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Cleaning a Tub For a Baby With Sensitive Skin

I have a 9 month old with very sensitive skin. I need to clean/disinfect her bathtub. Does anyone have any suggestions that don't involve harsh chemicals? Thanks!



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December 31, 20040 found this helpful

I would suggest scrubbing your tub with baking soda and vinegar. Your bathroom will smell like pickles for awhile, but you won't be using harsh chemicals at all. (Sprinkle baking soda in a slightly damp tub, spray in some vinegar and scrub with a sponge or brush and rinse thoroughly.) You could also look into using Seventh Generation stuff - it's all natural.
Good luck!

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December 31, 20040 found this helpful

I have extremely sensitive skin and tried Seventh Generation dish soap. I'm allergic to it. Most fragranced products cause me a problem.


Does it really matter what you clean the baby's tub with?? You'd rinse afterward, right? How sensitive IS s/he?

You can disinfect with a dilution of bleach in water, or alcohol. Then rinse really well.

Just a thought

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January 2, 20050 found this helpful

Thanks! Yes, I'm afraid that even after her tub is rinsed after using bleach it would still irritate. I've never seen Seventh Generation but I'll look for it. I'll also try the baking soda and vinegar. Thanks again!

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By randysgrandma (Guest Post)
November 16, 20080 found this helpful

Do a websearch for "vinegar and peroxide as a disinfectant". You will find much information about the safe and effective use of these two products as a disinfectant.


Don't mix them together. Use first one, then the other. I use the vinegar first, then the peroxide to diminish the vinegar smell. white vinegar has less smell and is cheaper than the brown vinegar.

You can add some essential oil to make them smell better. But since sensitive skin is an issue, I would be careful about the essential oil use.

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