Tips For Child Safety In The Laundry Room! #ArribaYLejos @Tide @GainLatino #Ad


*This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Tide® and Gain® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

    I have always been a firm believer in teaching children how to be self-sufficient.  Part of imparting that independence unto kids includes modeling how to do certain chores like the laundry for them from an early age.  Along with learning how to wash and dry their own clothes, it’s important to show them how to safely and responsibly use and store laundry pods and other cleaning products or detergents.


    This year, I started teaching my eleven year old son how to wash his school uniforms since both of my boys attend private school.  Although he is very mature and responsible, his nine year old brother is a little more curious so I have to make sure that they both learned the ins and outs of laundry room safety.  Since my younger son watches his brother all the time, I had concerns about him being with his brother, while he is washing the uniforms, and improperly handling the laundry pacs.


Here are my tips for child safety in the laundry room:

  • Even older children need to be supervised when doing laundry.  This will reduce the risk of accidents or messes.
  • Teach your kids how to safely handle laundry pacs to prevent unintended exposure.
  • Always have the number to poison control available just in case accidental ingestion occurs.  This is especially important if you have younger children.
  • Teach older children to store laundry pacs out of reach of younger siblings and pets.
  • Make sure your child learns to wash their skin off immediately just in case they should come in contact with detergent or other cleaning products.


    Modern detergents that allow you to do laundry by using single-use laundry pacs such as Tide Pods and Gain Flings, have made the whole laundry experience much easier and convenient.  These pacs have a concentrated, multi-chamber design that is easy to use and contains a powerful cleaner which is why it is important to store and handle them safely and responsibly.


    Learn more about the P&G “Arriba y Lejos” campaign, which means “Up and away,” which is aimed at helping parents to keep their children safe through laundry room safety education.  You can also connect with Tide and Gain on Twitter to learn more about the responsible handling and storage of their single unidose laundry pacs!

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Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you are teaching your children to be safe in the laundry room?

This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Tide® and Gain® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I have one of those huge washers & dryers that are practically as tall as I am & I have always kept the detergent up on top of them, so the kids were never able to reach.

  2. We have just started teaching the girls to do their own laundry. We’ve had mixed results, but have to admit we forgot all about safety. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. These are great tips! My daughter doesn’t do the laundry but I will keep these in mind

  4. Very important tips for keeping our kids safe in the laundry room. I just started teaching mine to do their own – it’s going to be a looooooong process. LOL

  5. Debbie Denny says

    Always smart to keep on the look out for dangers. Good reminder.

  6. I have my daughter take the clothes from the washer to the dryer and out of the dryer and those seems safe and easy tasks for her for now.

  7. My kids avoid the laundry and laundry room all together. Thanks for this post though. It will be great to have in the future.

  8. Yes! I also believe strongly in teaching kids to be self-sufficient. Mine LOVE helping me with things around the house and I generally do let them. With laundry for now it’s mostly putting folded clothes away but as soon as I think they are old enough to help wash I will start them with it too. Safety with everything is always important …. thank you!

  9. It seems like this topic doesn’t get talked about as much as it used to. I keep things like bleach way up high in the wall cabinets.

  10. It is so good to have safety in the laundry room. T here is a lot to get into there!

  11. We have not opted for pods in the laundry yet. We currently use detergent and I keep it on a high shelf. My older child washes his own close even though he should. 🙂

  12. I just saw saw these the other day in the store! They look really great! I think it would be awesome if they truly got the stains out

  13. I store all my detergents up because my toddler is too curious for my liking. I so could see her getting into trouble if they were any lower!

  14. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    These are great tips! I wanted to starte teaching my 9 year old how to do laundry but I’m not sure if he is too young right now.

  15. This post is right on time, as we have just started teaching our children about doing laundry and proper laundry techniques/safety. Loving all this info and will be sharing this post with Mr. MAF and my family/friends!

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