How to Clean a Toilet Used for Potty Training

Girl Reading a Book on a Potty Chair
A mother helps her daughter use a training potty. (Image: Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

You may be nearly done changing dirty diapers, but your days of handling your baby's bodily functions aren't over quite yet. Besides the remaining diapers and the beginner's accidents, you'll also be tasked with cleaning out your baby's training toilet or potty chair. There's an approach to cleaning it out after each use, after each day and after each week. Remember that each time you clean out your child's potty you're one step closer to being done with his bathroom needs.

Step 1

Carry the toilet to the bathroom taking care not to spill it. Pour out urine and feces into the toilet.

Step 2

Use toilet paper or a baby wipe to wipe away any visible fecal matter stuck to the inside of the bowl and flush the toilet paper and potty contents away.

Step 3

Wipe down the area your child sits on with a disinfecting wipe or a baby wipe after each use to make sure there's no residual urine or feces. Place the potty back in its regular position for continued use.

Step 4

Clean out the potty with dish washing soap and water at the end of the day. Empty and wipe out the potty, then fill it with hot soapy water. Swish the soapy water around the inside of the potty with a paper towel. Pour out the water and rinse. Use a clean paper towel to wipe down the seat and outside of the chair with soap and warm water. Rinse and air dry or dry with another paper towel.

Step 5

Clean out the potty with a simple bleach and water solution to disinfect it at the end of each week, or every few days with heavy use. Mix 1 tbsp. of bleach into a gallon of water. Fill the sink or a basin with bleach solution and dunk the toilet into the solution. Wash it with a clean sponge or towel and rinse. Let it air dry completely before the next use.

Things You'll Need

  • Toilet Paper

  • Disinfecting wipe or baby wipe

  • Dish washing soap

  • Paper towel

  • Bleach

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