When avi started to crawl I was scared to death.
What if he puts smith in his mouth? What if?
Then he started to open closets… OMG! What if?
Then I read an article of Latvian pediatrician surgeon, who described his usual day at work… Most of the kids have swallowed or eaten or drunk absolutely hazardous chemicals, that their parents keep in household.
My first thought was to close all doors FOR EVER!!
But then, I calmed myself.
Kids explore. That’s what they do! And by preventing them from their basic need wouldn’t it be even worse?
I don’t mean that we now shall all let our kids drink cleaning detergent for breakfast. I mean, that by closing doors, we only provoke them to try harder. Or to give up. And giving up – is not the pattern of behavior I want my son to remember.
So we decided to through away all potentially harmful liquids and etc.
And from now on to use natural and organic stuff, that simply can’t harm so much.
Little by little we got rid of almost all popular brands (like lysol, clorox and many many others).
Then, as I started researching all potential danger of detergents, we changed soap, shampoo and toothpaste. Actually, I almost stopped using toothpaste now, I use coconut oil. But that’s the whole different story.
Let’s go right to the point.
Did you know that baking soda or citric acid make a good substitute for laundry detergent?
Washing dishes is a little bit harder. You have to make a detergent yourself.
¼ cup of mustard powder, ¼ cup baking soda, 1 tb spoon salt, ½ cup water.
And a perfect and safe disinfecting spray.
2 cups of water, 30 drops of tea tree oil, 2 tbsp of castile soap. And a spray bottle)
Soda is great for tile and grout cleaning. Click here to know more.