Should You Clean Your Carpets Before the Baby Comes?

If you’re expecting a baby soon, you may be consumed with thoughts about household safety. From plugging up your outlets with covers to outfitting the nursery with the latest and safest crib, you are understandably concerned with keeping your new baby happy and healthy.

But the one really dirty thing you may be overlooking is your carpet. Carpets are great in that they provide soft areas for playing, crawling, walking, and tummy time, but they also harbor lots of harmful allergens, such as dust mites, dirt, mold, pet dander, and pollen. These can pose health risks to anyone of any age, but babies are particularly at risk due to their still-developing immune systems.

It’s a good idea to have your carpets professionally cleaned before the baby arrives. Here are some common health risks that could come with dirty carpets.

Dirty Carpets Cause Respiratory Problems

If your baby is constantly exposed to the allergens mentioned above, respiratory problems can arise, from mild coughing and sneezing to asthma attacks. Be sure to vacuum at least a couple of times a week and get your carpets professionally cleaned every six months.

Dirty Carpets Cause Skin Irritation

Dirty carpets can irritate the fragile skin of your baby as they lay on the floor for tummy time or start crawling around and exploring. Skin irritations due to dirty carpets can include rashes and eczema, usually brought on by the presence of dust mites.

Dirty Carpets Cause Eye Problems

Allergens such as dust and pollen can make their way into your baby’s eyes and lead to eye irritation, conjunctivitis, and even pink eye.

Dirty Carpets Cause Infections

Dirty carpets could cause infections in some babies. That’s because germs and bacteria thrive in carpets, which provide a safe harbor for these germs to grow unchecked. When your baby crawls, rolls or plays on the carpet, they could be susceptible to infections such as strep throat.

Dirty Carpets Cause Illnesses From Bacteria

In your busy daily life, spills happen. From food and beverages to pet and baby urine, those liquids can quickly seep into your carpets if not wiped up right away. In fact, even if you wipe them up immediately, you can’t get it all. When left to sit, bacteria can grow and spread, which can be picked up by your baby as they crawl and play. Many illnesses can arise, such as stomach flu and food poisoning.

Call 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services at (248) 491-3088

As you can see, there are many potential dangers lurking in your dirty carpets. If you’ve got a baby on the way, or your infant is now starting to walk and explore, it’s time to schedule a professional carpet cleaning. We would be happy to supply you with a free quote when you call us at (248) 491-3088.

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