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I have read that any garbage can with a snug-fitting lid works fine.  Do you agree, or do you recommend a device made specifically for holding dirty cloth diapers?

We are not high-income, and are generally tightwads in most areas (hence a great deal of the reason we are going with cloth diapers at all), but I have seen that some special diaper receptacles really aren't expensive.

For example, I'd be happy to pay thirty eight dollars for two years of stink-free living.  Here's one device I found:

http://www.amazon.com/Odorless-Cloth-Diaper-Pail-gallon/dp/B0053Y2B6E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1325095237&sr=8-4

Our baby is due in June, so we have a little bit of time to decide.  Thanks!

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I vote garbage can, though cat litter or any other bucket with a lid will work.  I've found I like lid-less containers, but I wash every 2-4 days


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I got a stainless steal round trash can with the step lid for $15. It has a bucket inside for the trash but it has been awesome I can just take out the bucket and dump the dipes in the washer.


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Thanks for the answers so far!  Chel, are the poopy diapers really okay in a lidless bucket for 2-4 days?  I didn't think I'd want them unlidded for even a few minutes.

Maybe location is something I should have asked about.  I was thinking about a receptacle for the nursery, to go near the changing pad/table.  Is this where you keep yours?

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I made a wet bag for next to nothing (just used some of the PUL I already had on hand for diapers, and bought a zipper) and hung it near the toilet since we also use family cloth. When it is time to wash diapers, I unzip it, dump the diapers in the washer, and then toss in the bag, too. I haven't had any odor problems at all. And I can take it with me when I go out, so I don't need a separate receptacle for outings.

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I have a REALLY cool bag for when we go out! http://www.childrenteachingmama.com/2011/10/planet-wise-wetdry-sport-bag-review.html


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I use this

http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Easy-Saver-Diaper/dp/B0009A4FBQ/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1325136825&sr=8-12

 

I got it used from someone and I see similar ones on craigslist all the time.  It holds a days worth of dirty diapers and my kid goes through a lot in a day.  It doesn't smell either


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Thanks for the answers so far!  Chel, are the poopy diapers really okay in a lidless bucket for 2-4 days?  I didn't think I'd want them unlidded for even a few minutes.

Maybe location is something I should have asked about.  I was thinking about a receptacle for the nursery, to go near the changing pad/table.  Is this where you keep yours?



 

 

If you ebf, it doesn't really smell, though my dd poop smelled like auntie Anne pretzels!

 

Once on solids it can smell, but I wipe out the poop from the diapers and it is rarely bad.

 

I keep the diaper pail in my laundry room.  It's right across from the bathroom where I change dd.  no room in there for a pail


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I use a container like this http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Clip-Soft-Fern-Latches/dp/B004QJM0DG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1325199566&sr=8-3. I wash every 2-3 days and then wipe the container out when I do wash. We don't have any problems with smell, and it just sits next to our changing table. You can get one for $5-15 from Target (or any department store). Good Luck!

 


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I just use a plastic bucket and lid. Works very well. They cost very little, and can even be free.


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I use this one: http://www.omahababystore.com/Diaper-Pail-52qt_p_258.html

 

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We found one at the hardware store.  It's an ordinary garbage pail and has a removable section inside.  It's like two garbage pails, one inside the other. 

 

The inside one has a handle on it and it makes it easy to pull the pail out and take it to the washing machine.  Then it can be rinsed out and replaced.


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You don't need anything special.  We have a Rubbermaid can with one of those pedals on the bottom that lifts the lid when you step on it.  We got it at our loca lhardware store and I am sure it is the kind of things you can get just about anywhere.  A couple of liners and you are good to go.

 

I recall when I was first researching cloth diapers that several website recomended  this system and said that there was no need for the lid to be airtight - in fact it would be less stinky if there was a little circulation.

 

I agree that if ebf the poop  isn't really stinky at all.  The only time I remember our diaper pail being stinky was on really hot  days during the summer when the boys were toddlers.  I just ended up washing every night instead of every two or three days.


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