If your child suffers from allergies or asthma, you’re all too aware of how hazardous indoor air can be. The air inside your home is often more polluted than the fresh air outside. If you’re looking for some fast strategies to make it easier for your child to breathe at home, these tips can make a big difference with minimal effort.
Create a Lush Bedroom
Many houseplants act as natural air filters, keeping the air fresh and clean while brightening up a bedroom. Add these to your child’s room to eliminate chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. Some kid- and pet-friendly options include bamboo, aloe, snake plants, yucca, and ferns. These plants will not only add oxygen to the air, they’ll also improve humidity levels and reduce harmful chemicals.
Toxic cleaning products and air fresheners can decrease indoor air quality, triggering asthma symptoms in your children. Fortunately, it’s easy to make your own all-natural cleaning products with ingredients you probably have in your home already. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant, and a little salt is great for scrubbing away difficult stains. Choose a reusable microfiber mop or cloth to capture dust mites in the nooks and crannies of your home.
Make Hydration Fun
Staying hydrated is a simple way to reduce allergy symptoms. Make hydration a little more fun by giving your child a special water bottle themed to her favorite characters or in a favorite color. You may even want to use a separate bottle for home and the road, so you always have water on hand both in the house and in the car.
With the right approach, improving your indoor air quality (IAQ) can become a fun activity for everyone in the family. For more information on improving the IAQ in your home for easier breathing, contact Luxury Air A/C and Heating at (936) 247-2530!