The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Housecleaning For Babies

The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Housecleaning For Babies

Are you expecting a new baby? Or do you know someone who is? Do you have a newborn or a toddler? Then this article is for you. We’re going to give some helpful tips and tricks for keeping your house clean and your little one safe. Let’s get to it:

Give Your House A “Safety Exam” For Potential Hazards

Look around at your house. Which things are causing a potential hazard? Here are some of the possibilities:

  • Hard/sharp corners on furniture: Potential injury hazard
  • Small objects/toys on the floor: Potential choking hazard
  • Unstable furniture: side tables, etc.: Potential tipping hazard
  • Hazardous items left on coffee tables: Many potential hazards
  • Prescription medicine: Harmful or deadly if swallowed
  • Purses/backpacks left out: Many potential hazards
  • Outlets: Potential electrical shock
  • Cords: Can be pulled and knock something over; also, potential electrical shock
  • Tools that are left out: Many potential hazards
  • Pets and pet food/litter boxes: Many potential hazards
  • Household plants: Potential poison hazard

As you can see, the potential hazards for a baby/toddler is extensive. And we just barely scratched the surface. So take a decent amount of time when looking around for possible hazards and how you can avoid them.

Get A New Perspective

Try getting down on your knees and looking around from a baby/toddler height, looking for any potential hazards. You may be surprised what you find. When you’re not used to seeing things from this perspective, those potential hazards can be easy to miss.

Baby Proofing Your House

There are so many baby safety products out there now. You can find something for almost any need. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

  • Baby gates: For keeping baby in/out of certain areas and away from stairs
  • Door knob covers: Keep certain doors from being opened
  • Outlet plugs: Prevent electrical shock
  • Corner covers and guards: For hard/sharp edges on furniture
  • Safety equipment for bookshelves: Prevent from tipping
  • Cabinet locks: Keep chemicals and other hazards out of baby’s reach
  • Oven knob covers: Prevent turning oven on
  • TV straps: Prevent tipping hazard

Top Tips For Keeping Your House Clean And Baby Safe

  • Keep all medicine locked up and out of reach
  • Keep all chemicals locked up and out of reach
  • Use baby gates at the top and bottom of stairs
  • Sanitize baby bottles and pacifiers
  • Clean and sanitize toys – many baby toys can be cleaned and sanitized in dishwasher
  • Keep carpet clean and free from debris and small objects/toys
  • Make sure to keep all baby swings, bouncers, car seats, etc clean
  • Wash baby clothing with Dreft or other such baby detergent
  • Keep high chair tray and seat clean and germ free
  • Sweep floors often to keep them clean and free from potential hazards
  • Always use plug covers on unused outlets
  • Use a diaper genie or put diapers in plastic bags, tied up to prevent smell

Keeping Everything Clean And Organized Has Many Benefits, Including:

  • Being able to find exactly what you need exactly when you need it
  • Fewer germs
  • Less sickness
  • Prevents more injuries
  • Helps prevent choking hazards
  • Helps prevent chances of poison
  • Helps prevent falls
  • Helps prevent burns
  • And much, much more!


House Cleaning For Baby/Toddler: Like A Full Time Job, But Worth The Effort

As you can see, the effort to keep everything clean, tidy, orderly and organized can be a full time job. It can seem overwhelming at times. After all you want your baby and their living space to be as clean, happy, and healthy as possible. However putting in that that extra time and work can have major benefits and is definitely worth the effort.

And remember, if you ever need extra help cleaning, that’s what we’re here for!Spouses Cleaning Houses is a full residential cleaning service. We do it all from one time move in/move out cleaning, to regular recurring services. We can handle most cleaning requests. We service the Annapolis, MD and Middletown, DE areas. Remember us for all your house cleaning needs.

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