Low energy levels might make cleaning a low priority during pregnancy. If you do get the energy and ambition to clean, familiarize yourself with the do’s and don’ts of using cleaning products. The safety of you and your baby is more important than having a sparkling clean stove top or spotless floors. Most cleaning products are safe to use if you follow some basic safety tips. If you still have concerns, hand the cleaning rag to your partner and let him handle the cleaning.
“Eco-friendly” is a big-time buzzword in the home-cleaning aisles at nearly every store. Specialty companies offer cleaning supplies of all sorts, often in distinctive packaging and fragrances. Even common household names are getting in on the green trend and marketing their own eco-friendly cleaning products. Eco-friendly cleaners often come with a higher price tag, but you may wonder whether they can make a difference in your home and for the environment.