Sustainable Nursery Practices: Eco-Friendly Products & Brands

Sustainable Nursery Practices: Eco-Friendly Products & Brands

In recent years, the importance of sustainability has gained significant attention in various aspects of our lives. From our daily choices to larger decisions, embracing eco-friendly practices can make a real difference. When it comes to creating a nursery for your baby, incorporating sustainable practices is not only beneficial for the environment but also for your little one's health. Let's explore how you can establish a sustainable nursery while decreasing your carbon footprint.

Reducing Harmful Chemicals & Toxins 

When setting up a nursery, choosing organic materials is a key step towards sustainability. Not only are these materials free from harmful chemicals and toxins, but they also have a lower impact on the environment. Consider opting for: 
    • Organic bedding & mattresses – Babyletto has a wide variety of safe-for-baby bedding designs and mattress sizes. The Pure Core Crib Mattress is not only GREENGUARD Gold Certified, but hypoallergenic, free from chemical flame retardants, and made with 100% recycled polyester. Shop here.  
    • Eco-performance fabrics – At least 30 recycled plastic bottles are used in the making of the soft and durable eco-performance fabrics covering select Namesake chairs, utilizing LiveSmart performance fabric + 30% REPREVE® recycled yarn. Find them here. 
    • FSC® CERTIFIED WOOD - The FSC® label means that a product’s wood comes from well-managed, FSC®-certified forests, and has been harvested to benefit communities, wildlife, and the environment.  
    • Non-toxic paints Each Namesake product is finished in a non-toxic multi-step staining and painting process. The paint used for all our products is formaldehyde and lead-safe with undetectable levels of formaldehyde in all our furniture, granting it its GREENGUARD Gold Certification.  
    • Sustainably sourced wooden furniture - Our cribs, dressers, and changers are made from New Zealand Pine Wood, one of the most sustainable and renewable wood resources available. Check them out here. 

These choices provide a healthier and greener environment for your baby, ensuring they are surrounded by natural and safe materials. 

Reducing Waste  

Another important aspect of a sustainable nursery is minimizing waste. By adopting simple practices, you can significantly reduce your environmental impact. Here are some ideas to get you started: 

    • Swap out disposable diapers for reusable cloth diapers. Bambino Mio has a wide variety of sizes and is a highly regarded brand. 
    • Invest in furniture and storage solutions, such as our 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible cribs, that can be repurposed as your child grows.  
    • Set up a recycling station within the nursery to encourage responsible waste management.  

By incorporating these tips, you are well on your way to creating a nursery that is both sustainable and functional. 

Eco-Friendly Brands to Consider 

When it comes to sourcing nursery essentials, there are several brands that prioritize sustainability. These eco-friendly brands offer a range of products that meet high standards of quality, safety, and eco-consciousness. Consider exploring brands that use organic or recycled materials, employ fair trade practices, and contribute to environmental causes. Some popular eco-friendly brands include Dr. Bronner’s, Natursutten, and Kudos. Their soaps, bottles, and biodegradable baby wipes not only align with your sustainable values but also provide comfort and style for your baby. 


Creating a sustainable nursery goes beyond just aesthetics; it is an investment in your baby's future and the well-being of our planet. By using organic materials, reducing waste, and opting for eco-friendly brands, you can establish a nursery that promotes a greener and healthier lifestyle. Let's embrace sustainability as we nurture our little ones, ensuring a brighter and more sustainable future for generations to come. 


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