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Toy cleaning is important

The best housecleaning services leave no stone unturned when it comes to maintaining a clean environment for you and your family. There are many reasons to keep your home clean, but one of the most important reasons is to keep the children as healthy as possible. We like to think of the cold winter months as the time when we are most susceptible to cold and flu, but any parent who has toddlers and primary aged children knows that young children are constantly dealing with colds and flu symptoms.

Germs that cause a cold

The common misconception is that exposure to cold weather. However, a cold is not caused by exposure to cold air; it is caused by a virus infection. Colds are also known as Upper Respiratory Infections or URIs. There are as many as 200 different kinds of viruses that can cause this type of infection. Scientists have actually run experiments where subjects are exposed to only cold air, and did not get sick. In fact, study subjects who were exposed to a virus plus cold air were no more likely to get sick than those exposed to the virus alone. The incidence of colds and flu are more common in the fall and winter because this is the time of year that we tend to spend more time indoors in an environment that is ideal for spreading the viruses to each other. Keeping children indoors with warm moist air while the windows are shut actually makes them more likely to catch colds.

Preventing the spread of colds

It is natural and inevitable that children will come down with colds, flu, and ear, nose, and throat infections. We hate to see our children suffer but the silver lining in the cloud is that exposure to the viruses will help children to develop immunity to help prevent future colds

One of the most common ways that children get sick is through the sharing and handling of germ laden toys. Regular cleaning of toys is vital for keeping colds away, 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 can’t properly clean the toy.
  • For parents who want to reduce exposing their children to chemicals, use a steam cleaner to steam sanitize toys, play pens, car seats, and high chairs.
  • For easy and effective cleaning and sanitizing, wipe clean toys regularly with a disinfectant wipe.
  • Baby and toddler toys should be cleaned once or twice weekly.
  • Older children’s toys can be cleaned monthly.
  • Plush toys should be laundered a couple times per year.

One of the top housecleaning services in Charlotte, NC

Every home is unique, and that is why Gloria M’s Cleaning Services are customized to meet your cleaning and housekeeping needs. They offer free in-home consultations in an effort to understand your expectations for your household cleaning. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services offers flexibility in the frequency of home cleanings, and options for “green” cleaning services upon request. Keeping your special considerations and your budget in mind, they provide consistent and dependable house cleaning services around your needs.


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