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I'm new to cloth diapering and actually haven't started yet (bun still browning in oven). All the diaper pails I've encountered seem to be catered towards disposables and/or don't seem like they seal very well to hold in smells. Does anyone have any good diaper pail recommendations to throw my way? Thanks in advance for any advice you may have.
 

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A lot of people just use a kitchen garbage can with a locking lid. I have the safety first diaper pail. I took the garbage bag holder out and just use it that way. It works pretty well, but it is a little small.
 

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I have the safety first one as well. I also took the lil insert out. I don't think it's too small although i might when ds#2 gets here! although I'm planning on buying another one since I have two different kinds of diapers and they need to be washed separate.<br><br>
I just wanted to say taht i love this diaper pail. it is child and dog proof which is lovely. I can't tell you the number of times my dog has knocked over my trash can to eat a poopy 'sposie
 

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I don't know if I'm crazy for this, but we've always used just a regular laundry basket. We line it with washable waterproof pads and then just dump it into the washing machine on wash day. We did use a closed type pail in the beginning and we felt like we had more stink issues when we did that. I guess for us, letting the diapers be open to air has reduced stink.<br>
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Like Amy, we have an open air system. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Surprisingly, there just aren't stink issues. (That may change as she eats more solid foods, but for the last year, it's worked great.) I just have a bummis bag hanging on the bathroom doorknob. We wash about every other day, sometimes a bit longer, and no stink yet.<br><br>
Congratulations on your baby, and have a wonderful birth!
 

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I bought a kitchen garbage can at Target, the kind where you step on a lever on the bottom for the lid to pop up. It holds about 2 days worth of dirty diapers.
 

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I use my washing machine...toss them in until I have a load then run it through. Saves a step too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<a href="http://www.mothereve.com/Happy-Tushies8482-Pail-Liner-p-95.html" target="_blank">http://www.mothereve.com/Happy-Tushi...iner-p-95.html</a><br><br>
I can't say enough good size about my size large Happy Tushies hanging diaper pail! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
The description on the website doesn't exagerate: it holds in all the diaper smells, and never wicks.<br><br>
For a long time I just used a garbage bag, but I really like the fact that this one is washable and I'm not constanlty throwing away a liner.<br><br>
We've gone on a few trips, and it travels really well, better than a real pail <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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We just used the one we had been given to use with sposies... the Diaper Deckor. We really tried to use an open air system and a regular garbage pail, but it just smelled too bad. And we did laundry everyday! We really liked the Deckor, no odor at all and it doesn't use much plastic, one set of refills lasted us 3-6 months so I felt good about the small amount of waste it created.<br><br>
I also used pail pals... they are AMAZING and work SO WELL! I highly recommend them for any dry diaper pail system!
 

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There was another thread on this topic, and someone suugested using the container kitty litter comes in. It's square with a built-in lid that detaches on one side.<br><br>
We bought onr, since we have cats, but I am sure you can get one off of freecycle. People pobably don't even know they are throwing away a perfectly good diaper pail!
 

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I received a Diaper Dekor at my shower. It totally holds in odors and is easy to change out. One drawback is that you have to use plastic liners due to the design. However, I really like the liner. It has long sheets that you tie a knot in the end. When it fills up, you slice the top with the slicer inside the can and tie a knot in the top. You then tie a knot in the bottom of the liner to start a fresh bag.
 

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We also use Happy Tushies zippered pail liners, they are great! We got the one with an elastic loop and just hang it over the door knob. They have cute print outers and a waterproof Procare inner, and the zipper keeps the smell in. We have 2, one to wash and one to use. Whenever I start a load of diaper laundry I just toss the bag in too. I just ordered 2 more for the new babe, I'm definitely a repeat customer!
 

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I had that same concern and got a Diaper Champ at my shower. It's not smelly, but maybe that's just because she's breastfed. It's nice because you don't have to buy any special bags like Diaper Genie. With the cloth diaper, I just roll it up a little and put it in the chute, works fine. Has a handle you can use to carry it to the laundry room. Andrea
 

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We have had great success (over two years) with a trash can we got at Target for a few dollars (it's not the kind with a foot pedal, though that would be even better -- it's the kind that you touch the front part of the lid and it flips open). We use a Bummis PUL liner and just pull the whole thing out and toss it in the wash. That way you don't have to worry about a dirty diaper pail (though I do rinse it out occasionally) as you're cleaning the "pail" every time. We have two Bummis bags so that we can alternate, after washing I just hang it to dry and it dries very quickly, definitely before the diapers do (we line dry). The trash can we got easily holds about 15 diapers. It's been great for us! Good luck with the new little one, you'll love cloth diapering!
 

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we have used a diaper champ for 3 months now. works great. keeps the smell in and my pul diaper liner fits inside. i just take that out on wash day.
 

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I use a Sterilite flip top trash can. I think it cost about $5, and it works great. It's not a perfect airtight seal, but I've noticed less smell this way. We had more diaper pail odor when we used one with an airtight locking lid. It held odors in, but whew when you had to lift the lid... it was strong. Now it's never that bad unless I go too many days between washes.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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We have a pail, but when there isn't a load in the washing machine and the pail is getting full, we just pop it in the machine, start it to get water in there to soak, and then leave the lid up (or close it and pull the knob to stop the cycle). Really easy!
 

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i second what jest and ibusymamato5 said, i use the kitchen trashcan with the flip up lid that you step on the lever. i wash dipes every 2-3 days, sprinkle baking soda in the bottom and sometimes toss in a cotton ball with lavender oil on it. it only smells when there is a big stinky in it and you open the pail. on that note, i do swish my dd's poopy dipes in the toilet before tossing in the pail. ya, it can be gross, but with a couple of dc and animals that stuff doesn't bother me much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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This is what we use. Works great, and the right price!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
Great idea to try freecycle! I bet lots of people would be glad to donate them.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
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I have three 14 quart diaper pails from <a href="http://www.kidalog.net" target="_blank">www.kidalog.net</a>, a Canadian company. I like this size pail because I can carry it up and down stairs pretty easily to the laundry room with the top handle while also carrying ds (althought I must confess, my dh does the vast majority of the diaper washing! He just took it upon himself to do and I don't complain.)<br><br>
We store the dipes wet in 2 pails (with laundry soap and borax, which really eliminates the smell) I also invested in the wonderful amazing diaper spray hose invented by some Australian plumber (also available at kidalog and a few other places). DH is not handy but he had no problem hooking it up to the toilet water supply.<br><br>
We use the third pail and this sprayer, which is quite strong, to spray out the poop (ds produces enormous quantities) before we pour it down the toilet (we use the bucket because it contains the spray better than our shallow toilet). I think this must cut down on the smell significantly since it really gets alot of the poop out of the diaper. We pour most of the soaking water into the toilet before heading to the laundry room, where dh washes every 2-3 days.<br><br>
When we travel, I tend to store the dipes dry but together in newspaper bags, but I still bring the bucket, and when ds produces one of his enormous numbers, I (or dh if he is traveling with us) spray the pooper outside with the garden hose into the bucket, then pour it down the toilet, then enclose the diaper in its own individual bag until wash time.<br><br>
I need to decide whether to order more pails or wash diapers more often as Second Baby arrives in August, and I am not sure that ds is going to be out of diapers by then. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Welp, ds is making crashing noises nearby. Better check and see what he's up to now.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief"><br><br>
Some kind soul sent me instructions on how to do a sig, but I haven't had time yet!<br><br>
Good luck,<br>
dflanag2<br><br>
bfing, cosleeping, cding mother to ds and expecting Second Baby 8/06
 
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