Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-08-2007, 04:56 AM   #1
diaperjoys
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 591
Bleach alternatives for stinky diapers???

Now that the hot weather is here my diapers are trying to grow in the pail!! It used to be a three-day stash, cause that is how long it takes to get a load (just one 15mo in dipes). Now though, the room and pail start smelling pretty yuck after just 1.5 days. Washing with a 2T bleach will take care of the problem for a couple weeks, then it comes right back.

Here's the questions:

1) Will 2T bleach harm the diapers if used every wash (meos fitteds)

2) Is there anything more environmentally friendly that I could use? I have TTO, but I'm afraid to use it because of the oil/buildup issues.

Thanks!
diaperjoys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 05:01 AM   #2
Inkdboy
Banned
seller
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,131
My Mood:
Re: Bleach alternatives for stinky diapers???

Do you have open pail or close pail... The bleach will harm diapers if used everytime
Inkdboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 05:11 AM   #3
diaperjoys
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 591
Re: Bleach alternatives for stinky diapers???

loosely closed pail
diaperjoys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 05:16 AM   #4
ChoiceSoaps's Avatar
ChoiceSoaps
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,351
Re: Bleach alternatives for stinky diapers???

In the summer, our pail starts smelling quickly too. I keep a recycle Parmesan cheese shaker with baking soda nearby and sprinkle some in once or twice a day. It does help. Like others said, I would be concerned about damage by using bleach regularly.
__________________
Stacey
Mom to James 3/27/05, Samuel 3/26/08
Choice Soaps - 20% off unscented Guinness Stout soap in October 2010!
ChoiceSoaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 06:42 AM   #5
diaperjoys
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 591
Re: Bleach alternatives for stinky diapers???

Anyone know of any other bacteria killers that are safer than bleach?? What about oxyclean? Or????
diaperjoys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 06:46 AM   #6
ClothDiaperMePlease's Avatar
ClothDiaperMePlease
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 6,639
My Mood:
Re: Bleach alternatives for stinky diapers???

You can try using an open pail that has a lot of airflow. If the diapers dry, there is nothing for the bacteria to hold onto and stink from
__________________
LM
Dready mama to 3 delightful boys, one darling daughter and wife to one mostly delightful DH
The midwife considers the miracle of childbirth as normal, and leaves it alone unless there's trouble. The obstetrician normally sees childbirth as trouble. If he leaves it alone, it's a miracle.-Sheila Stubbs
ClothDiaperMePlease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 07:00 AM   #7
MommaBelt
waiting on response to fsot issue 4/11
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,835
Re: Bleach alternatives for stinky diapers???

oxiclan is fine for diapers! Im a complete oxi addict
MommaBelt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 07:06 AM   #8
ClothDiaperMePlease's Avatar
ClothDiaperMePlease
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 6,639
My Mood:
Re: Bleach alternatives for stinky diapers???

Also, bleach will cause a reaction with the baby's bum. urine=amonia ....... bleach+ amonia = chemical reaction and burns.


Also do some research on the bleach, it has been linked to rectal cancer.

I HIGHLY suggest the completely open diaper pail.
__________________
LM
Dready mama to 3 delightful boys, one darling daughter and wife to one mostly delightful DH
The midwife considers the miracle of childbirth as normal, and leaves it alone unless there's trouble. The obstetrician normally sees childbirth as trouble. If he leaves it alone, it's a miracle.-Sheila Stubbs
ClothDiaperMePlease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 07:18 AM   #9
alexandme
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 168
Re: Bleach alternatives for stinky diapers???

We use a shaker w/ baking soda and a few drops of lavendar oil in it. Last year when I had trouble with my FB's staying stinky after washing and stripping I did use some Oxy Clean. From what I read at the time most people said it was ok for occassional use but there was some disagreement about using it all the time.
__________________
Krista, mom to Alex 8-11-04 and Maya 9/4/07
alexandme is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.