Do you ever feel like some people parent their children in a bubble? These parents run to their kids on the playground with hand sanitizer and immediately remove any clothes the second they're dirty. While there's nothing wrong with this method of parenting, it's OK for your kids to get a little dirty every once in a while.
If you're nervous about exposing your kids to the endless supply of disinfectant chemicals that line your grocery aisles, consider stocking a few alternatives to keep your home clean. For example, a blend of baking soda
can go a long way as an all-purpose cleaner, removing stains from your countertops without the risk of getting chemicals on your food. This is a great mixture for cleaning kitchen areas as well as toys your toddlers love, especially if they're at the age where they put everything into their mouths. Another great combination is vinegar and water, which can keep your carpet clean while creating a safe surface for toddlers rolling around.
By replacing toxic chemicals with non-toxic alternatives, you're able to reduce your children's exposure to chemicals like chlorine, triclosan, and ammonia, just to name a few. Plus, you won't have to worry about running to the store for more disinfectant, as these are staples most homes stock in their pantries and refrigerators. Check out the infographic below. It covers tips to create a clean home environment
for your young child without placing him or her in a bubble until he or she graduates from college.