Six household cleaning products that are safe for babies

Top 6 homemade cleaning products that are safe for your baby

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Most baby products have been tested and are safe around babies. Some parents are concerned that everyday household cleaners could affect their babies and their health.

For most regular daily cleaning when it comes to household chemicals, less is more. Many of your regular household products such as vinegar can go a long way for cleaning and are not harmful to the environment.

You can easily make your own cleaners that are not only better for the environment but also work well while being safer for your baby, yourself, and your pets. They are also much cheaper to do.  Here are some basic, easy-to-make eco-friendly cleaners.

You need a few ingredients that you likely already have around your house, and a few spray bottles and a marker to identify the bottles.

1) To wash Your Windows – In a spray bottle, add 3 tablespoons of white vinegar to 2 cups of water. I honestly tried to used old newspapers as my cloth to wash the window and found it did not do a good job. A microfiber reusable cloth or reusable bamboo cloths work better or use a squeegee. The vinegar smell disappears quickly and your windows (or any glass surface) look clean and shiny.

2) Disinfect – If you have surfaces that need to be disinfected, such as cutting boards and toilets, you can easily create that yourself in a spray bottle. Just mix 2 cups of water with four drops of any type of natural soap, like unscented liquid castile soap, and 10 to 15 drops of tea tree oil. Just spray on any surface you want to disinfect and let sit for a few minutes, then wipe down with a soft cloth.

With the COVID 19 pandemic and other viruses threats though you want to make sure that the soap you are using is efficient in killing whatever viruses, bacteria, and mold you want to be eliminated from your environment. At the same time, you want to choose cleanign products that are completely safe for your baby.

3) Toilet Cleaner – Just pour ½ cup of white vinegar straight into your toilet bowl, swirl around and scrub with your toilet bowl scrubber, then let sit for ten minutes. Clean the rest of the toilet with the disinfectant above, letting the cleaner sit to work before wiping it down with a washable cloth. Wash the cloth immediately as toilet bowls have a lot of germs.

Always be careful not to re-use your cloth and wash it thoroughly. The last thing you want to do is spread viruses and bacterias.

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*4)Oven Cleaner – Most people have self-cleaning ovens but you may still need to clean up some stains, and oven cleaner is known to be very dangerous and toxic. Thankfully, all you need to do is pour salt onto spills while they’re still warm. When the oven is cool, you can wipe it out with a damp soft cloth. You can also use soap and water or a white vinegar and water solution and scrub a little more.

*5)Kill Mold – Mold can be very dangerous for you and your baby, so you don’t ever want to let mold get started or continue growing once it does start. Set up a sprayer with 2 cups of water and four drops of tea tree oil. Anyplace that could get mold needs to be washed with this substance at least every couple of weeks. Just spray it on the surface, let sit for a couple of minutes, then wipe off with a dry cloth.

Tea tree oil has not been approved by the FDA as a mold killer so please do your research as to what is efficient and safe to use to prevent and kill mold.

6) Baby Wipes – You’ll need to buy really good quality paper towels such as Viva or Bounty or reusable bamboo cloth. Also, get a container like a large plastic coffee ground container. Cut the roll in half. Then in the container, mix together 2 cups of distilled water, 1 TBS each of aloe vera, olive oil, witch hazel, and liquid castile soap. Add oil from 2 Vitamin E capsules.

Most baby wipes nowadays on the market are eco-friendly and manufacturers understood that parents want what is safest for their baby and eco-friendly.

These cleaners are easy to make and for the most part, include ingredients that you probably have in your home already. You can help save the environment, your children’s skin, and money by making your own.

You also have to realize that if you often clean surfaces with good soap and water, your house will offer a nice and safe environment.

Nathalie Fiset, M.D., C.H. creator of the program for a safe, comfortable and natural birth.

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