April 07, 2021 2 min read
So here's the deal - you guys told me on the gram that you are lovin' plants in the nursery, and you've already gotten some awesome ideas via reel or email (or both! If not, go ahead and give me a follow @shop.spiltmilk - because all new designs come from you! AND/OR click over to the 10% off banner to join our email list... and get 10% off, duh).
But here's where we've got a little work to do - 92% of you said you did NOT know what plants were unsafe to use in the nursery. Let's fix that! I got you. My constant neurosis makes me the queen of baby safety, so let’s dig in.
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5 of the UNsafest Plants for Your Nursery
+ Philodendron: While Philodendron's are technically not deadly, they are absolutely still poisonous. Reactions can include nausea, irritated skin and burning and swelling of the mouth, tongue or throat.
+ Dumb Cane: This commonly found poisonous house plant's leaves contains calcium oxalate, a compound which causes kidney stones and other unpleasant responses such as swelling of the throat if eaten. (and let's not pretend kids aren't putting literally... everything in their mouths).
+ Caladium: Similar to Dumb Cane above, Caladium is poisonous when eaten, and causes similar symptoms. While not likely to be deadly to adults, poses a significant risk for small children and pets.
+ Snake Plant: This one is controversial because a reaction is usually mild in humans (symptoms include mouth and throat irritation, nausea and vomiting). But I can I definitely say don’t love any plant enough to risk my newborn getting any of these symptoms.
+ Pothos: Hugely popular for interiors with cute heart shaped leaves that could entice your little one to take a taste. While not deadly, the unpleasant symptoms of a reaction include burning and swelling of the mouth, lips and tongue, difficulty speaking or swallowing, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. It's a no from me.
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