How To Make Your Child’s Bedroom Allergy-Free

Looking to keep your children and their bed allergy-free? Well look no further. Below are a few simple tips that can help you and your child enjoy a relaxing nights sleep, while being allergy-free:

Keep pets away from the bedroom. This may be a hard task for some parents, since many children can’t sleep without their faithful companion being present. Kids just feel more protected and safe having their favorite pet around them at night. But unfortunately, pets can help trigger allergies. Many parents assume that their child is allergic to the pets fur, when in fact they are actually allergic to pet dander (dry skin and hair) or the protein found in the saliva and urine of the animal. But pet hair can cause allergies too because the protein found in the saliva can cling to the hair when the animal licks itself. Hair or fur can also pick up dust mites, pollen and even mold. Keeping pets out of the room and weekly baths can help keep allergies under control.

Down Comforters. Nothing beats the softness and warmth of a good down comforter. Kids compare these comforters to giant clouds or marshmallows, because of the unique baffle box construction and the fluffy feel. Baffle box construction are the visible square chambers on the comforter. These chambers help keep the down from shifting. Down comforters are filled with the down of a goose or duck. It is very rare that goose or duck down can cause an allergic reaction. But if this is the case with your child, choose a high quality down comforter that is said to be free of dust, dirt and allergens. Alternative down comforters are also a great choice for children prone to allergies. These comforters tend to be hypoallergenic, having a decreased tendency to provoke allergies.

Duvet Covers. Although kids duvet covers come in a large selection of colors and patterns, its main purpose is to actually protect the down comforter from dirt and stains. Natural fabrics, such as bamboo duvet covers, work best to protect our kids from allergies. Bamboo does not require the use of chemical pesticides due to its natural anti-fungal antibacterial agent. Bamboo is also known to be hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to dust mites as well. Kids love bold designs and may not like the simplicity of bamboo bedding. A quick fix to this problem would be to add a couple of colorful decorative pillows filled with down alternative. That way kids would love the look of the bed, without the allergies.

Last but definitely not least…Clean, clean and clean some more. Wash bed linens in hot water at least once a week. *Be aware that some bed linens cannot be washed in hot water. That is why it is very important to read the manufacturers care label before washing.

Remove wall-to-wall carpeting and replace with bare floors. Mop and sweep floors daily. Purchase toys that can be washed and kept away in a toy box, when not in use. Avoid placing stuff animals on bed.