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Are you still using bleach to clean?

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penguinsarecool Wed 30-Dec-15 21:12:20

Are we still allowed to use bleach to clean with whilst in early stages of pregnancy?

Mslg Wed 30-Dec-15 21:44:59

I wear gloves and open a window to allow air to circulate and lessen the chance of inhaling chemicals. That would go for other cleaning products as well, oven cleaner, mildew spray, bathroom/kitchen cleaner. Maybe wear long sleeves as well to avoid contact with your skin.

Kpo58 Wed 30-Dec-15 21:54:26

I make my DH clean instead. I think that he enjoys it... hmm

thenewaveragebear1983 Wed 30-Dec-15 22:00:57

I loved the smell of bleach when I was pregnant the last time and used lashings of it whenever possible. Also Milton, which I also used in copious quantities. Whilst I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, my ds shows no adverse effects. Not sure what the current advice is though.... Probably to avoid?

YouStillLookLikeAMovie Wed 30-Dec-15 22:03:58

You are allowed to do whatever you want

As far as I am aware there is no mainstream advice not to, following normal precautions.

penguinsarecool Wed 30-Dec-15 22:04:31

I was told by a friend to avoid bleach cleaning products. Some places just need a bit of bleach from time to time in my mind.

YouStillLookLikeAMovie Wed 30-Dec-15 22:05:52

Don't take advice from well meaning friends. Look at the NHS website.

Junosmum Wed 30-Dec-15 22:07:58

For the first 6 months OH cleaned the bathroom (bleach based cleaner), after that we've shared it between us as most damage done by chemicals is in the earlier months. I still open the window etc and try not to breathe it in.

Champagneformyrealfriends Wed 30-Dec-15 22:12:43

It's never stopped me! If anything pregnancy has made me more of a clean freak-I bleach all the time!

RubyWoooo Thu 31-Dec-15 04:33:53

I fucking love the smell of bleach whilst pregnant. Clearly I don't stand there inhaling the stuff, but my bathroom is extremely clean at the moment grin

don't mention bleach on any other part of MN

socktastic Thu 31-Dec-15 10:07:27

My DH has decided that I'm not allowed to clean anymore because off all the chemicals. So I let him get on with it. Then when he went out I went back and redid it all!! Opened the windows for the fumes.
Honestly, he's never cleaned a bathroom in his life as is shit at it!!

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