I have always used a dry pail. Even written about how I would never use a wet pail. Until now.
The stinkiness just got to be too much. My husband and oldest daughter complained incessantly about the smell of Paisley’s diapers. Haley (my oldest) was always calling for me to change Paisley’s “stinky pee” when in fact the diaper was dry!
So one day as I was in the yard giving my dry pail a bath it dawned on me that perhaps I could give the wet pail a chance. I have read that adding Bac-out was the best additive to a wet pail but all I had in the house was Oxyclean (and a knock-off at that).
Things seemed to be going well until I realized a week later that the diapers had MAJOR build-up and the stink was always there…albeit a different stink than before. So after 6 (!!!) rinse/wash combos I either gave up or the bubbles were gone, not quite sure.
After that the diapers smelled wonderful and they weren’t leaking anymore- leaking is often a result of build-up. But, I was left wondering which pail I should go with again. I resorted back to the dry pail until I was able to get some Bac-Out. Today I am at day 1 of using a wet pail with Bac-out. I am praying this solution works flawlessly.
For those who are like myself and get quesy at the thought of a cess-pool wet pail, let me tell you what I do. First, I began thoroughly cleaning poopy diapers in the toilet. I’m a wimp so I bought the Clorox non-latex disposable gloves (don’t worry I wash them after every use and store them so I don’t actually toss the gloves in the trash ;) ). This allows me the ability to remove all debris and then toss the diaper and wipes in the pail.
Second, when it comes time to put them in the washer I just dump the whole thing in. But don’t do what my husband did lol. Make sure the handles (our pail has handles) are out of the way or else the diapers will get hung up and you’ll actually have to touch them.
I am still in the early learning phase of this new venture but I am optimistic. I have certainly learned to never say never!
Please share your wet pail routines and I will keep you updated on our progress.