I’ve tried a few different styles of handling dirty cloth diapers over the year. Mostly I settle into using a Planet Wise Hanging Wet bag. Last year, I tried the Buttons Diaper Pail Liner, and I did love it, I just didn’t love the pail I owned, so I returned to my hanging wet bags. The pail was too big, and it felt like it took up too much space.
But then, I visited the Mother-ease store in St. Catharines, Ontario this summer on our family road trip, and Melissa told me about their Mesh Pail Liner Bags. When I got home, I quickly ordered one (because the pail and pail liner wasn’t going to fit in my suitcase).
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Ever since the Mother-ease Pail arrived at my house, I have been loving my dirty cloth diaper solution. It’s come on every road trip this summer and been the best cloth diaper accessory I’ve ever bought. Check out how I use AIO cloth diapers when travelling.
There’s a lot of unanswered questions already, and I know I haven’t told you anything, so let’s dive right into why I think the Mother-ease Diaper Pail is the best system ever.
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All About the Mother-ease Pail & Liners
First, let’s rip off the sticker shock because the complete system (pail and liners) is $78.99 Canadian. That’s $29 for a set of liners, and then the pail itself which is $45. You can optionally order carbon filters, which I never did, but I plan to next time I shop at Mother-ease.
The pail itself is a small compact size made of recycled plastic. It’s only a 7-gallon capacity holding a mere 18-20 cloth diapers. Measuring 12.5″ x 14.5″ the Mother-ease pail is a good size. I wish it was closer to 10 gallons and held 25-30 diapers because that’s my average wash size. The lid snaps down with two handles and features a spot for a carbon filter.
I don’t have the carbon filters. I thought they were kinda gimmicky, and I don’t find my pail smells. It already offers a ton of oxygen to break down odours. Cloth Diaper Dad wishes I had the filter.
If the pail is too expensive for your budget, keep reading because the mesh pail liners are a game changer. I could see them easily fitting any small 5-10 gallon plastic bin of your chose.
The breathable mother-ease pail liner is made of mesh! That’s right, out with PUL/TPU based cloth diaper bags, and in with the best option to let your diapers breath.
You want your diapers to breathe because it helps eliminate the stink. There’s something about oxygen helping urine break down and that eliminates the concentrated stank that comes from a sealed cloth diaper bag. You might think you want to zip up any hanging cloth diaper bag, but that’s a recipe for an odour you’ll never reminder.
The mesh liner bag is made out of polyester with the white and beige being entirely recycled polyester. The bag measures approximately 18.5″ x 18.5″ with a drawstring top and toggle.
Biggest Reason It’s Awesome?
I don’t have to touch dirty cloth diapers anymore.
I mean, sometimes I do, but I don’t have to touch 2-3 day old dirty diapers on laundry day.
When I visit my moms, she has a front loading HE washing machine. And, you can’t just turn the bag inside out and dump it in like I do with my HE top loader. Sometimes you can turn it inside out and push the diapers in, but maybe my technique is off because cloth diapers still fall out onto the floor, get stuck in the bag, and it’s just a hot mess of gross dirty cloth diapers.
Just take the full bag and toss it in the laundry machine. The cloth diapers agitate out during the wash cycle making for the easiest laundering experience of my life.
It’s also awesome for roadtrips…
Ya, a hanging pail would take up less room, but every time I’ve travelled with a pail bag, it gets closed and stinks up the entire vehicle. Seriously.
Have you ever driven 8 hours in 30C/90F weather and dirty cloth diapers zipped into a wet bag? Don’t. It’s miserable. The diapers also take some serious washing when you get home.
But travelling with the little extra bulk of this tiny bin gives my diapers the ability to breathe, and my van stinks less. Now it only stinks of dirty kids and yesterdays cheese sandwiches.
But it’s too small…
So when its full, I close the drawstring and toss at the base of my laundry machine. It doesn’t stink and it sits for about a day while I collect another half bag of cloth diapers and then both bags toggles are loosened and tossed in the machine.
This might not work for you, you can also toss it in a utility sink, or just wash it when you have 18-20 cloth diapers. I sometimes then collect all the other small pieces of laundry to add to my machine to “bulk” it up.
I have zero beefs about the bag just sitting out on the floor, or the sink, or in the back of my truck. Because of all the air, I find things dry out and it’s not leaving a sticky, gross, wet mess anywhere.
I seriously love the Mother-ease Pail
and I think it’s worth the splurge, but I can understand why it might not work for you.
If you’re tired of handling dirty, wet/dry cloth diapers into a front loading machine, then this bag will change your life. You could easily pop it into a 10-gallon cheap pail from Walmart if you’re on a budget.
I give it a solid 4 out of 5 stars. I wish it was just bigger to fit all my dirty cloth diapers because I’m a 25-30 diaper wash day kinda girl.
Where can you buy it? Order directly from Mother-ease or find a Mother-ease retailer near you. Many Canadian retailers carry Mother-ease.