Baby Gear Guides: Diaper Pails
weeSpring’s Top-Rated Diaper Pails
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The quintessential diaper pail, the Diaper Genie is tried and true. It has a foot pedal for hands-free diaper disposal and it’s small it doesn’t take up too much space in the nursery. It also keeps in the smell really well–one mom even admitted she accidently left diapers in it for “way too long” and never smelled a thing.
The Catch: It requires specific liner refills, which are costly.
The Dekor diaper system makes the icky part of diaper changing simple and hygienic. Just step on the pedal to pop open the lid and drop the diaper through the odor-sealing trap door — no cramming, twisting, or wedging through the pail. From the trap door, to the secondary lid, to the powder-scented refill bags, Dekor has a three-part approach to ensuring the nursery always smells like “new baby”, not old diapers. The design is unobtrusive and sleek, but don’t be fooled… it holds a butt load of diapers (seriously, it says that on their website) and the economical refill system means less bags for you to buy and empty. Bonus: if you cloth diaper, they offer a cloth diaper liner for the plus sized pail.
The Catch: Some parents have complained that the pedal (and therefore the whole pail can break easily.
Some parents don’t see the need for a specific type of diaper pail and opt for a standard garbage can instead (preferably one with a foot pedal). If you go this route, parents prefer metal over plastic (it doesn’t retain smell as much) and they suggest buying a smaller size, since this means you’ll take it out more (again, less smell!) and will take up less space in the nursery. Another mom notes that with a smaller standard can, you can finally put all those plastic grocery bags to good use and save on liners.
The Catch: Your style options will be limited with standard garbage cans, and they don’t come with any “odor-eliminating!” or “easy disposal!” bells and whistles.
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