(Closed) Diaper genie – waste or must have?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would say a must-have. Since the baby slept in our room the first five months, we needed it to contain the smell. One diaper in an open or unsealed pail all day would have made my entire upstairs stink, even moreso if she had been formula-fed. Now that she is older and eats real food, her diapers smell 100x worse and need to be sealed off or her bedroom will stink constantly. And I definitely do not have the energy to put every single diaper in an outdoor bin as soon as she’s changed, bleh

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think it’s better to use a regular trash can. It’ll fill up quickly enough so smell shouldn’t be too much of a problem especially if you’re taking it out every day. A second trash can is just one more thing to clean and deal with.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Personally I didn’t need it especially if you are breastfeeding it doesn’t smell as bad as people make it sound.  Furthermore I found those pails to stink more than a regular garbage when I’ve visited friends homes.  If you take the garbage out rather frequently you will be more than fine.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you breastfeed, it’s not a must-have until baby starts solids, then poop smells nasty.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I don’t have kids but we do have house cats, and bought a specific bin for their dirty litter. I have to confess that it makes a massive difference to the smell (i.e. there isn’t any). We empty that bin once a week usually, and the main bin 2-3 times a week.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I vote waste of money. I don’t have kids but helped a lot with my niece and nephew and they lived with us at one point. Never had a diaper genie we just used doggie/diaper poop bags to wrap the smelly diapers in. No problems with smell

Post # 8
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Honey bee

Waste of money. My kid was not much of a pooper, so I was perfectly fine with just using the regular trash can. I think its something that you can wait on and see how you do. I also found the one I got to just not work well at all, and made my son’s nursery stink, so definitely do your research if you want to buy one ahead of time! Mine was the decor plus.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Must have. Especially into toddlerhood.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

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giaf1 :  I asked a week or so ago and tallied the responses. It was about 50/50 with most saying it only really stunk when they started eating. I’ve decided to wait and see how we feel in the moment.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I am pregnant with baby #1, so I don’t have a fully formed opinion of it yet. I will say that I recieved one as a baby shower gift and ALL the Moms at my shower swear by it! YES it’s a bit of an expense, but they all rationalized it by saying that it was a blessing to have and worth every penny.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We just save our grocery bags and such and put poopy diapers in those and then into the regular trash. Dd is 18 months and it’s never been a problem for us.

We do have a diaper pail upstairs, but we only used that when she was younger for convenience in the middle of the night. And half the time I just brought the diaper downstairs with me in the morning so it wouldn’t fill up the puny can so fast.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m not getting one – I’ve helped enough with my friends’ kids and as long as you use a lidded trash can and take it out regularly the smell really isn’t an issue. We also buy odor neutralizing trash bags for the kitchen that do an awesome job of holding in stink so I plan to use those same bags in the nursery too. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We use the small trash cans like you would use at your desk in an office. There are a few around the house and it forces us to take out the trash every day or every other day, which sounds like a lot of extra work but it’s not. We don’t use liners in the cans either, so it’s not extra waste.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

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giaf1 :  Honestly….for a second kid, yes I would use it.  But for the first, we could have just gone outside with the poop diaper and throw it in the trash can outside.  But with a second one we’d rather not make as much noise going in and out of the house to throw away diapers.  We still have our original diaper genie so we’ll probably use it with this one.

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