When you have a baby, changing diapers will become your full-time job as you don’t want to leave your child soiled. Your house will become a diaper factory as you will go through many of them. With that in mind, you will need to learn how to properly dispose of them in order to avoid any smells or even health issues from taking over your household. If you have a baby on the way if you want to learn more about diaper disposal, here are some things that you need to know.
Dump The Content Into The Toilet
Even though it might be an extra step that a lot of parents don’t like when they are changing diapers, you are not supposed to send the faecal matter to the landfills because that can cause a number of diseases to spread. The best thing that you can do is empty out the contents of the diapers into your toilet and then throw away the empty diaper.
Wrap The Diapers
After you have emptied out the diapers, make sure that you wrap up the diaper into a tightly closed ball. You will need to secure the diapers by wrapping the tabs on the back up to the front. This will ensure that it doesn’t unravel and spread smells and bacteria. Wrapping them up will also help you to be able to fill up the nappy bin instead of having to empty it out constantly because of the smell.
Place It Into A Sealed Container
Aside from learning how to pack them up, you need to ensure that you are throwing them away into sealed containers. That is why you need to ensure that you have a sanitary washroom nappy bin that will prevent the smell and any bacteria from escaping. Aside from having a quality bin you should look into lining it with diaper pails, resealable bags or even plastic grocery bags to make emptying out the bin much easier as well as more sanitary.
Dispose of Them Correctly
Once you have successfully sealed your diapers, make sure that you are throwing them away. When your diaper bin is full and ready to be emptied, make sure that you are putting them in the main trash bin that the trashmen collect on a regular basis. But if you are not at home, disposing of the diapers can be tough. So, if you are not home, you can dispose of them in a park trash can, a public bathroom or a place where you know they won’t get left to sit for a long time. If you are at a friend’s house, doctor’s office or airport, always ask the staff or your friend where the best place you can dispose of them.
Never Burn The Diapers
Something that you should never do with diapers is burning them. That is because when they are burned, they will release something called dioxin. When it comes to disposable diapers they contain a lot of different chemicals as well as plastic lining that will harm the environment. Burning diapers in an enclosed space or even outside will potentially realise dangerous toxins. If you find yourself camping and you need to dispose of the diapers, putting them in a large fire should be your absolute last resort. That is mainly because they will not burn completely and you are likely going to be needing to bury the remains. Aside from the toxic emissions and not composing them burnt, when you are burning faecal matter will not be a pleasant experience for anyone around.
Make Sure To Wash Your Hands
As most know, there is nothing that harbours more bacteria and viruses than faecal matter. Even if there is no visible residue on your hands, make sure that you are washing them before touching anything else. Always wash your hands with warm water and soap or use a hand sanitiser if you don’t have immediate access to a sink. There is nothing as important as ensuring that your hands are clean.
Possibly the worst thing about being a parent is having to deal with dirty diapers. But even though it is a process, by the time that you come to terms with it, you will already be potty training and the diapers will be a thing of the past.