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How do I disinfect my daughter's potty chair bowl?

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How do I disinfect my daughter's potty chair bowl after each use? She likes to add toys to it sometimes between uses and I don't want her to get sick if she finds them before I do and puts them in her mouth, etc.

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The best way to clean the potty chair is merely to wash it with an antibacterial cleaner and rinse it well before drying. Although the idea of using a potty chair as a play area is disgusting to us, realize that the danger to her is not really significant. If she is the only one using it (as opposed to a communal potty chair at a day care facility), the only germs inside are her own. Urine is usually sterile unless she has a urinary tract infection. The diseases one can get from contact with stool such as hepatitis or diarrhea are not a danger if she is the only contributor to the contents.

In other words, teach her that this is not a play surface but do not worry if this happens once in a while.  
 
 
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