Surviving through childbirth was hard enough however now you have to learn to clean your house safely with a baby too. Once the baby euphoria has begun to subside, you may shop around and realize you have a significant mess around you. People could have given you tips about parenting but no one probably told you how exactly to clean safely.
Wearing a baby sling can be quite a great accessory for you when you are attempting to clean. This is great for vacuuming, washing dishes and doing laundry. This is simply not safe to wear when working with any chemicals such as bathroom cleaning or mopping your floors.
Stay away from scented fabric softener with a new baby. Any laundry soap or fabric softener with perfumes or dyes can irritate your baby’s skin. When you can avoid almost any cleaning products with stronger smells even better. Babies are a lot more sensitive to scents than we as adults are so never, ever use bleach. Don’t’ have even it in your house if possible. You can find enough cleaning products from companies like 7th Generation and others that are non-toxic and safer to utilize in your home around your child.
Whether your child is newborn or beginning to crawl it is very important make sure if you have window treatments which have hanging strings or cords, baby gate that attaches to wall they need to be tied up. Babies can and have been strangled in this manner so if you’re cleaning your windows or dusting blinds, be sure to hang these back up high.
When you’re dusting be sure to not have your child around. Dust particles can irritate your child. Some new moms are afraid to vacuum around their baby but in many cases the vacuum cleaner will actually put him or her to sleep.
If you’re going to be in one room for a prolonged time period like washing dishes or folding laundry put your child in an automobile seat in the room. It’s safer to have your baby near you than in another room and they’re going to be happier if they can see you.
Never cook while holding your baby or carry anything hot like tea or coffee. Your child could squirm in your arms and get burnt. Also make sure to be positive your baby has total neck control before putting her or him in a carrier. In the event that you question if something will harm your baby just don’t use it. It’s tough enough being truly a new parent but cleaning your house safely with a baby doesn’t have to be.