A newborn is a blessing for all parents. It’s a special time full of love, excitement and joy. But it’s also a time full of a new set of messes, not to mention the sleep deprivation and a cramped schedule. Because we’d like to share all those moments with you – the good and the bad – we’re dedicating this post to giving you some ideas on cleaning with a newborn baby.
1 – Add plants to naturally purify your home
We don’t want to scare you, but sometimes the inside of your house can be more polluted than the air outside. An easy fix for this is to open the windows whenever you can. But since Dubai weather doesn’t really accommodate for that (especially not in these months of the year), adding certain plants to your baby’s nursery can improve the air quality by up to 90%.
Some ideas for plants include Aloe Vera, Spider Plants or Sansevieria which are all very easy to take care. (We don’t want to add an extra task onto your to-do list).
2 – Keep outfits clean using this type of detergent
White looks precious on newborns, doesn’t it? Keep it white and remove any messy stains using Method laundry detergents. This specific product is baby-friendly and works like magic. Make sure to get some sun on the clothes afterwards.
3 – Keep baby’s toys sanitized
It’s tough to keep washing your hands and sterilizing each toy after every use. Instead, set up a system to simplify the cleaning process. Keep a cute bucket around and throw those toys in once they need to be washed. The next time you’re washing the dishes, just drop the pail into the dishwasher with sterilizer and you’re good to go.
4 – The high chair!
These are so hard to clean. But once you take off any pads, straps or removable parts, use an all-purpose cleaning vinegar with dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray all over the high chair and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Using a plastic knife, scrape away any leftovers and wipe it clean with a damp cloth.
5 – Keep it smelling fresh
So much dirty diaper smell. All you need is baking soda filled in a small bucket and place it as close to the changing table or diaper area to keep the air smelling as lovely as your baby.
Our last tip is about you: don’t be so harsh on yourself. The first few weeks and months are messy times no matter how hard you try. Take a day off, book a Matic cleaning session and spend less time cleaning up.