How to choose baby safe paint?
When looking for a baby safe paint you should you be only looking for water based products that have zero or ‘minimal’ VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds. Ideally you would be looking for paint lower than 1g of VOC per litre. Also, make sure you request the FULL ingredients list from the manufacture before you purchase and actually check for yourself, as there are a LOT of companies that site high up in the search results that are claiming to be something they are not. DEMAND VOC certificates, and demand a full ingredients list - this is the only way to be sure (and safe). The health of yourself, and your family is at risk. It’s worth the extra few minutes of research! Both the Auro 321 and Auto 524 wall emulsions tick both of these boxes, and highly recommended.
Please don’t paint toxic paints when pregnant! I hear all the time about pregnant women redecorating with your big brand toxic paints, just weeks before the baby is due. PLEASE don’t do this! Not only will you be inhaling all the nasties in a very critical part of your pregnancy, but these paints will the leach chemicals into the air for months (even years) after drying, and continuing to fill your rooms with toxins.