How to Disinfect a Changing Table
How to Disinfect a Changing Table


When your little one is flailing and squirming as you're changing them, trying to crawl away from you every chance they get, "messy" and "gross" barely begin to cover it. Changing tables often contain unseen fecal bacteria, urine, spit-up and more, which can quickly become breeding grounds for a range of illness-causing bacteria.

Bacteria are among the fastest reproducing organisms in the world, doubling every 4-20 minutes! Daily cleanings and weekly disinfecting are recommended, to stop the spread of disease-causing microorganisms and common illnesses such as cold and flu. If you're dealing with a serious mess like a leaky diaper or spit-up, you'll want to disinfect the changing table and changing pad immediately with a fast-acting spray disinfectant.

Keeping a surface wet with disinfecting wipes can be more difficult than you might think. Many of them contain alcohol, which can cause the liquid to dry quickly. This can make it difficult to keep the surface wet without re-wiping multiple times, resulting in a potential waste of both time and money. Additionally, disinfectants of all types (not just wipes) that contain alcohol can also cause premature cracking of plastic and vinyl. Many also contain bleach, which can cause surface discoloration.

A fast-acting spray-application disinfectant will allow you to disinfect the hard-to-reach areas that wipes can't, and ensures that the surface remains wet for the proper time so germs are, in fact, killed. An EPA-registered disinfectant can eliminate cold, flu, E. Coli, Salmonella, Staph and other illness-causing bacteria in 2 minutes or less, without using bleach or alcohol.


  • Remove gross filth or heavy soil prior to application of Simple Green Clean Finish Disinfectant Cleaner.
  • Apply product with a hand pump trigger sprayer. Hold sprayer six to eight inches from the surface to be treated.
  • Spray area until it is covered with the product.
  • Allow surface to remain wet for 2 minutes. No scrubbing necessary.
  • Allow treated surfaces to air dry or wipe off with clean cloth.


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