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There are lots of brands, pretty much all major paint brands now have a low or no-VOC option. When I painted DD's nursery 2 years ago I used the Sherwin Williams version, I think it was called Harmony. We also used a Porter Paints one on our closet, which was totally unventilated and so it was super important to use that kind in there.
Opening windows is a great way to keep the air toxics down. Not always possible at this time of year but a great idea if you have to use a regular paint.
We just painted our older boys' room and I helped dh by doing all the taping and letting him to all the painting. I'm not sure what kind of paint we used, but he kept the windows open wide so the smell wouldn't make it downstairs to me. I felt bad when I saw him come down in a sweatshirt jacket & stocking hat because it was so cold, but he said he didn't mind. So even if your nervous about being in the room painting, maybe you can find another way to help him.