HOW TO CLEAN DIAPER PAILS
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Dealing with one dirty diaper is not fun but dealing with the smell of a week's worth of dirty diapers is downright awful. Each time you pop the lid open, soiled diaper smells come out.
The purpose of a diaper pail is to minimize stink in your home. No matter how diligent you are at emptying the bin, both the inside and outside need to be cleaned and deodorized often for the sake of whoever is tossing diapers in there.
To make matters worse, the combination of moisture from wet diapers and lack of airflow in a diaper pail can promote mold and mildew growth. Mold can cause respiratory issues, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and allergic reactions. Because of this, it's important to clean your diaper pail regularly and keep it in a well-ventilated area.
Many diaper pail manufacturers suggest cleaning about every three months, but any parent who's dealt with a stinky diaper pail will tell you it would be better to clean about once a week.
Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner doesn't contain the harmful chemicals* sometimes found in other cleaning products. In addition to thoroughly cleaning, the formula also deodorizes, so it leaves your diaper pail clean and smelling fresh at the same time.
You can also do any or all of the following to clean diaper pail odor between cleanings:
Gloves aren't necessary when working with Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner, but we recommend wearing them when cleaning your diaper pail to avoid cross-contamination of other surfaces.
*Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner is an EPA Safer Choice product. You can learn more about how each ingredient has been reviewed by EPA toxicologists for health, safety, and environmental compliance here.
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