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How to Keep the House Clean when Your Baby Starts Crawling

Babies like to crawl around the house and because they are so small they can fit in narrow and tight places like under the bed or table. These places are not the most cleanest places in the house, but it’s in your duty as a parent to keep the house neat and clean and today we will show you some tips that you can use to achieve that.

Dust your entire house

Start by dusting your house in order to get rid of microscopical particles and dust mites that can cause asthma or other respiratory problems to both children and adults, although children are more exposed. Dust mites can also be found in carpets so it’s not sufficient to remove dust only from your furniture. You will want to vacuum and wash your carpets regularly in order to make sure that your baby won’t come into contact with these harmful microscopical insects. Another good solution to rid your house of dust mites is to use an air purifier that comes with a HEPA filter, which is able to filter any pollutants and dust particles that are found in the indoor air.

Clean your hardwood surfaces regularly

Another important thing that you must take into consideration when cleaning the house is to make sure that your hardwood surfaces are cleaned on a daily basis. It’s recommended to clean your floor often instead of doing the cleaning only once a week. It’s also easier this way to keep your house clean because you can use a clean cloth to remove dirt or debris from a specific area instead of having to clean the entire room. You can also consider using a robot vacuum cleaner that will get the job done for you. These automatic vacuum cleaners include several versatile and practical features that allow you to pick up small particles of dirt as well as larger particles of debris that are harder to get rid of, such as pet hair. Since not all robot vacuum cleaners are equally efficient, we advise you to read some robot vacuum reviews on in order to make sure that you will be investing in a quality product.

Use natural solutions

Using safe products to clean your home is definitely a must because you wouldn’t want to expose your children to harmful chemical substances. A good alternative would be to use vinegar or baking soda to clean your bathroom and kitchen tiles but you can also use vinegar to clean hardwood floors. Vinegar is non-toxic and safe to use but make sure that you leave it to dry for some minutes before letting your child to roam around. If you want to give your floors some extra shine you can try this next natural wood floor cleaner and polish: add 3/4 cups of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of olive oil in a gallon of hot water and use a mop to apply the solution to your floors.


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