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Hi mamas: I know people used to talk about wet pail vs. dry pail and I believe most ppl now do dry pail. But what about open pail vs. closed pail (one with a cover on it)? I noticed that if I don't wash every 2-3 days, the closed pail gets stinky even though I thoroughly rinse off all the solids. But if I keep it open, I think the initial poo residue stink would be hard to handle, KWIM? Plus, the pail is currently in ds's room b/c we have such a cluttered laundry/utility room but I'm so thinking about moving it somewhere else but not sure where. Any thoughts? Where is your pail? Is it opened or closed? TIA!
 

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I don't use a "pail", I use a large wet bad that has a zipper at the top, and I never zip it. Mostly it just hangs open and I almost never smell anything. Dh is super smell-sensitive and he doesn't either. I wash every other day, sometimes daily though...
 

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Before ds started eating solids regularly we kept it open, now he eats nearly as much as his 5yo sister and it DEFINITELY needs a lid.
 

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I keep 2 pails in the bathroom (one for poo diapers and one for pee diapers) and keep them both closed. I wash every other day, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:<br><br>
dd's night dipe perfumes the air outside of a closed pail...
 

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I was definaltey CD'ing on a budget when i started . Well..... still am except now i look for great sales with all the great WAHM's.<br>
anyway. I bought 2 garbage cas with lids they dont seal but they work great I have asmall office size can for poopies that fits between the tub and toilet. Works great sincei use my removable shoer head to Spray the poo off after hubby leaves a dirty on the back of the toilet when i am gone LOL and I have a bigger pail for wet dipes next tot eh changing table. i have never had a smell issue, and I wash about every oher day....<br>
which reminds me. Time to start the 5 rinse cycles lOL I hate hard water LOL
 

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I have a lidded pail - not a tight lid but it keeps the aroma inside.<br><br>
Question - for those of you with two cans, why?
 

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DD is almost 16 mos. and we only need to do a dipe wash twice a week at this point so we do closed lid. Those dipes got much stinkier once my babe started eating a lot of solids. :LOL
 

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Bf poo doesn't really smell so we could probably leave the pail lid open but my nearly 5 year old dd would throw toys in there so we close it! :LOL<br>
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sometimes it's open ... sometimes it's closed. I guess it's all on who changes the diaper. When it starts to get full though it gets a little smelly, but only the bf poo smell.
 

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We have two pails. One is at the base of out basement steps and the other is kept in the basement. The first is covered with a toddler size pf and the other is left open. We wash ever 4 days and keep the big pail in the coolest place in the house. So far so good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Closed pail here aolso, especially after they are not EBF and starting solids <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Closed pail in the bathroom and we wash every other day. It's not airtight so sometimes we can smell diaper yuck. At first we did open pail which was okay for a bit but after a few weeks they were really stinking. Closed pail is much better.
 

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Yeah, with the babe eating plenty of solids, I can't do the open pail - glad I'm not alone. Hehe....thanks for the comments, mamas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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open pail. We have a laundry room with a window and adoor that shuts<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
I find the smell is horrid with a closed pail.....
 

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it depends on my mood I guess. It's easier to leave the lid up. But sometimes it does manage to get closed. LOL I'm just lazy I guess. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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