Diaper Service - Poopy Diapers

Chrissy - posted on 01/10/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My husband and I just started using a cloth diaper service where the service picks up dirtied diapers and brings clean ones. I really like it so far, but when my son has a poopy diaper, I don't just want to throw it in the hamper. I'm worried it will stink up the house, so I have been rinsing them out first. How do other parents deal with this?

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Anne - posted on 02/12/2009

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A word to the wise - those "bio-degrable" liners are supposedly flushable...not if you have a septic. A good friend used them this past summer and when she had her tank emptied the septic guy chewed her out because there were all of these papers floating up on top that could have done a lot of damage. We were going to use them with our second child, but opted not to given our friend's experience.

Billie - posted on 01/11/2009

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We've been using an amazing diaper service in the Cincinnati/Dayton, Ohio area called Good Natured Baby (  if anyone's in the area searching for a great cding service) and were also very concerned about the poo situation.  When they came to set up our service they showed us how to do everything from Snappi's, to various folds, to great covers.  



Nonetheless, they were pretty adamant about not washing out the diapers because we could possibly stain them...so we just leave that part to the pros!  They DID instruct us to dump any firm poo into the toilet (which oblivious to me, you're supposed to do with disposables as well) to cut back on the smell coming from our wet bag.  



By the way, do you use a wet bag, or just a hamper?  If you aren't using a wet bag, I highly suggest one...our service provides a clean one for us each week with the clean diapers inside of it.  I just empty the clean ones out onto my changing table shelves, and hang the bag up next to it so they dirties go straight in there. 



Sometimes if our little guy REALLY blows up a diaper, we do have a smell issue, so we bought some Fluff Dust Diaper Pail Deoderizer that we found on here:    You just have to sprinkle a little of the Fluff Dust into the wet bag and it is like an anti-smell magician!  Either way, by using a wet bag, the only time we smell the dirties is when we open it up to put in a new one, which really doesn't bother me that much.



Sorry for writing a novel here!  Hope some of this helped you out...





Happy Diapering!  :)









 



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Elly_dormouse - posted on 02/12/2009

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I use the flushable liners. They are fine as long as you don't try and flush too many. I guess worst case you could throw them in the garbage. I prefer to flush as human waste is supposed to go into the sewage system so it can be treated.

User - posted on 02/12/2009

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Our service tells us to leave it- but they give us a smelly essential oil thing to put in the diaper pail. I have never had any problems with them smelling when we use it.

Allison - posted on 02/12/2009

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I know my diaper service preferred we not rinse at all - it can set stains. You can put baking soda into the bin as that helps. A lid also helps. Our diaper service had some disks that smelled good and covered the odor.

Marlene - posted on 02/12/2009

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Thanks for the tip. I'm in the city, but we have a low flow toilet, so aren't able to flush the liners...however, my little one is a 3  time a day pooper and has been since May of 2007, and there is no way that we could get away with not putting the liners in the diapers. So, the liners actually go in the garbage. But you do what you have to do, right?

Marlene - posted on 02/10/2009

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my diaper service didn't want us wetting the diapers like that, as it leads to midew when you dry pail it as they asked us to do.



To lessen the poop I use bio-degradble liners that you can get from your diaper service or at other places depending on where you are from.  This allows much less poo to be on the diaper.



Also, the service that we had put a very good deoderizer in the top of the diaper pail.



HTH

Kathleen - posted on 02/07/2009

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I use a step garbage can with a pull out insert(which I bleach 1/week) and I put all solid bm in the toilet and then, I wash them myself I use bumgenius OS dipes with flat diapers folded for inserts. It cost me 325.00 in total for 20 and that includes the microfiber inserts that come with them but I like flats better they get cleaner. I think that the closest service is about 45min away from us, so it wouldn't be feasible.

Erin - posted on 02/07/2009

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Oops.  I got that backwards: the diaper champ gets jammed up, but my friend is using some version of diaper genie (i think) that has a round opening flap that seems like it would work better. 

Bonnie - posted on 02/07/2009

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I have to admit that cloth diapers do get stuck in the diaper champ pretty often (which, btw, is designed for both cloth and disposables)--more so now that I am using the biggest toddler size. If you put it in carefully, though, it's not a problem.

Erin - posted on 02/07/2009

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We are using the Diaper Genie from Babies r Us and it keeps the smell in.  the cloth diapers get kinda stuck when you put them in, though.  I bet the Diaper Champ would be better.  These are supposed to be for disposables, but what it really doesn't matter. 



 

Tammy - posted on 02/07/2009

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get a sprayer for your toilet.  It's just water and does a great job.  Where do you live and who is your service?  We don't have one and I'd like to start one.  Thanks!



Tammy

Anne - posted on 02/04/2009

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It may sound a little bizzare, but we let the poo diapers sit a changing (few hours) on top of our diaper pail. This gives the diaper enough time to absorb the water from the poo, and makes it pretty easy to give it a swift shake over the toilet for the majority of the poo to come off (firms it up). Then we toss it into the diaper pail for the service. Definitely no rinsing needed, but it is good to remove as much of ths soil as possible...without having to soak it.

Brooke - posted on 01/13/2009

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We put them straight into the diaper service bag, no rinsing. We don't have any real poop yet though, only breast milk poop.

Bonnie - posted on 01/13/2009

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I also flush the firm BM's, which helps a lot. I use the Diaper Champ, which controls odor pretty well but fills up fast, so I empty it regularly into my diaper service provided bag which is kept in a covered trash can in my garage. The odor in the can is awful in the summertime, but I only have to open it 2-3 times a week, so it's OK.

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