The Natural Nursery

Give your baby a healthy start by decorating her room with earth-friendly, nontoxic furniture, fabrics, floors, and more.
Jim Franco
  1. Beany Baby: Beanbag ottomans are firm enough for babies to play on safely -- and the pellets inside are made in part from recycled plastic. ($75 each, beanproducts.com)
  2. Flower Power: Let your little one breathe easy with fume-free wallpapers that resist mold and mildew. ($37 per roll, waverly.com)
  3. Shady Idea: This natural-wood shade isn't treated with any stains or lacquers. (Prices and styles vary, horizonshades.com)
  4. Stack It Up: These wooden stacking bowls are nontoxic, a nice break from all those plastic toys. ($25, rompbklyn.com)
  5. Clean Clothes: The cotton that goes into these organic baby duds hasn't been sprayed with pesticides. (Dandelion jumper, $28, speesees.com)
  6. Floor Model: Create cool designs with carpet squares, manufactured from mostly recycled materials that don't emit that chemical-y, new-carpet smell. ($11 per tile, florcatalog.com)
  7. Good Stuffeds: Your baby chews on everything, so it's reassuring to know she's gumming natural-cotton animals that are dyed with safe plant extracts. ($20, miyim.com)
  8. Cool Crib: Made from solid wood with a nontoxic finish, this sleek crib also recycles itself: It converts into a hip toddler bed, so your child can use it for years. ($685, argington.com)
  9. Better Bedding: Organic crib sheets are hard to find in pretty patterns, so we were thrilled when we discovered cute bluegrass-covered ones. ($38, cottonmonkey.com)
  10. Say 'Boo: Bamboo flooring looks cool, and it's a green choice because bamboo grows quickly, unlike trees. ($6 per square foot, ecofriendlyflooring.com)

Copyright © 2007. Reprinted with permission from the March 2007 issue of Parents magazine.

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