Toy cleaning is not child’s play
Deep cleaning means that you leave no stone unturned when it comes to maintaining a clean environment for you and your family. There are many valid reasons to keep your home clean, and one of the most important reasons is because we seek to keep our children as healthy as possible. We like to think of time of the year as the period when we are most likely to come down with a cold or the flu. However, any parent who has toddlers and primary aged children knows that young children are constantly dealing with colds and flu symptoms.
The myth of cold weather
A common misconception is that exposure to cold weather. A cold is not caused by exposure to cold air; it is caused by a virus infection. There are as many as 200 different kinds of viruses that can cause the infection we commonly describe as a cold. Scientists have performed experiments where subjects are exposed to only cold air, and did not get sick. In a study where subjects were exposed to a virus plus cold air, they were no more likely to get sick than those exposed to the virus in a warm environment. The accepted reason that colds and flu are more common in the fall and winter is because during this time of year, we tend to spend more time indoors in an environment that is perfect for spreading the viruses from one person to the next. Keeping children indoors, with warm moist air, actually makes them more susceptible to catching colds.
Preventing the spread of colds by deep cleaning
One of the most common ways for children to get sick, is by sharing and handling germ laden toys. Regular cleaning of toys is vital for reducing the chances of your children catching colds. Especially during the months that children spend most of their time indoors.
Consider the following tips to keep your children’s toys clean:
- Use a baby wipe to clean off toys that hit the ground or floor while you are out and about.
- Consider using a steam cleaner to steam and sanitize toys, play pens, car seats, and high chairs.
- Wipe clean toys regularly with a disinfectant wipe.
- Baby and toddler toys should be cleaned at least once weekly.
- Older children’s toys can be cleaned monthly, unless they are frequently shared with younger children.
- Plush toys should be steamed or laundered about 4 times per year.
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