Preparing your baby's nursery can be one of the most exciting, memorable periods of pregnancy. You will most likely spend countless hours in the nursery you've designed, bonding and creating memories with your little one. For me, my babies' rooms quickly became some of the most treasured spaces in my house.
Over the first year, your newborn will most likely spend the majority of his or her time in that very nursery and crib, so creating a safe environment is essential. Babies are born with sensitive skin and lungs, making them especially susceptible to toxins and chemicals. Here's a primer on what to look out for—and what to avoid—while crafting your happy, healthy nursery.