How to ensure healthier air at home: for the health of your children
To protect little ones from allergies and respiratory illnesses, it is essential to pay attention to the air that they breathe, including that within the home. Here are a few tips to ensure safer air in the home, and in your children's bedrooms.
Not everyone knows that in order to ensure the well-being of children and to allow them to breathe clean air, close attention must be paid not only to environmental pollution and urban traffic, but also to the air that they breathe within the home.
Healthy air in the house serves to protect little ones against allergies and respiratory illnesses, as well as to improve the quality of their sleep and their approach to eating on a daily basis.
Be aware of pollutants, the cause of allergies
In enclosed environments, especially where not much air circulates, a range of pollutants (fine dust, impurities), allergens (pollen, animal hair and dust mites) and micro-organisms (fungus, moulds, spores and bacteria) can build up.
These elements are responsible for numerous allergic reactions and respiratory illnesses, which are increasingly significant among preschool children. For children, whose immune systems are not yet fully developed and mature, it is essential to reduce the concentration of harmful substances within indoor spaces.
How to guarantee healthier air
First and foremost, it is important to monitor the humidity and temperature of the environments in which baby lives.
A relative humidity of 50-55% helps to maintain a low environmental concentration of mites. If your child suffers from allergies, it is advisable to keep the relative humidity at between 35-50%. When little ones have a cold, however, it can help to increase the humidity of the environment.
To ensure safer air at home, it is also important to follow these basic hygiene rules:
- air rooms several times a day;
- do not overheat rooms;
- do not expose children to passive smoke;
- avoid contact with objects/toys on which dust can accumulate;
- use cushions and mattresses with anti-mite covers right from the start, even if your little one has not experienced any allergic reactions.
These little tricks can help reduce the presence of allergens, improving the quality of the air inside the house and in your children's bedrooms, increasing their well-being .