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Going Green While Pregnant: 100 Ways to Help Your Baby & the Earth

Posted By Reprinted from another site - see source info below On April 20, 2011 @ 2:00 pm In Green Kids, Green Lifestyles, Greening Your Home | 3 Comments

Green Lifestyles - Going Green While Pregnant: 100 Ways to Help Your Baby & the Earth. Going green during pregnancy (and beyond) is another great way to support the health of your child? [1]In the Nursery

Keep these green, safe tips in mind when creating your child’s nursery.

12. Buy used furniture [2]: Buy furniture from Craigslist or garage sales to repurpose old items.
13. Reuse baby linens [3]: Accept recycled baby linens from friends and family-used fabrics will have most harmful finishes laundered off.
14. Finish painting early [4]: Give your paint plenty of time to dry and let off gas by finishing at least 8 weeks before bringing baby home.
15. Buy “normal” furniture [2]: Get regular furniture that will grow with your baby’s needs.
16. Paint low-VOC: Look for low odor, low VOC to cut down on chemical exposure from paints.
17. Don’t get new carpet [5]: Avoid the VOCs that come with new carpet by sticking with your old carpet or using a sustainable hardwood.
18. Avoid fire retardants [6]: Stay away from nursing pillows, furniture, and electronics that have fire retardants.
19. Use green furniture [7]: Find eco-friendly furniture: Look for furniture that’s made with sustainable parts.
20. Go organic for your mattress: Choose an organic crib mattress or a wool cover for your baby’s crib.
21. Use organic cotton bedding: Choose natural and organic fibers for your baby’s bedding.

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[2] Buy used furniture: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/good-question/im-pregnanthow-should-i-green-the-nursery-good-question-124001

[3] Reuse baby linens: http://pregnant.thebump.com/pregnancy/first-trimester/articles/its-easy-being-green-during-your-pregnancy.aspx

[4] Finish painting early: http://www.babyzone.com/mom_dad/home_food/green_living/photos_green-pregnancy/10

[5] Don’t get new carpet: http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/forums/archive/index.php/t-291930.html

[6] Avoid fire retardants: http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/safe-pregnancy-47121001

[7] Use green furniture: http://www.lowimpactliving.com/blog/2008/11/17/eco-pregnancy-makes-for-healthy-babies/

[8] Source: http://www.medicalcodingcertification.com/blog/2010/100-ways-to-help-your-baby-the-earth/

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