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Tips and tricks to beat airborne allergens

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Summer weather is something we all look forward to. But if you or your child are susceptible to airborne allergens, it can really put a damper on things, especially for pregnant women and babies/young children who can’t take medication. Sniffles, sneezes, itchy watery eyes and trouble sleeping at night are just some of the symptoms you can experience. So we did some research and came up with some tips and tricks to beat airborne allergens. 

Bust the dust 

Dust is a prime irritant in the home so get that hoover out! It’s not the most fun household task but if you do a quick run each day, it will stop the dust building up. If you’re lucky enough to own a robot vacuum cleaner, program it to do a daily sweep of the house. When dusting, always use a damp cloth so you’re not sending dust particles into the air. 

Watch the pollen count 

Most weather stations or apps will give you the pollen count during the summer so this is a good thing to keep an eye on. That way, if you or a family member are prone to hay fever, you know when to keep the windows closed. Never cut the grass on a day when the pollen count is high either. On high pollen count days, wear wraparound sunglasses to protect your eyes and rub vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen particles.

Invest in an Air Purifier

Indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air, and this means more allergy triggers. Investing in an air purifier is one of the best ways to improve your indoor air quality and minimise triggers. The ClevaMama HEPA Air Purifier removes 99.95% of irritants from the air, including dust, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, viruses and bacteria. It comes with a medical grade, 3-stage filter which is ozone free, making it completely safe for use in the home.

Humidify the air 

A humidifier is a great way to moisten dry air, and this can help to neutralize airborne allergens such as dust, skin particles and pet dander. Our ClevaMama Salt Lamp and Humidifier can be used in this way, as well as providing a comforting night light. 

Kill dust mites 

Soft furnishings are ideal hiding places for dust mites so change and wash cushion covers and throws often. Swap hanging curtains for vertical, venetian or roller blinds.  If your child has soft toys, you can kill the dust mites by placing the toy in a plastic bag and putting in the freezer for 24 hours.  

Choose the right bedding 

It’s hard to sleep well when you are dealing with allergy symptoms. Choosing CERTIFIED Asthma & Allergy Friendly™ bedding will help to reduce allergy triggers in the bedroom and will help those who suffer from allergies to sleep well. Choose from ClevaMama’s collection of pillows, mattress, pods and pod covers.

Keep pets out of bedrooms 

We know that pets are part of the family, but their fur and dander can be allergy triggers.  Limit their access to certain parts of the home. Groom as regularly as you can (preferably outside) and keep them out of the bedrooms.  

We hope these tips and tricks to beat airborne allergens will be useful. Remember, you can do this, and we can help.  

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