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How to Keep the Baby Area Clean

How to Keep the Baby Area Clean

Create a baby command center in the nursery with everything in its right place.

In this vulnerable stage of your child’s life, you’ll need to be especially attentive to germs in his bedroom. To begin with, focus your efforts on the changing table and crib.

Your handy changing table

The best changing tables are complete with drawers or shelves for extra diapers and supplies like quick clean-up products. You should have a locking diaper pail somewhere nearby for easy access and keep cleaning supplies like Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface™ Daily Sanitizing Spray, as you’ll want to clean the changing table after removing dirty diapers.

Crib notes

The hard, nonporous surfaces of your baby’s crib can be cleaned and disinfected with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, but you should also consider layering your baby’s sheets for late night emergencies. A single layer can be made up of a waterproof cover and a sheet. With two layers, you can simply strip one away after a wetting episode to reveal a clean new layer. It’s easy to overlook areas like the teething bar along the rail of your baby’s crib; remember to disinfect daily with a solution of Clorox® Regular Bleach2 and water for an effective remedy to germ buildup.

Try to avoid curtains or drapes, which are dust magnets, and instead use blinds that are easily dusted. Make sure you vacuum and dust frequently — at least every few days — to reduce the levels of dust and dust mites.

In the end, the most important thing is organization. If you have easy methods of disposal and cleaning, you’ll be prepared to help keep the nursery a sanitary, healthier environment for your child.

*Use as directed.