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Cleaning products that are safe for babies

April 4, 2016 / britta

Parents are particularly meticulous when it comes to keeping the household environment clean for the whole family, especially the little ones. Young kids and most importantly, babies, need to be safe from bacteria and germs because they have extra sensitive skin and senses. Unfortunately, not all household cleaners are baby-safe! In fact, a lot of cleaners have harsh ingredients that might get the job done but can affect the health of one’s baby!

Surprisingly, not many parents go over the chemical makeup of some cleaning aides. Some don’t even have a good safety test for their kids when it comes to the chemicals that they use every day. For example, a simple laundry detergent can contain chemicals that cause Eczema or other skin allergies that can harm the baby’s sensitive skin. Strong aerosol sprays and surface sprays meant to remove stains and mildew can cause poisoning plus eyes and airway irritation. The list can go on and on with only more and more devastating facts that can have negative unknown health effects to a child.

To help parents ensure the safety of their children’s health, here are cleaning products that are considered safe for babies!

Go au naturale!
Baking soda and vinegar are two of the most common household all-purpose cleaners that can be used to safely and naturally clean surfaces without posing any danger to your baby’s skin or health. A damp sponge to scrub the dirty surface sprinkled with water and plain baking soda and vinegar can cut through any greasy stains.

Eco-friendly cleansers and detergents
Always remember that whatever cleaning product is safe for the environment and animals will more likely be safer for the baby than those that are not. There are a lot of organic and non-toxic cleaning materials hiding in plain sight! A parent can just simply take the time to go down the grocery aisle and inspect the labels. Just because a brand is popular it does not mean it is automatically safe for the little tots.

Avoid cleaning products with these chemicals:
-petroleum-based chemicals

These chemicals contribute to respiratory irritation and other complaints.

Products that contain a nontoxic, biodegradable formula that comes from plant-based scents are great for floors and other surfaces. Baby safe carpet cleaners are also friendlier to use on carpets without exposing the child to unnecessary toxic chemicals found in most carpet cleaning products.

When it comes to laundry detergents, parents should be extra vigilant because these clothes actually go on the baby and will definitely get close to their skin and their five senses. Try and use detergents that are made of plant-based ingredients which are nontoxic and can be great for children with sensitive skin or eczema.

Cleaning is essential to everyone’s health but always keep in mind that a baby’s health is a priority.

For expert opinions on how to properly and safely clean your house, contact RPC Cleaners where professionals are ready to help! Call now at +44 20 8994 4778

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