Keeping your nursery germ free

Designing a nursery for your child can be a fun and exciting experience. But one of the most important aspects of the nursery is keeping it clean and healthy. Here are five simple and easy tips from Dr. Benjamin Tanner and Playtex to keep your child’s nursery germ free. 

Learn the differences between disinfectants vs. cleaners:
There is a difference between a cleaner and a disinfectant. A cleaner removes soils but only a disinfectant can kill germs. Always remove your child when disinfecting your nursery and allow ample time for the surfaces to dry so the chemicals won’t touch your baby’s delicate skin. 

Know the nursery hot spots:
Unfortunately, in a nursery, there are several “hot” spots that harbor more bacteria. Areas like diaper pails, changing tables and hampers should be disinfected daily to prevent the spread of germs. 

Eliminate germs and messes during change time:
As many moms know, diaper changes can be a messy event. To prevent the spread of germs, try to establish a quick, mess free diaper change routine. A convenient tool is a Diaper Genie II Elite, which seals odors into the pail and out of your nursery. With the foot pedal, you can keep your hands on your baby and away from the dirty diaper. 

Keep it clean after a change:
Whether it’s traditional soap and water or convenient antibacterial hand wipes/solution, these products are essential to keep close after diaper changes. Also, remember to put heavily soiled baby clothes in a separate area. Studies have shown that laundry can harbor large quantities of bacteria, which could even spread to clean clothes in a washing cycle. 

Be mindful of germs when sickness creeps in:
No one wants to be sick and no mom wants her baby to feel ill. But if your little one catches something, make sure to increase your disinfecting.  By riding the nursery of the germs, you should help prevent the spread of germs to other family members. 

These tips are some suggestions to help moms keep their nurseries healthy for their little ones. 

Do you have a suggestion that worked well in your nursery? Please share them in the comments section.

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