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USING GREEN CLEANERS AROUND YOUR BABY

Using green cleaners around the house is not only good for your baby but also good for you. Inhaling chemicals that many cleaning companies put in their products is not good for anyone, esepecially your kids or the house cleaning employees you might hire. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you could even be harming your baby without realizing it. Even if you are not, making the switch to green products is not going to hurt anyone and will ensure a more sustainable way to keep your house sparkling clean and germ free.

There are several green cleaners that you can purchase at the grocery store. These products will clearly be labeled so that you know there are no harsh chemicals. You can expect to pay a tad more than some of the other cleaners but you can also expect to be helping the environment and keeping your child sage in the process.

All Natural Green Cleaning

You may wish to get rid of all cleaning products in general and go back to the basics of all natural cleaning. This is a good way to save money on your cleaning bills as well. One good mixture is baking soda and water which can be used on a number of different things.

Cleaning your oven with baking soda and water makes the job much easier. Simply spray the solution in your oven and leave it for a couple hours or a day. Spray a little bit in your oven whenever you remember or use the oven for a natural way to combat grease and grim build up. No harsh oven cleaner chemicals required. In fact, you don't even have to get your hands dirty!

This baking soda mixture can also be used as a general cleaner for all surfaces including bathroom counters, refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers. Simply use a clean cloth to wipe the baking soda solution off every time you spray. Baking soda on its own can be great to keep your smelly shoes smelling nice and even in your car to keep it smelling good all year round.

You can also use baking soda on its own as a carpet freshener and even to clean spills off a carpet. Simply sprinkle dry baking soda on the spill, let it sit for a few minutes and then vacuum it up. For a more abrasive clean, use baking soda dry and a scrubbing brush to get at those tricky stains and spills around the house.

Another excellent cleaning option that is not only green but also all natural is vinegar. Vinegar can be used as a substitute for window cleaning solution as well as antibacterial cleans. Simply add 1 cup of water, 1 cup of vinegar and a few drops of liquid soap to a spray bottle. You can use this to clean the kitchen and bathroom surfaces, to clean windows, laminate, steel and mirrors. However, keep this solution away from granite or stone surfaces as it can damage it.

You can also use vinegar to clean your shower head, your sink and even your dirty dishes. Simply add a little bit of vinegar to your dish water for an easy solution to those greasy pots and pans from dinner. Vinegar can even be used on tile and grout to get rid of that built up gunk.

Even if you are using green cleaners around your baby it is important that you still use baby locks on all cupboards that contain cleaning materials. Babies love to explore and open things and there are hundreds of poison control instances with toddlers. Even if a product is green doesn't mean it's safe to drink.

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