Sanitizing Diaper Pads

Advice from Dr. Laundry
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 Bleach2 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?