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    Default Cleaning Products during Pregnant

    Hi all,

    What cleaning products do you use or used during pregnancy?



    Every Saturday morning I scrub my bathroom and toliet and don't know what is safe to use. I wear a mask (the ones people wear when painting) to reduce inhaling any fumes.

    I used to use bleach but am only using pine-o-clean at the moment.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated???

    Thanks
    Al

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    I hardly did any cleaning at all while preg, but when I did I went for the low fumes products (Orange Power I think was one).

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    I used the Orange Power stuff as well. Also Pine-O-Clean, and sometimes just bi-carb soda & vinegar. Make sure whatever room your cleaning is well ventilated too.

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    hi Alton

    I wash my floors about once a weeks and i just use home brand floor cleaner, but i make sure that i open all the windows so the fumes don't get to me as much. I haven't scrubbed the bathrooms since falling pregnant (they are getting desperate for a clean though!) but I usually use Orange Power bathroom cleaner as it doesn't affect my asthma but still cleans well.

    Hope that helps!!

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    I used vinegar mostly during PG.

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    Most cleaning products are pretty safe, stay clear of caustics like oven cleaner, as they are listed as unsafe during pregnancy.
    Make sure you don't breathe in too many fumes! A pretty safe bet is STOP if you get a headache, but even if you do it's unlikely to affect the baby.

    Kerrie

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    I've been using vinegar a lot around the house lately. It's completely safe for everyone, including pg mums, babies and pets, it's cheap and it's easy.

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    i used the really potent shower cleaner before i found out i was pg [-X - no wonder it made me feel so sick. since then i only use the 'normal' cleaners - spray and wipe etc, and have plenty of ventilation,

    Linda

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    Thank you all for your replies.

    Vinegar? Do you mix the vinegar with water or just straight vinegar? I will have to try this.


    custardtart - my oven desperately needs cleaning but will get DH to clean it, because oven cleaner is so overwhelming. No way will I risk using it!

    Al

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    i think maybe you dilute it for things like floors, but not others. is this right?

    Linda

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    Yep, for the floors I put around a cup with 3 litres and also put lemon juice in to help the smell... and I used it undiluted on toilets & the kitchen clean up.

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