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Is Your Laundry Room Safe as it Should Be?

Thanks for the American Cleaning Institute for sponsoring this post. #PacketsUp

From babies to teens and everything in between, kids create LOTS and LOTS of laundry. That means kids of all ages often spend time in the laundry room with their parents. I certainly remember a time when my toddlers loved to sit in the laundry basket. More recently, my young niece and nephew sometimes like to play “big kids” and help me with the laundry.

Is your laundry room as safe as it should be? Check out these tips to make sure you are keeping your little ones safe!

Family Wellness is My Top Priority

When my kids were little, I’m sure we had baby gates and child safety locks throughout the house, but I can’t remember if we took extra precautions in the laundry room. Did I drop the ball? I’m lucky that I did not find out the hard way.

The wellbeing of my family is my top priority. Keeping them safe and healthy is my number one job as a mom. This includes my extended family. I’d hate for a niece or nephew to be injured on my watch. If there’s wellness information I think is important to share with my friends and family, I’m on it!

Is your laundry room as safe as it should be? Check out these tips to make sure you are keeping your little ones safe!

That’s why I’m excited to team up with the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) to help spread the word about keeping laundry rooms safer from coast to coast.

Want to know more? 

In 2012, liquid laundry packets were introduced in North America. They have become more and more popular across the US. However, these highly-concentrated packets are meant to be used for laundry – not played with or eaten . So the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is working closely with manufacturers to inform families about the proper usage, storage and handling of these products. 

Is your laundry room as safe as it should be? Check out these tips to make sure you are keeping your little ones safe! Share with your friends and family!

Haven’t we heard this before?

Yes, accidental exposure to liquid laundry packets has been in the news from time to time, but according to an ACI survey in 2017, we need to further educate parents and caregivers about proper storage of these items, especially when it comes to protecting the youngest family members. ACI has definitely made great progress, but the survey revealed that more work needs to be done. 

Is your laundry room as safe as it should be? Check out these tips to make sure you are keeping your little ones safe! Share with your friends and family!

What you can do today!

First, watch this video to get a sense of how young children see the home through their eyes. Then, check out this website for more information. Next, make sure you are following these tips:

  • Store laundry packets high and out of reach of children and pets
  • Never store packets on the floor, on open shelves or on top of the washer/dryer
  • Keep laundry packets in their original containers
  • Lids should be closed and secured during and after use
  • NEVER allow children to handle packets 
  • Avoid storing packets in humid conditions. They can stick together and break open. 
  • Never attempt to rinse off a packet
  • Do not reuse laundry packet containers

Keeping laundry packets out of the view of children greatly reduces the risk of accidental exposure. When they are in sight, kids may be tempted to interact with them.

Is your laundry room as safe as it should be? Check out these tips to make sure you are keeping your little ones safe! Share with your friends and family!

Go to packetsup.com for more information and sign up for a free laundry room cling. Order extras for the grandparents while you’re there. Also check out this infographic for some great tips on reducing the chance of kids coming into contact with laundry packets.

Help spread the word to make sure your family and friends have safer laundry rooms. Tell them to pass it along too! Follow #PacketsUP on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest in laundry room safety habits!

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Bianca Dottin

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

Our current laundry room is super tiny and extra safe. It's very hard for my daughter to reach anything in there. These are some great tips!

Rachel

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

I do like the convenience of the packets. It makes me think I can trust my kids to do the laundry without overdoing the soap.

Muna Kenny

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

Some don't realize how dangerous it is to keep the laundry products around kids, I always made sure to keep it away from the reach of my child. That's a good reminder.

Janeane Davis

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

I do not use laundry pods but have friends who do. I will share this article with them.

Sherry

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

We have a cabinet above our washer and dryer that we store our laundry supplies in. It's amazing how many people don't store them properly.

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