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diaper pails???

How do you make diaper pails smell good when using cloth diapers and wipes?

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Asked by oliviahank at 10:20 AM on Jan. 16, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I used liners and flushed the liner and then most of the poop would be go with it. I would throw the diapers in my washer to soak in water with borax. Before I did any other laundry I would do the diapers. I used my washer as a diaper pail. I don't know if it can be bad for the washer to have water in it for long periods of time. I did it for 3 years with no problem.

    Here is an article with a lot of info

    Answer by Gailll at 10:34 AM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • half water, half vinegar; sprinkle baking soda on top

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:39 AM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • I keep the lid on mine tightly closed! And I rinse and clean it out when I empty it. There are also things you can buy to help. I don't use them so I don't know how well they work but here are a couple of links:

    Answer by YzmaRocks at 10:45 AM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • baking soda

    and I made some pellet things that tucked into the top part of the lid - baking soda and essential oil.

    but keeping the lid on tight and only slightly cracking it to put diapers in, and then when emptying. I did a quick rinse with hot water too

    Answer by hypermamaz at 11:02 AM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • When you clean out the diaper pail spray some scented Lysol Disinfectant spray. Bleach your cloth diapers and wipes thoroughly with bleach and vinegar after rinsing them out.

    Answer by Kylanna at 5:50 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

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