Are you a parent who is wondering why your Ubbi diaper smells awful? Well, be here to understand why this is happening given the fact that it is a steel diaper pail and apparently “steel does not smell.” Most households with babies have a diaper pail in the nursery
Why an awful smell from my diaper pail?
There are various reasons why your diaper pail might smell :
- Plastic diaper pails- Plastic itself is like a sponge, it absorbs bacteria and given that inside the diaper pail it’s humid, a foul smell has to come out.
- Overstayed diapers-When changing your baby’s diapers, you might be tempted to keep a stash before throwing it out, definitely, this will give out an odor.
- Poorly locked diaper pails- When changing your baby who is fussy, you might forget to put back the lid as expect and this will make your baby’s nursery or even your house smell.
- Poorly closed diaper pail liners-All diaper pails come with their liners and once you have dumped your soiled diaper into the pail, you are required to close it back. In a poorly set diaper pail, the diaper liner may be missing from one edge will allow escape of the smell.
- Use of trash bags- Most households use trash bags in place of diaper liners, as much as this is cost-effective, these bags do not hold odor as diaper liners do.
Diaper pail odor eliminator tips
Well, you are wondering then what are the best tips to keep your diaper pail odor-free considering you do not have so much time on your hands while taking care of your baby.
- Do not let the diapers overstay in the diaper pail. Taking the soiled diapers that are about 10-15 in the pail is ideal
- Flash down the poop in the toilet and discard the diaper
- Ensure you wrap the soiled diaper well to avoid leaking of the content and odor
- Use diaper pail liners and ensure they are secured well on the pail
- Clean any leakages immediately
- Air the diaper pail outside once a week depending on your schedule
5 Amazing homemade solutions for smelly diaper pails
As early on mentioned, always ensure you take out the diapers as frequent as you can to avoid a build-up of bacteria making your ubbi diaper pail smell awful. Below are homemade solutions that you can use to ensure your diaper pail stays clean and odor free.
1. Baking soda
Baking soda has been used for ages for different purposes. It is known to be good at neutralizing odors.
- Sprinkle some baking soda inside the diaper pail anytime you take out the diaper liner or bag
- Make a paste of 1/4 cup of baking soda and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil with some water, let it dry, put the dried paste in a breathable bag and set it between the diaper pail and the diaper liner.
2. Use of Vinegar
- Have vinegar in a spray bottle.
- Make a paste made out of lemon and baking soda the lemon juice will make the solution white.
- Add Lysol disinfectant spray that’s kind of optional.
- Your paste should have a thick consistency.
- Rub it all over the inside of the diaper pail in anywhere that diapers touch.
- Let the paste dry for a 10-15minutes
- Now that the paste is dry, use vinegar and spray it on the dried paste. It’ll fizzle out and then you wipe it off.
- Let it dry outside for 15-20minutes
3. Lemon and Salt for awful diaper pail odor
- Cut a half a lemon
- Scrape off all the flesh and seeds that you are left with a hollow skin
- Fill the lemon with salt
- Place it at the bottom of the diaper pail
- Change it whenever it gets soaked like
4. Ground coffee
- Take a handful of ground coffee
- Put it in a breathable bag
- Put it in the diaper pail before inserting the diaper pail liner
- Take it out when taking of the liners weekly
5. Eucalyptus Oil
- Make 10 mid-sized cotton balls
- Add 5-10 drops of eucalyptus oil
- Put them between the diaper pail and diaper liner
- Take them out as often as you take out the diaper liner
With all these tips at hand, you are sure of an odor-free nursery and enjoy bring up your baby in an amazing environment. Of course, it also saves you the embarrassment of a smelly nursery whenever visitors visit you.