Scrub the tub: Without regular disinfection, the tub can harbor hundreds of thousands of germs. Clean, then rinse and dry completely, making sure there’s no standing water left.

Up your floor-cleaning regimen: The kitchen is usually the most trafficked room in the home and it happens to be your baby’s favorite hangout. Schedule a reminder to wash that floor at least once a week.

Cleanse toys: Wash fabric toys with soap and hot water. If you’re worried about stuffing clumping, place it in the dryer with a batch of new tennis balls. For non-porous toys, wipe down with use Lysol Disinfecting Wipes and rinse with water.

Disinfect the small stuff: Remember to use Lysol Disinfecting Wipes on things that you and your baby touch daily but rarely clean, like your smartphone and remote controls.

Reduce feeding-time mess: Wherever food goes, bacteria typically follows. Make sure to wipe down and rinse your baby’s high chair and all tabletops that baby could touch.


Disclaimer: While the quiz uses bacteria counts from Lysol swab studies in real homes, the results are not comprehensive nor should they be taken literally. Lysol makes no statements, representations, or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of the quiz and any reliance a person places on the quiz or its results is at their own risk; Lysol disclaims all responsibility and all liability for any and all expenses, losses, damages and costs it may incur as a result for any reason.

References: Elizabeth Scott, PhD, Susan Duty, RN, ScD, Karen McCue, BS. 2009. A critical evaluation of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other bacteria of medical interest on commonly touched household surfaces in relation to household demographics. Unpublished raw data.