It’s bath time, and you’ve done a great job cleaning your tub.  You can see your own reflection as you lean over to turn on the faucet.  It’s a nice, clean, and …  toxic?

Did you know that trace amounts of cleaning products can be found on bathroom and other household surfaces after rinsing?  This means that trace amounts of cleaners are making their way into your baby’s bath water.

Small children, babies and infants are still developing physically and emotionally.  Because their bodies are still growing, they are even more susceptible to disease later in life caused from exposure.  Children of all ages are impacted by exposure to chemicals in the household, and there are steps parents can take to ensure their children are safe from accidental exposure to environmentally UN-friendly substances.

How to Avoid Harmful Household Cleaners to Keep Baby Safe

According to WebMD, parents can choose household cleaners with “green”, “nontoxic”, “petroleum-free,” “biodegradable,” “phosphate-free,” “VOC-free,” or “solvent-free” on the label.  Choosing non-toxic cleaning products is not only better for the environment, it’s also healthier to humans of all ages.  Now that the prices have come down on many popular brands of non-toxic cleaners, the choice is easy.

By India Stone, with credit to WebMD