Did you know that the average American uses 40 pounds of toxic household cleaners per year? Or that cleaning products are the 3rd most common cause of poison exposure to both children and adults? I’m not mentioning these things just to scare you, but rather to make you aware of what you’re exposing yourself (and your family) to every time you squeeze the trigger of that conventional all-purpose cleaner.
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If you tell a non-parent that you’re on the market for laundry products for your baby, you’ll likely get a blank stare. Why would baby clothing need different treatment than grown-up clothing? Once you’ve dealt with baby laundry, though, you know what makes it “special”:
Q: How do you keep stains and smells out of your workout clothes?
Amy Marsh answers
A: If you can’t remember the last time you saw the bottom of your laundry basket, you aren’t alone. As athletes we deal with sour-smelling clothes every day, so we’re constantly washing our mile-high loads. The worst part is sweat can soak into your clothes and even remain smelly after washing (gross, right?). Don’t give up and go shopping for all new gear just yet. Our pro tips will help you get rid of those nasty odors.
Red wine on your favorite white shirt, smushed chocolate chips on the kitchen rug – oh no! Spills and stains happen, but they don’t have to ruin your favorite clothes or carpet. Follow these simple tips and helpful product suggestions to say goodbye to stubborn stains, for good!
Cleaning products that describe themselves as “gentle enough for baby” may sound wonderful when you’re pregnant or have a fragile newborn in your arms, but here’s an old-timer mom prediction for you: After suffering through your first projectile vomiting incident, your first instinct will be to leap for the strongest, industrial-strength cleaning agent you can find. Bleach, abrasive, harsh chemicals—whatever will blast those yucky germs into oblivion…bring it on.
The thing is, those kinds of products aren’t really kid-friendly. That’s why they have all of those poison control warnings on them, often in huge font with a toll-free hotline to call in case your child is exposed to their frightening ingredients.
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