(Closed) Cleaning Products While Pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not pregnant, but TTC, and I just picked up Scrubbing Bubbles Soap Scum Remover with Orange Action, and it is non-toxic.

I wanted to double-check with the internet before telling you about it and came across this website with a nice list for you:   http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/stories/green-cleaning-products

 I am addicted to Clorox Wipes and have just tried switching to a routine of instead spraying with vinegar and wiping up with a paper towel. It’s working well so far, and I happen to like the smell of vinegar.  I’ve heard if you spray with vinegar and then spray with Hydrogen Peroxide, and then wipe, that will kill all germs.  

How about making the DH’s clean? 🙂  When pregnant I just might pull out that card!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Method. I love this brand- I’m not sure if this special is still going on but if you order via drugstore.com and use the coupon code methodfb all their products are 50 percent off (you’ll see a post about this if you like them on facebook, they just got 50k likes)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@mightywombat: How is the smell of using vinegar? I’ve always wanted to use it but the 1 time I used it for a gum stain on some pants it seemed to be really hard to get out.. even after a cycle through the rinse… so it’s deterred me.

I just don’t think I could deal with my ms AND the vinegar smell through the house.. lol

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also agree on Method, though the only thing I have of Method is the wood cleaning polishing product. I love it. All other cleaning products my hubsand uses and I stay out of the room until he is done and the smell is gone.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@runsyellowlites: I’m a vinegar user as well, though I’m not pregnant. The thing about vinegar is that when it’s dried it no longer smells, so if you can hold out it doesn’t really take that long…

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I use a natural cleaner, even when not preggo b/c I get migraines. But who am I kidding… being pregnant was an excuse not to be on my hands and knees cleaning the bathroom!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

@mightywombat: Very true- but I love the way their antibacterial bathroom cleaner smells. I’ve tried mixing my own- it’s not the same. 🙁 Plus, I love their detergents and dryer sheets. They smell like heaven.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

You can always add lavendar essential oil to vinegar to mask the smell.  We use vinegar to clean up pet messes and the lavendar covers it up.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I find that the smell of vinegar goes away pretty quickly.  Plus I like the smell of vinegar.  But, again, I’m not pregnant and dealing with morning sickness. 

Ooooh! Also, on the floors I use Murphey Oil cleaner, a classic, non-toxic cleaner. Some of the old-fashioned brands are actually great. 

Sometimes I scrub with BORAX (sold as a laundry-booster….but check out the box to see how many ways you can use it as a cleaner)…and borax still has it’s old-fashioned label, the aesthetics of which I really enjoy. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Ooh Ooh!! I switched to an all-natural, completely organic line just before getting pregnant, partly because they smell better (and I actually enjoy cleaning quite a bit more!), because they’re better for my health, my hubby’s and my baby’s, and they actually smell a ton better! they’re made from all “earth” products (like lemon and tea tree oil) which means that even if baby gets into them, totally fine!

I use Melaleuca, and they’re incredible. They clean better than any other cleaning product I’ve used (I really didn’t like Seventh Generation, the popular store brand), smell incredible and I don’t feel dirty after using them.

You have to sign up to become a “member”, and you commit to buying a certain number of points each month. But they sell cosmetics, oral hygiene, vitamins (it’s where I get my prenatals as well), and more. 

But it’s risk free, you can “quit” anytime. But yeah I love it! 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m still a fan of anything with Clorox in it.  I’ve found with our tile shower if I spray it down in the morning and leave for work with the window open it just about cleans itself.  A lot of people also use Method but personally I’ve found nothing that works as well as bleach.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@runsyellowlites: The smell is strong at first, no doubt. But it does go away pretty quickly. I imagine it lingered longer on your pants because it’s cloth, but on a hard surface it evaporates. Still, I can completely see that it might not work for you while you’re sensitive to smells.

Another alternative is making a paste with baking soda and water.  I don’t think it’s antiseptic in the same way vinegar is, but for basic cleaning up it should work fine, without the odor.

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