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#11–Paint the Nursery In Green (or pink, or blue, or yellow….) February 15, 2008

Filed under: healthy baby,healthy home,healthy office,no more plastic — michelleodonoghue @ 9:48 pm
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Tip #2 for the month of February:

When painting your nursery, children’s bedrooms, or any other part of your house actually, use low or no VOC (volatile organic compound) paints. In this case, the word organic is not a good thing. VOC’s emit, or off-gas, many dangerous chemicals. Since babies and children breathe at a much more rapid rate than adults it is especially important to use paints that have as little off-gassing as possible. Also, babies spend up to 18 hours a day sleeping in the beginning. Thier rooms should be chemical -free.

I have used these paints to paint my entire house several times over (I’m slightly obsessed with paint colors…………”chilled chardonnay” or “hugs and kisses” for the living room, so hard to decide!)

Using low or no VOC paints is easy, especially now, since more and more stores (Home Depot included) are carrying these options. The paint goes on the walls just as easily and comes in almost all colors and sheens (sometimes the very dark colors–blacks, navy, red are harder to get in no-VOC choices).

STEPS to take:

  1. pick your paint color (sample it in your home first)
  2. SHOP for paint:

3.) Paint your walls

4.) Sleep and Breath easy knowing you have decorated your nursery, or house, beautifully and SAFELY!!!!


2 Responses to “#11–Paint the Nursery In Green (or pink, or blue, or yellow….)”

  1. mary Says:

    Also check out Serena & Lily’s low VOC, eco-friendly paint at

  2. These are all great tips. As far as the baby categories go, we will certainly be making the effort to apply all of this great knowledge at some point in the hopefully not too distant future! Keep the info. flowing Michelle!

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