Diaper Disposal Systems

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Hi there - I am wondering what you think about diaper pails; should I consider buying one (I am due in Oct)? I know abit about Diaper Dekor

but not sure which brand has the best pail... What would you recommend?

Thanks so much



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Lori - posted on 06/15/2009

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We give an A+++ to the Diaper Champ! We used it for our 1st child and continue to use it with our second. You can use tall kitchen garbage bags (we use the ones that come scented/deodorized) in the Diaper Champ, which is very handy and economical. It holds a lot of diapers too. We change the bags twice a week on average (on the day of garbage pick up) and the only time we smell anything is when it's really really humid -- then we change the bag more frequently. I would highly recommend!

Carolyn - posted on 06/15/2009

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Hi, we have a Diaper Champ and love it. You can use store bags for the diapers. I think the Diaper Genie has special bags for it. The Diaper Champ is the way to go.

Alana - posted on 06/13/2009

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I bought one diaper champ and really liked it. I used it up at the changing station in the twin's room. So I bought a second one of my main bathroom where I have a second changing station (so as not to be lugging a child up or down the stairs all the time). I like the diaper champs because they are super easy to use, don't cost anything for special bags, I just use regular kitchen catchers. Admittedly, they can get a touch stinky, but you can always put a freshener inside. As well, we bleach ours out about once every couple of weeks. Honestly though, I never change the pails, because my husband doesn't like to change the actual diapers very often, he gets the pail duty! LOL

Karen - posted on 06/13/2009

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We use the diaper champ. Are on baby #2 & it works great. Don't have any smell issues & no need to but refills.

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I haven't ever used a specific diaper pail. Just a garbage can with a lid. If you get the Glad bags with odor-guard, all the better. I emptied mine out 2x a week, because not only are diapers stinky, but the also get HEAVY if you fill an entire garbage bag. I just happened to have an outlet near the changetable, so I always had an Airwick plugged into it. If you change diapers exclusively in one spot, it works out. I had the covered pail upstairs, and if I happened to change baby downstairs, I threw the diaper in the bathroom garbage can, with a scented bag.

I don't know if this applies to you, but I bought scented diaper disposal bags at a dollar store, and I always had a couple on me, just in case. They were like 50 for a dollar, and it sure helped when I had a particularly noxious one.

Kristy - posted on 06/13/2009

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We had a diaper genie for both of our boys. With the first, we used it religiously but had to clean it out with lysol CONSTANTLY. With our second, we ditched it and just use plastic grocery bags & take them outside to the trash. It has worked much better!

Marne - posted on 06/12/2009

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I tried a diaper pail with my first, I think it was a diaper dokter, and my sis-in-law tried another brand, diaper genie I think, and we both ended up doing the same thing. We threw out the diaper pail and threw the used diapers out in 'recycled' grocery bags in the outside can every time. Who knew such little bodies could create such a big stink ;)

Stephenie - posted on 06/12/2009

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I think all diaper systems are a waste of money. I just bought a seperate small garbage can with a lid and lined it with two garbage bags the flex force works great. Just remember to change it every night as a nightly routine. No smell and I had double the diapers, both my kids were in diapers at the same time. One still is and the other in pull ups- she is 3 and refuses to go on the potty- but wont let us change her unless she is stinky,she changes herself with the pull ups and now my son is interesting in pull ups, he put one of his sisters on one day. they both just throw them in the garbage. If its a stinky diaper just use a grocery sack and then throw it away. if it smells when you open the garbage, keep the febreeze nearby or a air wick auto freshner. and give a squirt when you open the pail up.

good luck and best wishes with your choice and the new baby.

Gigi - posted on 06/12/2009

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We had the diaper champ and loved it! We didn't have to buy and refills and didn't have a problem with smells. Good luck!

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We never used any of the diaper disposal systems. The main reason is because a long time ago my room mate had a Diaper Genie and it was such a pain! I don't know if it's still the same, but the bags are really long. You put the dirty diaper in the top and when you close the lid it twists the diaper into a section of the bag. When you go to empty the pail you basically pull out a disgusting "diaper sausage". LOL That's what I used to call it. And it holds so many diapers that you don't know when they are full until you go to empty it and realize that you have 10 feet of diaper sausage links to lug down to the outside bin. The whole thing was just gross to me. It also didn't contain the smell. With our son, we bought a simple garbage can with a lid that can be opened via a foot pedal. We used regular garbage bags in it and took them out every day or every other day as needed. We never had odor problems. Now that our son is older (19 months) we just put them in a grocery bag and take them straight out to the bin at the end of the day. I've since put the other garbage can in my bathroom and it is the perfect size for that space. I wouldn't waste any money on any of the diaper systems if I were you. They are expensive once you count refills, you won't be using them for THAT long, and they don't work for the smell. In my humble opinion anyhow :)

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I don't think they are worth it. For 9 months now, we've just used a plastic trash can with a lid and a garbage bag inside. The pail sits in the bedroom and doesn't smell as long as we take it out when it is full.

Cindy - posted on 06/12/2009

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My husband and I went through a few brands before we realized that the Diaper Dekor is the ONLY one that is worth buying!!!!

Natalie - posted on 06/12/2009

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Diaper pails do not contain the smell at all. With my kids I used the diaper disposal sacks by Sassy, and tossed them in the bin in the garage. I did try several different pails with my first child, but with no luck- smell with all of them.

Jen - posted on 06/11/2009

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I have had the Diaper Genie for baby #1 almost bought the Diaper Dekor for #2 and #3 but decided against it for the Diaper Champ. I preferred the Diaper Champ.The refills for the Genie or Dekor get expensive and if you run out and don't have an extra refill, you can't use it anyway. The Diaper Champ worked just as well, holds a lot and as previously stated, no cost for refills.

Lindsay - posted on 06/11/2009

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I got a diaper genie at a shower for my first child. To be totally honest, I never used it. Every time she had a dirty diaper, I would just put it in a plastic grocery bag and stick it out in the toter. IMO that was easier and it kept it out of the house.

Jody - posted on 06/11/2009

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Hi, I had a diaper dekor plus with my first child. It worked fairly well but the price of refills is a bit much. Eventually the inner flaps broke after about a year. We now use a diaper champ, which uses plastic grocery bags. It dosen't hold as many diapers as the dekor but, I find it works just as well and I don't notice much odor either - plus there is no cost for refills!

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