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Natural Spring Cleaning Dos and Don’ts For Your Child Care Business

Source:Divine Health by Dr. Don Colbert

One of my goals as a Child Care Business Owner is to maintain a healthy and safe environment for young children. This is one of the reasons why I follow weekly health tips by Dr. Don Colbert.

Also, spring is a great time to review your health & safety practices or better yet….incorporate some new spring cleaning strategies.

Today I am going to share with you five of the Dos and Don’t of Spring Cleaning tips that has been recommended by Dr. Colbert in his article “Spring Cleaning Dos and Don’ts You Might Not Know.”

Do Clean your air with House Plants. *** Be sure to check to see that plants are not poisonous.

Don’t- use synthetic lawn care chemicals. The toxins in synthetic lawn care chemicals can make their way into your home daycare or center through the windows and through the soles of shoes.

Don’t Use Air Fresheners. The cleanest and safest odor is no odor at all.

Do reduce allergens. Switch to hard surface floors like tile and hardwood. Remove curtains and use easy-to-dust blinds for window coverings.

Don’t use conventional pesticides and herbicides in your garden. They leave toxic residues on your food, and dangerous chemicals from fertilizer can get soaked up into the food through the roots. Use natural ways to protect your garden from bugs.

Read Dr. Colbert’s entire article for more tips. Click here  I would love to read your feedback about this post. What do you think about the spring cleaning dos and don’t in this post? Feel free to share your spring cleaning tips!

With Kids in Mind,



The First Lady Visits Royal Castle Child Development Center in New Orleans

First Lady Michelle Obama reads “Where the Wild Things Are” to children at the Royal Castle Child Development Center in New Orleans, La., Nov. 1, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)



I was recently reading my email and I saw an email subject line that read” What’s the firs lady reading?” I was compelled to click on the link, because I knew that the book may have been health related. First Lady Michelle Obama is so dedicated to getting children to eat health.  In fact, I thought it was so Cool that she decided to stop by a childcare center to encourage the kids and staff to move their bodies and eat healthy.

To be sure that you are up to date on  Mrs. Obama Let’s Move initiatives, be sure to join the email updates or visit the Let’s Move website today for a wealth of healthy eating tips for kids and families!



For more Healthy Eating  ideas, check out my e-book, Healthy Child Care Menus and Recipes

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