Doula mama to dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08) and expecting (Apr '17)
Also washing the pail (not just rinsing it) every time you do laundry helps too.
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We also spray our dipes really well.
Mama to F(06/11/09) and baby boy C (06/09/11)
I do periodically sprinkle baking soda in and amongst the dipes and that helps. But they are pocket dipes, so I sometimes get worried about whether that baking soda will hurt them in the wash. I think BG says not to use baking soda to wash them... so that was why I thought of the baking soda stick on freshener.
there was one time that we left the lid up and when we came home from work, the house smelled diaper-y.
How often do you wash? I wash every 2-3 days. We use mostly fitteds with a few BG and FB.
Wife to J, SAHM to W (03/06) at 32w4d, C (10/08) , and H (02/11)
I use a 13 gallon trash can with a swinging lid and a Kissaluvs Antibaterial pail liner (I have two that I rotate). I wash my diapers every other day and never, ever have stink issues.
Of course, ds is ebf so the poo is easy to deal with but I was getting urine stink while using the bucket and wet bag.
We used a Monkey Doodlz deodorizer disk inside the lid for a while. This pretty much eliminated the diaper smell (I didn't have to wash the can) but DH didn't like the smell of the disk (!) so we stopped using them.
The swing-lid can sounds like a good idea but what we have works OK so I'm not about to go out and buy another can.
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I just use a hanging wet bag and it doesn't seem to stink too badly.
|For those of you with stink issues, do you use a liner? I was figuring getting one and washing it every time I wash diapers would work but that's an assumption...enlighten me before I invest!|
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I switched from a PUL hanging wet bag to a wool hanging wet bag a month ago, and I have been super happy. I wash every 2-3 days, which I'm sure also helps keeps the smell down, but I think maybe the breathability of the wool helps, too? Because the PUL bag would certainly get whiffy on occasion.
I have a small travel wool wet bag but would love to knit something up over time with yarn scrap. YUM!
I bought a giant wool sweater at the thrift store (I specifically looked for something really thick, labeled handwash or dry-clean only, so it would felt) that had a crew/round neckline.
Then I cut off the sleeves, in line with the body of the sweater. I flipped it inside out and stitched the sleeves shut and the bottom shut. So now I had a bag with an opening at the top. I threaded a ribbon through the stitches around the neck to form a drawstring.
Threw the whole thing in the machine, felted it until it looked thick enough, rinsed it and air-dried it. (I plan to lanolinize it, but haven't gotten to it yet - it still works fine.)
I hang it on a doorknob by the ribbon, and the diapers go in the bag through the neck opening. On laundry day, I just loosen the drawstring and dump the diapers into the machine. But the one change I think I'm going to make is to put a zipper in the bottom seam, so on wash day I can just unzip it and they'll all tumble out at once, no shaking.
Size-wise, I think it's about 30 inches high by 18 inches wide. It's big enough to hold three days of diapers of my 5 month old.
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