How to Clean and Disinfect Diaper Pails
The "diaper years" are full of firsts: first words, first steps and so much more. But before that first trip to the grown-up potty, the daily carousel of dirty diapers seems endless, not to mention the accidents and challenges of getting your little one to stay still enough to prevent a real diaper-changing mess!
No matter how clean those diaper pails appear to be, they can be breeding grounds for illness-causing germs and bacteria invisible to the naked eye. The best defense against these germ hotspots is a diaper disposal system with antimicrobial protection to keep dangerous (and smelly) bacteria in check. But the high frequency of dirty-diaper changing can involve accidents, dropped diapers, missed disposals and more, resulting in all kinds of bacterial growth in and around your diaper pail.
Disinfecting products such as wipes require a lengthy surface-exposure period to properly disinfect. Keeping the surface wet for the required 4-10 minutes of contact time often requires multiple wipes and reapplication. Plus, these wipes often don’t clean the surface – disinfectant wipes simply kill germs and bacteria.
Simple Green Clean Finish Disinfectant Cleaner eliminates 99.9% of harmful and odor-causing bacteria and gets hard, non-porous surfaces clean without the need for reapplication. The bleach-free formula cleans, disinfects and deodorizes your diaper pail in one easy step, eliminating bacteria that can harm you and your little ones.
When in doubt about a surface, always spot test first.
- Remove any solid waste prior to disinfecting.
- Spray Simple Green 6-8 inches from the diaper pail and surrounding area until it is covered with the product. Make sure to saturate hard-to-reach areas including beneath the foot pedal (if your diaper pail has one) and the underside of the lid. Allow surface to remain visibly wet for 2 minutes. No scrubbing necessary.
- Wipe with paper towel.
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