I love the feeling of having a clean home and have always thought of cleaning chores as a second means of getting some daily exercise, but there’s also an added benefit. Studies have long shown that being too clean might not be healthy, especially for babies. Thankfully, I wasn’t “too clean” – I just wanted to make sure if the kids dropped a cookie on the floor they could safely pick it up and eat it. My main areas of focus were the kitchen and bathrooms, but the rest of the house could certainly be less than perfect. Let me just say we were not the kind of family who took our shoes off before entering our home – not that there’s anything wrong with doing that. Being into holistic health I knew it was healthier to expose the immune system to some germs to keep it functioning optimally. My kids were rarely ever sick and missed very few school days. Of course, feeding a healthy diet consisting of lots of whole foods is also important, but allowing your kids to be exposed to some germs will build up their immune systems to become strong and stay strong. So, don’t be afraid to let the kids make mud pies in your backyard. Yes, it’s a bit more of a cleanup, but it’s worth their good health!
Read the article http://www.parenting.com/baby/health/being-too-clean-may-not-be-good-baby
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