From toxic products to general safety hazards—one of the most dangerous places for babies can be their nursery. Fortunately, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has declared September as National Baby Safety Month to spread awareness of this issue. But just because a product is safe, doesn’t mean it’s aesthetic to parents or compliments a room. Fortunately, it’s possible to find a balance between safe and chic. Here are eleven must-haves every nursery needs for a more secure, less toxic, and far more stylish space.
Lovevery Montessori Playshelf
Lovevery has so many incredible toys and kits that storing them all can be a real challenge. So the brand created the Montessori Playshelf to solve this problem. Made from FSC-certified Baltic wood, this shelf is non-toxic and sustainably sourced. Smartly designed, it features soft close technology which can help to prevent injury to little fingers. The neutral aesthetic is sleek which keeps play spaces clutter-free.
Wildbird Linen Quilted Playmat
There’s nothing less safe than a baby playing on a hardwood floor or rug just inches from a crib. So, the Wildbird Linen Quilted Playmat provides an ideal place to toddle around. Made of a non-toxic blend of cotton and linen, it measures a generous 47 inches in diameter. The Meadow print has a sweet pop of pattern to instantly elevate a more neutral nursery space.
Cybex Lemo Bouncer
With baby buckled in comfortably, the Cybex Lemo Bouncer is just as safe as it is chic. Available in pink and black among other colors, it complements most nursery and home design schemes, especially more modern ones. The back is adjustable for maximum comfort.
Motorola Nursery PIP1610 HD Connect Monitor
Every nursery needs a monitor, which is why the Motorola Nursery PIP1610 HD Connect Monitor is essential. It connects to an app for parents to easily see, hear, and talk to their child. Best of all, this device is small and unobtrusive enough to leave on a side table or nightstand. However, it also comes with a wall mount.
Petite Keep Trunks
From their first hair brush to jewelry and other keepsakes, there’s no more stylish way to stash it all than in a Petite Keep. These customizable trunks, which come in a variety of colors, can be locked, preventing babies from ruining or (worse) choking on important momentos. Every trunk is customizable. The brand also recently launched a birthday trunk that makes an incredibly thoughtful yet very safe gift.
Blissy Junior Silk Pillowcase
Forget a typical silk or cotton pillowcase for your toddler. Blissy Junior pillowcases are made from 22- Momme 100 percent pure Mulberry silk. This material is ideal for children with sensitive skin and conditions like eczema. It’s also hypoallergenic and OKEO-TEX certified, which means it’s non-toxic. Choose from several color and print options to easily compliment any decor scheme from traditional to modern.
Bellabu Bear Rainbows Changing Pad Cover
It’s important to choose non-toxic linens, especially when it comes to changing pads because a baby’s bare bottom can be very sensitive. The Bellabu Bear Changing Pad Cover is made from a combination of OEKO-TEX certified rayon from bamboo and Spandex, so it easily fits over most changing pads. The rainbow print is fun and cheerful.
Newton Baby Waterproof Crib Mattress
Mattresses can be incredibly toxic, so opting for a Greenguard Gold certified crib mattress such as the Netwon Baby Waterproof Crib Mattress is best. This breathable mattress was engineered to reduce the risk of suffocation. It’s also washable, so it’s easy to keep it clean between diaper blowouts and spit-up incidents.
PureEnrichment PureBaby Air Purifier
Cold season isn’t too far away and babies can be very susceptible to germs. So it’s a good idea to run an air purifier in the nursery at all times. The PureEnrichment PureBaby Bear Air Purifier features a four-stage filtration system that can clean up to 263 square feet in just 30 minutes. It’s truly essential for babies and children with allergies and asthma. Made in White and Sweet Oat colors, it also doubles as a night light and adorable accessory.
Breathable Baby Breathable Mesh 3 In 1 Convertible Crib
The Breathable Baby Breathable Mesh 3 In 1 Convertible Crib features mesh walls for maximum breathability. Made from Greenguard Gold-certified beech wood, this design also prevents arms and legs from getting stuck between the slats that most standard cribs have. It’s also finished with paint that’s free of lead, phthalates, and formaldehyde. Best of all, it has a chalkboard on each side. What a clever idea.
Rookie Humans Crib Sheets
While whimsical sheets are a great way to add pizzazz to any crib—those from mom-founded brand, Rookie Humans are true game-changers. Made from OEKO-TEX certified sateen cotton, these sheets are illustrated by artists located around the world. Choose from a variety of designs from woodland to sea creatures.