Stinky Diaper pail? Learn the 5 best diaper pail deodorizer hacks and banish the stink for good!
These 5 diaper pail deodorizer hacks are all natural to keep your little one safe and healthy. AND keep your home smelling fresh!
Naptime is over. Your little one calls for you from the crib over the baby monitor. You’ve had the door halfway closed to keep the noise down.
You open the door, excited to greet your little one.
Then it hits you like a ton of bricks. You gasp for air. Wait – maybe you just need a gas mask!
How can that adorable little baby make such a stink!!
You grab that baby and run for fresh air!!!
Ahhh – attack of the stinky diaper pail!
But it doesn’t need to be like this….
You can never have another stinky diaper pail in your home.
Learn the top 5 diaper natural pail deodorizer hacks to keep your diaper pail smelling fresh. You can also use this on stinky trash cans or in our house the dreaded dog poop trash can.
Natural is Best
You want something natural. Something safe to use around your baby yet will stop the stinky diaper pail in its tracks.
Your children’s little bodies are growing. Opt for the safest ingredients possible when cleaning your home. You can get my all purpose green cleaning recipe here – FREE!
Last thing you want to do is spray Febreeze. Febreeze makes the Environmental Working Group’s Hall of Shame. Febreeze is one of the worst household cleaners you can use.
It’s a known neurotoxin, linked to cancer, and causes allergies and asthma. Stay away from Frebreeze! It’s one of the top household products I recommend you STOP using today and throw it away!
Plus it just masks the smell instead of eliminating it. Diaper pail deodorizers remove the smell.
You don’t need to spray harsh Clorox Disinfectant spray either to get rid of the stinky diaper pail smell.
Whatever you spray into the air in your home goes into the air that your baby breathes. Into their delicate little lungs.
Plus is lands on surfaces they crawl around on and put their mouths on.
There are NATURAL solutions that really work to fix your stinky diaper pail!
I know you’re not looking to spend a fortune. It’s diapers… not a college education!
I tried those fancy diaper genies, they worked okay. But those refill bags are expensive!
You have enough to think about, adding a trip to pick up fancy trash bags for your diaper pail shouldn’t be one of them!
These natural solutions work better than any diaper genie I’ve ever tried.
With 4 kids, I’ve had lots of practice with stinky diaper pails.
You’re going to:
- Shorten the learning curve for you to get a fresh smelling diaper pail
- Save you some $$ while eliminating the stinky diaper pail smell
- AND keep your house smelling fresh!
I’ve got 5 simple natural solutions to keep your diaper pail smelling fresh.
Let’s get freshening!!
#1 Diaper Pail Deodorizer – Flush the Poop
We did cloth diapers for a few years. While we’re back on disposables now. I learned a valuable lesson.
Any solid poop should go into the toilet and get flushed. This alone will make a dramatic cut in the stink factor. Quickly making a big dent in your stinky diaper pail smell.
Think about it – when did we decide it was best to throw poop in the trash can. And then think it wouldn’t stink up the house??
If the poop is messy and not easily dumpable, wrap up the diaper in a bag and set it outside your house.
They should never go in the diaper pail. You’ll be fighting an uphill battle.
Getting rid of the smell from it’s source will make a huge difference in your diaper pail deodorizer efforts.
You could even put a cute little trashcan outside your door to put the stinky diapers in.
#2 Diaper Pail Deodorizer – Use a trashcan with a lid
We used many diaper pails over the years.
What I found worked best was a regular trashcan with a lid. I found one like this . Just step on the lever and the trash can opens.
So convenient when you’re changing a diaper with a wiggly little one or get your hands dirty.
Or you can get fancy and get a trash can that is motion activated. How cool is that when you’re up to your eyeballs in stinky diapers?
Made diaper changes much easier. It’s like having an extra hand. And we all need one of those right?!
A lid on your stinky diaper pail will help seal in those smells to keep the room smelling fresh.
And ALWAYS use a bag to line your trash can/diaper pail. Don’t throw dirty diapers in an empty trashcan.
#3 Diaper Pail Deodorizer – Baking Soda
Baking soda is a staple in our home for cleaning. I use it all the time. We buy it by the case.
For good reason, it’s amazing stuff.
It absorbs odors like nobody’s business! This is my FAVORITE diaper pail deodorizer. Unlike the trash can that traps odors in, baking soda eliminates them so there is less odor to trap in the can.
You can sprinkle some at the bottom of the diaper pail every week or so to remove odors. It is a great preventative measure to avoid the stinky diaper pail smell.
I use a recycled grated cheese jar for easy sprinkling. It works great. It also doubles as my stainless steel kitchen sink cleaner..
Add your baking soda and essential oils and give it a good shake. Store it next to the diaper pail and use as needed to freshen the diaper pail.
I also use baking soda and essential oils to keep my stainless steel sink shiny and clean.
#4 Diaper Pail Deodorizer -Vinegar to the rescue
Vinegar is great at killing odors. Making it one of the best diaper pail deodorizers.
I do occasionally sprinkle baking soda at the bottom of the diaper pail. But more often I spray it out with vinegar.
Just spray the diaper pail with vinegar and let it air dry before adding a new bag.
If it’s a sunny day, I’ll spray it with vinegar and let it sit out in the sunshine to dry. The sun will kill loads of odor causing bacteria – double score!
To give a pleasant scent and a little extra deodorizing boost I add essential oils to the spray.
#5 Diaper Pail Deodorizer – Take out the Trash Regularly
Don’t wait a week or more to take out the trash. If you do that in your kitchen, you’re sure to get some stink.
Same goes for the diaper pail.
Aim to empty it every 3-4 days. The more often the better.
We used a small trashcan for diapers, which forced me to change the bag more often.
Bonus: Bathroom Air Freshener/Deodorizing Spray
In our house we have big kid smells and little kid smells.
While I still have 1 left in diapers, but the rest of the kids can stink up the bathroom.
We use a DIY bathroom deodorizing spray like PooPouri. Spray the water before you go, and it cuts down on smells big time!!!
My kids call it the Poop Spray. And they use it because they know it works!
I use it in more than the bathroom though.
When my little guy who’s still in diapers does his business in his bedroom. It stinks up the whole area.
I spray the room, no more smell.
I also use it in the diaper pail to keep things fresh.
It’s an all-around deodorizing solution!
Just be careful what essential oils you use in the spray with your little ones. Some oils are safe for babies, others are not. Do your homework.
Share These Tips for a Fresh Diaper Pail
Pick a few solutions and get cracking! Most of them are simple, inexpensive, and you can start today.
You’ll notice a huge difference!
Share this post with others so they can have a fresh diaper pail too. Next play date will smell better for everyone because of it!