This is a list of products that are low allergen and suitable for all of us that like to breathe!
When celebrity designer Robin Wilson, president and CEO of Robin Wilson Home, bought a new home of her own to accommodate her growing family (she gave birth last month), how did she design the nursery?
For Wilson, a lifetime sufferer of allergies and Asthma, who recently became an ambassador for The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and is focused on eco-friendly design, creating a space that was both beautiful yet healthy for her new baby was important.
What you’ll find in the nursery:
– FLOR carpet tiles in the baby nursery in a checkerboard lavender and green. The tiles are interchangeable if they become stained and can be sent back to the manufacturer for recycling. It is quite beautiful and can be customized to fit in and match the decor!
– Benjamin Moore Aura low-VOC paint which is durable, looks beautiful and won’t off-gas leaving an obnoxious paint odor.
– Argington furniture including a crib, changing table and dresser that are made in America from sustainably harvested woods and non-toxic paints and stains.
– Hypoallergenic linens – One in four children suffer from allergies and seven million kids suffer from Asthma. Hypoallergenic products can make a huge difference in eliminating the “wheezes and sneezes.” They come in blankets, towels, mattress covers and more. (Robin’s line at BedBathBeyond.com) Robin also chose a soy mattress to make sure her baby’s sleep environment was free of toxins.
– Upholstered window shades are better than dust-catching curtains, and another good choice are blinds or shutters. Make sure to vacuum or wash them at least twice each year.
– A family heirloom – her grandfather’s rocketing chair which brings richness and family tradition to the room, and is a green alternative to new merchandise.
Don’t take a chance with your family. Toxic products are everywhere, however, there are great choices that are clean and beautiful.