The Ultimate Green Baby Care and Cleaning Quiz

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Which common baking ingredient is a safe, non-toxic cleaner for your baby's things?

You can use baking soda to safely clean just about any of your baby's things including toys, cribs, strollers and car seats.

What's a green way to clean your baby's stuffed animals?

To clean stuffed animals and other cloth toys, sprinkle them thoroughly with baking soda and let sit for 15 minutes, then brush or vacuum off the baking soda.

How can you clean several stuffed animals at once?

Put a bunch of stuffed animals together in a plastic bag with baking soda. Shake it up and let sit for a while, then brush or vacuum the toys.

Baking soda will eliminate odors in your baby's diaper:

Use baking soda to neutralize odors in your baby's diaper bag or pail. Just sprinkle liberally.

What's the best way to clean up baby's accidents on the nursery rug?

Clean and deodorize baby's accidents on the nursery rug by soaking up as much as you can using a sponge or rag. Then sprinkle with baking soda, let dry and vacuum.

Where's the best place to soak your baby's combs and brushes?

Soak your baby's combs and brushes in the bathroom sink with one teaspoon of baking soda. Swish and rinse.

What's the greenest way to clean baby bottles?

To clean your baby's bottles the green way, fill them with warm water and one teaspoon baking soda. Close and shake, then rinse.

How much baking soda should you use per one quart water to clean your baby's bottle nipples?

Clean your baby's bottle nipples and brushes by soaking them overnight in a mixture of 4 tablespoons baking soda to one quart hot water.

Which of the following is a good laundry detergent choice for your baby's clothes?

To make sure only the most natural products touch your baby's delicate skin, choose laundry detergent made specially for babies Or you can add 1/2 cup baking soda to any natural detergent for cleaner clothes that are good for the earth and for your baby.

What should you do with any clothing -- new or used -- before you dress your baby in them?

Remove any chemical residue from new clothing and any lingering dirt from pre-worn clothing by washing everything with mild soap and 1/2 cup baking soda. Rinse thoroughly in warm water.

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About This Quiz

You definitely want the best for your baby. You probably wouldn't think of cleaning your little one's toys, pacifiers or equipment with harsh commercial cleaning products. Take our quiz for tips on keeping baby's things clean and safe.

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