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With Babies Come Messes: Natural and Non-Toxic Tips for Keeping Everything Clean

April 6, 2017

Babies and toddlers can be messy. Youngsters like to play with their food. In fact, they like having contact with all kinds of things with their fingers, whether it’s today’s lunch, mud pies, paint or play dough. They are also sometimes still a little uncoordinated, which means there are going to be spillages. In fact, for the first few years of your child’s life, you’re going to spend a lot of time cleaning up messes. Of course, it’s very important to keep your child’s environment clean, so here are some non-toxic ways to achieve that goal.

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With a clean environment, you can rest assured that you child will grow up to be strong and healthy. It’s also important to carefully consider which cleaning products to use so that you are not bringing toxic chemicals into your home and putting your children at risk. That’s why it’s better to use cleaning products that are designed especially for use around children; products that are made with gentle, non-toxic ingredients, like all the household cleaning products from companies like Better Life. Each of their products is non-toxic, biodegradable and completely safe to use around children. They have never been tested on animals and are kind to pets and the planet. They won’t harm waterways or marine life. What’s more, they are all made in the USA using solar energy.

Nursery Sanitizer

Accidents can happen all over the house and especially in the nursery when you’re changing diapers or your toddler’s running around naked after a bath. And if there’s an accidental number two, you’re going to need a sanitizer spray like cleanhappens.com. This product is so gentle you can spray it on just about anything your child is likely to touch, from the sides of the crib to the changing table, from the walls to her toys. Not only does it eliminate germs, it deodorizes and freshens the room.

Laundry Detergent

Young children add to the family laundry pile on a daily basis. You want to be assured that their clothes, towels and their bed linens are not being washed in harsh chemicals which can irritate their delicate skin and cause allergies. Better Life, natural laundry detergent is kind to your fabrics and gentle on your baby’s skin. It’s available with a fresh lavender and grapefruit scent, or unscented if you prefer.

Floor Cleaner

Before long, your active young child is crawling all over the house, so you want to be sure that your floors are as clean as can be. Better Life Floor Cleaner not only cleans your floors with non-toxic ingredients, it also makes them smell wonderful thanks to extracts of grapefruit, bergamot, and peppermint.

Produce Cleaner

Now your child’s old enough to eat fresh fruit and vegetables, the last thing you want is to give her food smothered in harmful pesticides and other chemicals. Produce Wash is a natural way to rinse fruit and vegetables, freeing them from dirt, grime, and toxins. It’s made with all-natural ingredients from lemon, soapbark, sea water, and basil oil.

All-Purpose Wipes

When you’re on the go with young kids, you need something close to hand to clean sticky fingers, spillages in the car, doorknobs, and toys. With just one quick wipe, mess disappears as though it was never there, leaving everything sanitized as it should be. Simply dispose of used wipes in the trash and recycle the dispenser when it’s empty.

Toilet Cleaner

Now you’re toilet training your child, it’s even more important to keep the toilet germ-free. Thank goodness Better Life has a Toilet Bowl Cleaner that sanitizes without using harsh chemicals like bleach, which leaves unpleasant and harmful fumes behind. All you have to do is squirt it beneath the rim of the toilet bowl and leave for 5-10 minutes before flushing.

Tub and Tile Cleaner

Keep your child safe and healthy by banishing ring around the tub, soap scum and grout slime with Better Life’s Tub and Tile Cleaner. It’s also great for cleaning shower doors, walls and curtains. It contains completely safe ingredients derived from corn and coconut oils, citrus fruits, tea tree oil, peppermint, and eucalyptus leaves.

Young children like to explore and they’re famous for picking up just about anything they can find and putting it in their mouth. So it’s really important to keep your house sanitized. It’s equally important to use cleaning products that are not harmful to your child’s health.

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Disclosure: This is a featured article from Rosie Hardy. Rosie Hardy leads a green, eco-conscious lifestyle using as few chemicals as she possibly can. She is vegan Mommy trying to give her kids the best start in life.

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