As a parent your goal is clear: protect your children and keep them healthy. You provide them with good food and everything they need to become healthy adults. But despite all your efforts your kids still get exposed to dangerous chemicals. Here are three tips to help you make important lifestyle changes that will boost the health of your children.
- Cleaning supplies
A clean home provides a healthy environment for the people living in it. Most of the dust in your house comes from either your skin, laundry detergent falling off your clothes, and pretty much every item you have inside your home. Everything from your sofa to your television releases tiny pieces of materials into to air. If you don’t want your children to breathe in any dust you have to keep your house clean.
So far so good, but there is a downside to cleaning if it isn’t done right. In case you are like millions of other consumers you are using conventional cleaning products in your home. These product might keep your house clean, but unfortunately they also release a high amount of toxic ingredients into the air.
To mitigate the impact of the dangerous substances in your cleaners you should always keep a window open, use them only when your kids are out of the home, wear rubber gloves and protect your mouth. The next thing you should do is to ditch the toxic household cleaners, starting with your dish soap.
There are numerous natural solutions that do not contain any harmful ingredients and these are the ones that will keep everybody in your household safe, especially your kids.
- Personal care products
You want your kids to stay healthy and you also want them to look tidy and clean. To achieve a healthy life and good looks, many parents offer their kids a number of personal care products. Unfortunately, most of them have high chemical content.
Some of them are safe for children, but many products include harsh content that you should not let near your kids’ skin. These chemicals are dangerous and if your kids use them regularly, these toxins have the ability to affect the skin and your kids’ overall health in a variety of ways. If you have kids with sensitive skin you will have already noticed that some personal care products are too harsh for them.
Some of the harsh ingredients you should stay away from are Coal Tar, Diethanolamine (DEA), Formaldehyde, Glycol Ethers, Lead, Mercury, Glucocorticoids, Parabens, Paraphenylenediamine, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Kohl stone, Fragrance, Mineral Oil, Imidazolidinyl & Diazolidinyl urea, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), and many many more ingredients you should never put on your skin.
There are some great natural brands available if you want to protect your kids’ health. But make sure you stay away from the brands that sneak chemicals into their formulas. You should therefore always read the labels before purchasing a product.
If you follow these two steps, your children’s health will improve over time. And along the way you might want to join in too. In this case, what’s good for your kids is also good for you.