When you are constantly chasing after a very mobile toddler, it can be hard to focus much time on keeping the home clean. You may want to forego keeping the house neat and tidy, but a clean environment is vital for little ones. Especially those that are teething and think everything belongs in their mouth!
Of course, it’s not possible to totally eliminate germs, but there are ways to help kill as many of them as you can!
Tips for Keeping a Clean House with an Active Toddler
- Always be prepared for spills. They don’t just happen at meals, as toddlers usually prefer to carry their sippy cups around the house. Keep a bottle of Earth’s Best All Purpose Nursery Cleaner in an easily accessible area of the house for those unexpected messy situations. Formulated with natural and plant-based ingredients, Earth’s Best All Purpose Nursery Cleaner can help you clean up any mess, while keeping your baby’s safety a top priority.
- Keep cleaning tools organized! Designate a specific area of the home for your cleaning supplies. Knowing exactly where they are when needed will help make the process less stressful!
- Create a to-do list for your cleaning. List tasks in their importance, such as daily, weekly, or monthly. Work on tackling one item at a time while your little one is napping or being cared for by a family member or friend.
- Check out Earth’s Best’s extensive guide featuring 12 basic tips to follow that will help you baby proof your house to keep your little one safe.
- Wash your hands frequently! Hum the tune of the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice as a good timer. Frequent washing helps prevent the spread of germs onto your child, especially before picking them up or feeding them. It’s as simple as using soap and water and rubbing your hands under a running faucet for 20 seconds. Encourage all family members to do the same!
- Make the items that your baby spends the most time with a cleaning priority. Safely keep cribs, baby’s strollers and car seats clean with Earth’s Best chlorine-free, Nursery Wipes. Throw a travel-pack in your purse or diaper bag for all your on-the-go needs.
What are your tips for keeping a clean house with toddlers?
Disclosure: This post was written as part of my involvement in the “Earth’s Best Blogger Program.” While Earth’s Best provides me with material and necessary resources to serve as content for blog posts, all statements and sentiment on Southern Girl Ramblings are my own.