There’s so much to think about when preparing to bring your baby home from the hospital. You may have to make changes to your home – and eventually they will need a room of their own. We have a few suggestions of how you can make it the little sanctuary it should be, with a little help from some of our favourite eco-friendly products.
First up, decorating. There’s only one paint company in the frame for us – and that’s Auro. Made from 99% natural ingredients, it contains no toxins and won’t give you that horrible chemical headache. It will also make sure your baby is breathing in the cleanest air possible. It’s a little known fact that air pollution is often worse indoors. Auro’s special Airfresh paint is the first eco-friendly wall paint which has a photo catalytic effect, working to purify the air. The process is activated by natural or artificial light and splits up and neutralise pollutants and odours in the air. Because it’s breathable, Airfresh also helps prevent damp, thus inhibiting growth of viruses, spores and bacteria
Best of all – because Auro paints are dyed with natural pigments, they come in loads of calming, peaceful colours. Perfect for a nursery.
100% pure sheep wool insulation
Ok – we do bang on about sheep wool. But it really is great! Clearly, keeping your baby warm is at the top of the list, and sheep have got it covered when it comes to staying cosy in those big fleecy coats. Sheep wool’s insulating properties are next to none. It can be installed in lofts, floors and walls, and will keep your home at a lovely ambient temperature. You can install it yourself and, because it’s a natural product, it won’t itch or irritate your skin like mineral wool/fibreglass products. It’s also a safe option, as it’s non-flammable.
The sheep wool insulation range we reccommend is treated to prevent infestation (chemical-free) and will last for years. It even regulates humidity within walls. So there’s really no contender when it comes to making your home as comfy as it can be – choose the natural, sustainable way.
As mentioned before, indoor air quality is often more of a problem than you might think. Pollutants and spores in the air can have direct effects on your health.
An easy way to make sure your indoor environment is as safe and healthy as possible is getting an air quality module. Our favourite is this indoor module for the Netatmo Urban Weather Station. The Weather Station allows you to track conditions outside, whilst you can track carbon dioxide levels, humidity and temperature inside your home. It highlights ventilation requirements and lets you know when you need to open a window. Make sure your baby isn’t breathing in harmful toxins with this module.
Infrared is one of the cheapest and most efficient ways you can heat your home. Babies’ rooms need to be heated within a very specific temperature range, and a modern heating system such as infrared panels with smart controls is the easiest way to ensure this. The panels are discreet and space-saving and, (because they work through radiation rather than convection), don’t circulate dust or allergens in the air like radiators do. They run off electricity and have low installation costs, as there’s no pipework required.
Installing infrared heating
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