Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy and have the best possible advantages in life. But what parents don’t often realize is the fact that there are dangers in the home that go beyond the obvious ones of electrical sockets and pots on stoves. Household cleaners and drinkware come with their own dangers that seem minimal on the surface. What’s a parent to do? Kids need to eat, and they’re hard on their cups and plates which means using plastic. Plus it’s hard to keep a home clean and healthy without using those cleaners. Or is it?
You can reduce the amount of contaminants that you bring into the home by simply changing your cleaning habits. Instead of buying something that claims to kill germs outright with a host of chemical additives, go natural. Regular soap does an excellent job of killing bacteria by itself and doesn’t need the addition of tricolsan. In fact, too much germ killing can reduce the effectiveness of everyone’s immune system. And instead of using laundry soap with ingredients like chlorine bleach, switch to borax, washing soda, and castile soap to get clothes clean. The same goes for surface cleaners. Change over to vinegar and baking soda to clean off every surface in the home. Baking soda is an abrasive and vinegar is a mild acid that eats through just about any mess. Read onto the infographic below to learn more about some of the ways you can keep your home healthy for your children.