Safer Home Part 2: Safe Nursery Decor and Childproofing Tips

Abigail Sawyer | 17 Oct 2013 | Child Safety

Nursery decor is about more than choosing giraffes or hot air balloons for a theme. Here are a few nursery safety tips that’ll keep your baby’s room stylish and safe.


Look Out For Hidden Chemicals

Paints and furniture stains can release toxic chemicals into the air of your nursery for up to three years. These can be harmful to children whose membranes are more sensitive than adults’.

Giggle Better Basics Harper Crib

This crib from Giggle is made with non-toxic, low-VOC finishes.

Make a safer choice by selecting Zero-VOC, non-toxic, solvent-free paints and furniture made from natural wood, not treated particleboard.

Benjamin Moore Natura Paint

Benjanim Moore Natura paint has zero-VOCs and is washable. Another safe choice is milk paint made from natural ingredients.

Choose a Safe Floor Plan

Think about safety when planning the layout of your nursery. Place cribs away from any window treatments, where cords can be a choking hazard. It’s best to place the crib against a wall or centered in the room.

Nursery Floor Plan

Cut The Cord on Window Blinds

Make a safer choice for your windows by choosing blinds or shades without accessible cords. Curtains and draperies, shutters, cordless roller shades are a few preferred options. Cellular shades in blackout and cordless are our top pick for undisturbed sleeping and safety.

Please note, not all window coverings with a cordless option are safe for kids. Shop our Safer for Children Collection to make a smart choice for your home and your family.

Cordless Blinds for Nursery

October is National Window Covering Safety Month. Learn more about what you can do to keep your little ones safe with our Checklist for Child Window Covering Safety.

Shop Nursery Window Treatments

Safe and Adorable Wall Decor

Be careful when deciding what to hang above the crib. Wall decals are just as cute as framed artwork or shelves, but because they stick directly on to the wall, there’s no risk of falling into the crib.

Nursery Wall Decals - A safer choice

Now, Tackle the Rest of the House!

It’s important to child proof your entire house, not just the nursery. See if you’ve covered all of your bases with this helpful Childproofing Guide infographic:

Childproofing guide

Have More Questions About Child Safety?

Send them our way on Facebook or tweet to us @BlindsDotCom and we’ll do our best to help!

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw