Diaper pail stink : (

Christy - posted on 05/22/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone. I am having a problem with my diaper pail smelling very strong lately when I open the lid. I use a tall kitchen trash can with a lid and planetwise pail liners. it only smells when the lid is open. Has anyone tried the little pail discs? Do they work? I am not horrified by the smell or anything, just looking for a "fresher" smell so my nose is not shocked every time I open it.

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Kate - posted on 06/01/2010

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a container of baking soda sitting in the bucket or a breast pad with tea tree oil (lavender oil etc) stuck to the under side of the lid. let some air into the bucket too, don't have it completely sealed. i haven't tried either of these yet, but i thought they sounded like smart ideas!

Sayward - posted on 05/26/2010

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Try the Rockin' Green pail freshener... works wonders on all kinds of stinkies at our house. ;)

Erin - posted on 05/25/2010

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The Baking soda thing works for me... but I also rinse my bucket with a 1:5 mix of vinegar and water. Its great for getting rid of odours.

Nicole - posted on 05/23/2010

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Oh glad you asked that! I have been wondering the same thing. . but the ammonia smell is really bad! I will try the baking soda. I have the disks, but they did not really do much. And hey do smell weird. And it was annoying to remember to take them out of the wet bag.

Andrea - posted on 05/22/2010

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Eucalyptus oil works well. I drop a few drops on a rag or something and put it in the pail with the diapers. Baking soda would probably work too. The disks work alright, but I find they smell kind of strange.

Majaliwa - posted on 05/22/2010

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I've never tried diaper pail discs, but other natural options for odor control include:

1. sprinkling a little baking soda in the pail and a little on each diaper

2. using a small square piece of cotton cloth (about 3 inch square) and soaking it in tea tree oil and tossing that in the pail with the diapers

Aicha - posted on 05/22/2010

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if it smells just sprinkle some baking soda over the diapers and that should do the trick it is a lot cheaper than buying the disks and easier too

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