Pregnancy is an overwhelming time - emotionally, physically, and mentally. And, there's no shortage of advice about what you should or should not do in order to have the healthiest baby. These days, the list keeps getting longer as we learn more about the risks posed by chemicals in everyday products. It's a sad, but true fact - but, luckily, there's a growing library of resources to help you. The newest one comes from our friends at the non-profit Healthy Child Healthy World and it has oodles of easy steps for avoiding harmful chemicals during pregnancy.
Who doesn't have some leftover paint sitting around somewhere? If you do, and you're looking for an easy weekend project to spruce up your child's room, try one of these ideas for nursery decor you can make with leftover paint!
Have hardwood floors in your child's room, but they've seen better days? Or, maybe a traditional, stained floor simply isn't the vibe you're going for? Breathe new life into your boring floors with paint! Yes - you CAN paint the floor. You just need to choose the right paint. Lullaby Paints are durable enough for our factory floors, so we're positive they'll weather the wear and tear from your family. Here are 5 ideas for DIY painted floors for the nursery.
Don't you love it when someone compliments you or tells you you've done a great job? Everyone loves a little recognition for their efforts and we're no different! That's why we were so happy to get an email the other day letting us know that Lullaby Paints is a 2014 Family Choice Award Winner - yay!
It’s par for the course during pregnancy to want to create a special space for your soon-to-be. But, whether you’re preparing a cozy nook in your bedroom or a sublime nursery down the hall, should you paint when you’re pregnant? Here are the facts.
Lullaby Paints is a proud supporter of the national non-profit, Healthy Child Healthy World -- an amazing organization fighting to create safer, less-toxic, healthier environments for children. Among many other things, they create great tools that empower parents to make safer shopping choices. Today, we're excited to share their newest addition, a Non-toxic Product Pocket Shopping Guide (pdf)!
Chalkboard paint projects can make a clever, cute, and functional addition to any room and it can turn almost any old piece of furniture into a statement piece - especially when you experiment with color! Today we’ve assembled some delightful DIY chalkboard furniture ideas for kids rooms to inspire you. And, when you’ve chosen one you’d like to tackle, be sure to use our non-toxic**, super-durable chalkboard paint!
Did you know that birth defects affect approximately one in 33 newborns and are the leading cause of infant deaths in the United States? Or that there are more than 4,000 different known birth defects and most happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy? But, what causes them? We know that things like certain prescription drugs, alcohol, and lack of folic acid can lead to birth defects --- but, in over 50% of instances, doctors really don’t know. What experts do know is that congenital abnormalities likely occur due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. And, today we’re exploring one environmental factor many new moms are exposed to as they prepare their homes for a new arrival -- volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paint. Can paint VOCs cause birth defects?
Back in December, the Pantone Color Institute revealed their Color of the Year for 2014, Radiant Orchid. “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the highly regarded Institute. We think it’s an unexpected, exciting color choice that would be perfect for the nursery! So, today, we’re sharing Radiant Orchid nursery decor inspiration and we’ve found pieces we felt had the versatility to be used in other rooms or to grow with your child. Enjoy!
What's on your list of New Year's Resolutions this year? Some of the most popular include exercising more, eating healthier, and managing money better - all respectable and worthy endeavors. But, amongst us and our families and friends, one resolution that always tops the list is trying to live a little greener and less toxic. We think it should top everyone's lists because there's really nothing more important than the health of our planet and our children. Do you agree? If so, regardless if it made your list of resolutions, here are 14 easy eco-nursery update ideas for 2014. Make your child's room greener and healthier!