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Disinfecting and Sanitizing Your Child’s Environments

Disinfecting and Sanitizing Your Child’s Environments

Keeping your child’s indoor and outdoor environments clean and disinfected is of the utmost importance. Especially with the COVID-19 outbreak. There are various cleaning methods you can utilize to keep your little one’s spaces sanitized and disinfected. Let’s explore the best practices and most convenient options.

Room Cleaning

There are lots of different high-touch surfaces in your child’s room that you can easily wipe down with a surface disinfectant to thoroughly clean, sanitize and disinfect them.

Non-porous surfaces can include:

  • Bed frames
  • Legos
  • Drawers
  • Wardrobes
  • Handles
  • Desks
  • Toys
  • Dressing tables
  • Tables
  • Floors

To keep nonporous surfaces clean and disinfected, you can use a home disinfectant solution such as Clorox® Bleach and/or Clorox® Multipurpose Disinfectant Cleaner. Made to kill 99.9% of germs, both disinfecting solutions are to be mixed with water and applied to the surface for a set amount of time. Follow the simple steps below when using the respective solution.

Clorox® bleach

  1. Pre-wash surface.
  2. Mop or Wipe with disinfecting solution of 1 cup (250 ml) Clorox® per 5 L of water.
  3. Allow solution to contact surface for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse and air dry.

Clorox® Multipurpose Disinfectant Cleaner (bleach free)

  1. Pre-clean visibly soiled surfaces.
  2. Mix 1/4 cup (60 ml) of Clorox® to 1 L of water.
  3. Mop or Wipe surface with Clorox® solution.
  4. Allow solution to contact surface for at least 2 minutes to disinfect.
  5. Rinse and air dry.

For an option that saves some time, try the Clorox® Expert Disinfecting Wipes – On The Go and/or Clorox® Multipurpose Spray Cleaner which comes in the form of a spray. It also kills 99.9% of germs and is 100% effective in cleaning and disinfecting. Follow the quick steps outlined below.

  1. Turn the spray’s nozzle to ON position.
  2. Spray until the surface is wet and wait 5 minutes.
  3. Wipe and let dry.

Disinfecting Clothes

With kids going in and out of the house, to school and other locations, it’s easy to pick up germs from many different places. These germs and other bacteria can remain on your child’s clothes and then transfer to other areas and surfaces in the house. It’s always a good idea to place any of your kid’s worn items in the laundry basket as soon as they arrive home and then put the laundry in the washing machine to clean and disinfect everything at once. Clorox® Bleach and/or Clorox® Scented Bleach both clean and disinfect clothing articles. The steps outlined below are the same for both solutions.

  1. Add detergent.
  2. Fill Clorox® to max line in dispenser or add 1 cup (250 ml) for top loading machines or 1/2 cup (125 ml) for front loading machines to wash water.
  3. Add white clothes and start wash cycle.

Disinfecting Outdoor Surfaces

Venturing outdoors often means engaging with public surfaces that have a high-touch rate. For these occasions, Clorox® Expert Disinfecting Wipes – On The Go are a smart and convenient choice for on-the-go use. They can be used in many different situations and scenarios. They are great for using on public transport and can also be kept in your car as a car disinfectant or to put in your bag when going into public spaces. This could include disinfecting the benches, swings, slides, and other play areas when taking your kids to the park. They also come in handy when dining in restaurants to clean and sanitize the tables and chairs.

Tips for School

When children go to and from school, they take a range of items with them into their environment as well. It’s these items that can easily pick up germs which can get transferred to the house when they return home Clorox® Expert Disinfecting Wipes – On The Go are great for using to clean and sanitize their lunch box, textbooks, and stationery each day. For older children, the wipes can be packed in their school bag. This way they can use them on the go at school to wipe down the different surfaces they are in contact with, such as their desks or place in the lunch hall. It’s important to also remind your children to wash their hands frequently with warm water and soap, and cough into their elbows if they ever need to prevent spreading germs.