Need a Good Diaper Genie

Updated on June 26, 2007
J.R. asks from McKinney, TX
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Hi I need some recommendations for the BEST Diaper Genie on the market. We bought the original Playtex Diaper Genie when my daughter was born and it worked okay over the years but now that my baby boy has started solid table food it is not cutting it. I am using the toddler refills and air freshners in his room near the diaper genie but the diaper genie doesn't keep away the odor. His room and the hallway near his room stink!!! We are expecting another baby at the end of the year so I will definitely need one that is good at keeping away the smell as it will be doing double duty!!!!

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M.C.

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I love the Diaper Dekor. My baby is still breastfed though. So, I don't really have to deal with bad smells... yet. But, the Diaper Dekor is so much easier to use than the Diaper Genie.

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D.H.

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I guess I will join the crowd and recommend the Diaper Champ. I returned several Diaper Genies...couldn't seem to get them to work. I asked the folks at Babies R Us which diaper pail is returned most/least. The Genie came back the most...and everyone seemed to love the Champ...So we went withthe champ and love it. My kids are now 4 and 2 and it is relegated to the garage for poopy diapers, too! I put it out in the sunshine on a hot day periodically to "air it out". It actually seems to really help in the smell area (not that we have had many hot sunny days this summer!)

Good Luck!

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M.D.

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We, too, had a diaper genie and once my son started on solids, we started putting poopies in the garage. Now with my daughter, I have the Diaper Champ, which I love, for #1s and another diaper pail in the garage for #2s. It works and what I like about both diaper pails is that you can use regular garbage sacks instead of having to buy special sacks. That was killing me having to buy those refills all of the time.

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T.D.

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I used both the genie and the champ and neither can compete with those nasty diapers!! LOL. I have been using this one for a year now, it's $15 at Babies r Us and I use 8 gallon scented trash bags. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=237365...

(I buy them at Walmart but I think I read somewhere that they are also sold at the dollar store??) Anyway it has a deoderizer disk in the top and between that and the scented bags I empty it 2 or 3 times a week BUT I only use it for #1s. #2s go tied up in a grocery sack and directly outside.

Considering you will most likely have to keep #2s separated anyway, you might as well buy this cheap one with scented bags, instead of the other more expensive ones.

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B.S.

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Sure wished you had/are using cloth diapers. By now you would have saved a bundle in money and little bottoms would have been secured in soft natural cotten. One pail, one liner.

I'm a grandmother of three with three grandchildren, all having used cloth diapers. (Before it was "trendy" going natural.)

I'm also a co-owner of Earth Baby Diaper Service who picks up and delivers diapers to one's doorstep. And my partner (and also my daughter) owns a diaper store where you can purchase all-in-ones, Fuzzi-Bunz and Bummies. Some velcro and some snap. These days no diaper pins and rubber pants. And they are so cute! Everything breathes and diaper rashes are at a bare minimum, if any at all. It's as easy as disposables but environmentally friendly as well. Can you imagine the heap of disposbles in our landfills? Did you know it takes more water to produce disposables than to wash cloth diapers? There are lots of facts and links on www.earthbabydiaperservice.com. Please take a minute and look.

I'm not making a sales pitch, just wanting to educate and urge moms to consider cloth. You might think of it this way. Would you want to wear Depends for several hours or cool, breatheable cotten underware?

In any event, I wish the best for your growing family. And I'm so glad that you are fortunate to be a SAHM.

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C.R.

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Hi J.,
Congrats on the new baby coming soon!

Won't it be great if a diaper genie actually was smell free!

I used the Diaper Genie and the Diaper Champ, hands down the Diaper Champ was better and cheaper. I would recommend it to anyone!

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M.G.

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I've never been a diaper genie fan. There's so much you have to do all the while holding a baby in the other arm, and you have to purchase the special bags. We've used the diaper champ for almost 19 months now, and LOVE it. We've never had a problem with it, and every friend that has come over and used it left saying they were getting one because it was so much easier than the genie (seriously). You just put the diapers in, and flip the handle. That's it. You can also use your own trash bags, which saves so much money. I hope you find what you're looking for.

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L.T.

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I have had the Diaper Champ (got it at Toys R US) for two years and love it. You use regular bags (I buy the cheap kitchen bags with drawstrings). never had an odor problem with this

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J.S.

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I'm in agreement with the Diaper Champ! Definitely worth the purchase, easy to use, and you can use regular garbage bags. A word of advice when purchasing: buy new as the plastic container (like anything plastic) absorbs odors and you can really notice a difference if purcased second hand.

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S.S.

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J.,
The Diaper Champ worked tons better for us then the Genie. Good Luck!

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T.

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we have the diaper champ and it's really easy to use. once my daughter started solids, however, we expereienced the same thing.....it smelled. i tried putting a piece of coal at the bottom (i read somewhere that it absorbs oders), an air freshener and an open box of baking soda. none of them were very effective. what we do now is just dump the contents of her dirty diapers in the toilet and that has helped a lot. another friend of mine uses small scented bags for her son's dirty diapers and she says that works, too. we also take out the trash at least twice a week. good luck!

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