Most of us would agree that babies are adorable and sweet, but it’s astonishing to think that such a small baby can produce such pungent smells.
Newborn babies need their nappies changed on average 12 times per day and older babies tend to get away with 6-8 nappy changes. The pile-up of nappies in your nappy bin can quickly turn into a breeding ground for strong smells and bacteria if not regularly cleaned. But how can you eliminate those potent smells? In this guide, we’ll give you our top tips and advice on how to tackle those baby nappy bin odours.
Why does the nappy bin smell?
Depending on the type you have, most nappy bins are generally designed to try and tackle odours from the get-go, locking the smell inside but they don’t always work effectively. Nappy bins harbour bad bacteria not only on the nappies but within the bin itself, which is what causes the bad odour. As you add more and more nappies the source of the bacteria grows and multiplies, causing the smell to worsen unless tackled.
How to stop nappy bins from smelling?
No one wants their house to smell like poo and urine because of the stinky bin. Although the bins are helpful for storing used nappies, having multiple smelly nappies in one place doesn’t produce the nicest smells. Why not try the following methods to get rid of any unwanted malodour?
Odour is caused by bad bacteria; therefore, to remove bad smells you need to tackle the problem at the cause. Unlike other products that simply mask the smell, enzyme-based solutions such as Bio one™ tackles the bad smells by completely removing the bad bacteria.
With the natural power of enzymes, Bio one™ completely eradicates any odours. Did we mention that it’s 100% natural and toxin-free? Making it completely safe to use around babies and pets, and it’s safe for the environment.
Removing the nappy bin smell with Bio one™:
- Completely empty your nappy bin.
- After you’ve emptied the bin, mix Bio one™ with water and thoroughly spray it with the solution until it’s fully covered and very damp.
- Leave the solution in the nappy bin for 5 to 10 minutes.
- With a damp cloth, wipe over the bin and leave it to dry naturally. Repeat if required.
Regularly clean the bin
You don’t have to wash your nappy bin daily; however, you should regularly wipe it down to try and keep it from smelling. Giving it a wipe when you spot a split bag inside will help to keep it smelling fresh for longer.
Wiping down the nappy bin lid and outer sides every day with Bio one™ will help to keep any smells away. A frequent quick wipe-down also makes cleaning the bin less of a chore as you’re staying on top of any smells and messes.
At least once per month or every few weeks, it’s best to give your nappy bin a deep clean to eliminate any odours. Spray some Bio one™ mixed with water into the bin and leave it to soak for 5-10 minutes. When complete, rinse out the bin with hot water and wipe the inside, outside and lid. Make sure the nappy bin is completely dry before using it again, as moisture helps bacteria to spread.
Use scented bin liners
Placing a bin liner inside of your nappy bin will help to limit any unpleasant smells from the used nappies. There’s a range of liners including plenty of scented ones which will help give your baby’s room a nice smell.
Double up on nappies
Throwing nappies into the bin without wrapping them up is likely to make the bin smell more. To try and stop this, you should securely wrap them in a nappy sack or two and make sure the bag is tied securely. Plastic works well at stopping odours from escaping nappies, so this should help to keep your baby’s room smelling fresh.
Some nappy bins are designed with nappy wrappers to securely store your nappy before tossing it into the bin. However, if yours is not fitted with one, you can purchase nappy sacks from most supermarkets. Many nappy bag manufacturers produce scented nappy sacks, so this will reduce any bad smells that might start to arise from the bin after the nappy pile gets higher.
What are enzymes?
Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for parents who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their children and their home.
Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.
Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.
This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.
Try out Bio one™ baby and toddler surface cleaner today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for.
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