How to Make Your Babys Nursery a Green Eco-Friendly Space

Having an eco-friendly nursery isn’t about following green trends—it’s about creating the safest possible space for your baby. That’s why we’ve put together our top tips for keeping your baby’s room earth-friendly and toxin-free.

Eco-friendly toys

Plastic toys introduce many harmful toxins and health risks into your baby’s environment. Luckily, there are now lots of different eco-friendly toys available—from musical toys to pretend play sets. Choose battery-free toys made of sustainable natural materials, manufactured without exposure to hazardous formulas, and decorated with safe, natural pigments.

Green furnishings

All furniture should be made of environmentally sustainable, natural materials and treated using non-toxic products and water-based paints. You can also boost your nursery’s green factor by ‘upcycling’ existing furniture in your home rather than buying new items.

Leafy interiors

Not only do potted plants help foster your little one’s connection to nature, but they’re great for purifying the air. Some of the best plants for detoxifying your home’s air include aloes, ficuses, palms and even ivy.

Sustainable décor

For the nursery walls, choose paints free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) so there are no toxic fumes. When it comes to flooring, opt for natural linoleum or sustainably sourced wood or bamboo. Carpets and rugs should also be made from natural, untreated materials like sustainable wool.


Natural fabrics like 100 per cent cotton and wool are the safest options for your baby’s sensitive skin. Earth-friendly bedding, crib mattresses, and cuddly soft toys should either be untreated or coloured with vegetable or water-based dyes.


For a green clean, make DIY cleaning formulas using environmentally safe ingredients like white vinegar, lemon and baking soda. Similarly, allergen-free, plant-based detergents should be used for washing bedding, clothes and soft toys.

For more green tips, visit The Little Woodpecker, your online destination for eco-friendly toys.