How To Have Healthier Kid Friendly Homes


Creating a healthy environment for your family can feel overwhelming at times. You may feel like the media is constantly bombarding you with conflicting advice about which products are safe and which ones to avoid. But creating a healthy home doesn’t need to be overly complicated. This simple graphic breaks the process down into four simple steps to clear your home of some of the nastiest indoor pollutants, from brain-damaging plastics to unhealthy hand soaps.

First, check your cupboards for hard plastics that contain BPA, which can cause health problems that include brain and behavioral issues in infants and young children. The graphic offers an easy-to-understand list of plastics to avoid and safe substitutions. Read the labels on your favorite home cleaning products to see if they contain any hazardous chemicals, and add some organic alternatives to your shopping list. Next, toss your chemical air fresheners, and get your indoor air really clean by changing your HVAC filters regularly and having your system serviced if necessary. Finally, rid your home of unhealthy hand soaps that contain fragrances or anti-bacterial ingredients. Teach your kids how to wash their hands properly, and they’ll get rid of harmful germs and odors using soaps without harsh chemicals or allergens.

This simple infographic guides you every step of the way with specific information that tells you exactly what to look for, like the plastic recycling codes to avoid or the specific chemicals to avoid in cleaning products. This is a welcome approach to a confusing topic.


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19 thoughts on “How To Have Healthier Kid Friendly Homes

  1. I have to be very careful with fragrances in my home because my husband is sensitive and will begin sneezing. I like the idea of using all-natural cleaners. I try to use them whenever possible.

  2. Thankfully my son and I don’t have too many allergies, other than seasonal. But I agree that having chemical free cleaners wouldn’t be a bad thing. Allergies can develop at any time.

  3. I have always had insanely bad allergies and we have to be super careful about making sure the air and surfaces stay clean! This is a great article for anyone new to living a low-allergen life 🙂

  4. This doesn’t just have to be for kids. Adults and especially older adults would benefit from a healthier home enviroment and getting rid of allergens.

  5. This is a great list! We avoid all those things. I am big on steering clear of BPA, fragrances, dyes, etc. There are so many things in our food and our environment, it helps to get rid of anything that is a concern.

  6. Thank you for sharing the infographic. It is a good reminder to keep our homes safe and allergen free. We have shifted to natural home cleaners. It is more effective and cheaper too. Not to mention it is safe to use especially with small children in the house.

  7. This is a great post indeed for all parents. I didn’t know about BPA until I seen a report on the news about it years ago. The vinegar and baking soda I am going to try for all purpose cleaner. I usually use vinegar and lemon juice. Thanks for sharing the tips.

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