Have your kids ever experienced an allergic reaction to detergent? I recently realized how sensitive the skin of my kids are. We usually use baby detergent for washing the kids’ clothes. But there was a time we ran out of baby detergent and our helper used the detergent used for our clothes. I then started seeing small pimple like red spots on my toddler’s tummy area. I was thinking it might be something she ate, or the princess clothes she’d been wearing that seemed very itchy. But after eliminating those, red spots still came back.
I later realized she was allergic to the laundry detergent. Every time she wore clothes that were washed with the normal laundry detergent, she’d have these red spots. They were not pretty at all! It also left dark spots on her tummy. I so hope these would eventually go away. My poor baby 😦
Now I make sure to always keep a stock of baby detergent and ensure that the kids’ clothes are never to be washed by normal laundry detergent.
In my previous post, I talked about several items to help keep a kid’s room neat and tidy. To add to the list, I found another option at ACE Hardware. It only cost me 250php (less than $6) for 1 set of racks. Since it didn’t have covered sides, I bought the black plastic baskets to keep the toys from falling off the shelves. These were even on sale for 50php (a bit over $1) for 2 baskets. I was just about to have wooden shelves made for P7,000. It was gonna be double the size of this black plastic rack, and had closed sides and back portion so toys could lean against it. Good thing I found this plastic version. Saved me a lot!
I just wanted something that would be easy for the kids to get toys and return them. So now, they just get a basket they want to play with, then when they’re done, they know where to put it back.
By the way, I also lessened the toys that were displayed in the entire room so the kids can have focus. Too much toys just seems too cluttered. Kids don’t need too much toys at one time any way. I keep most of the toys in plastic boxes, then rotate the toys that are displayed every 3-4 weeks. As much as possible, I try to retain the original look, shape, cleanliness of each toy for it to be passed on to the next kid.