Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How to Get Rid of Germs in the Nursery


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Is your baby’s nursery spotless and free of bacteria? For more than half the moms the world over, having a nice, clean nursery is one of the highest priorities. If you’re wondering how you can maintain a germ-free environment for your baby, don’t worry! It is a lot easier than you think. According to clean-smarter.net, there are a few easy steps you can follow which will help you keep your nursery spick and span.

Figure Out the Hotbeds of Germ Activity
This step is the first and most important. Figure out which of the spaces and surfaces in your baby’s nursery are likely to be touched by dirty things. These include used diapers, waste, and more. The contact doesn’t have to be direct, nor does it have to last for a long time. The smallest contact, even indirectly, is enough to let germs onto the surface and contaminate it. These “hot zones” immediately become breeding grounds for the bacteria. They regroup here, and then attack your baby in force when they are exposed. Typical examples of these areas include any toy boxes, laundry baskets, and diaper bins.

Use the Right Disinfectant
Once you have figured out what the hot zones for germ activity are in your baby’s perfect nursery, start cleaning! Using a disinfectant is the easiest way to do so. There are tons of such products on the market right now. Many of them are meant for use when in contact with children. Always use cleaning products that have been certified by the EPA.You shouldn't take the risk of exposing your baby to chemicals, since you should remember many of these is marked safe. Wipe off all the areas that you disinfect before you move on.

Keep the Toys Clean and Germ-Free
Your baby’s toys are one of the biggest zones in the nursery where germs tend to grow. Toys come into contact with EVERYTHING, from their hands to their diapers to their mouths. The last thing you need is exposure due to a lack of diligence in this area. All you have to do to get rid of germs in the toy cabinet is disinfect the toys in bulk once every week or even more frequently. Follow the same procedure that you would with a contaminated surface – disinfect the toy and then wipe it off with a clean cloth or wash it off with water.

Dispose of Diapers Responsibly
Diapers are the leading cause of childhood infection. You can prevent diapers from causing sickness in the nursery by disposing of them properly. Don’t leave a diaper open on the changing table while you change your baby into a new one. Dispose of it in a sealed bag or big immediately after taking it off. Do the same with all the paper towels.

Keeping baby’s nursery bacteria-free is an easy task once you get into the swing of things. Many spots in the playroom  can lead to germs manifesting themselves. Identify these areas and get rid of them before they become a problem.

24 comments:

  1. Great tips. When my kids were babies, I disinfected EVERYTHING. It's the only way to keep things clean.

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  2. It's not that hard to keep things germ free. You just have to know the steps and do them religiously.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  3. Great suggestions! I feel things can never be clean enough, especially for little ones, so disinfecting often is important.

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  4. These are great tips. Little kids are so germy, and babies are so close to the ground, they come into contact with everything.

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  5. Great tips on how to get rid of germs in the nursery! We never had a nursery :( I always wanted a chance to have one, but we did things like this when sharing a room with newborn!

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  6. These are great tips. It's really important to keep the kiddos' rooms free of germs and nasty bugs.

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  7. This should definitely be a big priority. You really do have to reevaluate the way you look at their toys!

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  8. This was a very interesting read. My wife mostly did all the disinfecting stuff when our kids were that age. I hate to say it, but I did most of the dirtying. LOL The kids had fun, though!

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  9. We had to be expert germ get away er's when our kids were babies. Both had home IV antibiotics. Mica had a staph infection in his neck (7 months) from an ear infection we think. Isaak got meningitis (2 months). To this day his symptoms were bacterial, but bacteria never grew in their samples.

    Clean, and more clean!

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  10. I used to feel I was fighting a losing battle, me against the world of germs. Toys, especially...EVERYTHING ends up the child's mouth, somehow, and it's so hard to use something that will not harm the child. Never had a problem with the diapers though. All good tips, great article!

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  11. I had no idea that diapers were the leading cause of childhood infection. No wonder, they are pretty gross.

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  12. This is awesome to know. We don't have a nursery in our current house, but this is a top priority everyone should know for their house with a baby too! - Jeanine

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  13. I definitely agree about keeping the toys clean, those can breed germs so quickly.

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  14. These are all great tips. It is very important to have a good diaper disposal system. Choosing the right disinfectant is equally important too, we don't want any harmful chemical that might harm the baby. I'm sharing this post with my daughter so she can check on her son's nursery this weekend.

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  15. These are really great tips!! Keeping nursery germ-free is really important. Love this article!

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  16. I imagine a top problem would fast and easy disposal of soiled diapers. These can be harbingers for all sorts of bad bacteria.

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  17. Dirty diapers are a big one when it comes to keeping a nursery clean. When my kids were in diapers, I had a diaper genie and constantly cleaned it with sanitizing wipes.

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  18. My sister just had two, so that is sure timely indeed. My ocd helps me with germs lol

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  19. These are really great tips! Remembering to disinfect toys is an especially good one that could easily be overlooked by most.

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  20. My youngest is in a crazy messy phase, with toys everywhere. Keeping them up off the floor is hard enough, but I need to be proactive in cleaning the toys themselves.

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  21. We do have to be so careful in the kids area where I work also. Very important to get it all cleaned

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  22. these are great tips even if you dont have a nursery. i have 3 dogs and they have potty pads so these tips would work for them, i would use all natural products.

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