i have had a diaper dekkor for about a year and i can't get the smell out after trying everything (airing it out, spraying lysol, etc . .)

are there any recommendations for how to get rid of the smell or should i just go and buy another one?

asked 30 Oct '09, 13:09

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I washed ours out with a bleach water solution. It seems to have helped.


answered 30 Oct '09, 19:54

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Try placing a box of baking soda in the bottom - the kind with open sides for your fridge


answered 31 Oct '09, 01:20

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If you've tried a bunch of things, I'd buy a new one if you can afford it. One thing that parenting has reinforced for me is that time is really precious - I'd rather go without a few luxuries but "spoil" myself by replacing things that are failing than have more DVDs (with no time to watch them) and spend hours trying to make absolutely everything last as long as possible.

(Obviously I'm talking in moderation here, but...)


answered 30 Oct '09, 15:17

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Interestingly, I found the opposite is true for us. When we were double-income no kids, money was abundant and our time was more precious. If something took too much time or hassle, spend money rather than time because it's more abundant. With only 1 income for the family, there's collectively more time and less money.

(30 Oct '09, 15:46) Dinah

Wow - we just have no time whatsoever. But of course some of the money comes from Holly writing children's books and me writing technical books in the evenings when kids are in bed. More money and less time :)

(30 Oct '09, 16:22) Jon Skeet

+1 For touching on the time issue..back in my 20's I often imagined how terrible it would be if time were an issue, before becoming a parent I realised that it could become an issue, and now I am thinking, if I had known all that back then, why oh why was I not better prepared for today. :)

(30 Oct '09, 17:50) Emi

I've heard putting some vanilla extract in one may help (and there'll be a nice smell on top of it, at least!). You could also try baking soda or other odor absorbers in the bottom of it for a while.


answered 30 Oct '09, 13:16

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I like this idea!

(30 Oct '09, 19:54) Liz H

I use bleach, water and baking soda. I have found that using regular garbage bags work nicer for me. I start of by putting a half cup of soda in and sprinkle a little in after every couple diaper changes. When it comes times to empty it out, hose it down with bleach and water and repeat. I now use mine as a regular garbage pail in the bathroom and it doesn't smell.


answered 10 Nov '09, 05:54

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