Recently, a few people have asked me for an update on cloth diapering. We switched to cloth from disposables when Apollo was four months old. Five months later, we’re still cloth diapering with the exception of when we are on vacation. It truly is one of the best decisions we’ve made; we save money and decrease our contribution to the landfill. Win-win!
As a lazy launderer, I thought my biggest issue would the constant washing of the diapers. Turns out, that part is pretty easy. Specially with the all-in-one Miosolo’s, I don’t have to worry about matching pockets & inserts. The problem came after introducing solids the funk that comes out of that little boy and into the diaper pail has been downright atrocious. Gone are the days of the sweet breastmilk baby poo smell (moms, you know that smell). We are now traversing through full funk number 1 & number 2’s.
Despite washing his diapers every 2-3 days, the smell of ammonia from urine soaked diapers combined with stinky poo would filter through the diaper pail. It got so bad that I had to move the diaper pail into his bathroom. The problem with that is bathtime is one of Apollo’s favorite things to do ever. Not that he notices, but it’s hard to enjoy him splash around with glee when you’re breathing through your mouth. Something had to give!
When the folks at PooPourri reached out to me, I was intrigued. We were at the beach in Florida and I have never heard of this company before. There was a YouTube link to their viral video and I could not contain my laughter while watching it! The video is BRILLIANT and made me excited to give it a try when we got home.
They were kind enough to send us three bottles of PooPourri. After reading through the ingredients, I was pretty impressed. It’s made up of all natural ingredients with no alcohol, no parabens, no synthetic fragrances, no aerosol and they don’t test on animals. *Does the vegan happy dance*. The main purpose of the PooPourri is to prevent smells for when you go number 2. The way it works is that before you go, you spritz and couple of sprays into the toilet and the essential oils blend creates a film on top of the water. This creates a barrier and traps the stench in the water where it belongs. Welps… Since we know that girls don’t poo 😉, I thought this would work perfectly for Apollo’s stinky diaper pail instead.
It has made a whole world of a difference! Since we started using the PooPourri, I moved his diaper pail back into his room. I spritz the pail once before I put the dirty diapers in it and no problems with stinky diapers since! When you walk into the room, a light gentle fragrance welcomes you.