5 Tips to Create a Healthier Nursery

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We all want our babies to be in the safest environment possible and this means creating a healthy space for them to sleep and play! Here are 5 easy tips to keep in mind when creating your nursery.


1. Go with GREENGUARD Gold

Look for furniture that have been labeled with a GREENGUARD Gold Certified seal. This seal certifies that the furniture has been independently tested and verified to meet rigorous standards for chemical emissions and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde or phthalates.

Providing furniture that's safe and contributes to a healthier environment is DaVinci's #1 priority. We aim to provide our customers with the largest collection of GREENGUARD Gold Certified nursery furniture on the market to choose from.

See how we surpass all the national safety standards here.


Here are some of our best sellers:

2. Choose baby-safe paint

When starting to design your new nursery, many of you start with the walls! Before you purchase your paint, make sure you're looking into the safest option for babies. Paints that are zero VOC and APE free can reduce your exposure to toxins and provide better air quality for your space. You can even find options that are GREENGUARD Gold certified! 


Our favorite non-toxic paints brands:

Clare Paint | Sherwin Williams Harmony


3. Use an air purifier

Did you know that, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), air pollution levels are often 2-5 times higher indoors than outdoors? Air purifiers with a HEPA filter are safe for the nursery and can help filter out airborne allergens and irritants in the air. 


Our favorite air purifiers for nurseries:

Crane True HEPACoway Airmega 


4. Introduce non-toxic plants

We love decorating nurseries with plants (faux and real!). If you decide to go for fresh and real plants, make sure you're researching plants that are non-toxic to babies (this means no ZZ plants!). Non-toxic plants can be nature's air purifier and they also produce more oxygen!


Resources to research non-toxic plants:

Food52 | Leon and George


5. Opt for organic fabric

Babies spend a lot of time in their crib and wrapped up in fabric! Use bedding and swaddles that are made with 100% organic cotton or linen where you can. Organic fabric means less chemical exposure and more breathability and comfortability for your little one.


Our favorite shops for organic fabrics:

Pehr | Monica + Andy | Colored Organics


For more tips, check out our Safe Sleep Space Tips blog