Eco-friendly Nursery for Kids

Springtime is here and we all know what that means: time to spring clean and re-organize! Whether you're decorating your baby's nursery for the first time, or just fancy a change, it's important to buy safe, eco-friendly products that won't introduce harmful chemicals into your baby's environment.

We all want the very best for our baby, and the most important piece of nursery furniture you'll buy is their crib. The choice you make determines how restful, comfortable, and happy your baby will be. Not only this, but studies have shown that a number of popular stores sell cribs which emit toxic chemicals. The Environment California Research & Policy Center released a report in 2008 which examined cribs bought in Target and Wal-Mart and found them to be toxic. Selected cribs from both stores emit formaldehyde, a chemical linked with allergies, asthma, and cancer. Inhaling the toxins on a regular basis while sleeping makes a baby more vulnerable to developing allergies or asthma.

The Washington Toxics Coalition tested a number of baby products including nursing pillows, changing pads, and car seats, and found that they contained toxic flame retardants, which have been linked to cancer and hormone disruption.

Dutailier Caramel Crib

Thankfully, Fab Baby Gear provides parents with healthy, quality, and eco-friendly essentials that you can feel confident and proud about buying. We understand the importance of having safe, toxic-free furniture in a newborn's nursery. Our Dutailier Caramel Crib, for example, offers peace and mind and is an eco-responsible product made in Canada. This crib does not contain any toxic formaldehyde or flame retardant chemicals. It's perfectly safe, and protects your baby from inhaling dangerous fumes. It is available in a wide variety of finishes and can be purchased at our Ottawa baby furniture store.

Naturepedic Classic 150

When you're decking out your baby's nursery with an eco-friendly crib, it's important that the mattress you buy matches these standards. The Naturepedic Classic 150 Mattress is made of organic cotton. It provides strong support for your baby because of its heavy duty innerspring. The materials used to create the mattress are all eco-friendly, helping your child to enjoy a more natural, healthy, and comfortable sleep environment.

Monte Grazia Glider

Now that your baby's nursery is decked out with the best crib and mattress, no doubt you'll want to watch them rest so comfortably. It's always a good idea to put a comfortable chair in a baby nursery, especially for those times when your newborn may need extra care and attentions. Our Monte Design Grazia Microfiber is the perfect choice. Our roomiest glider yet, its rounded high back and swivelling base give it distinction, making it easy for your to swivel around to reach for your cup of coffee! Made of microfiber and stainless steel, this extravagantly comfortable glider is made to last.


While we have many products available to buy directly online, our flagship store is on Wellington St. in Ottawa. It boasts the largest selection of baby products in Ottawa and has a 9000 sq ft sales floor. Now that you've started providing an eco-friendly environment for your baby, the possibilities are endless. You can be really creative with your baby's nursery: you could make a lampshade using felt, or create hand-made curtains with fun animations on them. While you're inspired, why not browse through our website and see the extensive range of Ottawa nursery furniture we have? 

Your baby is going to love their eco-friendly springtime nursery!

April 18, 2017 — Ashley Amanda