A Guide to Safely Using a Portable Toilet With a Child


When you’re out camping, at an outdoor event, or even just on a road trip, you may need to use a portable toilet. If you have young children with you, it’s important to stay safe and know how to hygienically use the portable toilet. Even though portaloos are regularly cleaned, they can still easily transfer germs due to the high number of people that use them. 

So for this blog, we’re going to discuss the best things you can do to ensure your children remain hygienic at all times when using a portaloo. 

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The Importance of Safety in a Portable Toilet

Although portaloos are cleaned regularly, they can still harbour bacteria and viruses. Germs can be spread via surfaces, contaminated water, and even through the air. This is why it’s essential to take some safety precautions when using a portable toilet, especially if you have children with you.

Here are some tips on how to use a portaloo with a child:

Supervise Young Children

Make sure that young children are supervised at all times when they are using the portable toilet. Children should not be left alone in the toilet, as they may accidentally touch contaminated surfaces. Supervising them ensures your little ones do not unnecessarily touch anything and that they remain safe.

Make Sure They Wash Their Hands or Use Sanatiser

Make sure your children wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water after using the toilet. If there is hand sanitiser available, make sure they use it, too. You can even bring along your own hand sanitiser to use in case there isn’t any available, as it’s one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs.

Do Not Take Toys Into the Portaloo

This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s worth mentioning. Toys can easily become contaminated with germs and bacteria in a portable toilet. It’s best to leave them outside so they don’t accidentally touch anything inside the toilet. By avoiding bringing in any unnecessary objects, you can help keep your child safe from germs.

Take Wipes With You to Wipe Down Surfaces Before Use

Portaloos are cleaned regularly, but you never know what the last person might have left behind. Wiping down surfaces with disinfectant wipes before use can help reduce the risk of exposure to bacteria and viruses. You can use wipes to clean any messes or simply have a quick wipe down, just to be safe. This can include the toilet seat, door handles, and any other surfaces your child may need to touch.

Avoid Unnecessary Play Inside Inside the Portaloo

It’s best to avoid any unnecessary play inside the portable toilet. This includes climbing on the toilet seat or playing with the flush handle. If your child needs to use the toilet, make sure they go in and out as quickly as possible. Portable toilets are a great convenience, but it’s important to take some safety precautions when using them, especially with young children. By following these tips, you can help keep your child safe from germs and bacteria. At Thistle Group – Loos For Hire, we take pride in providing clean and well-maintained portaloos for our customers. Browse our range today to find the best portable toilets for your next event.

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