How Green Is Your Nursery?

You'll feel good splurging on these 6 eco-friendly finds.

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Let your child gaze at a gorgeous bird mobile until he drifts off to sleep. It's laser-cut from mahogany plywood and finished with mineral oil. ($55,

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Everyone in our office wants this mod leather kangaroo ($38) and piggy bank ($45) -- which would both look great on a baby's dresser. The recycled leather is made by shredding and reforming scraps from handbags, shoes, and belts. (

Originally published in the March 2007 issue of Parents magazine.

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The yarn for these luscious cotton blankets is woven from pieces of fabric that usually end up on the floor of textile factories. It's so soft that it'll quickly become your baby's favorite. ($79,

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Your child can start using this chair at 6 months -- and it'll grow with her until she's a teen. ($200,

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Olympic Premium paints have a super-low rating of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), so once the paint's dry in the nursery, your baby can move right in. ($17 per gallon, Lowe's Home Improvement Centers)

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We like this cute striped diaper bag for two reasons: You can wipe spills off easily, and the plastic coating doesn't have any harmful chemicals. ($60,