If you have read my blog at all you know by now I am a huge fan of cloth diapers! I love them and will stand by them. They work so well and have saved us so much money that I would be crazy to say anything negative. With all of that being said, if not cleaned or maintained properly an odor can develop in the diaper pail.
For me cost plays a big factor in a lot of things that I buy, or my attitude toward how something will work. If it is not a big deal then I go super cheap, but if I am picking out flooring for my kitchen and it needs to last for 20 years then I am a little picky. I know, long story to get to the point..I use a trash can for a diaper pail. Dollar store $2.99. Nothing special.
Next to my diaper pail I keep a trash can with a plastic bag in is for wipes and disposable diapers. Also a dollar store find.
In the bottom of my trash can is 1 cup of baking soda. It is safe, and absorbs all of the smell. Baking soda is also used in laundry so for me it is an all purpose ingredient. Along with the baking soda each diaper that I throw in the pail that is dirty (#2) gets rinsed before I put it in there to be washed. A little extra work but well worth the effort. It probably takes 2-3 min tops each time I change poo.
I wash every two days. I DO NOT let it build up more than two days. No it is not a full load, but I use quick wash, vinegar and laundry soap. My diapers do not get hung on the line because that makes them stiff, and I don’t have time. After I wash them they get dried and put away.
If you are a cloth diaper user hopefully there is a tip in here that you can use. Baking soda really helps to absorb odors not just in the fridge. +smile+.
If you are new to the CD world maybe this will help you in some way. Please feel free to add any tips or ideas that may help others in the comments.