With the right container and a good liner, storing dirty diapers is surprisingly easy. I use an inexpensive garbage pail with a flip-up lid to store dirty wipes, diapers, inserts and covers. When my supply is running low (every two days), I toss the contents of the pail along with the Planet Wise liner right into the washing machine.
When we’re on the go, I have a Planet Wise wet bag tucked into my diaper bag. The print is adorable, and the zipper keeps the smells contained. The wet bag washes and dries easily and has plenty of room for a day’s worth of diapers. I wish my whole diaper bag had this print. Heck, I wish my purse was covered in this print!
My son goes to daycare part-time and the center has been really supportive of our cloth diaper decision. He goes through five diapers a day while in their care, but I don’t have a big enough stash to leave clean diapers there.
When I drop him off, I bring five bumGenius 3.0 pocket diapers in a clean pail liner. My diaper pail is tucked into the corner where they change diapers and the teachers insist that the cloth diapers are just as easy as disposables. I’m a big fan of the flushable liners, so I tuck one into each diaper I provide. This makes cleanup easy for the teachers and helps keep the diapers clean. When I get home with the dirty daycare diapers, I just drop the bag into the nursery diaper pail.
My pail liners are washed several times a week and they’re holding up really well. When it comes to laundering, I can’t say enough about Charlie’s Soap. I bought it specifically for the diapers, but we use it for all of our laundry. Everything comes clean and smells great, and a small bag of the powdered soap lasts a long time.
When we used disposable diapers, I changed the plastic bags in the diaper pail several times a week. I also used a small plastic bag for every dirty diaper when we were on the go. I feel so much better using bags that can be washed and used over and over. I like to think Mother Earth is breathing a bit easier thanks to these simple changes.
– By Kristin