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Would I be a bad mum?

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LuckySalem Wed 20-Aug-08 13:07:41

DD (7mo) is playing on the floor with all her toys and wanted a biccie so I've cleaned the floor with disinfectant wipe (as her highchair) and was gonna give it to her there?

I was always brought up on a little dirt won't hurt you.

nailpolish Wed 20-Aug-08 13:08:47

i wouldnt even have bothered with the disinfectant tbh

soap and hot water is good enough

SpandexIsMyEnemy Wed 20-Aug-08 13:09:00

no, put a blanket down, sit her on it, have her lunch - picnic on the floor.

cheesesarnie Wed 20-Aug-08 13:09:25

god no.why would that make you bad mum?<whispers-i wouldnt even have used antiseptic wipes>grin

LuckySalem Wed 20-Aug-08 13:10:05

lol NP - wipes were qucker (lazy mum too)

Ok I'm having a couple of biccies so i'll sit with her too.

Thanks all

nailpolish Wed 20-Aug-08 13:10:28

actually this is one of my pet hates

the use of antibiotics, anti bac wipes etc, has single handedly been to blame for the rise of mrsa, vre and c diff

please stop using it

unless you are planning on performing surgery on your kitchen floor or the highchauir it is NOT necessary

<rant over>

nailpolish Wed 20-Aug-08 13:11:21

and anti bac soap like carex etc is NOT NECESSARY

ask any infection control nurse or microbiologist

cheesesarnie Wed 20-Aug-08 13:11:35

just realised-since 2 weeks ago weve not been able to use either our dining table or coffee table as a hornby train set is living on dinning table waiting for its own place and a thomas tank track is living on coffee table waiting for me to move itgrin i am a bad mum!

mummy shouts-lets have picnic on the floor again

Romy7 Wed 20-Aug-08 13:12:00

once they get to playing on the floor they happily shove their hands in their mouths whilst they're playing anyway, or pick up toys from the floor and give them a good slobbering - disinfecting is obv good practise, but don't beat yourself up if you don't manage it...

you have washed her hands... grin

hashim Wed 20-Aug-08 13:12:45

Oh my word, is she your first?
My daughter regularly has a picnic on the kitchen floor, loves it. But haven't cleaned the kitchen floor for about 3 months. She's not dead.

LuckySalem Wed 20-Aug-08 13:12:49

Its DP who insists on all the anti bac stuff.

Actually NP - I agree. He was raised in a spotless (untidy - lol) house with disinfectant everything and he has LOADS of stomach bugs now.
I was playing in the mud at about 2 and I'm fine. lol

Try explaining that to him though!! lol

Romy7 Wed 20-Aug-08 13:13:12

ps i don't even hoover. i have dogs for that <yeuk>

LuckySalem Wed 20-Aug-08 13:14:28

Romy!! lol

Mind you (dont' tell DP) we're getting 2 foster dogs sometime soon (JRT's) and I don't plan to hoover anymore!! LMAO

ronshar Wed 20-Aug-08 13:14:59

Slowly sneaks back out the door as not cleaned kitchen floor for ages and regularly picks up food from it and gives to DDs. They have made it to 8 & 4 so no fatal illnesses yetsmile

hanaflower Wed 20-Aug-08 13:15:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LuckySalem Wed 20-Aug-08 13:16:08

I'll use the last of the pack for Mr Clean and then say that they don't sell them anymore!! LMAO

Romy7 Wed 20-Aug-08 13:19:31

i do object (slightly) when they extend their floor responsibilities to the dcs faces tho... although not enough to get out of the armchair, obv... grin

ronshar Wed 20-Aug-08 13:23:23

Can I train my cats to clean the floor? One does a good job of the breakfast bowls. Will it be the same on the kitchen floor?

LuckySalem Wed 20-Aug-08 13:23:47

LMAO - I used to live like that. Mum would giggle saying its obviously time for your bath then and i'm still alive.

Although I will stop these 2 from doing it cos she's so young. Maybe when she gets to like 2or3 and can get away from the licking if she wants to! Lol

Overmydeadbody Wed 20-Aug-08 13:24:24

Yes you would be! Ditch the antibac wipes asap.

What your DP doesn't know won't hurt him wink

LuckySalem Wed 20-Aug-08 13:26:20

Hmmm. I'll have to try to get them to the bottom of the big bin wink and hope he doesn't go buying more.

LuckySalem Wed 20-Aug-08 13:28:24

Well she's just devoured a organix rusk and a bourbon (she stole off me - I'm not eating within reach again) now I need to clean the floor, her, most of her toys. lol - messy woman

Romy7 Wed 20-Aug-08 13:33:46

we had one dog when dd1 was born - on the first midwife visit to the house after hosp discharge, she had extremely naked dd across her lap having a good look at her, when the dog burst in through the patio doors and slobbered mud all over pfb's poor little head. fortunately the midwife saw the funny side but i was completely mortified, after all the bollocks sanitary advice during antenatal classes.
dd1 is still with tho. didn't get taken into care or anything. grin

LuckySalem Wed 20-Aug-08 13:36:03

LMAO!! - Would have loved to have been there to see that!! lol

minouminou Wed 20-Aug-08 14:12:51

yup, when we've got sal the springer here, i don't bother cleaning DS' splat mat up!
heh heh!

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