Making Child’s Bedroom Allergy-Free

Your child’s bedroom is one of the most important rooms to tackle when it comes to a healthy environment. During that long stretch of sleep, your child may be breathing in irritants and allergy triggers. There are a few simple tips that can help you and your child enjoy a relaxing nights sleep, while you create an allergy-free bedroom for your child:

Keep pets away from the bedroom. This may be a hard task for some parents, since many children can’t sleep without their faithful companion being present. Kids just feel more protected and safe having their favorite pet around them at night. But unfortunately, pets can help trigger allergies. Many parents assume that their child is allergic to the pets fur, when in fact they are actually allergic to pet dander (dry skin and hair) or the protein found in the saliva and urine of the animal. But pet hair can cause allergies too because the protein found in the saliva can cling to the hair when the animal licks itself. Hair or fur can also pick up dust mites, pollen and even mold. Keeping pets out of the bedroom and weekly baths can help keep allergies under control.

Down Comforters. Nothing beats the softness and warmth of a good down comforter. Kids compare these comforters to giant clouds or marshmallows, because of the unique baffle box construction and the fluffy feel. Baffle box construction are the visible square chambers on the comforter. These chambers help keep the down from shifting. Down comforters are filled with the down of a goose or duck. It is very rare that goose or duck down can cause an allergic reaction. But if this is the case with your child, choose a high quality down comforter that is said to be free of dust, dirt and allergens. Alternative down comforters are also a great choice for children prone to allergies. These comforters tend to be hypoallergenic, having a decreased tendency to provoke allergies.

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Duvet Covers. Although kids duvet covers come in a large selection of colors and patterns, its main purpose is to actually protect the down comforter from dirt and stains. Natural fabrics, such as bamboo duvet covers, are allergy-free and work best to protect our kids from allergies. Bamboo does not require the use of chemical pesticides due to its natural anti-fungal and antibacterial agent. Bamboo is also known to be hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to dust mites as well. Kids love bold designs and may not like the simplicity of bamboo bedding. A quick fix to this problem would be to add a couple of colorful decorative pillows filled with down alternative. That way kids would love the look of the bed, and have a nice bedroom allergy-free.

Allergy-free A Kid’s Closet. Make the closet uninhabitable for these allergens with a few simple steps:

– Use closets for storing only laundered clothes. Remove all dust-collecting items, such as boxes and bedding. If you do store shoes in the closet, hang them on wire shoe racks to encourage air circulation and discourage mold growth. Off-season or special-occasion shoes should be stowed in boxes or bags to prevent dust buildup.
– Be wary of hanging recently dry-cleaned items in an enclosed closet (air them out, preferably outdoors if possible). That goes for putting mothballs and fragrance sticks in there, too. All emit potentially irritating fumes.
– Mold spores love dark, moist hideaways, so a closet laundry hamper is considered a four-star accommodation. Keeping a hamper in the kid’s closet is convenient, but make sure it’s a well-ventilated one, which will limit mold growth. Avoid throwing wet towels in there, too, and wash the basket frequently.
– Store out-of-season clothing in zippered garment bags or in easy-to-dust plastic boxes.
– Don’t store leather skirts or jackets in plastic bags, or you’ll run the risk of creating a fashionable petri dish. Take one leather garment, place in a plastic bag, add humidity from the air, and stuff it into a dark closet for a few weeks. The result: a costly, moldy mistake.

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Washing and cleaning. Last but definitely not least…Clean, clean and clean some more. Wash bed linens in hot water at least once a week. Be aware that some bed linens cannot be washed in hot water. That is why it is very important to read the manufacturers care label before washing. Remove wall-to-wall carpeting and replace with bare floors. Mop and sweep floors daily. Purchase toys that can be washed and kept away in a toy box, when not in use. Avoid placing stuff animals on bed.

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2 Responses to Making Child’s Bedroom Allergy-Free

  1. Avatar for Gleiciane Gleiciane says:

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  2. Avatar for Amy Diamond Amy Diamond says:

    Carpets will act as a filter for allergens and dust, which is great, but they must be professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Doing so, will greatly reduce the airborne allergens as well.

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