These droppings carry harmful bacteria, diseases and viruses and should not be handled without the use of protective gloves and a tightly fitting face mask. Hantavirus is contracted through the inhalation of particles of contaminated feces, as well as inhalation or ingestion of an infected mouse's saliva or urine. Disturbed droppings are more likely to emit virus particles and it is unwise to sweep or vacuum areas where feces have been found. Rather, droppings should be picked up carefully and disposed of in plastic bags. This disease has a low survival rate and requires prompt medical attention. As you can see mouse droppings are very harmful and I don't blame you. Your child's health comes first. What a great parent! Check out the addition information from the link I provided. Good Luck!