Sanitizing Diaper Pads
Q: I have a question regarding the cleaning and sanitizing of diaper pads in a child care facility. I have always been taught to clean with soap and water and then use bleach to sanitize. Can Clorox® Clean-Up® be used for the washing procedure?
A: You’re correct! We recommend cleaning a hard surface before sanitizing with a solution of 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach per gallon of water. With Clorox® Clean-Up® those two steps can be combined, except when the surface to be cleaned is heavily soiled. In that case, the surface should still be pre-cleaned before the sanitizing step.
Also, here’s the sanitizing protocol just in case you need it:
- Use the Clorox® Clean-Up®spray applicator for sanitizing
- Spray the product 4-6 inches from the surface until thoroughly wet
- Let stand 30 seconds
- Rinse or wipe clean and allow to air dry
I hope this helps! Do any parents need additional sanitizing advice?