Healthy Rooms for Children

We want to do all we can to keep our kids healthy and happy. There are many easy things you can do to create a healthy environment for your child's room. Here are some tips to get you started.

1. GROW PLANTS IN THE ROOM

Having potted plants in your child's room helps to teach them a key lesson in responsibility through the task of watering and caring for them daily. In addition, the green plants will naturally remove toxins in the air to make the room healthier for your child. You can get an array of indoor plants at Lowe's.

Child playing with plant
Plants can teach your child about responsibility and improve the air they breathe

2. CHOOSE FLOORING OVER CARPETING

Some children are sensitive to dust mites and allergens that maintain present in carpets.Wooden or bamboo flooring is a safe bet as it is easy to clean, does not hold allergens or dander, and remains warm. For a carpeted room, make sure to steam clean 2-3 times per year.

3. ENHANCE NATURAL LIGHTING

It has been shown that natural lighting affects children's moods, attention spans and creativity. Try to have open windows to bring in as much natural light during the day as the room permits.

healthy room for child
This kids room has natural lighting and healthy bamboo flooring

 

4. USE SAFE PAINT

The familiar smell of paint is caused by chemicals known as VOCs (volatile organic compounds) within the paint that vaporize into the air. For  the safest paint for your child's room, look for a low- or no-VOC paint, with VOC levels of 150g/l or lower. Some options are Olympic's Zero-VOC Premium Interior Paint or Sherwin-Williams Zero-VOC Emerald Paint.

1 comment:

  1. SUCH great recommendations! Thanks so much! :) Looking to re-do my son's room and I would have never considered putting in plants. Also the carpet (he has bad allergies)...you are right, that has to go!

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