New Moms

Baby Home Safety: Most Important Areas to Keep Clean

So many things to do—and so little time to do it. During the early days following the arrival of your newborn, it’s easy to feel like you’re stuck in a whirlwind.

Baby in high chair tipping orange bowl while parent looks on

When it comes to cleaning, a realistic outlook on the cleanliness of your home is one that faces the fact that you’re not always going to be able to take care of every last part of your home. For clean freaks, that means that gone are the days of spot-cleaning with a toothbrush. Leave yourself time to spend with your baby, but stay on top of baby home safety by keeping certain heavy-traffic areas clean.

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One of these areas that’s a no-brainer is your bathroom. It’s easy for a ton of germs to build up in there, so turn to an easy solution in Lysol® Hydrogen Peroxide Bathroom Cleaner It kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria without the harshness of bleach. Use just one product to clean and disinfect most surfaces of your bathroom.

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A lot of germs also reside in the kitchen because of the amount of cooking and spillage that takes place there. Be sure to use disinfectant wipes and triggers to keep counters as clean as possible so your baby can eat without you worrying. Just wipe or spray to disinfect then rinse clean, and you’ll be good to go.

Parent helps baby build stack of lettered blocks when sitting on floor


In terms of baby home safety, there may be no place more important to keep clean than your little one’s play area. You’ll soon realize how important it is to keep the play area and all the toys there as clean as possible. The toys will be traveling all around the house so you’ll want to make sure that when you bring them back to the play area, they’re completely clean and ready for the baby to play with.

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Don’t get too tense about keeping your home immaculately clean. When you’re short on time, focus your cleaning efforts on these areas to help keep your baby safe.