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6 Easy Cleaning Tips for New Parents

Usually, before the baby arrives home, people have enough free time to deal with all household duties. They can cover the weekly domestic chores by the means of professional cleaning products and have peace of mind that their house is clean and well organised. Bringing home a baby is a special time for everyone. It is full of love and pleasant emotions as well as sleep deprivation and a variety of messes. In most of the cases, parents learn how to deal with them on the go and this is linked with a huge hassle.

Here are some helpful tips that will make your life easier.

Make a new cleaning kit and always keep it supplied with the necessary arsenal

Having a baby is the most appropriate moment to consider the use of environmentally-friendly cleaning detergents. You want your home to be completely free of toxic fumes. Exploring the local market is one of the possibilities but you also can go further and start preparing your own detergents. Whatever you chose, make sure that the cleaning caddy is always fully packed, so you can react fast and clean any sudden messes directly.

Fold clothes as you go

Having a baby often means having huge piles of clothes as well. Act smart and fold the clothes immediately after you bring them in, putting aside those that need to be ironed. In this way, the baby wardrobe will be always organised and you don’t need to spend any additional time in order to bring it in order.

Sanitise the baby toys

Babies like exploring the things around with their mouth, which means that the toys need to be always as clean as possible. You can clean any small plastic, metal and wooden toys by wiping them with a natural cleanser made of 1 cup of water, ½ cup of vinegar and 10 drops of tea tree essential oil. Mix everything together and pour the liquid into a spray bottle.

Eliminate the clothes spots

Now matter how careful you are, spots will always find their way to your baby clothes and you better deal with them immediately. Mix in a bowl 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, 2 tablespoons of baking soda, the juice of half lemon and a small amount of natural soap. Apply the paste to the polluted area and hang the stained clothes out in the sun. When they are dry, wash them in the washing machine.

Tackle any carpet stains with this cleanser

Clothes are not the only place where baby stains can be found. Unavoidably carpets take hits as well. To remove any carpet messes, first blot the area with paper towels. Mix a small amount of baking soda and several drops of essential oil and after that sprinkle the polluted area with the powder. Let it set for several hours and vacuum it out.

Keep the high chair clean

Feeding your child may sometimes be quite an adventure and the high chair certainly takes quite a beating. First take all its removable parts off. After that, spray them a mixture made of 1 cup of vinegar and a small amount of grated natural soap. Leave the food debris to loosen up for 30 minutes and wipe with a clean wet cloth. If there are any stubborn areas, rub them with an abrasive sponge.

These tips will help you to eliminate every baby mess right away as well as to deal efficiently with some trouble spots. The best part is that they don’t involve any toxic materials, which may expose the health of your child to risk.

My name is Sophia Evans and I am an owner of a small cleaning company which is based in London, UK. In my free time I like to write articles related to cleaning, organizing and eco.


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