Sunday, 12 October 2014
Top tips to keep your home germ free
Germs exist, we know that, but we don't want them using our homes as a breeding ground. Follow these obvious, but often overlooked, tips from Milton to help keep your home germ free.
1. Always wash your hands
After using the toilet, after changing baby's nappy, before preparing baby's bottles, before preparing food and eating.
2. Teach your little ones good hand-washing
Start teaching this as soon as they are old enough and especially after they use the potty.
3. Always wash and sterilise feeding equipment
Baby's bottles, breastfeeding equipment, dummies and teethers before using them.
4. Make up infant formula as baby needs it
Don't store made up bottles of formula in the fridge.
5. Always make fresh formula
Always throw away any unused formula or breast milk after the feed.
6. Routinely wipe down surfaces
Regularly wipe down kitchen and play room surfaces, baby's bath, changing mat and plastic toys with hot soapy water or antibacterial sprays or wipes.
7. Clean the potty every time
Always wash out and disinfect your toddler's potty as soon as it's been used.
8. Give spray time to work
If you use an antibacterial spray or disinfectant leave it on the surface for 5 - 10 minutes to let it work its magic and then wipe clean.