As a first time parent, you’ll soon find yourself with your hands full. If you’re interested in discovering a few helpful cleaning tips which will help you keep your home clean, when you have your hands full with your first baby, simply continue reading.
Check the ingredients of your cleaning products:
In order to ensure the health and wellbeing of your family and your child in particular, ensure to check the labels of different cleaning products at your local store, in order to select safe, chemical free, cleaning products. As it’s possible to keep your home’s surfaces clean without using chemical based products.
Give your home a thorough clean before your due date:
As your focus will bet on your newborn baby, in the first few weeks after your baby’s birth, it’s a wise idea to give your home a thorough clean, well before your due date. During this time clean your home from top to bottom and get rid of any clutter which you no longer use. If you live in a large home, you may want to recruit your friends and family members in order to help you declutter your home.
Use lemon juice and salt to keep your baby clothes clean:
If you’re interested in DIY cleaning hacks, you can use lemon juice and salt in order to keep your baby clothes clean. Simply cut a lemon in half and squeeze a few drops of lemon juice onto any stained areas on your baby’s clothes. Next, sprinkle a bit of salt onto each stain. Then, you’ll need to use a toothbrush to brush your lemon and salt mixture into your stains. Lastly, rinse your baby clothes and place them into your washing machine. You’ll be amazed at how clean your baby clothes come out. Especially baby clothes which have been stained with baby food.
Keep your baby’s towels super soft using baby powder:
In order to ensure that your baby’s towels are super soft and gentle on your baby’s skin, you may want to experiment with using baking soda to wash your baby’s towels. Simply and half a cup of baking soda to your washing machine, each time that you wash your household’s towels.
Use your dishwasher to keep your baby’s toys clean:
As your baby will put their toys in their mouth on a daily basis, it’s crucial to keep all of your baby’s favorite toys clean and bacteria free. One of the simplest ways to keep your baby’s toys clean is to place any of your baby’s plastic toys in a colander, in your dishwasher. So that they won’t move about during your dishwasher’s cycle.
Invest in a baby carrier:
By placing your baby in a comfortable baby carrier, you’ll be able to complete some of your household chores, while your baby is napping. As your baby will be less likely to cry, while you’re cleaning if you still have skin to skin contact.
So if you’re excited about your new bundle of joy but are stressed out about keeping your home clean and safe for your baby, it’s well worth using all of the handy cleaning tips which are listed out above.