If you’re having your house renovated or getting a room ready for your newborn baby, it’s important to choose the right kind of paint. As much as possible, try to avoid using solvent-based paints. These might still contain traces of lead, which are harmful to your baby. While it is true that some new formulations of solvent-based paints don’t use any lead, the fumes are not particularly safe to inhale.
So as much as possible, try to use water-based paints as these don’t have any fumes that can harm you or your baby.
When it comes to the things to avoid in early pregnancy, nail polish is usually the last thing people think of. However, some types of nail polish and nail cleaning products might contain formaldehyde.
This chemical can be harmful, and it’s possible that it can be absorbed into your skin if you use it on your nails. As much as possible, try to avoid products that contain formaldehyde, or if there are no ingredients on the label, just avoid it entirely.