Undoubtedly, raising a baby comes with several challenges and routine changes. First and foremost, you have to keep them clean, sweet, and warm. You can’t do any of these perfectly without creating a safe environment for their everyday living. As such, your cleaning game must be top-notch.
We will be covering cleaning tips for your nursery in this post. Keeping your little ones safe is a tough task, so we are here to help you in no small way.
If you’ve been using various chemicals and artificial cleaning agents in your baby’s nursery, you probably would’ve encountered one or two side effects of these harsh agents.
Here are some easy natural cleaning tips for your nursery:
Clean all baby reachable surfaces regularly
The best path would be to clean the whole house regularly, but that can be daunting. Instead, we encourage regular cleaning of only baby-reachable surfaces. And by regular, we mean every time your baby needs to be on or near the surface. This includes their cots, toys, floors and more. A simple cleaning hack is to use your baby wipes. They are made specifically for the safety and sensitivity of your kids.
Use effective natural cleaners
Most mothers worry that chemical cleaners are the fastest and most secure way to clean things. Well, that’s completely wrong. The right combination of natural products can do wonders. Vinegar, for one, is exceptionally good for cleaning and acts as a powerful disinfectant. It also works well on tough stains. But for even tougher stains, add a bit of baking soda, and you are good to go. To get a little more sweet smell, use lemon. It smells nice and has a fast-acting feature. And if your challenge is the scent, go for essential oils. There is an assortment of options.
Use a careful cleaning approach
Cleaning a nursery needs a more delicate approach than the rest of the house. Choosing to spray the nursery with cleaning agents before wiping might not be your best choice. We recommend using a neat cloth as the first point between your cleaning agent and the nursery. It stops particles from circulating and does a better job of cleaning and drying up the place. Also, you are more aware of where has been cleaned and where hasn’t.
Without a doubt, natural washing products should be your go-to option. But beyond the stage of washing is the stage of drying. For your baby’s health, consider air-drying their clothes. It’s healthier and allows for any remaining washing particles to dissipate. This goes without saying that all baby clothes are washed alone and not with anyone else.
Choose only microfiber cleaning cloths
They are much more absorbent, and they leave no streak or hair. Besides that, they do cleaning and drying faster. For spills using a microfiber rag to dap and clean can save you, your floor as well as the health and safety of your kid.
Yes, you want to give them all the toys in the world, and that’s fine. You also want to retain all of those overgrown clothing and items with some emotional attachment again; that is fine. What isn’t ok is piling up toys and outgrown items in your baby’s room. As often as monthly or bi-monthly, declutter your nursery. A cluttered nursery is a haven for germs and other bacteria to breed.
Monthly deep cleaning
And yes, we mean deep cleaning, scrubbing, washing, sweeping, mopping, sanitizing and airing out. This sounds like a lot, but you will be thankful you did in the long run. Germs pile up quickly, and they breed even quicker. Save yourself and your baby a trip to the hospital with a dedicated day to completely clean up the nursery from top to bottom. Leave no stone unturned.
Air out the nursery
As much as there is a lot to worry about in terms of dust and pollution, regularly airing out your child’s nursery will help clean the air. Using a humidifier for a baby might not be the best option so a little fresh air would do so much for the condition of the room. Sunlight is also a good tool to kill off some germs. We suggest as often as daily and as scarcely as once a week.
For all baby sleeping fabric, we recommend that parents have more than 1. When it’s time to wash, ensure that they are air-dried rather than machine dried. Even when machine-dried, consider briefly air drying it, especially when the sun is out. When it’s time to store, keep them in a place where a bit of sunlight can get to it and certainly not in a dark, damp place. It helps to reduce possible bacterial breeding. For blankets and removable sheets in use, do not be quick to tuck them into the cot even when your baby isn’t in it. We recommend that you spread it out over the cott to let a bit of air go through it.
There is so much you want for your child, and one thing everyone wants is a healthy, happy child. Proper cleaning can assist you in achieving that. It won’t be easy with all of your other expectations, but it is a choice you should consider in the long run.
Thank you very much for reading this post till the end. We hope that you have gained a lot of useful tips to improve the quality and health of your baby. We have other useful topics which you can also explore. Go through our blog page. Please share, share, like, and comment. If you require advice, tips, recommendations, or an inquiry to make, reach out to us at FastKlean, and we will be glad to give our honest suggestions and answers. You can also check out other blogs such as, “Eco-friendly Tips You Should Teach Your Children“.
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- Sustainable Home: Practical projects, tips, and advice for maintaining a more eco-friendly
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