Guest blogger: Suzanne Roberts, Westport Showroom Manager
Where does one begin when a new baby is coming into the home? New parents all want a safe haven at home for their precious cargo. To start out life living in a clean and green way is important and surprisingly easy to do.
In the nursery start out with eco-friendly paint (a great option is milk paint) and then set up your baby’s HEPA air purifier before the baby even comes home. Compact and powerful, an air purifier will filter odors and gasses and trap large dust particles. Our Baby’s Breath HEPA purifier has a three speed control switch and a motor mounted on shock absorbers. Bonus point: it comes in pink or baby blue!
Then comes the crib and furniture…eco-friendly pieces come in contemporary and classic designs. Clean, tasteful and simple pieces, made from sustainable woods – from cribs to night tables and dressers we carry several brands. There are no formaldehyde emissions and any glues, stains and finishes used in construction are 100% non-toxic.
The crib mattress is, of course, an important piece. All-natural Talalay or Dunlop latex with a covering of soft organic cotton filled with 100% natural wool batting as a fire retardant. A waterproof mattress pad is, in my opinion, a necessity. Then, cover this crib mattress and pad with a variety of organic bedding, all colors, patterns and accessories. Choose from flowers or polka dots for baby girl to stripes or solid colors for baby boy. Blankets, bumpers and crib skirts finish your ensemble. They are all soft, natural and eco-friendly.
And who can forget the toys – veggie shapes, naturally organic to teethe on and washcloths to make bath time fun and soothing. One of the best times of the day for babies and parents!
Then, sit back, wait for the baby’s arrival and enjoy every moment of this new life.
Suzanne Roberts brings with her an extensive background in interior design and has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and Parents Magazine.