Of course, having a baby changes everything. Unlike Eric and I, who produce minimal garbage, babies produce mounds of stinky diapers. We knew that bringing a baby aboard put us at risk for having a boat that smelled like the interior of a septic tank.
To get rid of Helina's diapers, we planned to follow the same procedure we use for our regular trash; however, we (1) weren't certain that our once-a-day visit to the outside bins would be enough to ensure a fresh-smelling boat, and (2) we didn't want gobs of poopy diapers sitting in the outside bins marinating in the summer heat of Miami.
So, like most new parents, we got a diaper pail. We were hesitant to buy something so bulky, but we figured keeping our boat smelling fresh offset any inconvenience caused by the size of the can itself.
Not only is our diaper pail perfect for disposing of diapers, it may just be the perfect garbage can for a boat. Although it is very easy for us to dispose of our trash while docked, when at sea, there are few options and, assuming you don't litter, things can get a bit stinky. Although we currently use our diaper pail exclusively for diapers, there is no reason it couldn't be used to hold other forms of trash. And, unlike regular garbage cans, this diaper pail is engineered to keep smells locked in--and it actually works. Here's how:
(1) Dirty diapers are shoved into the pail through the cinched opening:
|Arm & Hammer Munchkin Diaper Pail|
|Full Bag of Dirty Diapers|