I'm early in my second trimester and for a number of weeks now have been cleaning a toddler potty 2-3 times per day with isopropyl alcohol. My usual practice has been to use vinegar or hydrogen peroxide, but my spray bottles broke, I ran out of vinegar, ran out of peroxide, forgot to carry vinegar upstairs from the kitchen, etc. I resorted to the alcohol because I have often seen it on lists of good less-toxic-than-some cleaning solutions, though I avoided it completely during my last pregnancy. Today I saw it on several lists of substances that are not safe for pregnancy. Does anyone have any experience with this?
I'm not sure exactly how many times I have used it, but more than 2 or 3, and it wasn't just swabs, but pours from the bottle resulting in a strong smell. I have tried to breathe the freshest air possible and to get away from the fumes as quickly as I could, but I definitely have had significant exposure. I would be so grateful for any comments or reliable links.
Thank you all so much!
Married to a wonderful woman since 2010. Baby boy C arrived in June 2013!
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I can only say we used it extensively in the hospital (not in spray form, mind you) but on swabs and also in the hand foam (used 200+ times daily). There were no warnings or hesitations put forward in relation to pregnant women and they are pretty on-top of that stuff. None of my co-workers had any issues with their pregnancies.
Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012