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Before our child is even born, we want what’s best for them. Between eating a healthy diet while pregnant, looking out for their safety, and getting them only the best and eco-friendly products, we can already feel good about our parenting job.

There are several minor differences you can make with your child’s nursery so that you can turn it into a safer and “greener” atmosphere. Looking for some ideas? Check these out below!

Paint: Although paints these days are made without lead, homes back in the early 70’s or even older can still have this ingredient. Make sure that when you paint your baby’s nursery you’re using a safe and eco-friendly paint. Most paints will even guide you by labeling them as organic or made with “greener” ingredients.

Flooring: Carpets can hold a lot of debris like dander, dust, even mites. If you’re not one to vacuum often, you may want to stick with wood flooring. These don’t cause allergies, are relatively cleaner, and don’t hold all the junk your carpet might.

Crib set: Take a look at your crib set. Is it made with wood that was finished with dangerous products and stains? Try to even go used whenever possible. Borrowing your sister’s crib, dresser, and changing table she used for her children is a great way to save the trees. The fewer trees cut down, the better.

Toys: When picking out toys for your child, make sure they are the safer ones; toys without finishing on the wood, and ones that are BPA free when plastic are the best choices for children.

Diapers: On average, a baby probably goes through about 6-7 diapers every day, times that by their years of wearing diapers, and that equals a lot of diapers in landfills. Use cloth diapers whenever possible, and continue to keep reusing them.

Bathing: When it comes to bathing your baby, try to use gentle products with few, and natural ingredients. You want to avoid products with parabans and phalates, so you can take care of their largest organ.

There are several different ways to make your child’s nursery safer. Between picking out eco-friendly products, and avoiding filler ingredients and chemicals, you can make a difference in your baby’s life and our planet. Think about it, your baby spends more than 15 in their room daily between sleeping at night and with naps combined, so you want to make this area the safest in your home!

This is a guest post written by Lauren Dzuris. Lauren runs FindMyCarSeat, a Baby Blog that helps soon to be parents find the perfect car seat for their child, while giving them tips and advice on everything from pregnancy to caring for their baby.