So you’re ready to start decorating your nursery. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Do you go for a neutral paint job or an insta-worthy wallpaper? Are you a monochromatic mama who insists on 50 shades of beige, or an all-color-everywhere vibe that incites all your baby’s senses?
Whether you’re opting for something minimal or wildly unique, there are two things we know you won’t want to compromise on: safety for your baby and safety for their environment.
Here, we round up 9 sustainable nursery must-haves, that are equal parts appealing to the eye and to Mother Nature, thanks to
Crate & Kids’ Kim Doren and sustainability expert and founder of Abby’s Food Court, Abby K. Cannon.
The Crib Why designers love it: “Its classic lines plus gender-neutral hues of blush or olive make this crib the perfect match for any style, from boho to farmhouse,” Kim Doren, Senior Product Stylist, Crate & Kids. Crate & Kids Hampshire Blush Crib $139-$599; crateandbarrel.com Photo courtesy of Crate & Kids
The Diapers Why sustainability experts love it: “Dyper diapers are unprinted and unscented and free of chlorine, latex, alcohol, lotions, TBT or phthalates. (All of those chemicals are harmful to our health and the environment). They are Standard 100 certified by OEKO TEX and made with fibers from responsibly sourced bamboo. Unlike any other brand, they have a national compost service called REDYPER and they purchase carbon offsets on behalf of subscribers,” Abby K. Cannon, Abby’s Food Court. Photo courtesy of Dyper.com
The Nursery Recliner Why Babe Mammas love it: A glider that allows you to charge your phone? Say. No. More. This A+ recliner has a delightfully hidden control panel inside the armrest that controls reclining and a USB port! Babyletto Kiwi Grey Power Recliner in Eco-Performance Fabric, $199-$799; crateandbarrel.com Photo courtesy of Crate & Kids
The Pillow Why sustainability experts love it: This pillow is multi-purpose – it’s perfect for pregnancy, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, tummy time, naps for baby and parents, and as a throw pillow. The Sustainable Baby Co. only uses the best organic materials and botanical dyes so you don’t have to worry about exposure to pesticides, chemicals, or flame retardants during the manufacturing process or once in your home. It’s plastic-free (i.e., no polyester foam filling, instead it’s filled with hemp seeds!) and comes in a reusable organic cotton bag,” Abby K. Cannon, Abby’s Food Court. Moon Womb, $50; thesustainablebabyco.com Photo courtesy of The Sustainable Baby
The Play Set Why designers love it: “I prefer beautiful toys that can also be displayed when designing a room, not to be shoved in a toy chest when guests come over. I love its hand-painted craftsmanship and how the wood adds a natural touch to a nursery. It feels like a family heirloom passed down from generations,” Kim Doren, Senior Product Stylist, Crate & Kids. Crate & Kids Treehouse Play Set, $229; crateandbarrel.com Photo courtesy of Crate & Kids
The Play Mat Why sustainability experts love it: “Toki Mats feature latex foam, which is non-toxic and carcinogen-free. Tapping rubber trees for the resources to make latex foam doesn’t harm the tree, but rather leaves it healthy enough to continue to remove carbon dioxide from the environment. These mats are durable, long-lasting, and have an organic cotton cover that’s machine-washable,” Abby K. Cannon, Abby’s Food Court. Crate & Kids Photo courtesy of Toki Mats
The Light Why designers love it: “Hello, instant cool factor! This statement light is such an adventurous accent that provides the perfect ambiance for your little one (plus lights the way for the middle of the night diaper changes.)” Kim Doren, Senior Product Stylist, Crate & Kids. Crate & Kids LED Lighting Bold Wall Light, $99; crateandbarrel.com Photo courtesy of Crate & Kids
The Baby Chair Why Babe Mammas love it: A woodland animal-themed activity chair? Yes, please! So many activities, textures, and yet also super sleek and streamlined. Made from a cozy organic hemp cotton, your babe can sit back, relax, and get a daily dose of sensorial play. Crate & Kids Nature Friends Baby Activity Chair, $149; crateandbarrel.com Photo courtesy of Crate & Kids
The Rug Why sustainability experts love it: “Firstly, Crate & Kids created this rug out of repurposed fabric from bedsheets, curtains, and pillows. Repurposing diverts perfectly good materials from ending up in landfills and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. Secondly, it is machine washable so you don’t have to rely on chemical-based dry cleaning to keep the rug looking as good as new.,” Abby K. Cannon, Abby’s Food Court. Crate & Kids Svena Washable Colorful Geometric Rug, $149; crateandbarrel.com Photo courtesy of Crate & Kids
This article was written in partnership with Crate & Kids.