When your child is suffering from allergies or asthma, you tend to feel helpless as a parent. You want to keep your child happy and safe from all harm, but it seems impossible during allergy season. Yet there are easy and simple steps you can take to help your child through these trying times.
Here are some easy ways to help keep allergens out of your home when your little ones suffer from asthma or allergies.
- Your Flooring
You may not realize it, but our homes tend to be a cesspool of allergens and bacteria. From the floor to the air conditioning, there are ways to keep your child breathing easy. Due to the fibrous nature of carpet, it is a natural sponge for allergens to settle upon. While daily vacuuming will help decrease these irritants, it is also necessary to have your carpet professionally cleaned on a routine basis. Professional cleaners will be able to strip the pollen, dander, mold, and other potential issues from your flooring.
- Cooling Your Home
If you prefer to cool your house by opening the windows, close them and turn on the air conditioning unit. By opening the windows, you are not only letting the sights and sounds of the outdoors into the household, but also inviting ragweed, pollen and other irritants into your home. The filtered air of your air conditioning unit is preferable for a child with allergies or asthma. You will also want to ensure you change out your air filters every 30-60 days to ensure your air conditioning unit is cycling the cleanest air possible.
- Clothing Inside the Home
Another unsuspecting carrier of allergens is your child’s hair and clothing. After they’ve spent time outdoors, send them straight to the shower to wash the potential irritants off. If taking a quick shower isn’t feasible at the time, ensure your child at least washes their hands and face to remove the worse of the allergen offenders. Also, if you like to hang your clothes outside to dry, now is the time to start using the dryer in your home instead.
- Underneath the Fridge
An additional sneaky place for mold, in particular, to grow and thrive is underneath your fridge. Protect your child from these spores by pulling out the tray from underneath the fridge and cleaning with a bleach solution. You may also want to sprinkle this tray with salt to help prevent mold returning.
Watching as your child suffers from allergies or asthma is difficult. Taking a few simple steps will help relieve your child from their misery due to irritants in the home and air. Informational credit to Grimebusters Ltd.
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Guest post written by Anita. Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She mostly writes about home and family, finance, and business. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading a good book.
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