The Secrets to Keeping Your Home Healthy For Children
Home is not only where the heart is, as the old saying goes, it is also where the wellness is! In order to protect your family wellness, the first thing you have to do is make sure that you are providing a high quality living environment for every member of your household. Remember, you spend over half of your life in your own home, so it makes sense to ensure that it is the kind of environment that is pleasant to be in, as well as protecting your wellbeing. Children in particular are especially sensitive to problems with air quality, toxicity of deteriorating paintwork and other common safety hazards around the home.
The first and most important thing you can do is to keep your house dry. Any kind of moisture in the air instantly introduces problems such as mould and mildew, and these can be a leading cause of allergy problems and asthma attacks in young children. By eliminating the moist air, you will reduce these. Dust mites are also seen in higher levels when there is a level of moisture in the home, and many children are allergic to dust mites. You can keep your home dry by making sure that any leaks are repaired straight away, ensuring that your home is well ventilated, running dehumidifiers and fans, and keeping windows open when bathing in order to let the moisture escape.
Keeping your house well maintained is also vital, from a health and safety point of view, and reduces the risk of fire and accidents. Controlling pests is also vitally important, as ants, cockroaches, mice and bed bugs love to set up camp where humans are, and once they have set up camp, it can be very difficult to get rid of them again.
Child proof your home appropriately if you have young children, to ensure that they are not going to fall victim to an accident inside your home that could have been easily prevented.