When Frances first started on solids and her eliminations began to change, I remember thinking, “well, this isn’t too bad”. I take it all back! Of course it wasn’t too bad when all she ate was a few bites of fruit or avocado.
Thankfully we use cloth diapers and can use disposable liners when we expect her to poop. If she does poop in the cloth diaper, we use a sink sprayer installed in the bathroom to rinse the diaper out. Sink sprayers are a fourth of the price of the equivalent diaper sprayer, by the way. Check out Rebecca’s post on Diaper Sprayers for more information.
My real issue is with the disposable diaper she uses at night. And during naps, which we didn’t have to do until she started teething. (Now if we want her to nap for more than 30 minutes, into the disposable she goes.) She doesn’t often poop in the diaper, and just the pee stinks to high heaven! Especially if she ate something with asparagus or garlic.
Even if I wrap up the disposable diaper in a plastic bag before throwing it away, it still stinks up the whole room every time I open the trash can lid. And my stash of plastic bags is running low! It also feels like a waste to take the trash out before the bag is full.
Short of buying a diaper genie, is there any way to minimize the stink of disposable diapers? Should I put a chunk of charcoal in the bottom of the bag? Buy a can of lysol? Stop feeding Franci solid food??