When you have kids, does the cleaning ever end?! It feels like it never does, am I right? We have found some clever cleaning hacks recently that we discovered and we have to share! Environmental toxins are become more of a threat to our little ones—their little bodies just can’t handle harsh chemicals that are often found in cleaning products. The best part about these hacks is that they are non-toxic and safe around your precious bub!
Lemon/ Bicarb Combo
Say hello to your new fave cleaner: a lemon cut in half and topped with bicarb soda! The citric acid in lemons is perfect to cut through mess and grime! Bicarb is chemically based and reacts with oils and fats to dissolve them. This means that bicarbonate of soda will tackle dirt, grease, oil, and fats easily. Together, these two make a dynamic cleaning combo! Simply rub the lemon on anything you want to clean—it works great in the sink or shower!
DIY Glass Cleaner
Windex/ Glass cleaner is a common household cleaner but it is actually one of the most highly toxic cleaners around! It contains ammonia which isn’t ideal around pregnant women or tiny humans. Make the swap to this all natural-glass and you won’t look back! The best part is that it will only cost you like $0.50 to make!
All you need is:
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tsp cornflour
2 cups warm water
A clean glass spray bottle
Mix all ingredients in a glass spray bottle. Shake until cornflour is fully dissolved. Spray and wipe after with a microfibre.
Sometimes carpet just needs a bit of a re-fresh! Store bought carpet deodoriser is packed with chemicals and fragrances. When you have a baby crawling especially, the last thing you want is their little bodies covered in toxins. Bicarb is a natural odour neutraliser. Make this simple all-natural carpet refresher instead—it will take you 12 seconds flat (I timed it!)
Add one cup of bicarb to a glass jar.
Add 10 drops of your favourite essential oil. A citrus oil will add a fresh, bright scent to your rooms!
Give the jar a good shake.
Sprinkle on carpets and let sit for 30 minutes.
*Hot tip: Keep a little open jar of this bicarb mixture in the back of your fridge to neutralise odours!
Luvme Baby Wipes
Our baby wipes are our most favourite hack of all time! Baby wipes are THE answer for any household mess! We use them for everythinggggggg, and we mean everything! They have no nasties (not even fragrance!) and are gentle enough to use on faces, hands, bums, floors, benches, tables, toilets, etc. They are the perfect amount of softness and strong enough to handle the messiest of messes! Keeping multiple packs around the house (we have them on our dining table, kitchen, and bathroom!) makes it less of an effort to clean and can help encourage your little ones to clean up a mess when they see it.
It’s such an exciting moment when your little baby is ready to start solids! We are sharing some tips from nutritionist, Kelly, to make the whole process smoother. Kelly is passionate about baby and mum nutrition—she’s down to earth and practical because she is a mum of two little ones herself. Let’s see what she has to say about baby nutrition!
Luvme Eco is truly a close-knit, family-owned business and today, it’s our birthday! Woo hoo! Luvme began nearly 14 years ago when Kendall and her mum, Laurie, were confronted with the fact that every year 1.5 billion disposable nappies end up in landfill in Australia every year! They knew they had tofind a solution that was kinder to the Earth, for future generations. The first eco nappy was born not long after and the rest is history!
If you’re anything like me, you’re a mum who loves her children deeply but you also sometimes doesn’t know what you’re doing! Parenting is tough and feeling out of your depth is so natural—there’s so many balls to juggle and sometimes it just feels like there’s not enough hands. Connection with our kids is so incredibly important and it’s easy to believe that it requires hours of time that we just don’t have. Here are three concepts that, even if you’re a time poor, busy parent like me, will deepen your relationship with your child!