How to clean up after a potty training accident

You've probably heard the old saying that accidents happen. It certainly is the case for any kid making the transition from diapers to regular underwear. Here's what to do when accidents happen:

Pee- Accidents happen when it comes to pee. Depending on where the pee accident happened, the cleanup process will be a little different. Use old rags to wipe up pee on tile or hardwood flooring. Old rags are a more cost-effective option than turning to paper towels to do the job. Throw the old rags in the washing machine then wipe up the affected surface area with sanitizing wipes. If there's pee on the carpet, sprinkle the peed-on area with baking soda then vacuum the baking soda.

Poop- Most poop accidents will happen in your potty training child's underwear. It'll happen because your kid didn't make it to the bathroom in time. Have your kid sit on the toilet to make sure any leftover feces in the digestive track. Wipe up as much as possible with toilet paper then have your potty training kid jump in the shower to get clean. As for the contaminated underwear, you can either throw it away or try saving it.

Vomit- Throwing up, hopefully, isn't something that happens on a regular basis. But when vomit happens, it's important to know what to do. You will need baking soda, a broom and a dustpan, house cleaner of your choice and paper towels. Sprinkle baking soda on the mess and allow the baking soda to sit for 1-2 minutes. Most of the moisture should be pulled from the vomit so you can sweep it all up. The last step is to spray the vomit area with your preferred cleaner.

How do you take care of bathroom accidents? Share with us in the comments below!

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