To stay in flat with baby while it's being deep-cleaned?

(9 Posts)
lilypadpod Thu 25-Feb-16 07:00:25

More of a wwyd?

A cleaning team is coming for 4-5hours to shampoo carpets, deep-clean kitchen and bathrooms, dust, clean windows etc. It's a company I haven't used before so I don't feel comfortable leaving them alone in flat.
Would it be ok to stay home with baby and just move from room to room? Or should I go out for the afternoon?

IsEatBedThyme Thu 25-Feb-16 07:12:48

I wouldn't feel comfortable not being there but wouldn't want to expose my baby to the chemicals either. Is there a communal area you could go and sit (either inside or outside - wrap baby up well, he/she will be fine)

ConkersDontScareSpiders Thu 25-Feb-16 09:13:30

I would go out! But I hate being at home when the cleaner comes-I feel guilty for not doing the cleaning myself and also as if I'm in the way.(Which I realise is absurd as I'm paying her to do the cleaning because I don't have time not because I can't be arsed-and it's not like you can really be in the way whilst sitting at your desk, working, in an area she doesn't clean anyway!)

LifeofI Thu 25-Feb-16 11:08:12

No go out

coconutpie Thu 25-Feb-16 12:07:06

I would actually cancel unless you can get a family member / friend to babysit or stay in the flat to supervise the cleaners. I wouldn't be happy having a baby in the flat while deep cleaning was going on.

JosephBrodsky Thu 25-Feb-16 14:24:31

Carpet-shampooing tends to involve fairly heavy-duty stuff I wouldn't be wild about exposing a baby to. Is there someone else who could stay and supervise?

EponasWildDaughter Thu 25-Feb-16 14:30:33

I wouldn't stay in with a baby OP. You might fine there isn't the possibility of going room to room as they might have stuff going on in multiple rooms at once.

Not so bad for 1 adult to shift around, but not nice with a little one. Plus the chem's.

I highly doubt going room to room will work as they'll split up to clean different rooms at the same time

If you don't trust them, cancel

specialsubject Thu 25-Feb-16 16:25:16

what 'chemicals' will they use that you don't normally use?

I did initially wonder how you deep clean a baby...

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