Washer as a diaper pail - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-17-2010, 01:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
ChetMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 2,547
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've heard of people putting their dirty diapers directly in the washer instead of having a diaper pail. When it's time to wash they run the load, wash their other laundry afterward, and then start using the washer as a diaper pail again.

Does anybody do this?

Julie - Mom to Elizabeth (Libby) age 6, Penelope (Penny) age 5, Elliott age 29 months, and Oscar who is 1 year old!
ChetMC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-17-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Juliacat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Left of center
Posts: 5,274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've experimented with this at my mother's house, and you know, I honestly think they get cleaner using a dry pail. I my minishower.

Mommy to eyesroll.gif (age 7) and mischievous.gif (age 3)

Juliacat is offline  
Old 09-17-2010, 07:24 PM
 
mamakaikai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: canada
Posts: 855
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would not do it.

SAHM to DD 03/08 & DD 06/10 made with love with my DP
 
mamakaikai is offline  
Old 09-17-2010, 07:36 PM
 
fruitfulmomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Between the Rockies and a Flat Place
Posts: 4,198
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
With five kids I have far too much other laundry to be doing to take up that space with diapers.

We have a dry bucket in the bathroom and one by our bed. I wash underwear with them as well and do a load every other day or so.
fruitfulmomma is offline  
Old 09-17-2010, 08:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
ChetMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 2,547
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juliacat View Post
I've experimented with this at my mother's house, and you know, I honestly think they get cleaner using a dry pail. I my minishower.
How is this any different than using a dry pail?

Julie - Mom to Elizabeth (Libby) age 6, Penelope (Penny) age 5, Elliott age 29 months, and Oscar who is 1 year old!
ChetMC is offline  
Old 09-18-2010, 02:28 AM
 
Marissamom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,535
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I haven't tried it, but couldn't for two reasons. reason one, the laundry is in the basement, and I'm not going down 1-2 flights of stairs and putting on shoes to do so every time we have a diaper change (have to go through the garage to get to the laundry). and when I do laundry it takes most of the day, and where would I put diapers while other laundry was going?

Marissa, Partner to J geek.gif, SAHM to A (05/09)fly-by-nursing1.gif and I (03/11)stork-boy.gif. we cd.gif
selectivevax.gifdelayedvax.gifnocirc.giffemalesling.GIFecbaby2.gif part-time and familybed1.gif through infancy. planning ahomebirth.jpg
Marissamom is offline  
Old 09-18-2010, 02:34 AM
 
lunita1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 634
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fruitfulmomma View Post
With five kids I have far too much other laundry to be doing to take up that space with diapers.
That's exactly what I was thinking. It might be doable for a first baby, but with four kids I need my washing machine too much to do that.
lunita1 is offline  
Old 09-18-2010, 06:46 PM
 
greeny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thrift store (on half-price day)
Posts: 2,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I do loads in between diapers, so this wouldn't work for me. BUT, if I had a diaper-dedicated washer, I think it would be an awesome idea!

Mom to dd (8), ds (6), and dd (1)

greeny is offline  
Old 09-19-2010, 12:47 AM
 
Nicole730's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by greeny View Post
I do loads in between diapers, so this wouldn't work for me. BUT, if I had a diaper-dedicated washer, I think it would be an awesome idea!
That would be awesome! I'd add a diaper changing room, with spot to change baby, washer/dryer/lines just for the dipes, sink. Ahhh, the luxury.

Mama to three

Nicole730 is offline  
Old 09-20-2010, 09:42 AM
 
MyFullHouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 591
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No way.

For one, my front loader holds odors if I let things sit in there too long.

For another, I run 1-2 loads of laundry/day, not including diapers. And I would not run 1 day's worth of diapers as a "whole" load. We use more than enough water and electricity as it is!

Carrie .. 
Raising a full house- Kings (12, 3, new) over Queens (8, 7)
 
MyFullHouse is offline  
Old 09-20-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Juliacat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Left of center
Posts: 5,274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh. I thought you meant filling the washer up with cold water and throwing the diapers in, using it as a wet pail and spinning them out and then washing them. That's what I was talking about and I felt like it set odors in more than anything else. If you aren't soaking them and you don't need the machine for anything else, then it seems to me like an okay thing to do.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChetMC View Post
How is this any different than using a dry pail?

Mommy to eyesroll.gif (age 7) and mischievous.gif (age 3)

Juliacat is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off