WALLS AND WIN­DOWS

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Buyer’sguide -

Cur­tains are mag­nets for mould and dust and can also spread air­borne al­ler­gens so, if you have a choice, opt for blinds, es­pe­cially in bub’s room.

If you’re spruc­ing up the nurs­ery, keep your eyes peeled for low-VOC (volatile or­ganic com­pound) paints on the mar­ket, which also in­hibit the growth of bac­te­ria and mould. Even so, aim to fin­ish paint­ing well ahead of time; sci­en­tists from Har­vard and Kal­stad uni­ver­si­ties found that chil­dren who slept in ar­eas con­tain­ing VOCs from freshly painted rooms were up to four

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