Creating the Perfect Home and Garden

Babies and Greenery: 4 Benefits of Placing Plants in Your Baby's Nursery

A baby's nursery should be a place filled with comfort and warmth. That's why most people tend to focus on the wallpaper and the room décor first. But you can benefit your baby by bringing nature into the nursery as well.

Houseplants and flowering plants can offer a developing baby a number of benefits that are essential to their wellbeing.

1. Plants Clean Your Baby's Air

Toxins come in many forms. Sometimes, we unknowingly bring toxins in on our clothes and shoes. And other times, cleaning products can leave residue on surfaces and in the air too. But if you place leafy plants, such as spider plants, in your child's nursery, you can reduce air toxicity drastically.

According to a study by NASA, houseplants can remove 87% of the toxins in the air in just 24 hours!

2. Flowers Develop Babies' Senses

Babies are always developing and growing. That's why it's important that you expose them to as much stimulation as possible. As well as using everyday items like sponges and silk scarves to stimulate their tactile sense, you can also use flower petals and stems. Let your baby reach out and feel the different textures of plants such as orchids, jasmine and begonias, and watch them grow.

The different scents and colours of flowers too will also help to develop your baby's senses.

3. Plants Increase Oxygen Levels

If the plants you place in your baby's nursery are healthy and taking in enough light, they will release oxygen into the air. Oxygen helps babies in many ways. But one of the most important things it does for growing babies is to strengthen their immune system. So, if you take care of the plants in your baby's nursery, in turn, those plants will do their part to take care of your baby.

4. Plants Keep Your Baby Cool

And, if you live in a hot climate, placing plants in your baby's nursery will help to keep your baby cool. Plants use hot air and release moisture into the air as they go through their natural growth patterns. Moreover, large plants with large leaves can also provide your baby with some shade on hot days.

If you want your baby to stay cool and comfortable, place leafy green plants around their nursery.

Are you designing or redesigning your baby's nursery? Then consider purchasing some young plants from a plant nursery near you. Your young plants will grow and develop along with your baby, while providing the above benefits for the months and years to come.

To learn more, contact a plant nursery in your area.