Decorating the nursery is a fun activity for expectant parents. Unfortunately, it can also be stressful and frustrating. From the paint color for walls to the furniture, there are simply so many decisions and choices to make. It is even more overwhelming for first-time parents as you might not have any idea on what pieces would be useful once the baby arrives.
Greenguard Gold certification
No one tells new parents this but the furniture you select should be safe for your baby. Aesthetics like design and color are important and it is easy to get carried away when looking at pictures of cribs and changing mats online. However, can you be sure that all these products are safe and allow you to create a healthy environment for your child?
Nursery furniture and baby products often have chemical compounds that release toxins into the air, long after you have bought them. These volatile compounds are actually responsible for that ‘new paint’ smell you can get from everyday products. While adults are able to tolerate much higher concentrations of such compounds, a child’s developing body and health can be adversely affected by them.
Many manufacturers label their products as safe or sustainable but not all of them carry the credentials to prove it. When it comes to nursery furniture, you should be looking for the Greenguard Gold certificate. It ensures that the piece of furniture – whether it is a crib or dresser – has passed stringent testing for toxins and volatile compounds.
All Nest products meet the Greenguard Gold standards for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and a multitude of other chemicals that affect indoor air quality. The best way to maintain a healthy and safe nursery environment is to scrutinize every single product that comes inside. By selecting a Nest product, you’re already off to a great start!
The various collections in the Nest Juvenile catalog have a wide variety of furniture pieces, designed to fit the needs of newborns and their families. The crib is often the most important and expensive furniture you will buy for the baby. Convertible cribs allow parents to change the configuration as their child grows. Many cribs can change from a crib to a toddler bed, a day bed, and a standard double bed with the appropriate pieces.
It means you don’t have to worry about updating or replacing an expensive piece of furniture after a few short years. Children grow very quickly and before you know it, your toddler is already asking for a ‘grown-up’ bed of their own! A convertible crib lets you update the nursery into a toddler or children’s room while still keeping the same design as the rest of the furniture.
Apart from the crib, any nursery also needs storage options like dressers and nightstands as well. The pieces in every Nest collection are carefully designed to coordinate and complement each other. From the sleek lines of the Vibe to the different textures in the Emerson, you are sure to find something that suits the decor in your nursery.
Why buy individual pieces and then try to coordinate styles? It’s much easier to select the style you like and then purchase the pieces you need from the same collection. As a bonus, every Nest collection offers a variety of finishes, so you can select the best option for the colors in your nursery. Choose from a selection of solid colors to more weathered options for a very unique nursery decor.
The Vibe and Matisse collections feature clean and pleasing lines, suitable for a minimalist or nature-themed nursery. The Emerson and Bruges collections, on the other hand, evoke old-world charm with their colors and finishes. A classical or even whimsical nursery is ideal for these sets. The Flexx collection uses modern shapes, inspired by Scandinavian design. The Flexx or the Milano will work well for modern or transitional nursery design.
That said, looks and design aren’t the only criteria for nursery furniture, safety features are incredibly important. All Nest products are made from solid wood, meaning they are heavy enough to withstand knocks and bumps. You will never have to worry about a dresser toppling over accidentally or a nightstand moving around because a toddler pulled on it.
Nest dressers also come with soft closing and slow-motion drawer gliders. These drawers virtually eliminate the possibility of fingers getting pinched when the drawers close. At the same time you don’t have to worry about loud noises when a drawer slams shut because of the soft-close feature.
Additionally, all cribs and furniture from Nest meet both the USA and Canadian standards for safety. Cribs do not feature any moving parts which pose a danger to newborns. With hidden hardware and the option of converting to a toddler bed, you won’t have to buy new nursery furniture for a long time!
See the full Nest Juvenile catalog here.