WHAT ABOUT CAR­PETS?

Your Baby & Toddler - - The Dossier -

Car­pet pile and fi­bres trap dust and germs, ef­fec­tively elim­i­nat­ing them from cir­cu­lat­ing in the air, and they can eas­ily be re­moved by daily vac­u­um­ing.

“You need to make sure that if you do have car­pets, you have a high-qual­ity vac­uum cleaner with a HEPA fil­ter (5ugm). You don’t want to suck ev­ery­thing up and then throw it out of the other end of the vac­uum cleaner,” says Cape Town­based pae­di­a­tri­cian Dr Paul Sin­clair, who has a spe­cial in­ter­est in al­ler­gies. “That could bring on an asthma at­tack.”

He goes on to ex­plain that some car­pets – such as the new fi­bre car­pets that are on the mar­ket – are def­i­nitely bet­ter than oth­ers. Also, ones that of­fer anti-bac­te­rial pro­tec­tion and the nat­u­ral an­ti­sep­tic prop­er­ties of sil­ver are def­i­nitely the way to go if your child suf­fers from al­ler­gies. For ex­am­ple, sil­ver’s broad-spec­trum dis­in­fec­tant prop­er­ties kill bac­te­ria on the spot, leav­ing your floors su­per­hy­gienic and clean. The highly ac­tive pro­tec­tive shield of sil­ver ions nat­u­rally fights against dust mites, bac­te­ria and un­pleas­ant odours to com­bat al­ler­gies and res­pi­ra­tory prob­lems.

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