Monday, May 22, 2017

4 Steps for a Healthier Kid Friendly Home

This post is brought to you by Riley Heating and Air Conditioning. All opinions are my own.

Ever since we brought home baby Eli, I've thought a lot differently about the safety of our home and its not-so-kid-friendly elements. Even though he isn't crawling or walking yet, I know that the days are quickly approaching when our little man will be on the move. Like any parent, I do hope to make our home a safe place for Eli and his parents. That's why I'm taking a few minutes to share four steps for a healthier, kid friendly home.

First of all,  if you haven't already, you can make some easy swaps to keep dangerous BPA out of your house. Be sure to check canned goods, plastic containers, and even teething rings. Once you've done that, take a look at your cleaning products, as well as how securely you store them. They can contain lots of toxic, harmful chemicals. Consider making your own cleaning products instead, and save some money while you're at it! 

Next, be sure to check the quality of your air. Schedule annual HVAC maintenance, change your filter every one to three months, and be careful when choosing air fresheners. Lastly, consider swapping out your soaps for something fragrance-free and allergy-friendly. Try to avoid anti-bacterials, which can actually do more harm than good. I'll be sure to make these changes in my home this summer, and you should too. 

Check out the infographic below for an easy, pinnable reminder to keep your home kid-friendly! Our kiddos are so worth it.



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