Top tips to keep your home germ free

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.

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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.

Take a look at Milton's infographic that shows just how germs can spread around your home.

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