Allergies are hard on everyone, and they can be especially difficult for young children to handle. That's why it's important to know how to reduce allergies in your home. Here are a few tricks to try.
Filter Your Air
You need to change your air filters often, but there are other things you can do to filter the air to avoid allergies. It's possible to purchase an air filter and place it in a room to make sure your air is as clean as possible. Those with allergies may find these items are worth the investment.
Air filters for rooms range in price and size, but they are great at creating an environment where allergens can't thrive. This can be especially important for children who have asthma or severe allergic reactions. Make sure to buy the size and style you need based on the room where the filter will be placed.
Clean Your Floors
Your floors have people stepping on them all day, and there are tons of allergens that can be brought into the house. While it's wise to have everyone remove their shoes at the door, it's also important to clean your floors if anyone in your house struggles with allergies. Sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming are essential. It's also wise to get a rug to trap pollen and other allergens. Flooring America claims that area rugs also have a lot of other great benefits besides trapping allergens. They can add color to a room. Rugs can also add warmth and ambiance to an area that would otherwise feel bare. They are easy to vacuum or to beat clean so allergens can't stay around.
Protect Your Pillows
Dust mites can live in your pillow or mattress. This is both gross and concerning. Dust mites can cause allergy problems, and since your child's face is pressed against a pillow at night, your child may wake up feeling awful. In fact, according to The Allergy Store, dust mite allergies are very common. Fortunately, pillowcase dust covers exist. They are easy to wash and simply go on your pillow before the actual pillowcase. Put these on any pillows your toddler might use and wash them frequently. It's also important to keep pillowcases and sheets washed so dust and other allergens won't build up over time.
Taking extra precautions can help keep your toddler free from allergy problems in the home. It's important to stay consistent when dealing with allergens. This can help your child stay healthy and happy.
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