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Why You Should Own A Diaper Pail

Updated on February 11, 2015

I Could Not Live Without This Product

I was so excited to hold my new baby. I slept next to him every night. With little sleep. There was so many things I did not know back then so I asked so many questions.

Some took advantage of my nervousness. They tried to meet their own goals when I was in pain. They wanted me to deal with my credit cards alone while I was very medicated. I wanted help but could barely move off the couch. I did ask for help. What I didn't know is that most new moms feel the same way I did when I had my baby. I am sure they would not want to be a stepping stone to a Masters degree for someone that I would to this day never talk to again.

There are people that will take advantage of the new mom. I know, I had a goals. That was what kept me on track. I had many items already set up before I had my son. The only thing I would have done differently is that I would have used baby wipes to wash him. I was really tired after the first few months of his birth. Also, I use the cheep ones now that come in the larger package. Those are cheaper and they a small amount of them can easily fit into a sandwich bag.

As the title says, I could not live without this product. After, having my first son ... I could barely move. He would cry and I would feel horrible about getting up so slowly. But, that is what happens after having a baby. I couldn't move fast. Also, I couldn't imagine living without a diaper changing table with diaper pail right next to it.

You may say that you had no trouble walking to the trash can. I say, "I was in a great deal of pain." I was lucky ... I was not wearing diapers myself. So, for me the diaper pail was the best decision.

There are many choices. Just pick one. I could not care less which one you pick, as long as, you have one.

1, I conserved my own energy by keeping the pail close.

2. It saved me time in reaching the garbage.

3. There were so many diapers that I need a place to put them all.

Image of DChance with her son.


Conserve Your Energy

I had many things in place before I had my son. I even bought a desk to change him on along with a cushion so that he would be comfortable. Under the desk was my diaper pail.

I was moving from room to room every time, I had to change diapers. As it was not easy to move ... I was grateful that I thought of a plan to change him.

It was very hard to bend over let alone change him in a crib. The pain alone would have made me faint. I took more drugs for that later.

image: DChance

Time Management

I had a daily planner to help me understand how many times a day he went to the restroom. This let me know that he was healthy.

I could ask the doctor if it was, "Ok," for my son to go the restroom this many times or go pooh so many times a week.

Keep other appointments in this one, as well. You should already have one of this for baby classes and doctor's appointments.

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Too Many Diapers

There were so many diapers that I needed to put them in something. I didn't want to put them in the normal trash because I believed that the trash would stink too much. This allowed me to keep the diapers away from the other trash.

Diaper Pails

I owned the Munchkin Arm and Hammer Diaper Pail. Also, I had plenty refill boxes: 5 or 6 at a time.

It is a good idea to keep some air freshener near you changing table, too.

When the Diaper Pail will not close it is time to change the refill bag.

What do you think of Diaper Pails?

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      Dawn 4 years ago

      @Ruthi: I just used them because I could not move very much after my son's birth.

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      I used a diaper pail for my son when he was wee because I used cloth diapers.