Safe & Healthy Cleaning Tips for New-born Babies
As a new parent, is there anything more important than keeping our babies safe? Our minds are constantly awash with worry, overthinking this and second guessing that, ultimately frazzling our already tired minds. Well, fortunately for you, SAVOIR VIVRE is here to help! In this post we’re going to explore a few different things that you can do to create a safer, toxin-free environment for your baby; and to clothe them in clean garments that will keep their skin healthy and rash-free!
Cleaning Your Home
A parents first instinct is to nest and to clean everything in sight! You want to keep all of the dust and dirt away in order to create the safest possible environment and that’s completely natural. However, before rushing in and scrubbing absolutely everything in sight you have to be mindful of the products that you’re using!
There are many household cleaners, which to be honest, aren’t entirely safe for adults either, so you can understand why you must be extra zealous when it comes to a new-born. There are many harsh products which can irritate your babies’ eyes, skin and tummy! So, it’s about finding a happy medium between an entirely sterile environment and your babies health.
You can’t shelter your children from absolutely everything and to be perfectly honest, it isn’t wise to do so either. Exposing your children to the occasional germ or two is far better for their health than smothering your home in harmful cleaning substances. Besides, it’s called an immune system for a reason and they need training just like the rest of us!
Don’t take that as an invitation to clean your new-born with raw chicken, – it’s just to make you aware of the dangers that many household cleaning products bring. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that they can negatively impact your baby’s health:
- Eye Irritation
- Airway Irritation
- Other Detrimental Health Effects
Opting for ‘Non-Toxic’ Cleaning Products
You should keep an eye out for different nontoxic cleaners. There are plenty on the market so be sure to stock up! In addition to that, you can always dilute them with water when cleaning the surfaces in your home; they’ll still be effective, only they will be far less harmful.
Be Mindful of Which Surfaces Your Child Will Come into Contact With
Take the carpet for example; before long, your baby will be shuffling and crawling around, face-down on the carpet. This is why its important to avoid spray-on carpet cleaners at all costs. Steam cleaners would be our safest recommendation.
Ensure That Your Cleaners Know the Score
If you hire a cleaner to help you throughout the week, or if they take care of all of your cleaning duties, be certain to brief them on how you would like your home to be cleaned. If you hire a cleaner through SAVOIR VIVRE, all of our cleaners are well-versed when it comes to safe cleaning, with a strong knowledge of which alternative products to use.
Cleaning Clothes for Your New-born
First of all, yes you should always pre-wash new clothes before putting them on your baby. The long and short of it is because you don’t know where the clothes have been prior to your purchase and what they might have come into contact with. That being said; how can you ensure that you are cleaning your New-born baby’s clothes properly?
Non-Bio Cleaning Products Are Essential
New-born babies have incredibly delicate and skin, which is why it is paramount that you opt for non-biological cleaning products. Alternatively, we would highly-recommend hiring one of our expert laundresses. They’re highly professional and have extensive knowledge on the very best cleaning products to use, to ensure that you baby is kept entirely safe, protecting their skin from any unnecessary ailments.
Don’t panic! You’ve got a million and one things to think about as a new parent and it can be scary, but just remember to relax. Believe it or not, babies are far more durable than we give them credit for. Yes, you should always take precaution and do your research, but try not to worry too much. Just be careful, be loving and do your best to enjoy this time while you can. – Before you know it they’re going to be causing you all sorts of grief and you’ll wish that they were back in nappies!
Best of luck and a warm congratulations to you and your family on behalf of SAVOIR VIVRE.