Parents strive to bring kids up in safety and health, instilling good habits and providing a secure home. Dangers of the chemical variety might be lurking inside your home, slowly damaging the health of everyone who lives there, especially the kids. Though it’s hard to believe something as innocuous as a spray-bottle filled with household cleaner could cause health problems, or that an ingredient in your favorite toiletries could cause developmental issues, but that’s the world we live in. Thankfully, you can purge your home of these items and create a safe haven for your children.
What can you do? First, start reading labels. The infographic from BTAC gives you a handy list of ingredients you want to avoid when you’re buying cleaning products. Write those down, and shop for eco-friendly cleaning products that don’t carry those ingredients. Mrs. Meyer’s is a label that has a good reputation for lacking harmful chemicals. But to be truly confident about the cleaning products you use, you should try making them yourselves. These projects, involving only a few ingredients, double as fun activities for the kids to do with you.
One of the most obvious signs that you’re succeeding in your endeavor to create a kid friendly home and healthier environment will be your allergies. Many, many perfumes and chemicals found in toiletries and cleaning products cause asthma and allergies to flare up. If your family starts breathing easier, that’s a good sign that your efforts are working. Find out more in the Kid Friendly Healthy Home infographic!