Antibacterial Cleaning Products (all brands/companies) Informative - Inundation of Antibacterial / Sanitizers
HOMES AROUND THE WORLD! -- Let's start this off right. I'm 31 years old. I was raised in the 80's and early 90's.
My mother never really used 'antibacterial cleaners' or 'hard surface sanitizers', she used plain old Windex and/or plain old 409 on the kitchen counters, stove and the breakfast and dining room tables.
She used good old fashioned lemon oil on the coffee tables and pine sol on the tiled floors.
So why is there this sudden surge in Antibacterial wipes, sprays, etc? I must say, Lysol Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray is nothing but THINNED OUT BLEACH! Why not just spray chlorinated tap water on it. It should do the same thing! They claim that is no more harmful than water!!!
If you have generally good kitchen cleanliness and handwashing skills, you don't need all these additional chemicals in your house.
I played in the dirt, played in sand boxes, had a dog and generally was just a kid. I got dirty, took a bath and washed my hands and that was that.
I didn't have "bedtime bath" scented lotions and soaps, which just plays into the emotions of tired, over-stressed parents of newborn children.
Why has the world become obsessed with their kids being clean?
They need to get dirty, get sick, and get better! Otherwise they will never build up any sort of natural antibodies to infection, and lead to become sickly adults. There is a difference in being clean, and sterilizing everything. I use the same cleaning principles as my mom used, washing up after I cook, washing my hands with REGULAR soap, not that antibacterial stuff on everybody's kitchen counter.
Just keep yourself clean. Let your kids play in the dirt, let them roll around in the grass. Let the kids, be kids! Don't shelter them in a bubble. Let em run, eat dirt, make mud pies! It's great learning experiences for 'em!