Most of the time, we worry about our children’s safety and health whenever they are outside, thinking about the viruses and sicknesses they can pick up. However, we set aside the fact that sometimes, it is what’s inside which makes them ill. Many of the bacteria that cause disease start in the home, so it is our duty to make sure our home is safe for our beloved children.
Knowing the Danger Zones
You know every part of your home better than anyone else. That is why it would be easier for you to know the danger spots in which your children come into contact with on a daily basis. These spots are the best ones to start with because this is where your child goes from time to time and so this is where bacteria lurk which may infect your child.
Toys and Clothes
The next area should be where the children’s toys and clothes are kept. These are the things which they wear, touch and interact with almost every day. So, these are very prone to be a source of contamination.
If your dishwasher has a sanitize feature, place toys inside the dishwasher and wash on the normal sanitize cycle, then air dry or wipe them using Anti-microbial cloths.
Tables and Chairs
The next would be the couch, the tables and the chairs. These are other places where your children spend a lot time; doing their homework, eating their meals, sleeping after play, etc. So better start thinking about how to make these things safer and cleaner for your child.
You can easily clean these surfaces items using a DIY sanitizing spray by mixing 1 cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of water and 30 drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil. Mix them thoroughly and place inside a large spray bottle and wipe off with a microfiber cloth after.
Lastly, don’t forget the bathroom. Thoroughly clean the tubs, toilet bowl and surfaces using baking soda, vinegar and some essential oils, as these ingredients can reduce the growth of deadly bacteria. These areas are the favorite nesting grounds for bacteria, so better equip yourself and let’s start making a more child-friendly and safe home.
Dealing with It
Now, after knowing what areas are more prone to the growth of bacteria, you should start disinfecting them as soon as possible to prevent the spread of disease. You should subject every area according to the materials that they are made of. There are different sorts of multipurpose cleaning materials available on the market which you can use. Many only require the use of warm water, cleaning soap and a good amount of brushing.
Always keep in mind that anything you use should be child-friendly. This is to avoid any unwanted instances which can cause further harm to your child. Remember, that it’s also better if you just keep these away from your child’s reach after every use to assure their safety.