Oftentimes when I open my diaper pail, I cringe at the sour smells coming forth from it.
What’s making the can itself stink so badly?
One big, bad word—bacteria!
In a closed system, bacteria grows and thrives.
So, you don’t get a whiff of anything stinky until you open the lid.
It’s good for the rest of your house, but unfortunate for the user who is doing the discarding.
Also, mold can really muck things up in the pail. Wet diapers and the lack of airflow in the can will invite mold and other fungi to gather.
This also not just makes things dank and stinky, it could cause health problems to those in your home if the pail is left unattended to for a long period of time.
An abundance of mold can cause headaches respiratory problems, and even allergic reactions to those who are susceptible.
In addition to mold and bacteria, the solid waste itself is still probably hanging around.
Most moms don’t know that anything solid should be shook into the potty, and then the soiled diaper should be rinsed off before tightly rolling it into a ball and wrapped in a plastic bag before discarding it.
I certainly never knew there was a “preferred” way to pass off poop, but ever since I started using this method, I’ve noticed significantly less stinky situations in my diaper pail.
Yes, it takes a bit more time and effort—and to be honest, a toilet sprayer installed—but it’s been a diaper changing game changer for me.