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nesting - can I clean oven when preggers??

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KMR281 Fri 28-Sep-12 16:25:12

so, DH is away this weekend, so clearly I NEED to clean the oven - I have some Oven Mate - do you reckon it's safe to use, Im about 6months preg? So long as i have doors and windows open and don't actively inhale the stuff? I've just bought an oven liner (saddo emoticon) so want a nice shiny oven to put it in!

Also, just bought some dummies for baby! on offer in Asda, two packs for £6! made me go a bit 'awwww' - first thing have bought (this is dc 3, so have loads leftover from the first 2!).


oscarwilde Fri 28-Sep-12 16:34:50

Impossible to clean an oven without sticking your head right in there. That stuff is horribly toxic. Can you go to B&Q for a face mask and some long gloves?

AliceHurled Fri 28-Sep-12 16:40:54

I wouldn't. I was very ill from smelling some bleach.

mrsbugsywugsy Fri 28-Sep-12 17:10:41

i wouldn't -pregnancy is the perfect excuse to make dp do it instead. put your feet up and eat chocolate instead smile

OctoberOctober Fri 28-Sep-12 17:11:08

Just got ours professionally cleaned, looks lot better and no danger of fumes grin

KMR281 Fri 28-Sep-12 17:32:23

sigh - so no ovencleaning for me?! I totally must be nesting! might try bicarb and lemon juice... thanks for the answers - I'll be forced to put my feet up perhaps... ;-)

milkyjo Fri 28-Sep-12 23:32:06

Pregnancy is my excuse for not doing it!

whatsoever Sat 29-Sep-12 00:40:29

Must admit, I did mine yesterday and junior seems fine - if not more active than usual.

I think, like with most pungent chemicals, you'd have to use them rather a lot to cause a problem. One oven cleaning sesh is very unlikely to harm your baby.

Otherwise all pregnant women (especially single ones) would have to have pretty mucky houses - and I'm no clean freak.

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