How to Clean and Disinfect Potties
Potty training is a rite of passage during childhood, and while practice eventually makes perfect, bad aim and accidents are an inevitable part of those early learning experiences. As a result, kids' potties, potty seats and the areas around them can be a breeding ground for dangerous germs and bacteria, as well as unpleasant odors. Cold & flu, E. Coli, Staph, Norovirus and more are commonly found on toilet seats, and some illness-causing bacteria can be active on surfaces for as long as two weeks!
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. You would also need to pre-clean the surface beforehand to properly disinfect.
Simple Green Clean Finish Disinfectant Cleaner eliminates 99.9% of harmful bacteria and odors and gets hard, non-porous surfaces clean without the need for reapplication. The bleach-free formula cleans, disinfects and deodorizes your child's potty chair in one easy 2-minute step, eliminating illness-causing bacteria that can harm you and your little ones.
- Remove any solid or liquid waste prior to disinfecting. Flush any physical urine or feces, then wipe surface down with paper towel or toilet paper.
- Spray Simple Green 6-8 inches from the surface until it's covered with the product, including beneath the seat cover, handles and toilet seat lid. Allow surface to remain visibly wet for 2 minutes. No scrubbing necessary.
- Wipe with paper towel.
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