery Ideas and Inspiration

We hope this product roundup helps you to start exploring sustainable nursery ideas and decor. For more baby inspiration, head back to the Roomhints blog.