Let’s face it — babies like to stick germy, dirty things in their mouths. That means keeping your home as clean as possible in order to help reduce the surface germs that may make your baby sick. If that leaves your head swirling with questions about safety and how you’ll ever find time to clean, have no fear. Here are four simple tips to help keep a healthier home with a baby around.
1. Make sure you clean and disinfect.
While that remote control the baby just started playing with may look perfectly clean, it’s most likely teeming with germs — germs that could cause illness. And while you may be washing surfaces well with ordinary soap, those germs can still remain! The good news is that by using the right products to clean and disinfect (such as Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes for the remote), you can eliminate 99.9% of potentially harmful bacteria and viruses on surfaces.
2. Clean as you go.
With a new baby, time is of a premium. Make the most of every minute by spot cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day. Keep Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes around the house, so you can quickly clean and disinfect germy areas such as the changing table and diaper pail.
3. Sanitize daily.
When you don’t have a lot of time to clean, use new Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface™ Daily Sanitizing Spray. It’s effective enough to kill 99.9% of common household bacteria, yet is as gentle as water. So gentle you can use it around babies, pets and food. It leaves no harsh chemicals or fumes so you can just spray and walk away.
4. Wash your hands frequently.
The outside world is a virtual cornucopia of germs. To avoid passing those germs on to your little bundle of joy, make sure you wash your hands before picking your child up — and ask everyone else to do the same. Experts say this is the best way to get rid of germs. Using warm water and soap, scrub your hands together vigorously for at least 20 seconds.