(Closed) Diaper genie – waste or must have?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i have the munchkin diaper pail, then someone gave me their no longer used diaper genie that i now use in my basement. 

i like having a diaper pail.  newborn diapers don’t stink, so you can get away with throwing away in the regular trash, when your baby starts eating food, that’s when they get smelly. 

we have a dog so 100% worth it for us.  i also throw my tampons in there too so the dog doesn’t pull them out of my bathroom trashcan.

 my diaper pail holds enough diapers that we empty all our trash once a week.

 

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

We had one…worked out ok. Then you get the wonderful smell of shit everytime you open it up….and the refills are expensive. We used it for our first child and then for our second, we just used a regular trash can.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Waste of money.  Every time I opened our diaper pale I wanted to puke.  I rather just take the diapers straight outside or to the garage.  So freaking smelly 🙁

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

when baby had exclusively breast feeding poops it was totally fine and we just used a regular bathroom garbage.  poops while on solids are the worst………. sealed

 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I like it but it doesn’t a weeks worth of diapers for us unfortunately, we are debating getting a second one for the downstairs as well. Her poop doesn’t smell much now (I’m mostly BFing with formula supplement) but I can imagine it will be a lifesaver when she’s on solids. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Haven’t had baby yet but I have one. My mum bought it and insisted on it. They weren’t around when I was a baby obviously so she isn’t going from personal experience of that but she looks after people with disabilities and uses the adult versions at work and she thinks they are fantastic. Really anything that makes life easier has got to be a plus hasn’t it! 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I really like ours – I bf and formula feed, but I like having a place for diapers instead of our regular trash or using a random trash bag. 

Post # 23
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600 posts
Busy bee

I love my Diaper Genie, it’s a must have for me!

Post # 24
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1111 posts
Bumble bee

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giaf1 :  Must-have! I have twins and I can’t live without mine. It never smells and is super convenient especially for the late night poopy diapers even though we take out the trash daily. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have a diaper pail in our nursery.  It is nice but I barely use it.  I change her a lot downstairs on our pack & play and just use our regular trash can.  However, my daughter is 5 months old and has been only eating expressed breastmilk.  Her poop never really smelled.  We just stared solid food last week, and today she had her first really stinky poop.  I put that one in a grocery bag and directly outside.  So the diaper pail may become useful in the very near future…

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Must have for me once we started solids! I didn’t find it expensive at all, the refills last forever once they get a bit older (like 9 months).

Post # 27
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3324 posts
Sugar bee

Definitely not necessary. 

I have twins and I use a regular can with a lid. We take the bin out daily. It doesn’t smell. If we are on the main and there is a poop we take it out if we can. But if not it doesn’t stink. 

The refills are expensive and create a lot of extra waste.

Post # 28
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1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Convenient but not necessary while breastfeeding. 

With a kid on solids? Life changing. Do you know what the difference is between toddler poop and adult poop? 

NOTHING. The answer is nothing. 

Post # 29
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906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

A waste? No.  A must have? No.  Handy? Yes.

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