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How Safe Are Cleaning Products for Children / Overview

Will there ever be a day when children do not get dirty? Doubtful! With children, everything seems to be dirty constantly, and cleaning becomes a chore that cannot be ignored from day-to-day. 

Now that we are home more than ever creating a good environment for your kids is top-of-mind. Creating areas that are free of hazards and toxic chemicals is essential, so what is it that you are using when it comes to cleaning up? Your much-hyped traditional cleaning products may not be as clean as you think and are definitely not eco-friendly or non-toxic!

Drawbacks for your Family

Harsh disinfectants and cleaners come with several drawbacks that can directly affect your children, rather than protect them from bacteria and germs. Being parents ourselves, we know how hard it is to find a balance between your family’s health and getting the good clean you need. But you don't have to compromise health and safety for a clean home! With The Clean Crate Subscription there is something for everyone. Let us do the ‘heavy lifting’ when it comes to finding eco-friendly non-toxic cleaning products that are safe for your children and your household. (Did we mention, all our products are Canadian-made?)


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Harmful to Children

What makes a cleaning product bad for children anyways? Great question! When reading the label, are the ingredients listed? No? Big red flag. Hiding what is in their products, using the smallest font for the ingredient list, and using warning labels are three ways that large companies mask the actual harm that their products can cause and allow them to shirk responsibility. Why would you consider cleaning a surface that you and your children will contact if it is hazardous? All our products have easy to read labels, ingredients, and we have double-checked all the eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and non-toxic symbols on them.

Most of these cleaners are based on harmful chemicals that irritate skin and eyes and can actually be very toxic. Here are is a list of chemicals found in common household cleaning products that you should avoid – we call them the ‘3Ps and a T’!

  • Phthalates
  • Phosphates
  • Petroleum Solvents
  • Triclosan

We know that parents have a lot on their plates and taking time to source non-harmful cleaners doesn’t need to be daunting. Click here and check-out our two Subscription Options – Scented and Unscented – and chose the Clean Crate that is perfect for your family!