So you have a child in diapers, and you’re having trouble keeping the diaper smell at bay? The first step to eliminating that odor is to clean the diaper area of your child thoroughly after each use, particularly if your child has any sort of rash or irritation. The second step is to choose the right method of disposal to prevent the smells from coming back up again. This report will show you three different ways you can dispose of diapers to keep your home smelling fresh and free of odors.
What are some ways to get rid of diaper smells?
- First and foremost, it’s important to keep your baby’s bottom clean. This means changing diapers frequently and using a mild, fragrance-free cleanser to wipe down the area.
- Secondly, you can try using a diaper pail with baking soda or charcoal to help absorb smells.
- Thirdly, if you use disposable diapers, be sure to close them tightly before throwing them in the trashcan so that odors are not released as they decompose over time.
- Lastly, after you change your baby’s diaper be sure to wipe up any residual urine on their skin with a cotton ball soaked in vinegar or lemon juice (be careful not to get these liquids in their eyes).
- When your baby is older, he may be able to start showering by himself. One way to make this experience less intimidating is by removing his clothes beforehand and giving him a small stool from which he can step into the tub.
- In order for an open window to provide relief from diaper smells, it needs an opening of at least 18 inches wide—larger windows won’t have enough air flow and will just cause draughts through the room, according to one source.
The Best Products for Different Diaper Types
If you have a baby, chances are you’re going to have to deal with diaper smells at some point. And while there are a lot of products out there that claim to help, not all of them are created equal. Here’s a rundown of the best products for different diaper types disposable diapers- Clorox Baby Disinfecting Wipes; cloth diapers- Seventh Generation Natural Care Baby Laundry Detergent; and cloth diapers – Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda.
The one caveat is that these only work on very recent smells, so if your child has been wearing the same diaper for two days or more (and therefore leaking), you’ll need something stronger. In that case, it might be time to switch brands or get more diapers altogether. Some moms swear by adding baking soda to their wash cycle, but others say it made things worse. If none of this works, sometimes a little homeopathic remedy called chili paste can do the trick.
Preventing odors from happening in the first place
There are a few things you can do to prevent diaper smells from happening in the first place. First, make sure you’re changing your baby’s diaper regularly – at least every two hours. Second, use a diaper rash cream or ointment to create a barrier between your baby’s skin and their waste. Third, keep your baby’s bottom clean and dry by using a mild, unscented soap and patting it dry after each bath or wash. Fourth, change your baby’s diaper before they go to sleep for the night and when they wake up in the morning.
You can also mix baking soda with some water and use that as a wipe down on top of any powder or other creams you might be using. If your baby is exclusively breastfed, this should help them stay odor-free since breast milk has natural enzymes that kill bacteria. It’s also important to keep your baby’s clothing away from moisture if possible and store them somewhere where they won’t get too hot so that odors don’t build up over time. If you want to take an extra step against diaper smells, we recommend mixing half a cup of distilled white vinegar with three cups of water in a spray bottle.