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I was wondering what to do about my diaper pail smell....

I do a load every night so I have them clean for the morning, so they don't sit around, but the pail smells strongly of fish. I have them in a lidded trash bin, with that baking soda container you put in the fridge attached to the lid. I just bought the bin today, and have already started the laundry load, but it stinks!

its mostly wet diapers, the dirty ones don't really smell bad, and they don't smell coming out of the washing machine.

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Put some baking soda in the bottom or a little tea tree oil on a wipe and toss it in.

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Leave the lid off the pail. Letting air circulate around the diapers works like a charm at keeping odors away. I was skeptical to try it, but it really does work great.

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You could also use something like pail pals. I've found that plastic holds smells REALLY well, so I got a stainless steel pail and it works great! I do put baking soda in the bottom along with a pail pal every so often.

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Leave the lid off the pail. Letting air circulate around the diapers works like a charm at keeping odors away. I was skeptical to try it, but it really does work great.
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At our house we do both cloth and sposies - sposies go in diaper pail with lid, cloth in open hamper with wet bag. The closed pail smells TERRIBLE even when you just open in for a sec...the open hamper doesn't smell unless you put your face right in it. go figure.
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Ditto to the tea tree oil. Tossing a wipe with a few drops keeps the smell from being nasty.

Though the air thing makes sense - at least for pee-only diapers. It's what we do with wool... just air it out.

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I used vinegar! - Everytime I emptied it out ...id just put in a tablespoon of vinegar! .. No stinky nappy smell! (and after the first few nappies, no vinegar smell which you could only smell anyhow whilst putting a nappy in with your nose rather close to the bucket) ...not as posh as tea tree oil, but easier to find and cheaper too!

oh...and white vinegar...not malt lol
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I simply use a 10 gallon Sterilite garbage pail (w/o a lid) that I picked up at Target for about $7. I toss the wet ones in with a sprinkle of baking soda and the dirties are pretreated with a spritz of Bac-Out. I only do diaper laundry every three days ...no odors.

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I do layers of baking soda. For every dirty diaper I put baking soda on top. Then empty the whole pail into the washer. Works like a charm. Bonus being dont have to touch dirties.

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We take an old sock and put a few drops of Tea Tree oil on it and throw it in the bottom of the diaper bag. It gets washed with the CD's and then we start the process over again, works great!
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I sometimes use TTO, but I really like the Deo-Discs/Pail Pals--I think they work better for us. Our pail liner has a mesh pocket built in to hold a disc, they're not very expensive ($1.50 each?), last about a month or more, and that's for 2 very heavy wetters in cloth (20-24 diapers a day)!
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open dry pail, and I sprinkle baking soda in. I always notice a smell in a closed pail much faster in teh hot summer months. If I am going to be washing in a few days, I will run teh dipes through a cold rinse, adn thet keeps teh smell down too

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I just leave the lid open.

Sometimes I toss in some baking soda.

When the diapers themselves start to smell, I add white vinegar to the rinse.

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