Here at YL Family, Inc., we love our little ones. We love everything about them, except the dreaded diaper pale. You know, the thing that you keep in the least used room of your house for fear that someone might succumb to its torturous contents. Let’s be honest, it doesn’t matter what kind of diaper pail you have or how much you spent on it, they just stink.
So, what to do about it? Do we “free-range” our children until they’re old enough to be potty trained? Perhaps. Do we toss the oddly-expanded, tenuously-wrapped messes into our neighbors’ yards? Depends on the neighbor. Do we buy a new diaper pail instead of risking opening the lid that you barely shut because you just “had” to put that last diaper in there? That gets pretty costly.
Here is what we do in our home regardless of the pail that in which you placed your last hopes. When there is a fresh bag in the pail (i.e. no diapers), sprinkle a fair amount of baking soda into the bottom of the bag. Then add several drops of lavender and peppermint (you can use whatever oils you want but remember that some oils like lemon can potentially eat the bag). Voila! You now have a diaper pail that doesn’t require a WWII gas mask from your prepper friend’s basement to open. Don’t be afraid to repeat this process as you fill the pail.
On a side note, we also discovered that the new Seedlings wipes not only leave your children with smoother and cleaner derrieres, it also helps the diaper pail too! An unexpected, but extremely effective side benefit!