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Old May 1st, 2015, 16:42 PM   1
BabyCleo
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Hey hey! I'll be a first time mama in a few weeks. I have my cloth diapers prepped to go, but I haven't gotten a nappy bucket.

My mum told me she used to have a wet pail... She would fill up the bucket with water and throughout the day dump the soiled nappies into it. When she went to wash them, she would dump the entire thing (water included) into the washing machine, do a rinse cycle then wash according yo cloth nappy directions.

Is this what everyone does now? Do I need a nappy bucket or is there a new way? Lol. Thanks!!



 
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Old May 1st, 2015, 16:46 PM   2
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I use a dry pail, unless it has a secure lid a wet pail is a drowning hazard. And honestly, a dry pail works just fine for me.

I use a waste basket with a pail liner in it, I take the liner out and dump the diapers and the liner in the wash and that's it. It's a 13 gal kitchen trash can, don't use a lid (traps smells) and I think a Kanga/Rumparooz pail liner.



 
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 06:38 AM   3
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I use a dry bucket too. I have it lined with a tots bots mesh liner that just goes in the wash with everything. I use pockets so take my boosters out and then fling it all in the bin. Also I use disposable liners for poo so I never need to rinse the nappy. If you plan on breastfeeding then liners aren't needed and the poo is fine to go in the wash until solids are introduced. Give the bin a wash and dry and ready to go again. Most modern nappies advise against soaking them in a wet pail.



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Okay. Just a few more questions... No lid? Really? I honestly assumed I'd need a lid to prevent smell! Lol.

I'm also using microfiber inserts so I think I need liners right?



 
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 13:20 PM   5
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My bin has a lid. The only time there's any smell is when I open it to quickly throw another in. I bought it off amazon.
You can use fleece liners to keep lo feeling dry. They will be fine being flung in the washing machine if you breastfeed. If you are bottle feeding I'd also use disposable liners but they aren't a necessity. Just saves the faff of rinsing poo off.



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Okay. Just a few more questions... No lid? Really? I honestly assumed I'd need a lid to prevent smell! Lol.

I'm also using microfiber inserts so I think I need liners right?
Yeah me too, traps the ammonia smell. Mine has a lid, but we don't use. A loose fitting lid probably wouldn't be a bother though.



 
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What type of diapers? Pockets?



 
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I have a nappy bucket that I dry pail in - I would personally recommend one with a lid, only because I have heard horror stories of flies getting in and laying eggs on dirty nappies Can't imagine how disgusting that would be, especially if you didn't catch them in time and you had maggots in your pail!



 
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I have a nappy bucket that I dry pail in - I would personally recommend one with a lid, only because I have heard horror stories of flies getting in and laying eggs on dirty nappies Can't imagine how disgusting that would be, especially if you didn't catch them in time and you had maggots in your pail!
Are flies indoors that commonplace in NZ? We get the occasional fly indoors in the summer, but they almost always restrict themselves to the kitchen area and die off quickly. I don't think I ever saw on in the baby's room, but it's at the far end of the house from the kitchen.



 
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I have a nappy bucket that I dry pail in - I would personally recommend one with a lid, only because I have heard horror stories of flies getting in and laying eggs on dirty nappies Can't imagine how disgusting that would be, especially if you didn't catch them in time and you had maggots in your pail!
Are flies indoors that commonplace in NZ? We get the occasional fly indoors in the summer, but they almost always restrict themselves to the kitchen area and die off quickly. I don't think I ever saw on in the baby's room, but it's at the far end of the house from the kitchen.
Yeah they're pretty bad sometimes, but depends on exactly where you live and what windows are open where in the house...hate them! :\ I'm jealous! Lol.

But I have had a friend in Texas that this happened to, too, so I know not just an NZ problem. Must be so disgusting to find!



 
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