A Safer Cleaning Alternative For Your Child’s Room

We go to great lengths to keep our children happy, healthy and safe. We strap them into car seats, we buy toys and cribs that are safety certified and we only feed them wholesome foods. All to keep the things that may harm them or cause them discomfort at bay. Yet so many people pay no attention to the kinds of cleaning agents they use on their children’s toys or in their play areas. Cleaning agents that often have harsh chemicals in them that can irritate a child’s sensitive skin and eyes, and in some cases, may even be harmful to their health. I want to change that by giving you the best tips I have found for safely cleaning a home with a child in it. All taken from various steam cleaner reviews and columns. After all, these cleaning machines are perfect for a home with a child in it. It doesn’t use any chemicals and the heat of the steam destroys bacteria on contact. Let’s take a look at some of the things this amazing device can be used on.

High Chairs

Anyone with a small child can attest to the fact that they often get more food on their high chairs then they get in their mouths. This can result in a crusty mess of food on the high chair that can be a breeding ground for bacteria. In the past, many people would use harsh cleaning chemicals to clean them up, such as bleach. But now, this food residue can be lifted off effortlessly with steam and done so without using all of those harmful chemicals.


Steam cleaners are also great for cribs. While it might look like your child’s crib is clean, it may in fact be harboring all kinds of nasty critters such as dust mites. Don’t worry though, not only can your steam cleaner kill these invisible creatures on contact,  but it can also clean up all of the waste these organisms leave behind.


Many toys, including stuffed animals and teddy bears, can be quickly and safely cleaned with a steam cleaner. And not only will it leave them smelling fresh and clean, but it will also kill all of the nasty bacteria that may be hiding on their surface. And while you’re at it, you can also clean your kid’s toy boxes. We all know how nasty they can become, don’t we?

Diaper Pails

Diaper pails are not only teeming with bacteria, but they are pretty smelly as well. Usually people clean them out with bleach, but there is a better method. Take your steam cleaner to it and you will not only get it super clean, but you will also deodorize it as well.

These are some of the best steam cleaner suggestions I can give you for cleaning the areas your child lives and plays in. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and I am sure that you will find about a hundred more uses for that amazing little machine of yours. It is certainly a device that can make the whole house cleaner and is not only a better alternative to traditional cleaning methods for you and your family, but is also a better alternative for the environment as well.