According to Asthma.ie, 1 in every 5 children will experience asthma at some time in their lives. That is quite a stark statistic and one that can cause concern to parents. So how can you reduce the risk of this to your child? Clean indoor air quality can help to minimise this risk. Here’s how you can help.
Why is indoor air quality important?
One positive thing to come out of the Covid-19 pandemic is that people are more mindful of their health and are looking for ways to make their living environment healthier for themselves and their family. Most people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, where air quality can be 2-5 times more polluted than outside. This can affect even the healthiest of lungs, so it’s a good idea to minimise irritants that can lead to the onset of asthma and allergies.
What irritants should we be aware of?
Dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are all common in the home and can impact on indoor air quality. Prolonged exposure to these pollutants can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, and cause headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. This can trigger allergy symptoms including chest tightness, coughing, wheezing, sneezing, shortness of breath, and even asthma attacks. Better air quality inside of your home can reduce allergy and asthma triggers.
How can we reduce these pollutants in the nursery?
You want your baby’s nursery to be clean and safe. These guidelines can help you to ensure that indoor air pollutants can be kept to a minimum. To do that, follow these tips to help improve indoor air quality.
- Regularly clean and vacuum the room
- Use an ozone-free air purifier with medical-grade HEPA H13 filter such as the ClevaPure™ Air Purifier
- Choose bedding that is CERTIFIED asthma and allergy friendly™
- Keep pets out of bedrooms
- Reduce soft furnishings/carpet
- Regularly wash bedding and soft toys at 40° Celsius
- Keep windows closed on high pollen count days
Why use an air purifier?
A baby’s lungs are very delicate, particularly in the early months. An air purifier is the best way to ensure that your baby is breathing clean air, free from pollutants. The ClevaPure™ Air Purifier can remove 99.95% of indoor air pollutants from your baby’s nursery and is whisper-quiet so your little one can sleep while it is on. The Medical grade HEPA H13 air filter offers a higher level of protection to create a healthier indoor environment and eliminate unpleasant odours, bacteria and allergens. Ideal for babies and those with asthma or allergies.
Why clean bedding is important
One of the most likely places for allergens to build up is in your child’s bedding. Airborne particles of dust and pet dander can collect on the surface and can pass into the filling. Bedding can be a favourite home to dust mites, which love warm moist places. The allergens they produce can build up over time and become an irritant.
ClevaMama® – For a Cleaner, Healthier Nursery
To help parents ensure a cleaner, healthier nursery for their little ones, we voluntarily submitted our bedding products for testing to Allergy Standards Ltd. These rigorous tests have ensured that the following ClevaMama products are now CERTIFIED asthma and allergy friendly™:
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ClevaMama® are committed to helping parents ensure a cleaner, healthier, happier nursery for their babies and children. When you buy products that bear the Allergy Standards Limited logo, you can rest easy, knowing they will not contribute to bad indoor air quality.
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