Product Review: Grovia Diaper pail liner.

28 07 2011

As I started reading about cloth diapering while I was pregnant I wondered how to deal with the diapers during the time between the baby and the washing. I was advised to dump the used diapers in a bucket with water and bleach, but this didn’t seem like a good idea to me. I did not want a bucket constantly full of bleach! I did not want our clothes to suffer white spots nor wanted to risk our cats getting in trouble and running to the emergency vet in the middle of the night.
This dilemma ended when my husband came across diaperpin, where they talked about the different ways of dealing with dirty diapers. We decided we wanted to go with a dry pail, but we needed a pail! And pail liners!

The colors are beautiful!

We bought GroVia pail liners (not to be mistaken with the smaller wet bags which are to carry dirty diapers in the diaper bag). We got two blackberry bags because we just loved the color! They are coated inside with a waterproof treatment (PolyUrethane Laminating a.k.a. PUL), and they have a cord to close the bag and carry it around. So far they have worked wonderfully! No leaks at all.

We always have one bag in the pail to gather the diapers. When is laundry day we pull the cord, close the bag (the non-elastic cords work better), pick the bag out and bring all the stuff (diapers, inserts, covers, wipes) in the bag to the laundry room. There, we empty the bag in the washing machine and dump the bag in with the diapers. This minimizes contact with the dirty diapers!
While the machine is running we place a new bag in the pail. Then we pick up the bag that was being washed and put all the diaper covers in it. We do not dry any of these in the drying machine because repeated drying would ruin the PUL and would make the bag and diapers leak. We air dry these in a drying rack.

We liked these so much that we bought a second set, this time vanilla, to keep a second pail in Ignacio’s room.

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