If you’re looking for ideas on how to create a natural nursery for your new baby, you’ve come to the right place.
Designing a nursery for your child is always a fun and exciting process, and typically, the first things that spring to mind are the colour scheme, decor and storage space. Before you make any decisions on which baby kit you’ll buy, it’s worth considering whether the items you have your eye on will create a safe environment for your baby.
When it comes to creating the ultimate safe and stylish space for your little one, we recommend checking out The Little Green Sheep.
Inspiration for your natural nursery
The Little Green Sheep was founded in 2007. On a mission to use natural and organic materials to create stylish, long-lasting products that are away from chemicals, their beautifully crafted products are always made with comfort and safety at the forefront of their designs.
From lovingly made Moses baskets, natural cot and cot bed mattresses, as well as a whole host of other baby essentials, you’ll find everything you need for your baby’s natural nursery at The Little Green Sheep.
Finding the right mattress for your baby
However you choose to furnish your nursery, there’s no better place to start than the very place your child will (hopefully!) be spending most of their time – their cot.
Once you’ve chosen your cot, you’ll need to think carefully about the mattress you choose. Traditional mattresses can release dangerous chemicals called VOCs that can be harmful to your baby’s lungs. Purchasing an organic mattress is a great place to start to ensure your child has a toxin-free and comfortable sleep.
The Little Green Sheep is dedicated to creating the most natural sleep environment for your baby. Their award-winning organic cot mattresses are handmade using only natural materials without chemicals, to provide the best quality support for your little one. What’s more, if you can’t find the mattress size you need, they offer custom-made options to fit any size bed, crib or cot.
We recommend the brand-new, handmade Natural Pocket Sprung Mattress. Made using only the highest quality natural materials, its dual-sided mattress has been designed to provide firm support for your baby, and progressive support as they grow.
Choosing a natural Moses basket
Once your newborn is home, there are certain times of day that will become a cherished part of your daily routine… naptime!
Wicker Moses baskets are easily portable and provide a safe and super snug environment for your baby. The range by The Little Green Sheep is expertly crafted using only natural materials for the safest and soundest sleep.
There are nine different natural tones to choose from, to complement every interior. Complete the look with a soft organic cotton sheet made from 100% cotton, and a matching baby sleeping bag or sleepsuit for the dreamiest naptime.
Natural play: the best natural toys for your baby
Toys are an integral part of your baby’s play and learning development, so it’s worth opting for toys made from organic materials that are safe for your child to put in their mouths.
The natural play collection by The Little Green Sheep will spark your little one’s imagination through sensory play and tummy time. These toys are also great for your baby to work on their coordination and motor skills.
Use non-toxic paints
The colour you choose to paint your nursery can be a decision you spend a lot of time deliberating on, but have you ever thought about how safe the paint is that you’re using? Lots of paints are full of toxins, which can have harmful effects on your child’s health.
When looking to find the perfect paint for your nursery don’t just think about the colour, look out for brands that offer paints that are VOC (volatile organic compound) and chemical-free.
Top tip: Remember, any nursery should be painted at least a month before your child is brought home. This allows the paint to settle and to release any fumes that could be harmful to your child.
Choose friendly flooring
Now you have a child in your life we can guarantee a lot of your time will be spent on the floor, so you want to make sure you enjoy your time down there. As appealing as a new soft carpet sounds, it can house a lot of germs and bacteria which aren’t always visible to the human eye.
Hard surfaces are much easier to keep clean and less likely to cling on to nasty contaminants. However, if you can’t bear to scrap the carpet in your nursery, opt for a natural and untreated carpet or a large, statement rug that matches your colour scheme.
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