A note on poop!: Breastfed baby poop is water-soluble so until solids or formula are introduced you can just throw all diapers into the pail...no need to rinse poop off first :)
A wet pail in a pail/bucket filled 1/4 way with water. When a diaper is changed, it goes straight into the pail where it soaks until laundry day. The water needs to be changed each day though to keep grime and stink to a minimum.
- keeps stains to a minumum
- usually less stinky than a dry pail
- decreased microfiber stink because of 'pre-soaking'
- potential drowning hazard
- heavy to lug to the washer or sink
With a dry pail system, all diapers are placed straight into the pail or bag without rinsing of any kind. If the diaper has poop on it, just shake it off into the toilet before tossing into the pail.
- quick and easy
- no drowning hazards
- light load to carry to washer
- can use a hanging wet bag instead of a pail to save space
- more chance of staining
- higher chance of stink
A wet/dry pail is just what it sounds like, a mix between the two systems! You don't put any water into the pail, but you rinse each diaper before putting it in. (You really should use a pail for this one as the diapers get heavy and the bag can still leak with all that liquid in it).
- minimizes staining
- minimizes stink
- no drowning hazard
- no pouring out the water and refilling each day
- heavier than a dry pail
- no option of a hanging wet bag
- easier to keep by a sink or toilet so not as convenient as having it beside the change table like a dry pail
|My change station|
|My Wet/Dry Pail equipped |
with rubber gloves!
|My Dry Pail|