Is Your House Making Your Baby Sick?

Is Your House Making Your Baby Sick?

Medical Issues Parenting Help Querry Posts   I read an article on a national news website this morning about how often people change their bedsheets.

Mine get changed every week so I thought I was in the clear.

Boy, was I wrong!

The article creeped me out so bad, I went on a Google search to learn more about the creepy crawler things, musty mite things, skin dust and germies that live on a mattresses and in our carpets.

It’s a wonder any baby makes it to his/her first birthday with the state of most carpets in America.  I’m not surprised by the rapid rise in asthma and respiratory problems in babies.

However, the answer does not seem to be in the normal cleaning methods.  Harsh chemicals can cause even more severe problems for babies and young children who are most likely to have close contact with carpeted areas of your home.

There is a NYC Carpet Cleaning service that advocates a green method of cleaning carpets, mattresses and upholstery.  Green Choice  uses all natural products such as citric acid, salt and soda acid  which are safe for babies and pets.

So how often should you clean your sheets, carpets, upholstery and mattresses?

Clean sheets at least once a week, cover your mattresses and clean every few months, and vacuum your carpets daily.  You should also clean your carpets monthly if you have pets or babies.

I’m thinking of steam cleaning the entire house, buying one of those toxic germ suits and keeping my kids in a giant disinfected bubble.

Author: ParentingMaven

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