Every new parent dreams of a pristine nursery. But keeping it that way can be complicated!
Babies are experts when it comes to making messes. Keeping up with dirty diapers and laundry can be tough with a newborn in tow. If you’re going to keep a tidy nursery, you need a plan! And there’s no time like the present. Now that March is here, it’s a great opportunity to think about Spring cleaning.
Are you wondering where to begin? Banish germs with these seven simple steps.
Of course, general cleaning supplies should be kept up high and out of baby’s room for safety. But, there are certain products you need to keep close.
Designate a draw or cupboard with a secure latch for diaper wipes and sanitizing sprays. Stash a container of disinfectant wipes as well…they come in handy for wiping over light switches, crib edges, cupboard doors, lamps, and changing tables.
Diaper bins are convenient, but also a breeding spot for bacteria. When your diaper bin starts looking like Mount Everest, it's time for a deep clean!
Bring your bin outside and spray it with a hose. Wash the pail with warm soapy water, or use water and a half cup of Borax.
To help eliminate any lingering odors, mix a DIY solution of two cups of water to 40 drops of lavender essential oil. Lavender has antibacterial properties, and its scent can mask the odor of those yucky diapers.
Each time a new bag is fixed in the bin, sprinkle baking soda in the bag. If you have a stinky diaper, sprinkle a tad more baking soda after dropping it in the bin.
You’re probably already changing your little one's sheets more often than you'd like. Nonetheless, it is recommended to change your baby's bedding at least once a week, even if it seems clean.
Drool and minor diaper leaks can cause unseen bacteria to develop in your baby's crib. Dust and dirt can also settle on bedding, leading to skin irritation and allergies.
It may seem like an additional chore, but a weekly wash will go a long way toward keeping your baby safe and healthy.
Babies spend much of their time on the floor, which means regular cleaning is essential. This is particularly true of carpet, which can quickly become a reservoir for dust mites and mold.
If your nursery is carpeted, vacuum twice a week with a HEPA filter. These specially designed filters trap dust particles, pet dander, and other allergens. HEPA filters also block them from being redistributed into the air.
Keeping your little one healthy and safe is crucial. Regular cleaning products may contain dangerous chemicals that can evaporate into the atmosphere, and compromise indoor air quality.
Luckily, there are eco-friendly cleaning products that will help your baby have a happy and healthy time in their nursery. Whenever you’re cleaning baby’s space, opt for these.
Planet Maids House Cleaning NYC, says the easiest way to deep clean any nursery is to take everything out first.
Doing so and putting back just what you want to keep may seem tedious. But it's effective, because seeing everything you have will help you plan and decide what baby still needs.
If you can't bring yourself to donate toys or other items, put some into storage and rotate them out periodically. Odds are, your toddler won't even notice they're gone.
Doing a quick once over once per week can prevent nursery germs in their tracks.
Commonly touched surfaces like door handles, crib rails, and changing tables can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. A weekly wipe-down with disinfectant wipes is an excellent way to stop germs and bacteria in their tracks.
Just be sure to keep all cleaning materials marked and out of reach.
Keep in mind that babies will always try to reach out to anything and everything! Given that they spend a lot of time in their nursery, it only makes sense to keep this room clean. Make some time and come up with a strategy—things will be spic and span in no time!