New super-bugs and viruses are constantly being heard every year, therefore one has to protect his or her family against them. With so many products on the market, it is hard to choose what to use. This article provides a look at hygiene products for healthy families.
In the kitchen
The kitchen is one of the many places where germs can gather. Cookers become covered in fat as well as grease and need something strong to clean off food spillage. Jif and other cream cleansers are ideal for metal and ceramic hobs. They can cut through the grease and make cleaning easier. Follow by using a disinfectant spray just to make sure that you have killed off any bacteria.
Surfaces should be regularly wiped down. Sprays are handy, but cloths can become germ ridden, if not regularly changed or boil washed. Packets of handy wipes are great for a quick once over and then, thrown away afterwards. Baby bits
All baby feeding equipment such as bowls, bottles and high chair trays should be sterilised at least until the child is a year old and has built up a strong immune system. Milton sterilising fluid can be used to soak items in or be diluted to use for wiping down baby trays.
From toys to toilets
Soft toys can be a nightmare to wrestle away from your child for cleaning, but they harbour germs and the dreaded dust mite. To make sure that dust mites are killed off, toys and bedding should be washed at 60 degrees or over with a child friendly powder or liquid such as Fairy.
Pet bowls and dishes should be disinfected regularly. You can dilute Dettol disinfectant to kill off any bacteria and leave the bowls to soak overnight to make sure that they are thoroughly cleansed. The same goes for the kitchen bins, sometimes the last thing to be cleansed as they are constantly in use. Give the insides a disinfectant soak every two weeks and wipe down in the meantime with Dettol handy wipes. Bathrooms
Keep the bathrooms clean by using shower and bath sprays. Regularly, clean the sink and always have
anti-bacterial Dettol soap which is available for washing hands. Keep toothbrushes away from the toilet area, preferably in a cabinet and change regularly for good oral hygiene. Thoroughly, clean the toilet once a week. Use limescale gels, if this is a problem and get germ free by using bleach based cleansers.