Ensure Your Baby’s Items Are Not Only Clean But Sanitized


September is Baby Safety Month, a national annual campaign created by The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), the national trade organization that works to improve children’s product safety. We therefore thought that now was the perfect time to show you how and why steam cleaning can be a powerful addition to your cleaning routine, particularly when it comes to the health and safety of your family.

HAAN steam has been proven to kill up to 99.9% of common household germs, viruses, and even dust mites in just one second, without the use of chemicals which can be potentially toxic and unhealthy for your loved ones.  Steam is therefore the ideal choice when you want to ensure that everything that your baby touches in your home is not only clean but also sanitized, without risk of them coming into contact with harsh chemicals.

Why Use Steam to Clean
There are several reasons why steam cleaning might be good for you to use in your home:

  • Steam cleaning is eco-friendly – no chemicals are involved – at all
  • Steam cleaning uses heat to disinfect and sanitize nearly all household surfaces
  • Steam evaporates quickly, so surfaces dry faster than when cleaned with water
  • Steam cleaning is excellent for those difficult-to-clean cracks and crevices
  • Steam can dissolve hard-to-remove substances like ground-in wax, glue, bodily fluids and chewing gum
  • Steam cleaning is the option of choice for many people with allergies, asthma, and chemical sensitivities.

Baby Items You Can Clean with Steam
Steam is a versatile cleaning tool and can be used to clean, sanitize and refresh pretty much any item or surface in your home. Here’s a few ideas of the baby items that you can clean quickly, easily and effectively using a handheld steam cleaner.

Diaper Pails
Diaper pails can be full of germs and bacteria. How clean it without using chemicals? Take a steamer, steam the top and inside of the pails. You will keep germs and bacteria from growing and keep a pleasant odor!

Car Seats & Strollers
Scientific tests have proved that in car seats there are enough bacteria to make a child sick with an ear infection or sore throat, as well as mould that can affect sufferers of allergies and asthma. We all know that car seats and strollers get a lot of exposure. That’s why it’s very important to clean it and sanitize them regularly.

High Chairs
A Hand-held steam cleaner is a great chemical-free way to sanitize and clean the tray, but it’s also an easy way to clean the stuck-on goop from the legs and chair. There are lots of crevices for food to get stuck in, but steam gets into every one of them.

Little Toys & Stuffed Animals
Baby’s and tot’s have lots of toys and stuffed animals, most of them end up in their mouth or are shared with other children. Steam is a great way to sanitize without chemicals and deodorize them. If you are dealing with plush toys, the trick is to not over saturate the surface. HAAN has tested our products to be effective at killing 99.9% of common household germs, bacteria and dust mites in just 1 second, so you shouldn’t have to apply steam for a long period of time. Remember to leave toys in a well ventilated area for a short amount of time after cleaning to aid in the drying process.

Sports Equipment, Sneakers, Dance shoes, & Gym Bags
Despite the fact that obviously you have germs on all those equipment by using it everywhere, outside, on the nature or a hall full of children, germs can also come from sweating. You will have to sanitize and the steamer is your great solution! Good-bye infectious enemies!

Pets Beds & Cages
A lot of families have pets in their house and you maybe love to see your child playing with your pet… but it could be germs traps. A steam cleaner will eliminate dog smell, sanitize birdcages and aquariums, and spruce up the litter box area. The high-temperature heat kills fleas, their eggs, and their larva. Using a steam cleaner will eradicate these tenacious pests without the use of harsh chemicals.

Keeping little potties and make-shift potty-training areas clean is par for the course, but don’t forget to sanitize! Steam offers an easy, chemical-free way to sanitize potties, potty parts and the floor around the potty. It’s also a great way to sanitize after accidents and children with poor aim!

In these plush environments, dust mites feed on flakes of dead skin shed from humans and animals. These critters then leave behind their waste matter – a major allergen and asthma trigger. Not only can you deodorize and sanitize mattresses using steam, you will kill allergy-causing dust mites in the process!

We could go on and on. Here are  few more ideas: sports equipment, sneakers, playground toys, pool toys, sand toys, car seats, dance shoes, book bags, gym bags, teething rings, etc.

Safety First
Don’t forget, the steam from our steam cleaners reaches temperatures of 212 degrees Fahrenheit and must never be directed at people or animals. To sanitize and deodorize items safely using you handheld HAAN, the object should be placed on a countertop, not held in your hand. If used correctly and as per the instructions in the supplied manual HAAN steam cleaner’s are perfectly safe. It goes without saying that children should not be allowed to use or play with steam cleaners as if directed at skin the steam will scald.

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2 Responses to Ensure Your Baby’s Items Are Not Only Clean But Sanitized

  1. Sue says:

    I just had my Travetine floors refinished with a high gloss and was told not to use a steam cleaner. I love my Hann but will it ruin my high gloss floors?

    • haan says:

      Thanks for reaching out to us Sue. As a general rule most hard surfaces can be cleaned with a steam mop as long as they are sealed. HOWEVER… we always recommend following the advice of your flooring manufacturer as every surface is different and they know best how yours will respond to steam.

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