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5 Tips For Keeping Baby's Bathtime Mold and Mildew Free

There are a lot of harmful effects that can come from exposure to mildew and mold, especially on kids. The most common for mildew and mold exposure is in the bathroom. A good way of making sure that the bathroom doesn’t have any mold and mildew is to prevent it from growing. Below are five tips you can use to keep your baby’s bath time free of mold and mildew so they can have a healthier, happier bath time. 

The Risks and Dangers of Mold and Mildew on Babies

Your top priority is always your children. You do everything in your power to ensure their health, and this begins at home. While mold and mildew exposure might not have a big effect on adults, it is risky for a child because their immune system is still developing and can have a different effect on them. Below are some of the bangers of exposure to babies.

Allergies and allergic reactions

Respiratory issues such as pneumonia, croup, and bronchitis. There has been a lot of research done that has shown that there is a link between dampness in a home to respiratory symptoms in kids.

* Gastrointestinal issues like vomiting, nausea, and intestinal cramping
Skin irritations

Following these 5 tips to avoid such problems.

Using Baby-Safe Cleaners

An easy way of preventing mildew and mold in your bathroom is to keep it clean using baby-safe cleaners. This can sometimes be a challenge for most busy or new moms. You should make it a top priority because it will help your family a lot. You should ensure you clean your bathroom as often as possible, especially on those days that lead to bath time. It is going to make a lot of difference.

There are a lot of options out there that are natural and non-toxic which will keep the space clean and safe for your baby. Some of the things you can use for cleaning are already in your pantry. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar (you shouldn’t add any water to the vinegar because it is going to make it less effective). Spray your bathroom and then leave it. After an hour, wipe it down using a paper towel or a wet sponge.

It is also important to remove everything from your shower or bath before you spray it down with white vinegar (you can also use other baby-safe cleaners). Make sure your shampoo bottles are nice and clean because mold and mildew can quickly grow underneath them.

Doing Quick and Easy Maintenance

You don’t need to be a professional handyman to do easy maintenance around the bathroom. Quick and simple tasks like brightening the lines under the sink, sealing grout lines using silicone caulking, and machine-washing your bath mats regularly to avoid problems from forming later.

You should ensure that the vent is clean and that bathroom extract fans are all well-ventilated. Dust can easily pile up on the ceiling vent, make sure you remove and clean the dust because that is how you are going to keep the bathroom clean and nice. Ventilation is very important in the fight against mold.

Letting the Light In

Mildew is not scared of the dark and it thrives in it. This is why you should ensure your bathroom is bright and nice. Many people usually overlook this especially when they close the curtains or windows for privacy and then forget to open them. Some always shit off their bathroom lights after taking a shower. It is a good idea to open the curtains or keep your lights on for a little while. This is going to help stop mildew from growing and spreading.

Keeping it Dry

Your kids most likely like splashing water when taking a bath. There is nothing more rewarding than watching your kid having a good time. Splashing in the bath is normal when kids are taking a bath.

As much as it is a lot of fun for them to do this, it is important to make sure you clean it up after they are done. This can be challenging for busy and new moms, especially if the baby is fussy after having a bath. Try to do your best to keep up with it, you can use your foot to mop with a towel. This is not going to take that much time.

Using Mold-Resistant Bath Toys 

Bath toys like rubber duckies can be breeding grounds for mildew and mold. This is why it is important to only get them the right bath toys. Silicone, non-hollow bath toys are the best ones because they will keep your kid’s bath time free from mold and mildew.

Silicone is a good material for bath toys because it is naturally mold-resistant. When you choose silicone toys for your baby, cleaning and drying them is easier. This helps in preventing mold and mildew. Cleaning silicone toys is easy because it is dishwasher safe. This allows your child to have an easier, safer, and cleaner bath time. Silicone is also naturally antimicrobial, but you should keep it dry to avoid mold overpowering these properties. Once you are done with the bath, shake off the water and then hang it up for it to dry.