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6 Things to Clean Before Bringing Your Newborn Home

6 Things to Clean Before Bringing Your Newborn Home

A pregnant woman in casual clothes vacuuming her living room's carpet

One of the happiest events in anyone’s life is the arrival of their much-anticipated child. Getting ready for a baby, however, can be an overwhelming task. And if you’re in the same situation, you might have a long list of tasks on your plate. Everything from stocking up on bottles to arranging the nursery to mentally preparing yourself for the loss of sleep you will undoubtedly face once your baby arrives. However, don’t forget to clean and sanitize your home in preparation for the new addition to your family. This will ensure the overall safety of your sensitive baby and your family. Therefore, whether you choose to rely on professionals or get the job done yourself, you must know 6 of the most important things to clean before bringing your newborn home.

1. Clean the items your little one will come into contact with

Newborns’ immune systems are still developing and react strongly to any allergens or dirt. This is why you must thoroughly clean all of the items your infant will come into contact with. Numerous items belong on this list, from your baby’s crib to its toys and changing table. Depending on your circumstances, your infant may have its own nursery, in which case you will need to clean the entire space carefully.

When it comes to cleaning, different things have varied requirements. So, if your baby’s items have cleaning instructions – read them thoroughly. When it comes to the crib, you may need to vacuum and clean the crib frame with a solution of water and soap. Do not forget to wash your baby’s bedding while at it. Furthermore, clean its toys by wiping them down, putting them in the dishwasher, boiling them in hot water, or using warm, soapy water.

 

Once you’re done cleaning your baby’s items you will feel much safer when the time comes to bring it home.

A woman in a black long-sleeve shirt putting her newborn into a pink, soft crib.

 

2. Thoroughly clean your kitchen

Your kitchen is one room that you may easily overlook while thinking of things to clean before bringing your newborn home. However, this room will be used to prepare your baby’s food, making it very important. If you tend your kitchen thoroughly, you will avoid contaminating your newborn’s food and guarantee that it remains healthy and happy.

Since a proper deep clean of the kitchen is very necessary, you must take your time cleaning the sink, stove, appliances, fridge, dishwasher, and all of the surfaces. You may clean each of these items in various ways, so choose one that works best for you. However, if you’re planning a move before the expected due date, you might not have enough time to clean your kitchen thoroughly. For example, if you’re relocating to Florence, KY, getting help with the process will allow you to devote more time (and energy) to cleaning your kitchen.

3. Make sure your floors are spotless

Even if your infant isn’t in close contact with your floor for a while, you’ll still need to keep it clean and sanitized. This can prevent harmful elements from spreading further into your home and eventually reaching your baby. However, it is essential to remember that not all floors should be cleaned in the same manner and that using incorrect chemicals and methods may cause more harm than good.

Vacuuming and mopping are required for the majority of floor types. For the best results, the solutions you employ should clean and sanitize your floor. Dust, dirt, and grime can quickly accumulate on your carpets. They demand extra time and effort to ensure that they are clean in time for your baby’s arrival. If you want to ensure that your carpets are spotless and sanitary, you can hire Braxton Cleaning Soltuions expert carpet cleaners to assist you.

4. Prepare your car fully prior to bringing your newborn home

When you bring your newborn home, where will it go first? In your vehicle! It can be incredibly easy to neglect cleaning your car and focus all your attention on your home. However, that would be wrong. Your car’s interior can become extremely filthy, and who knows what you’ve already dragged in. Buildup on commonly touched items, like the steering wheel and handles, could easily pass from your hands to your infant. This can be detrimental to your baby’s health because of its weak immune system. You can clean all sections of your car’s interior (as well as the door handles) with a simple microfiber cloth and disinfectant. Make sure to vacuum and deep clean areas that may need extra work. Once done, you will be left with a clean and a sterilized car you won’t have to worry about.

A person using a vacuum and cleaning the floor of their car with it.

Wet/dry vacuum cleaners are ideal for the floor of your car since they will clean and remove dirt at the same time.

 

5. Tackle all of the linens in your home

Never use brand new bedding without washing it first. This is especially the case when it comes to your newborn’s bedding. Use a baby-safe detergent and give it a quick wash in your washing machine. On the other hand, chances are you will be spending quality time with your newborn relaxing on the bed, so make sure your own comforter and bedding are also clean and safe. Furthermore, any other sort of fabric such as curtains and upholstery should be maintained and vacuumed since they can collect a considerable amount of dust.

6. Give every hard surface a good wipe

Among all the things to clean before bringing your newborn home, hard surfaces might be one of the easiest. However, because we all have many hard surfaces in our homes, it will take some time and maintenance. Surfaces you often use or areas you are constantly in should be your top priority at this time. If the hard surface is visibly dirty, you may clean it using a general household cleaner. Once clean, you can move on to a disinfectant but do not forget to wear gloves. They’ll shield you from the harsh chemicals, and you won’t pass them on to your baby after you’re done.

Are your floors in need of professional cleaning? Don’t wait any longer! To get in touch with us, you can complete our online appointment form and someone from our team will be in touch with you. You may also feel free to reach us during normal business hours (8:30 am–5:00 pm Monday-Friday) by calling (859) 525-7575. We look forward to servicing you! 

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