Eco-Proofing the Nursery
You’ve heard about baby proofing. But what about eco-baby proofing?
Eco-proofing is the latest proactive effort to protect babies and reduce their exposure to environmental threats, especially those lurking in the nursery or house. Eco-proofing a nursery involves taking a close look at the contents and surrounds of that room and eliminating risks. For example, new and expectant parents can eco-proof by opting for toys, furniture, and baby products that are known to be of harmful chemicals or compounds, such as phthalates, lead, and bisphenol A.
To make eco-proofing easier, parents can look for “eco-friendly” products, many of which have labels to guide the eco-conscious (e.g., organic, BPA-free, certified lead free, etc.). They can also look to eco-friendly retailers, such as BabyEarth for eco-proofing ideas and environment-friendly baby gear advice.