How to Clean a Potty Chair

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A potty chair is a necessity for many children when it comes to potty training, but it poses an extra surface to clean in the bathroom and must be maintained daily. Potty chairs are a breeding ground for germs, so disinfecting the chair regularly is imperative. It is simple to clean a potty chair if you remember to wash it out after every use as well as disinfect it every day and after bowel movements.

Things You'll Need

  • Hot water
  • Bleach
  • Cleaning towel
  • Dump the contents of the potty chair into the toilet. Make sure to dislodge any solid matter.

  • Rinse the potty chair out with clean water from a faucet.

  • Mix one part bleach with two parts hot water. Fill the basin of the chair with this solution and allow it to soak for five minutes.

  • Dip a towel into the bleach solution and wipe down all the surfaces on the potty chair. Pay special attention to the lip area on the basin and the area behind it.

  • Dump the bleach solution into the toilet. Rinse the basin thoroughly with clean hot water to remove any bleach traces.

  • Wipe the rest of the chair thoroughly with a clean towel wetted with hot water to remove the bleach solution. Wash the towels in hot water to disinfect.

Tips & Warnings

  • Leave 1 inch of water in the potty chair at all times to make solid waste easier to clean up. Oxygenated bleach disinfects as well as household bleach and it is non-toxic.
  • Never mix bleach with any other chemical as it can produce harmful fumes. Rinse items well and wash hands after using bleach to avoid skin irritation.

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