Cloth Diapers Washing Wet Bags & Pail Liners

Pail or no pail

>Part of my going with the flow has actually been not using a diaper pail.  I went from 3 to 6 to 12 to 15 diapers, so I was/am constantly washing.  I was essentially using my washing machine as a diaper pail, which only became a problem when I was doing laundry (pretty much every other day). 

When that happened, I just put the diaper sin the utility sink.  That’s fine, but it can get a little smelly.

If my husband changes a diaper, he just puts the dirty one there, and I have to fold the laundry tabs and pull the insert.

I’ve been interested in trying a pail liner, probably one with a drawstring, to see if it would fit in my diaper dekor pail.  However, since I wash daily, it seems like an extra step.  It would work wonderfully if all diapers had their laundry tabs folded in and their inserts removed before being put in the pail, so I could just dump it into the washer and go.  Otherwise I’ll be left wading through a dozen stinky diapers to find inserts & tabs.  I’d probably still miss one and up with a diaper chain and an insert wadded up inside a diaper.

So the other thought was keeping a wet bag in the laundry room .  I wanted to do that anyway so I had a good place to keep dirties after spraying.  If I put them all in there, my husband could still just put the rare diaper he changes, into the sink.  It’s a short trip to the laundry room, which is outside my kitchen, so it’s really no big deal.

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.

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