Baby’s room: we make it as ecological as possible!
From insulation to floors and walls, the choice of furniture and accessories, the right daily gestures, the toxic substances to avoid in the bedroom to make it as “Safe” as possible… Knowing that baby spends many hours sleeping and playing (and, more importantly, doing his homework), we go around the room with 100% eco-friendly advice!
Furniture is an essential element for baby’s room, whether it is to store his toys, or his small desk, the ideal is to opt for second-hand furniture, it is an ecological gesture.
Organic materials for insulation
A well-insulated room will protect your child from noise and temperature variations. It is best to avoid glass wool and polystyrene, which we are used to using, but which can be toxic. We prefer cork, linen, sheep’s wool or organic hemp. These natural materials are often more efficient than synthetic materials and therefore help to reduce your energy consumption (heating).
Haro on COV !
Any new material, whether in its natural or manufactured state, emits VOCs = volatile organic compounds.wood, for example, but also paints… Not all of them are necessarily toxic, but some are irritating to the respiratory tract.
Wooden parquet on the floor
Baby spends most of his time playing on the floor! The choice of flooring in his room is therefore important. The simplest and healthiest is the tile floor, especially in case of suspicion of family allergy, but it is a little cold in a room … The classic carpet is to be avoided because it is a real nest of dust that can cause allergies, not to mention that it can be cleaned with potentially polluting products and, far from being environmentally friendly, its installation often requires an underlay composed of foam, a toxic product derived from petroleum. If you really have to cover the floor, you should opt for a carpet made of natural fibres that are not traitée : wool, cotton or sea rush, which is waterproof, rot-proof and can be washed with a damp mop!
The solution: a parquet floor ideally made of unvarnished solid wood, which can be oiled, or a real linoleum based on linseed oil and cork, often sold in sheets, and perfectly sound provided that you use organic or water-based glue to fix it. Not to be confused with the PVC flooring often falsely called “linoleum”, which is not recommended.
Less common, cork tiles are a perfect alternative to carpeting in children’s bedrooms because they are flexible, durable, free of toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and less expensive than natural linoleum.
A tapis ?
Yes, if it can be shaken and washed in the washing machine, we prefer an untreated model made of natural fibres, bearing the German GUT label.