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Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Are fumes from floor cleaners and stains dangerous to my baby?

Re: Are fumes from floor cleaners and stains dangerous to my baby?

The Bump Expert

Unfortunately, there are few scientific studies to guide us on this issue. The precautions I recommend are generally common sense. Read the labels of your products carefully and avoid any products labeled as toxic. Use gloves when cleaning, avoid aerosol sprays that can be easily inhaled, and keep the room well ventilated. Because you are pregnant, you may be more sensitive to the smells of products that contain ammonia and chlorine. You may also want to consider using or making alternative cleaning products with baking soda or vinegar.

Dr. Ashley Roman

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Try Greenworks or Nature's Source. The day after I found out I bought a glass cleaner, and toilet bowl cleaner by this brand. I wont even let my husband use the old sprays we had!

mholloway949 |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Yes they are! Start switching products now. Products like Greenworks might be earth friendly but are NOT human friendly.l Try seventh generation or method. And make sure the products you use are human friendly. :)

Blessed2ServeHim |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

I’m slightly disturbed by the “expert’s” answer on this one. Yes, this is debatable, but my feeling is in modern life we are surrounded by small amounts of potentially harmful chemicals all the time. Why not reduce that exposure while I’m pregnant since a growing baby is so much more fragile than an adult? What we use to clean our homes is one thing we have control over – in addition to the cosmetics we use. Cleaning products that claim to be “natural,” are not verified by any outside body like certified organic food is, so do your research. Here’s an article on the topic from February’s Wall Street Journal: http://bit.ly/bk0gUl. And two sites I found really helpful on the cosmetics issue are: www.ewg.org and www.kontrollierte-naturkosmetik.de (a German association that certifies cosmetics for chemical safety). I’m 18 weeks and while I’ve realized I can’t obsess over chemical exposure all the time, I can do a few little things pretty easily.

snass |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

trader joe's has a good natural cleaner!

crazywithbaby |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

If something is made to kill little organisms (grems and bacteria) it can't be good for people. green or not green its made to kill. Open a window use a fan wear gloves and long sleaves shirts and if you have a ventilation mask (not a dust mask) us it.

andrewthemac |

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I just bought some multipurpose cleaner by BabyGanics...Found it at Babies R Us...People Friendly, Earth Friendly. It's fragrance free as well. I really like it so far, and I plan to get more cleaning products in this line.

jadentz |

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Unfortunately, not everyone is able to change the products they have to use to clean. I work in a cafe where I have no control over the products we use and if I can't clean, I can't work. Health and safety laws require a certain degree of cleanliness. I think, barring obvious cleaners that are labeled as dangerous, following the Expert's advice about ventilation and whatnot is probably the best you can really do when you need to do a job or don't have access to other products. Really, use your best judgment.

brunoshort |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Baking soda is a safe (and cheap!) product to use for cleaning. I really don't bother with anything else except a Magic Eraser and the occasional Clorox wipe.

kolfinna |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

I use baking soda, lemons and vinegar for cleaning and it is perfectly safe and healthy for my 19 week old growing belly as well as being safe for my 2 year old son.

malevolentheart |

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I have always had extremely sensitive skin. I wasn't able to use harsh cleaners in my home before, without thick gloves. I'm glad I switched before getting pregnant to just vinegar, salt, baking soda & lemons for the majority of my household cleaning. I also have a steam mop for the floor. You would be amazed at the items you have around the house that are extremely inexpensive and can clean just as well as any store bought cleaner. Ofcourse, not everything can be cleaned with these items but it will help your family's health, pocketbook and the environment over time! This article has a few good pointers: http://www.canadianliving.com/life/green_living/natural_and_cheap_household_cleaners.php

martinandariana |

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Yes, it is crazy how many toxins are in our cleaners. I use some ecofriendly products with natural ingredients, they work great and I know they are safe for my 7 month old. Especially the laundry detergent and bathroom cleaner.

mrae1 |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

There are harmful toxins and formedahyde in mostly all cleaners, shampoos, laundry soap, basically everything. Malaleuca products are all safe and great to use. I am in the process of switching all cleaning and other products to this company before baby comes in June! :) Check it out...

schultznik |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Yes, yes! Try using Basic H and Basic G-made by Shaklee instead

meboxey |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

I always wear gloves AND a dust mask whenever I clean, especially if I'm working with powdered bleach like Comet or Ajax. Now that I'm pregnant, I'm especially conscientious of wearing a mask since I believe it gives me more protection against the harsh cleaning chemicals than if I were to go without a mask.

sweetdaisy456 |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

I am looking for a safe cleaner to clean the inside of my oven... any ideas? The spray on cleaner is so smelly and choc full of chemicals, and I don't need my eleven month old breathing that.

Clarasmummy |

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I know a product that works well and yet is so safe you can put it on your finger if you burn it and even put it in the water for your plants. It's highly concentrated and earth friendly, and you only need a little bit for it to do alot of work. It's called H2 and you can find it here in the cleaners section. www.stabilityandwellnessinone.myshaklee.com

Knicole30 |

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Although there is negligible scientific research on this I still think that reducing chemicals in the environment in general is a great idea. There is a brand of cleaning products out there that is essentially harmful chemical free and very environmentally sound. The initial cost is a bit pricey but the longevity of the materials is very good. Check out: http://www.norwex.com/ for yourself and see what you think. At least the reduction in strong chemical smells will be great for our hypersensitive systems right now.

seekingcalm |

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There are several cleaning products that contain some toxic chemicals which may harm your baby. After I've given birth I decided to get rid of all my cleaning products and I gave them to junk removal wellesley. I bought instead some chemical free products which are very good and smell great.

astridanc |

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I've recently given birth and I threw all the cleaning products that contain chemicals as I didn't want to harm my baby. Also I am having some awful kitchen pests and I bought some chemical free products from terminixpestcontroloffers.com. They are very good and efficient.

Ritarit |

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There is so much confusion on this subject it must drive new and expectant mothers crazy. I work for a manufacturer of a wonderful disinfectant, Vital Oxide. When cleaning surfaces, you are removing organic matter (food particles, dirts, oils, germs, etc. This is important to do before following with a disinfectant when and where needed. Most disinfectants can't do the job when sprayed on top of a layer of dirt. Clean first and then disinfect when and where needed. I use quite a bit of vinegar and baking soda to clean in my home but seriously, when you are dealing with babies and their under developed immune systems, you need to disinfect against harmful germs that cleaning is not going to take care of. A simple germ like Nora virus (aka the cruise ship puke and poop virus) is highly contagious and can be extremely dangerous for a baby or toddler. Baking soda and vinegar will not effect it. You need to use a good disinfectant like Vital Oxide to kill it. Yes, it is a toxic disinfectant. All disinfectants are toxic because they kill germs but there are disinfectants that are less harmful than others. I hope you will visit our website to learn more about Vital Oxide. It works great on floors diluted with water 5 to 1. It is colorless, odorless, non-caustic and will not bleach out fabric colors. www.vitaloxide.com. Good luck and Best of Health!

vital oxide blogger |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Of course that cleaning products are dangerous for your baby. Be very careful were you put them after cleaning the house, my advice is to have special place for them, inside of a wood vanity that can be close with a key, in the bathroom for instance, where the baby doesn't have direct access. Your baby can anytime take them and play with them.

tonight11 |

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Look up different uses of White vinegar. You'll be surprised how many household cleaners it can replace.

punainenkettu |

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They can be.

EmmaWebb |

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I use Dr. Bronner's Magic Pure Castile Classic Soap for everything! I add water because it is so strong. The ingredients are: Water, Saponified Organic Coconut*, Organic Palm* and Organic Olive* Oils (w/Retained Glycerin), Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Essential Oils**, Citric Acid, Vitamin E

kcolv406 |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Watch toxic brew on YouTube! It opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking. I couldn't imagine having the harsh cleaners in my home around my family and longer! Realizing that I needed convenience as well as safe products that work but don't rob my budget I was so happy to find a company that offered the best products around! I now have a home with safe cleaners (no harmful chemicals, phosphates, sulfates, chlorides, bleach) that I absolutely love! And along with cleaners they have the best skin care line and bath products that help with skin irritations and keep my kids healthy!

CheyAnnie |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Yes of course! cleaning products are harmful for baby or adult. It is suggested to use Eco-friendly products like vinegar, bleach and baking soda for cleaning. They do not harm us in any ways. street cleaning - http://www.theroadcleaners.com/

marvinsmith |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Every time when I have something to do in the house, I have with me a flashlight and some uniross rechargeable batteries. All you have to do is to enjoy working in a safer and greener environment and build your place with a big smile on your face.

marta8080 |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

I saw an interesting documentary about this issue, and I got scared. I didn't know that the usual cleaning products can be harmful not only for your baby but also for you. So I've searched for the advantages of using the ecological cleaning products to change them. I don't want to get sick because of this matter.

lionking44 |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Ofcorse there are many cleaning products which can harm your baby and that is why you should consult a Custom Chemical Formulators specialist because he has to know which one can harm your baby and he will tell you how to use them.

RaduO1 |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

There are many cleaning products harmful to baby and that is why you should use eco friendly cleaning products. I did the same way and didn't have any problems.

deanjohnson |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

You should buy some wholesale plastic bags. They are harmless for baby's health. And you should also keep him away from chemical substances.

deanjohnson |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Thanks for this article, I was looking for Tips for Decorating Your Child’s Bathroom when I found this article. Although it's very useful to know which products are harmful for baby.

deanjohnson |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

I also heard that cleaning products might be harmful for baby. While my wife was pregnant I even stopped using bed bug services. I didn't want anything to happen to my unborn baby.

deanjohnson |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

I also heard that cleaning products can be harmful to baby so you should be careful what kind of products you are using. I have a good deal of experience with this kind of products and I know what to use in the presence of my baby.

deanjohnson |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Cleaning products that contain chemicals can sometimes put your baby's health in danger.But is you make a balance between the health hazards of bed bugs and the cleaning products the first ones are more harmful.

suniscomming |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

I think that some of the products are dangerous.I changed the products that I used for cleaning my bathroom after I gave birth. It is important to have a hygienic bathroom but my baby`s health is important too.

ioana06 |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

The book "Healthy Child, Healthy World" is an excellent resource for learning about healthy cleaning products: http://www.babygearlab.com/Book-Reviews/Healthy-Child-Healthy-World

nikkibs |

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NEED HELP...I was wondering im pregnant with my second child.Never worked before while I was pregnant but im working now can I still work and clean using any kinda of cleaning product needs help like I said never worked while I was pregnant with my first child so need to ideas. Please and Thanks

kristinlove21 |

Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

Go to the Honest Company's website...(Jessica Alba's company). I love their cleaners and all are non toxic to people and kids and pets. She started the company because she these same concerns! Not expensive and great cleaners...

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Q&A: Cleaning products harmful to baby?

The Honest Company has harm free products that are made with NO toxins EVER! You can order them one by one, or sign up for the monthly bundle like I do.. it's $35/month, gets delivered right to your home and you can pick and choose which full size items you want each month! You get to choose 5! When all else fails, vinegar and water works to clean windows, floors, tub grout, bath toys, etc! :)

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