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We're brand new at this so maybe we're doing something wrong?<br><br>
I have a small pail with a nylon fabric bag in it and place my diapers in there. The pail has a flip top lid. For the first 2 weeks I didn't really notice a bad smell coming out of the pail when I would open the lid to put another diaper in there...but NOW...phew!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Why would this smell be starting up now and not before? Should I put baking soda in the bottom of the pail? On the diapes? Help! I do diaper laundry (and wash the liner with the dipes) every third day right now and REALLY don't want to have to do it more often...Any advice is appreciated!
 

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I started spraying my pail down with the water/vinegar mix I use to clean everything and wiping it out whenever I wash. I also have created a pail freshener using baking soda in an old peanut butter jar and adding some lemon balm essential oil and shaking. You can also try getting deo disks, which work pretty ok. Pail stink is kinda part of the deal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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The pail I use has a removeable plastic inside so I don't use a bag -- but when the pail does get stinky I rinse it out with the hose and let it sit in the sun.
 

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If you're doing laundry every three days, the actual dirty dipes probalby aren't the issue. I don't use a liner in my pail, but I do scrub out the pail every time I do the laundry. The pail can absorb and re-emit the stink even worse then the dipes in it!
 

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We also have the metal kind with a plastic lift-out liner. We've found that the plastic absorbs the diaper stink in a serious way, even when we're doing laundry every 1-2 days. I tried using tea tree oil to cut the smell, but the odors just combined into a new and special grossness. We've been taking the pail outside about once a week, hosing it out, spraying vinegar into it, and letting it sit in the sun. That worked the first few times, but now there seems to be a permanent funk. Using waterproof bags inside the pail helped cut down on the smell, but at this point, I'm on the verge of just reconciling myself to pailstank.
 

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My pail liner has a small hemp patch that I put a few drops of tea tree oil on. This has seemed to work for us. If it gets extra stinky I dump in some baking soda. Are you rinsing your poopy dipes in the toilet first? I never rinsed when dd just has bf poo but now with the stinky toddler poo I have to rinse really well.
 
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