The five things you need in your potty training cleanup kit

The struggle of potty training can end quickly or it can filled with many accidents depending on how ready your child is to make the move from diapers to regular underwear. When poop and pee doesn't quite make it in the toilet bowl, here's how to put together a potty training cleanup kit:

  • Sanitizing wipes: These wipes are nifty in a jiffy and will help you get rid of any gross bacteria. Sanitizing wipes can be used to wipe up the mess and surrounding areas. Don't forget to safely discard of the sanitizing wipes where your kid can't get to them after you're done cleaning.
  • Wet wipes (or similar product): If your kid has an accident, there's a good chance some of the pee or feces got on your kid's body. Wet wipes are soft and forgiving on your child's body as you help your potty training child clean up. It's a great, cost-effective option that is great at removing solids thanks to the textured pattern.
  • Hand sanitizer: This item is for both you and your kiddo. Keeping a small bottle on hand will do the trick. All you and your potty training kid need are a few squirts. If you don't know how to use hand sanitizer, here's how to get the job done.
  • Baking soda: Depending where your kid had a potty training accident, baking soda can prove to be very handy. Baking soda is a cost-effective, all-natural deodorizer. You can sprinkle baking soda on the spill area to absorb the mess. Leave the baking soda on the spill for 3-5 minutes then vacuum it up. Baking soda will help neutralize any unwanted smells.
  • Gloves: There's a good chance you don't want to handle potty training accidents with your barehands. Keep a stash of cleaning gloves on hand. You won't have to get your hands dirty when taking care of cleanup.

What do you have in your potty training cleanup kit? Let us know in the comments below!

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