Diaper disposal brings to mind one horrible thing: the smell. No matter how much you adore your baby and how fabulous you think they are, just like everyone else in the world, their poop smells. So in that quest to at least minimize the blech factor, here are some brilliant diaper disposal hacks that will save you on more than one occasion whether out in public, or at home where you may think you've got your diaper changing station streamlined to a T.
When my daughter was born, my mom's friend came over with a big box for me. I opened it and it was filled with empty plastic newspaper wrappers. I was baffled. She pointed out that they were fabulous single-use diaper disposal bags, perfect for those moments when you're at a friend's place — or anywhere in public — and you don't feel comfortable tossing a stinky diaper in their waste basket or can get to one immediately, or even when you're at home, because not everyone splurges on those expensive diaper pails. I could keep them in my diaper bag or on my changing table. I had never bought in to the diaper-trash-can-craze, which can not only be expensive, but also might require you to purchase specialized trash bags for it, and these don't come cheap. So this newspaper sleeve thing seemed like it might work.
The Real Diaper Association estimates that babies will use about 6,000 diapers in their first two years of life. Many children don't train until well after their second birthday and many families have more than one child. That's thousands and thousands of diapers you may need to deal with in your lifetime. Given that, here are some diaper disposing hacks that will save you in so many ways.