Bedroom tips for allergic kids (sponsored guest post)

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All children are highly susceptible to a wide variety of bugs and viruses. No matter where they go there are common germs to picked up and suffered for even the most robust child. From the common cold to Chicken Pox, school is an environment where these illnesses are transmitted from child to child at an alarming rate.

Recently the winter vomiting bug, the Norovirus, has affected many adults and children alike in the UK.For the majority of kids, being exposed to these minor diseases is part and parcel of growing up and helps them to develop a strong immune system to fight against more potent germs as they grow older.

But, there are many children who suffer from great discomfort on a day-to-day basis due to allergies. Dust, hay-fever, pet hair, washing powder even certain materials can make these children extremely uncomfortable, sometimes it can take years for parents and doctors to pinpoint exactly what is causing a child’s allergic reaction.

The bedroom of an allergic child needs to be carefully designed and thought about to minimise his suffering during the night. There are arguments about the type of flooring best suited to minimise dust in a kid’s bedroom. Some say that dust sticks to the carpets so is easy to hoover away and will float around the bedroom more if the floors are wooden. Others argue that a wooden floor is much easier to clean and sanitize after spillages, sickness and other unpleasant incidents.

There are a few definite measures that can be taken to help an allergy sufferer.

Try to have a clutter-free bedroom, make sure there are plenty of storage containers with lids for your child’s toys and games.

Check windows for condensation, which can cause damp and mildew.

Empty wash baskets daily to avoid damp and dusty clothing staying in the room for long periods of time.

Do not allow pets into the bedroom.

Make sure outdoor clothes such as coats and shoes stay out of the bedroom as pollen and other plant spores can be transmitted from the outside to the bed.

Buy an a All children are highly susceptible to a wide variety of bugs and viruses. No matter where they go there are common germs to picked up and suffered for even the most robust child. From the common cold to Chicken Pox, school is an environment where these illnesses are transmitted from child to child at an alarming rate.

Recently the winter vomiting bug, the Norovirus, has affected many adults and children alike in the UK.For the majority of kids, being exposed to these minor diseases is part and parcel of growing up and helps them to develop a strong immune system to fight against more potent germs as they grow older.

But, there are many children who suffer from great discomfort on a day-to-day basis due to allergies. Dust, hay-fever, pet hair, washing powder even certain materials can make these children extremely uncomfortable, sometimes it can take years for parents and doctors to pinpoint exactly what is causing a child’s allergic reaction.

The bedroom of an allergic child needs to be carefully designed and thought about to minimise his suffering during the night. There are arguments about the type of flooring best suited to minimise dust in a kid’s bedroom. Some say that dust sticks to the carpets so is easy to hoover away and will float around the bedroom more if the floors are wooden. Others argue that a wooden floor is much easier to clean and sanitize after spillages, sickness and other unpleasant incidents.

There are a few definite measures that can be taken to help an allergy sufferer.

Try to have a clutter-free bedroom, make sure there are plenty of storage containers with lids for your child’s toys and games.

Check windows for condensation, which can cause damp and mildew.

Empty wash baskets daily to avoid damp and dusty clothing staying in the room for long periods of time.

Do not allow pets into the bedroom.

Make sure outdoor clothes such as coats and shoes stay out of the bedroom as pollen and other plant spores can be transmitted from the outside to the bed.

Buy an anti-allergy mattress for the bed. This will help prevent against dust mites and help aid quality sleep.

Dehumidifiers are only good idea if they are cleaned regularly as they can become a haven for mildew and mould if not.

A dust free bedroom doesn’t need to be dull however! Choose bright coloured cotton linen and research which paints contain the least amount of chemicals; some are specifically made without the additives that are harmful to allergy sufferers.

We can’t wrap our children in allergy resistant cotton wool but we can be allergy aware and take a few small steps to improving their sleeping environment. gy mattress for the bed. This will help prevent against dust mites and help aid quality sleep.

Dehumidifiers are only good idea if they are cleaned regularly as they can become a haven for mildew and mould if not.

A dust free bedroom doesn’t need to be dull however! Choose bright coloured cotton linen and research which paints contain the least amount of chemicals; some are specifically made without the additives that are harmful to allergy sufferers.

We can’t wrap our children in allergy resistant cotton wool but we can be allergy aware and take a few small steps to improving their sleeping environment.

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