Why air quality in the home is so important for babies and children

Why air quality in the home is so important for babies and children

During the winter months, UK families spend up to 90% of their time indoors. This air can be as much as 2-5 times more polluted than outside and for new parents this can be concerning as a new-born baby’s lungs are particularly delicate and susceptible to pollutants. This in turn can lead to an increase in the irritants in the environment that can trigger allergies such as eczema or asthma.

What irritants should parents be aware of? Dust mites, pet fur, pollen, and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are all common in the home and can impact on indoor air quality. This in turn can lead to symptoms such chest tightness, coughing, wheezing, sneezing, shortness of breath, and even asthma attacks. By improving the air quality of your child’s nursery you can help reduce the risks of allergies developing.

 How can pollutants in the nursery be reduced?

- Regularly vacuum & clean with the specially formulated Dew Cleaning Products

- Use an ozone-free air purifier with medical-grade HEPA H13 filter such as the ClevaPure™ Air Purifier

- Choose a mattress that is asthma and allergy friendly such as the ClevaMama™ Mattress range

- Keep pets out of bedrooms

- Reduce the amount of soft furnishings/carpet in the room

- Regularly wash bedding and soft toys at 40° Celsius to kill any bacteria

- Keep windows closed on high pollen or poor air quality count days

- Try using a humidifier such as ClevaPureTM  Salt Lamp and Humidifier when your little one is congested or irritated by allergies, as this can help eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the airways in their nose and throat helping them to sleep better.


ClevaPure™ Air Purifier - £184.99

ClevaPure Air Purifier with features

The ClevaPure™ Air Purifier helps to create a cleaner, healthier and safer nursery for you and your child. Designed especially for babies and young children, this super quiet air purifier eliminates airborne irritants, ensuring cleaner air in your nursery, even while your baby is sleeping.

The ClevaPure™ Air Purifier comes equipped with an ozone-free* (which makes it safe for little ones), medical-grade HEPA H13 filter to trap and destroy 99.95% of airborne particles, including bacteria and viruses such as Strep A, pneumonia, and some variants of Covid 19.  In fact, it can filter out viruses with particles as small as 0.3 μm microns.

It eliminates asthma and allergy triggers such as dust, pollen, pet dander, mould, VOC’s, dust mites, fumes, smoke, and unpleasant odours, leaving the air in your baby’s room clean and fresh.

How does it work?

  1. ClevaPure™ Air Purifier’s smart dust sensor reads your air quality and adjusts the fan speed based on real-time readings.
  2. The 3 stage air-quality indicator – shows as Good, Moderate or Poor.
  3. The air is then cleaned using a 3 layer filtration system – Nylon, Medical-grade HEPA H13 & Carbon. 

And if its good enough for Vogue Williams and her growing family then we are sold! 

ClevaPure Air Purifier approved by Vogue Williams

It is recommended that you change the ClevaPure Air Purifier Filter (£24.99) every 6 months or after 2200 hours of use. The indicator light on your ClevaPure Air Purifier will activate to alert you to this.

Direct4baby stock a wide range of home products for your nursery which are available in both our Ormskirk and Liverpool stores and online. Why not come into store to discuss the options further with our highly trained team? With humidifiers, baby monitors and other items that will keep your nursery safe, comfortable and relaxing for your new baby.

*Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organisation recommend you use an non ozone generating air purifier as Ozone can damage your little one’s respiratory system.

*World Health Organisation study