Most kids are susceptible to allergies and they’re better off not getting into contact with most allergens. They are said to be most affected by them from infancy to age 13 to 15. At these latter ages, most kids have developed their immune system well and have a fair fighting chance against developing allergies.
So, while the kids are just in the developing stages of their immunity, here are some tips on how to get rid of allergens at home that may harm your kid.
Most pillows are stuffed with cottons. Worse, if they’re stuffed with cheap cottons that easily wear down or corrode with time and produce dust that triggers allergies and even lead to asthma. The same goes for stuffed toys. The best thing to do here is to buy pillows stuffed with pieces or thin shreds of cloths. Pillows of sponge, on the other hand, easily produce heat and cause sleeping kids to perspire more.
Furry Bed Covers or Blankets
Furry or wooly bed cover, blankets, or clothes like sweaters can easily attract dust and other allergens and affect kids easily. The best blanket and bed cover options are those with smooth textures. And make sure to wash them often and keep them in well sealed cabinets or closets. It would be better if you keep them in plastic bags while not in use.
Damp Bed Cushions
If your baby’s or kid’s bed cushion always gets wet with water or urine, chances are, bed bugs would thrive in them and sting your kid. Most insects hiding in beds carry allergens in their stings that may cause skin redness, swelling, itching, and other irritations. They may eventually cause asthma in some cases.
Scented baby powder can be a source of allergy due to their perfume ingredient. Powder particles can be inhaled by babies and toddlers and cause reactions in their bodies. Or, baby powder used topically may irritate skin and worsen skin problems instead of alleviating them. During hot temperatures and your baby needs smooth powder to relieve the skin, use pure cornstarch instead, or as your pediatrician prescribes.
Always giving your child distilled water—which is dead water—for drinking or mixing his or her formula milk with can end up causing serious allergies for your kid. Distilled water goes through a lot of distilling processes that eliminate even necessary components of water, getting rid of its minerals, for instance. This makes it “dead” water. Ask your pediatrician about safe and healthy drinking water for your baby or toddler.
Make your home a safe paradise for your kids. Just follow these steps in getting rid of allergens at home as your first move in doing so.