A toddler bed is the first step up from a crib into a big boy's or girl's bedroom world. Toddler beds that look great right out of the box may be out of the price range for something that will only be used for a few years. As Evelyn from Rage Against The Minivan puts it, finding a toddler bed is no small feat: “Most toddler beds look like converted cribs in cheap white wood. I found a few modern toddler beds I really liked, but I wasn’t about to spend nearly $1000 on a bed she would only use for a few years. So [designer cribs], while great-looking, were not an option.”
It's no big surprise that most of us would assume popular household cleaners are completely safe and harmless. It seems like it would be illegal if they weren't – right? The sad reality though, is that many cleaners contain chemicals that are dangerously toxic - especially for babies. Some of the most popular household cleaning supplies include a litany of risky chemicals, but we don't even know what they could be because they aren't required to list them on the label. But have no fear - our guide to DIY non-toxic cleaners for the nursery is here! Read on to learn about some common hidden toxins in store-bought cleaners and to see our favorite DIY non-toxic alternatives.
If you love the idea of supporting small artisan businesses and are looking for non-toxic and eco-friendly products to use in the nursery, then Etsy is going to be one of your favorite online destinations. Etsy is made up of thousands of small shops selling almost anything imaginable and almost all of it is handmade. It’s also easy to find organic, fair-trade, and environmentally-friendly products, so it’s perfect for the eco-conscious, green mom! We took a look at a lot of shops and picked ten that we thought were the best for unique items for the nursery. Here are our favorite top 10 Etsy shops for an eco-friendly nursery. Let us know which one you like the most to be entered into this month’s giveaway!
Since the recent release of the new (and stunning) The Jungle Book movie, we just knew it was the perfect time to create a Storybook Nursery Design inspired by the original book. One of the older popular children's tales, The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling first published in 1894. The stories in the book are fables, delivering moral lessons for children through the eyes of animals (Think: Law of the Jungle). This Storybook Nursery Design - The Jungle Book features a mix of muted tones and bold pops of color, creating an energetic but not overwhelming nursery design for your little one. Enjoy!
Sunshine, surf, sand between your toes... What's more dreamy and relaxing than a day at the beach? Bring the calming sensation of ocean breezes into your home by making your baby’s room into a little piece of your favorite seaside holiday dreams. This nursery will be stress-free to design as well because it can so easily be whatever YOU love most about a day at the beach. It could be the seashells, dolphins jumping through the waves, surfers riding them, sailboats off in the distance, or just lying on the sand listening to the waves that give you that special feeling that only the ocean can bring. Today we’re sharing some tips for easy, breezy, beach-themed nursery design inspiration, so you can make your baby’s room into a soothing oasis.
Risky chemicals should be the last thing on a parent's mind when changing baby's diaper. Luckily, plenty of baby product brands have made it their mission to provide organic and non-toxic alternatives to the many questionable baby care products out there. Baby powder? Check. Wipes? Check. Diapers -- disposable AND cloth? Check and check. What a relief! Read on to see our 9 essentials for an organic and non-toxic baby changing station.
A statement wall (or two) is one of the best ways to totally spice up a nursery without adding furniture or other furnishings that takes up valuable space. Thanks to the world of YouTube, there are plenty of DIY tutorials that make it easy and affordable. Are you ready to take your nursery to the next level? Check out these 5 creative wall treatments for baby's nursery, all of which you can DIY with just a few materials and a couple spare hours!
One of the biggest challenges of being an eco-concious new parent is deciding which products are the best picks for starting baby on the right (read: non-toxic) track. In order to help new parents with this task, we rounded up eleven of the best eco-friendly baby products for new parents, from mattresses to baby food to diaper bags and more! Plus, we're doing a giveaway to help get your eco-friendly nursery in tip-top shape!
If you've ever thought about a paint color for a nursery, you've more than likely been astonished at the huge amount of color choices and various shades. What if we told you there's a way to narrow down the spectrum in a way that genuinely helps your child's mental health? Plenty of color psychology studies show that colors truly do have a big impact on little ones. The effects of your child's wall color on their developing mind may surprise you! We pulled together nine of our favorite creative nursery colors to boost your child's mood, with beautiful inspo boards to match.
Don't we all wish we had the resources to create the aaahh-mazing nurseries we see from our favorite celebs? Maybe not the over-the-top million dollar nursery like Beyonce and Jay-Z made for Blue Ivy, but something elegant and wonderful that exudes luxury while being done on a dime? Is that possible? Yes. Yes, it is. We recently worked with Shalena Smith of Gaga Designs to translate a celebrity nursery design for anybody and everybody. It's pink. It's gold. It's gorgeous. Check out this celeb DIY: Tamera Mowry's pink baby nursery.