Should You Buy Kissaluvs Antibacterial Pail Liner?


What do we all want in a pail liner? I mean besides one that will magically wash and dry the cloth diapers that go in it ;) We want it to be completely leak-proof, durable, roomy and for it to not fall into the pail when a diaper is dropped in.

Check. Check. Check. and Check.

Oh, and we want it to be affordable. Check.

Really you could get all those characteristics in a few different brands but how many can you find that will control odor?

Kissaluvs new antibacterial pail liner is probably my most favorite cloth diapering accessory.  And that’s saying a lot when we’re talking about a plain white bag!  But, I’m sure you are wondering about the whole “controls odor” thing.

A pail liner to hold soiled diapers is a must for cloth diapering. And, we have the
perfect one for you-  that provides non- wicking, bacteria-free and odor-control storage!

Made from a high quality PUL (poly urethane laminate) fabric with a special
anti-microbial* effect, the Kissaluvs Antibacterial Pail LinerTM lets your diapers sit another day or so, worry free, without collecting gunk! The special finish also helps reduce unpleasant odors and protects against the spreading of health hazardous bacteria which can sometimes collect on soiled diapers.

Here’s how I put Kissaluvs Antibacterial Pail Liner to the test.  When we got back in town Sunday night from our Thanksgiving vacation, I found my new pail liner at my door step (thank you, Kissaluvs, for donating one for me to test out!).  I pulled it out and threw it on the floor in the middle of my living room.

And it sat there for 3 days. Collecting all sorts of yummy, dirty cloth diapers. No pail, no rinsing, just there on my floor.  Sure, I loosely gave the top a twist so it wasn’t completely open.

But you know what? Not one single person said anything about a bag full of dirty cloth diapers sitting on the floor. Why? Because 1) it didn’t smell like dirty diapers, like all the other pails/bags I’ve left laying around and 2) because kids just don’t really care if there’s a bag sitting in the middle of the floor.

When I started tossing cloth diapers in the bag I didn’t think about “performing an experiment”.  I just needed somewhere to put the cloth diapers while I tackled an insurmountable laundry pile.  It wasn’t until 3 days later when Sterling was on the last cloth diaper that I realized there was no smell coming from the bag.

Why was there no smell?

*Our PUL has been specially treated with SILVERPLUS® antimicrobial effect, which is Okeo-Tex Standard 100 compliant.

Moisture in diapers is ideal biosphere for bacteria, which exploit the organic content of the moisture. The degradation of this exploitation is associated with unpleasant odors. SILVERPLUS® silver ions which are embedded in the fabric in a resistant-to-washing and
dry-cleaning manner, without using a binder or adhesive system, protect against the spreading of health hazardous bacteria and form
a reservoir to counteract odor. Many products with antimicrobial effects migrate from the textile onto the skin to then attack it. SILVERPLUS® has developed its antimicrobial effects exclusively on the textile surface. The hygienic effect develops on the textile, leaving the skin fully functional. This has been confirmed by the independent test institute ITV Denkendorf.

To learn more about this treatment, which has been successfully used by leading clothing and shoe manufacturers, please visit:

Pretty sweet!  You’ll be glad to hear that I no longer have the bag in the middle of my floor.  Once I gained some sense of order to the house the bag actually went in the pail as a liner.  It’s been collecting cloth diapers since Wednesday in a closed pail and I don’t have odors coming out (I did toss some pail powder in which I only randomly do when I notice it sitting there on the dryer).

I use a small-ish pail for cloth diapers and although the liner is way big it still fits.  Here’s a post about my cloth diaper pail.

Suggested retail price is $14.95.  Can’t go wrong there.  I recommend buying one.  I didn’t use a liner before but now I can’t see not having one.


About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. You can read more from Autumn over at

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20 Responses to “Should You Buy Kissaluvs Antibacterial Pail Liner?”

  1. Evette Taybert Says:

    This sounds like a very good product. I wish I had one. It is a great Idea.


  2. Kerri Says:

    So I am wondering which is a better option. I have heard from other CD’ing friends that they use a diaper pail (garbage can) and just have water sitting in it and then toss the diapers in that until they are ready to wash all their diapers. Is this ok? Or would you recommend this liner with an open container/no lid? What is better/worse and why?


    • Autumn Beck Says:

      I don’t like the idea of a wet pail, too many risks. I haven’t had any problems with using an open hanging wet bag (I use either a Ragababe, Planet Wise or a Kanga Care pail liner on the floor). Placing the Kissaluvs liner in a pail with a lid is a great option. You can sprinkle pail powder in after each diaper or prop the lid open to allow air flow.


  3. Alison Says:

    I bought this liner mainly b/c of your rec but I’m disappointed. It is sweating or leaking (I’m not sure) on the outside. I wash the diapers every other day so it isn’t that they are left in there long. Why would this be happening and do you know how to prevent it?


    • Autumn Beck Says:

      if there’s heat and a closed space combined with the moisture of the contents you’re going to have sweating. when i use my kissaluvs liner i lay it on the ground and loosely twist the opening.


  4. Carlene Says:

    Can you wash the kissaluvs in the washing machine when it gets dirty?


  5. Manda Says:

    Very interesting, Autumn. And thanks, Vicky. I have a wahmies pail liner I’ve been using for almost five months. I like it but there is a smell when I open the pail (and the baby still consumes breast milk only). All I use to attempt to help with that smell is tea tree oil. You must be right about the air circulation. Instead of the plastic 13-gallon step-on garbage can I’m using, I’ll try something that is more open.


  6. Lili Camargo Says:

    I don´t have a pail or pail liner yet, I just started trying cloth diapers. So is it best to have an open pail? I was planning on buying the diaper champ and a pail liner like the kissaluvs , but do you think that will develop more bacteria?


    • Autumn Beck Says:

      @lili, any waste basket wiil do for a pail and it’ll be cheaper than the diaper champ. i believe i linked to the diaper pail i use.


  7. Maritza Villafuerte Says:

    Great advice everyone. I think I’m going to buy a wicker basket. Thanks for your comment, Vicky. You were very informative!


  8. Melissa Gagnon Says:

    Thank You!


  9. Katie Says:

    Is there no ‘sweating’ in the pail with this liner? That is one of my biggest griefs with my current liners. I can’t recall which ones I have…but when I pull it from my pail, the pail is wet.


    • Autumn Beck Says:

      There is no sweating unless you put it in a pail with a lid. Then there is sweating on the inside of the bag..not in the pail.


  10. Vicky Says:

    I have been using a Wahmies pail liner for 2 years now and love it. I actually place mine in a wicker laundry basket with a lid, this way you still have air circulation which prevents bacteria production and therefore nasty odors.

    If you place dirty diapers in a sealed plastic pail or any container that prevents air/oxygen to circulate that is when bacteria reproduces causing urine to go back to ammonia which lets out a very harsh smell every time you open the lid. An open pail liner or I found a pail liner in the wicker basket to be the best solution.


  11. Melissa Gagnon Says:

    Where can I buy one? I have been waiting to find one for a few weeks now~ but still haven’t even found them online.


  12. Grateful for Grace Says:

    Martitza- I’m using a Wahmies. I’m not even using it in a pail, just as it is on top of my dryers. I just twist the top so it’s not open. The only time you smell it is when you open it to put a new diaper in. I’ve been happily surprised. I wash every three days or so. HTH


  13. Maritza Villafuerte Says:

    I just bought a Wahmies (DSQ) pail liner the other day and I was wondering if you have tried that, and how it compares to the Kissaluvs one. (I have yet to use mine since my baby won’t be born for another 4 weeks.)


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