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Non-Toxic Paint for Your Nursery

I’m looking to jazz up my daughter’s nursery, and I stumbled upon Lullaby Paints. This paint company has no toxins and solvents in their products. The company states that their paint is “specially formulated to protect those people most at risk, while offering discerning parents the opportunity to create an exquisite, special room for their most treasured addition.” They also offer a chalkboard paint that comes in sixteen different colors. Sold!

 

  • Eva

    very cool.

  • Lucy

    No toxics and chalkboard paint? I’m checking out the site now.

  • Jenny

    I love the color options!!

  • Stella

    This is actually a bigger topic to discuss as there are a number of deaths annually from toxic paint poisoning with infants and babies. And it is never publicly spoken of. If you google ‘toxic paint poisoning’ you will find numerous links to lawyers who want to represent you due to the enormous cases surrounding this topic. Check it out, but first make sure if you are renting a home or are moving into a new home that the sellers or landlords have documentation on the type of paints that have/and/or are using on the walls. Good post… Do more…

  • http://adventuresinsuburbs.blogspot.com Swapna

    Sounds like a good option to me! Will be checking it out.

  • Jasmine C.

    @Stella: Wow, really? That’s something I also am not aware of. I know there are paints that emit harmful fumes, but I didn’t know it causes a really serious problem and even death! Thanks for the heads-up or something. I will definitely do some research.

  • Frauline Melfi

    When I painted my nursery, I never checked on the paint and never really made sure they were non-toxic. How do you know you or your kid is suffering from toxic paint poisoning? What are the signs?

  • Zen

    Frauline Melfi: You can look it all up in the net. Everything’s there and you’d be amazed.

  • Tasha Cune

    Oil-based paint poisoning has these signs: blurred or decreased vision, difficulty swallowing, eye and nose irritation, burning, tearing, redness, or runny nose, heart, rapid heartbeat, lungs, cough, shallow breathing, coma, confusion, depression, dizziness, headache, irritability, lightheadedness, nervousness, stupor, unconsciousness, blisters on skin, burning feeling on skin, itchiness on skin, numbness or tingling, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

  • Tasha Cune

    As for lead paint poisoning, according to Wikipedia, symptoms and signs vary depending on the individual and the duration of lead exposure. Symptoms usually develop over weeks to months as lead builds up in the body during a chronic exposure. Symptoms from exposure to organic lead, which is probably more toxic than inorganic lead due to its lipid solubility, occur rapidly. Poisoning by organic lead compounds has symptoms predominantly in the central nervous system, such as insomnia, delirium, cognitive deficits, tremor, hallucinations, and convulsions. Symptoms may be different in adults and children; the main symptoms in adults are headache, abdominal pain, memory loss, kidney failure, male reproductive problems, and weakness, pain, or tingling in the extremities. Early symptoms of lead poisoning in adults are commonly nonspecific and include depression, loss of appetite, intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and muscle pain. Other early signs in adults include malaise, fatigue, decreased libido, and problems with sleep. An unusual taste in the mouth and personality changes are also early signs.

  • Recreate

    Can somebody share with us brand paints that cannot be trusted? And the ones that can be?

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