This is made especially difficult once their first moves are made, since they’ll be trying to touch anything and everything in sight!
Given that they spend more of their time in their nursery – to sleep, crawl, walk and play – it’s a good idea to start here. This guide will show you how to make sure that your nursery is disinfected for your baby to spend its time.
Your cleaning habits tend to change when you have a child. You’ll quickly come to know that it’s not just finding the time to clean that changes, but also how it must be done. The responsibility of parenthood calls for taking extra care and caution when cleaning the nursery – including sanitisation and disinfection – so here are a few of our baby cleaning tips:
Keep a cleaning station
When you’ve rarely got both hands free, you don’t want to be trying to locate your equipment every time you need to clean. Keep a free drawer or cupboard (well out of your baby’s reach) with all the equipment you need including handy wipes and disinfectant sprays.
Cleaning baby toys
Baby toys may look like a lot of fun, but they can also be a risk to your child if not cleaned and disinfected properly. Especially when they spend so much time in your child’s mouth (that’s teething time, for you)!
Cleaning baby furniture
One of the beautiful things about your little one is its sense of adventure, but this can be stressful when they’re trying to touch everything they see! It’s important to regularly clean all the furniture that your baby can reach, from its cot to changing table and toy boxes. You can disinfect these by using our Pine O Cleen Simply Disinfectant Wipes – simply wipe the surface and let dry. Repeat for stubborn grease and grime!
How to clean new baby furniture:
If you’re preparing for your new baby, it can be tempting to think you don’t need to clean new baby furniture. However, it pays to follow the same steps as you would cleaning any baby furniture, as you cannot be sure where it was manufactured and where it has been kept.
Cleaning the diaper pail
It goes without saying that your diaper pail is one area that needs attention. Pre-clean your diaper pail, and then use a strong disinfectant such as Pine O Cleen Simply Multipurpose Spray:
- Pre-clean surfaces.
- Spray the surface from 20-25cm distance until thoroughly wet.
- Leave for 10 minutes, then wipe clean the surface.
- Rinse thoroughly with water.
Cleaning and sanitising laundry and fabrics
With your baby in its infancy, they will spend a lot of time with their bedding, ‘blankies’ and being changed out of soiled clothes. It’s therefore important that we clean and sanitise these regularly, from pillows to throw blankets to pajamas.
While detergent may mean their items come out of the washing machine part of the way clean, they could still be covered in germs. To help ensure your baby’s fabrics are both clean and sanitised, discover how to use our Pine O Cleen Laundry Sanitiser for great results.
Get on their level
From our point of view, it’s pretty easy for us to look at a floor and think that it looks clean. However, when your little tyke is spending their time on it constantly, you’re going to need to make sure it’s kept clean from the bacteria and viruses that can get tracked. Always vacuum regularly, and if you have hard, non-porous surfaces, use Pine O Cleen Antibacterial Floor Cleaner.
Please note: Always use Pine O Cleen products as directed on the label.
So, next time your little one sets off on an exploration of the nursery, make sure you’ve baby-proofed it with the proper cleaning products. That way, you can spend less time worrying and more time making memories with your bundle of joy.