How to Clean Baby Diaper Changing Pad?

Changing the diaper of your baby can be a messy business. Even if your little one is cooperative, this job is going to be gross. When your baby is twisting, arching back, flailing the limbs, or when they are screaming, it becomes a challenging and messy job to deal with. We will be discussing the cleanest way to change a diaper. We will also discuss the ways to clean and limit the spreading of germs in many possible ways. Let’s discuss some tips regarding this.

Washing and disinfecting the pad by hand-

Diaper Changing Pad

1. Clean the visible excrement with the help of a paper towel

Before you start sanitizing the changing pad, check if there is any fecal residue left on the surface. Make sure to wipe up and blot any visible urine and stool so that the diaper changing pad would be as neat as possible. If the diaper got soaked with urine, check out the care label so that you follow proper washing instructions. It’s easy to clean the mess of your pad on a flat surface. Try to sanitize it after every single use to keep the pad clean.

2. Use a disinfectant wipe to sanitize the pad as an easy way

before you start cleaning the pad, read the care label to have cleaning instructions in a specific manner. If the stamp you read permits it, then take a disinfectant wipe to sanitize and clean the pad surface. Let it air-dry for a few minutes, or let the pad be dry to touch. Never use a changing pad unless the disinfectant gets evaporated completely. In case you do not have any types of wipes, prefer using the disinfectant spray and some paper towels.

3. Wipe up the cleaning pad with water and soap if you want to avoid the usage of harsh chemicals

pour a mild detergent of pea-sized amount on a cloth or paper towel, then rub the surface of the changing pad. Focus on the portion where the baby usually sits so that the diaper changing pad would be completely clean for the upcoming diaper change. Before using any type of soap or detergent on the pad, make sure to read the care label.

4. Air-dry the changing pad in the open space

Completely unfold the folded changing pad and fix it with a clothing rack or clothesline. Leave the pad in an indoor or outdoor area where proper ventilation is available. In this way, it gets adequate air to dry the pad efficiently. Once the pad is dry, fold it and keep it in a safe place.

5. Spray the cleaning pad with a combination of water and bleach. It helps to disinfect the pad entirely

Mix a one-eighth cup of bleach with half gal of water. Take a large spray bottle and fill it with half gal of water (usually tap water). It add standard beaches around thirty milliliters. Now, replace its lid and shake the bottle properly, and spritz the pad. Let the bleach water settle for around two to three minutes so that it can disinfect the pad. Now, with the help of a paper towel, wipe it out carefully. One side of the process is done. Now, repeat the same process on the other side.


When it comes to your baby’s safety, you can never dare to take a chance. Moreover, when it is about the pad. Certain things are too sensitive and may lead to serious health issues if not taken proper care of. Therefore, always check up on the cleanliness of items associated with your baby or the things surrounding your baby. Keep sanitizing around without harming the baby’s environment. I hope this article generates awareness of the baby’s sanitization. Thank you for reading. Have a nice day!

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