View Poll Results: Why do disposables stink more?
Not use to smell vs cloth (my dh's theory) 6 11.32%
The chemicals intensify the smell 26 49.06%
Cloth holds the smell in better 3 5.66%
All sposies stink even before use 13 24.53%
Other ... because there is alway an other 5 9.43%
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:22 PM   #11
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I never noticed the smell of sposies with my first 5 (I started cloth when #5 was 15 months) or when using them part time with # 5 but now, after not having any in the house for over 1 and 1/2 years, they reek. My sister uses them on her LO who is 5 months younger thank youngest and the smell is overwhelming.


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Old 04-11-2013, 07:26 PM   #12
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I used a Seventh Generation disposible for the first time in a month or so (it was my last one, so figured I'd use it) and it stunk horrible! I used to use disposibles at night/ when going out and I never remembered that smell. So maybe I was just accustomed to it. My loth rarely smells (except sometimes her nighttime diaper)
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:30 PM   #13
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I said the sposies stink before the urine...because they do At least to me. Even the cheapie ones. They just have an over powering chemical smell; it gives me a headache.

I do have a very sensitive nose, though.

But once a baby pees in a sposie, I think the urine and chemicals make it smell even worse. Even if I didn't use cloth and used a sposie every single day, I don't think I'd ever get used to it.
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We had DD in sposies for a short while and I really disliked them. I could constantly smell them, which I didn't like, it was a chemically smell, but once she peed in them It really, really bothered me and seemed very strong. I could tell the minute she peed from the chemical smell.

I do have to say though that sposies didn't always smell this bad to me. I think it's because I'm used to cloth and we've also eliminated a ton of scents from our household. I'm pretty sensitive to it now.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:10 PM   #14
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I deffiently thing some brand of disposables smell worse than others. Scented like pampers and luvs really reek especially when poo mixes with pee. Others aren't as bad.. Wet paper though has an odor.. I think cloth over night with concentrated pee though also smells especially more breathable set ups. It jsut doesn't last as long.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:58 AM   #15
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I agree with your DH. To me, sposies stink. To my friends, cloth stink. It's all in what you are used to smelling.

ETA: before I started using cloth, I never noticed the "sposie stink" Now I do.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:07 AM   #16
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We've used both. I would say cloth holds the smell in way better. Or it's the chemicals in the sposies.

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Old 04-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #17
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Right before I switched we were using Luvs, and I don't remember them smelling awful with my older girls, but WOW. I put up with one pack, and on the second I started having asthma attacks and feeling sick. We switched mostly because of blowouts, but this rushed things along.

DH put one on her the other day and was sick because of the stink when she peed. It must not be noticeable when you use them daily, but MAN, it is when you don't.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:10 AM   #18
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I feel like it's a mixture of the pee and chemicals. The smells are so much more noticeable to me in disposables.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:51 PM   #19
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I still remember the smell of opening a bag of sposies, yuck. I also can smell when my niece or nephew are wet from across the room (in a sposie). I could smell dd in cloth too, but it was a different smell (and not from across the room). So both types of diapers smelled when used, but the sposies were stronger smelling in my opinion (with the exception of toddler overnight diapers, those can get pretty potent no matter what dd was wearing )
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:22 AM   #20
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My son uses sposies at night and on vacation and the worst smell is right when he pees for the first time. It's so strong it burns my nose and sometimes my eyes!!
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