Moms on Cleaning
Ever wonder how your attitude towards cleaning measures up? Now you can find out.
In December 2006, BabyCenter.com, in partnership with Clorox, conducted a nation-wide online survey polling moms and their attitudes towards wellness, disinfecting and cleaning. Here are the highlights of what we learned. Take a look — other moms might be more like you than you think!
- Most respondents reported being more concerned about germs since having children or getting pregnant.
- The toilet was the area of most concern regarding germs, followed closely by the kitchen counter and sink.
- Items that go into children's mouths by design – pacifiers and cups/plates/bottles – were the moms' area of greatest concern regarding their children's potential exposure to germs.
- Less than half of the respondents agreed they "cannot clean the house as well" since having children or getting pregnant and just over 1/3 agreed they spend more time cleaning since having children or getting pregnant.
- While only a quarter agreed that keeping children's clothes clean will help prevent illness, respondents were still concerned about killing germs in the laundry – only a fifth agreed that they don't worry about killing germs.
- Half of the respondents reported that they always wash their youngest child's laundry separately from their own.
- 75% of the respondents used bleach on their children's laundry to improve the clothes appearance, while 50% did so to kill germs.