The first few exciting things we as parents tend to start doing when a baby is on the way is preparing for a Voc free nursery room. Creating a nursery room for your angel on the way may seem like fun, but it’s a big responsibility. For me, it was quite stressful as I’m very particular when it comes to maintaining a clean and toxin free environment for my baby. You have to do a lot to ensure that your baby is part of a safe and clean environment, especially in their own homes.

One of the main things that worried me was VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). These toxic compounds can pollute the inside air around your house, causing sickness and severe symptoms. This may include fatigue, eye irritation, dizziness, headaches, and more. Newborn babies are quite prone to these sicknesses. Hence, I contacted manufacturers that offered certification for VOC free nursery room. Below, I’ve mentioned a few things that lead to the certification for a VOC-free nursery room.

What Makes a Nursery Room VOC Free

1.      VOC Free Paint

One way to prove the certification for a VOC-free nursery room is by choosing the right paint. When it came to painting the nursery, I was quite excited as I got to choose the color scheme. Not to mention, I could come up with creative ways to make the nursery more homely for my baby. During this decorating and planning, we parents get distracted in the way everything will look, that we forget the quality of things we include in the nursery room, and poor quality could have a harmful effect on the baby.

To keep harmful chemicals away, I chose VOC-free paints. To check if the paint certifies as VOC-free, I would check the VOC levels on the paint tin. You can opt for paints with VOC levels of 150 grams per liter, but it’s best to settle for low levels or completely VOC-free paint.

2.      Toxin-Free Furniture

The next thing that might expose the nursery room to toxins is furniture, especially old furniture, as they usually have chemical varnish and lead from old chipped paint. When choosing furniture for my baby’s nursery room, I made sure to buy a brand new crib that passed all legal safety requirements. The best type of furniture for a nursery room is bamboo-based as this is a non-toxic material.

Furniture consisting of wood usually contains VOC, which makes the furniture quite harmful. I got in touch with furniture manufacturers that qualified the certification for VOC-free nursery room to avoid this situation.

Of course, you need a way to determine that the furniture is actually free of toxins. Make sure to check the labels to know what materials and substances manufacturers used. All materials should have a third party certification seal such as the Greenguard Gold certified seal. This seal determines that the mater goes through standardized processes to meet safe standards. It certifies that it has gone through adequate testing for possible chemicals and emissions that are harmful for your baby. Common products with Greenguard gold certification are Romina, Babyletto, Kalon, and Restoration Hardware.

Other Things

  • Improved Ventilation
  • Soft Diffused light
  • Bamboo flooring

Other Things

  • Improved Ventilation
  • Soft Diffused light
  • Bamboo flooring

Final Words

It is essential to ensure that you provide a VOC-free nursery room for your newborn baby. As a parent, I know how it feels when your child gets sick due to problems you could have addressed if you were more aware of them. To avoid any uncertainties like this, make sure you get in touch with manufacturers that qualify for the right certification . With this article’s help, you can ensure a safe nursery room and provide your baby with just the right environment.

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