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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.