When you’re dealing with a lot of dirty diapers, you may be thinking, “Oh, well, it’s my problem, so I can just put them away.”
But it turns out you may need to store them longer.
In fact, the average adult diapers are stored for an average of just under eight months.
So you might want to consider storing them longer than that, according to a new study from the University of California, Davis.
“I think the research really supports the fact that you need to keep your diapers at least a year,” says researcher Sarah Daugherty.
“That would allow you to keep them dryer and more comfortable.”
In fact if you store your diapers for a little longer, they’re likely to last longer.
Daugherty, a UC Davis graduate student, analyzed data from the National Household Survey on Household Management, which asks adults to report how often they store diapers, and how often their children do.
The data revealed that parents were more likely to store diapers for longer than their children.
They also reported that they store their diapers longer than adults in general.
According to Daugyssey, “Children tend to store their diaper at the end of their bedtime, as opposed to at their bedside, which is what adults tend to do.”
So, what’s the best way to store toiletries longer?
It depends on your priorities.
“You might be thinking to yourself, ‘Oh, my gosh, I really need to use these towels to wash the toilet,’ but I think that’s a mistake,” Daugyys said.
“I think if you really need it to be used, and it is, you’re going to want to store it in the refrigerator.
You may not want to use it all at once, but you should at least use it when it’s dry.
That way, you don’t get to be the one who ends up with that mess that you don.
And you don, too, have to deal with the mess that the kids end up with.”
Daugyks study also showed that parents of children who live with other adults also reported longer storage periods, at least for diapers.
Daugidyys also said it may be helpful to keep diapers at home, in case your kid or grandchild needs a little extra storage space.
“You may want to have some of the dry clothes, but the dry wipes, the towels, that kind of thing,” she said.
So if you don-t have any extra clothes lying around, you could use those diapers as a drying pad, which can help to keep dryer temperatures down.
You may also want to think about storing your diapers in a separate, clean, dry location.
Dough towels aren’t going to work in a car or a hotel room, so it might be better to store the diapers in your home’s laundry room.
And it’s best to store those diapers in the fridge, where they’ll keep longer.