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Fans, Air conditioner & Furniture

  • These items often collect dust and require regular cleaning.
  • Fans and furniture can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
  • Most air conditioners have removable filters, which you can wash or vacuum regularly. Don’t forget the casing, which also gathers dust.
  • Furniture such as sofas and tables can be vacuumed and wiped with a damp cloth. Pay particular attention to dust at the curves and engravings.
  • Velvet cushion covers too tend to trap dust, as do heavy drapes, and require regular vacuuming.


Computers, Pianos & Remotes

  • Often handled by children and adults, these items are ideal places for germs to be deposited and transferred. Colds and diarrhoea are some infections that can be passed on this way from one family member to another.
  • The computer keyboard, mouse and screen can be cleaned either using a special cloth meant for computers, or a clean piece of lint free cloth. Water should not be used as it can damage these equipment.
  • Piano keys can be cleaned using a damp cloth. The piano casing can be dusted using a duster or a piece of cloth followed by wood polish if it is recommended by the manufacturer. Always keep the lid down to protect the keyboard against dust when not in use.


Germ Control

  • Hand washing remains the most crucial method in preventing the spread of germs.
  • Train your child not to eat while using the computer or practising the piano and to wash their hands before touching the keyboard.
  • If a family member has diarrhoea, it is important that a strict hand-washing regime is observed in order to contain the infection. If the affected child is in diapers, the soiled diapers must be disposed off properly. Caregivers should wash their hands with soap and water after cleaning the child and before handling food.



  • Toys with fur or fabric should be washed regularly with soap and water and thoroughly dried.
  • Wash rattles, plastic cups, bowls and blocks in a basin of warm soapy water and give them a good rinse afterwards.


The use of air filters can reduce dust in the air. Similarly, water based cleaners, as opposed to vacuum cleaner with dust bags, are better at containing dust. Families with children who have allergies are advised not to have carpets, heavy drapes, or keep furry pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits etc. Furry soft toys are also discouraged as are bedding containing kapok.

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