(Closed) Diaper Pails- How do they work?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If you get the “diaper champ” you can use regular trashbags. Our LO is not born yet but I have been a nanny for several different babies, and honestly its good you plan to empty it everynight because those things stink! We will just be putting our diapers in a grocery bag and taking them outside.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@roxy821:  We didn’t put it on our registry and do not plan on buying one, so I don’t think its worth it…If you plan on empyting it everyday anyway then you could just wrap the poopy ones in grocery bags and take them out to the dumpster like that at night…That’s just me though, because I couldn’t stand the smell of those things lol!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

But if you want a diaper pail I’d go with the “Diaper Champ” one so your not wasting a lot of money on the bags 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@roxy821:  It would…but like I said, I wrap them in a grocery bag (sometimes double it) so really the difference between doing that and putting it in the trash or just putting it in a diaper pail really doesn’t make much difference 🙂 You could always give the diaper pail a try..I think the diaper champs are about $30 at Target so you wouldn’t be out that much money!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We managed to find a Diaper Genie at Costco.  They also sell the refills.  The refills can get expensive and so, my plan is to stock up when they are on sale.

My sister and BIL have a 5 month old and they LOVE their Diaper Genie!  

Basically, the system seals the diaper (kind of shrink wraps it) and there is little to no smell…and that’s only if it’s full.  The only thing I’m not clear on is how you know the system is full lol, because you just toss the diaper in the system and it ‘disappears’.  

I’m pretty scent sensitive, so I just couldn’t see going with just a pail…especially after the baby starts eating food.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@ArwenBride:  I’m getting a Diaper Genie, too. I’ve heard that there is virtually no smell, so that is what sold me!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@roxy821:  I don’t think so, since I don’t think it needs to be? Perhaps I’m wrong, though. I thought it only needs changing like every 2-3 days? But I don’t know for sure! If there is a smell, then I will. Guess I’ll find out. 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@roxy821:  I’m pretty sure that you don’t have to…you just dispose of the diapers when it’s full.

I was right next to my sister while she was changing the bag (which looked seriously weird…because each diaper is sort of individually shrink-wrapped…so the bag sort of looked like a long, lumpy snake) and you could smell nothing at all.  That was the point when I realised I must have one.  🙂

They were using the pail method while at my parents house, but my parents saw the same Diaper Genie deal at Costco and decided that, with another grandkid on the way, they would spring for one at their house.  

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We have a diaper genie. It works awesome! You change it when its full. It comes out looking like a sausage link of dirty diapers, but it doesn’t stink. BUT, the refills are expensive and at the newborn stage, you go through them fairly quick. I’ve tried using regular garbage bags in it, but its still stinky! So, now I only use the diaper genie for the stinky ones and throw the pee diapers in the regular trash.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have a diaper champ, and honestly it doesn’t really start to smell until the thing is almost full. Munchkin is teething right now so he is pooping a lot so we are emptying it more.  And for how many diapers they go through we usually have a full diaper champ within 3 to 4 days and it gets taken out. I have actually put in the bottom of it one of those big deoderizer things that is made for if you have pets. That helps out on the smell…

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@babeandbabe:  Ooh, that is a good idea. (Putting the pee diapers in trash, to save on the refill bags) I may try that! 🙂

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