In case you’ve recently welcomed an addition to your family, you might still be ecstatic and getting used to your new life. There will be many unslept nights, quick naps, and fast meal preps but also beautiful moments with your little one that you will cherish and remember forever. However, among the new things you will have to get used to is the fact that you will constantly have to buy diapers as babies can go through up to 12 diapers per day. It’s not just the high cost that might be unpleasant, however; it’s also the smell. Perhaps you’ve just now noticed it, perhaps you’ve been looking for a solution for months. Here is a useful guide on how you can rid your home of the odors that are coming from your baby’s diapers.
Take the dirty diapers to the outside garbage can
First and foremost, the best way to get rid of the smell that’s coming from the diapers is to take them to the outside garbage can as soon as you change them. While this sounds too straightforward and obvious, many people use dedicated diaper pails where they put the dirty diapers and sometimes simply forget about them. It might be time- and effort-consuming to go outside every time you change your baby’s diaper, especially because it will happen several times a day, but you will see a big difference if there are no piles of dirty diapers inside your home.
Empty the trash frequently
Perhaps the outside bin is too far away for you and you simply can’t go there a dozen times during the day. In that case, the least you can do is empty out your inside trash bin more frequently. On some days, we simply don’t accumulate that much garbage that we need to take it outside right away. However, as there are other things in the bin that might release an odor besides the dirty diapers, you want to throw it out on a daily basis. Furthermore, maybe you can even do it twice a day if you produce a higher amount of trash. It’s a small price to pay to have a pleasant home.
Clean the pail on a regular basis
As we mentioned, some people have diaper pails that they use only for diaper disposal. If you own one of these as well, you might wait for it to fill up before you empty it out. While this might save you some time, it can also result in stronger odors as the diapers will simply be piling up. In addition to emptying it out more often, you also want to clean it regularly. Not just on the outside, you also want to clean it on the inside. Use water, white vinegar, and washcloths and scrub it down. It is sure to have a much more pleasant smell that will not bother you daily. Furthermore, you can rely on a steam cleaner to sanitize and deodorize it, as it will reach into all the crevices that a simple washcloth can’t. You can also look into odor eliminators that will remove the unpleasant smells.
Invest in a new bin
If you’ve had a few kids and have been using the same diaper pail, it might be beyond cleaning. In that case, it’s time to look for a new quality nappy bin that will ensure no unpleasant odors are bothering you. Moreover, if you have twins or triplets and you go through countless diapers a day, you can consider getting a bigger model that will store quite a few diapers before you have to take out the trash. Don’t worry about fitting it into your home, as there are many sleek but sturdy ones that will match any environment.
Mask the diaper smell
Lastly, you have the option of masking and hiding the smell. This is a great solution if just a single diaper can stink up your whole place. For starters, you want to look into air neutralizers. These will take away the smell instead of just making it stinky-flowery like air fresheners. What is more, you can also sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on each diaper as you put it into the bin. Some pails also have a reservoir for baking soda that releases a small amount every time you open it.
As you can see, there are various ways how you can battle the unpleasant odor that’s coming from your baby’s diapers. Try these solutions for a welcoming home.