Diaper Pail Buying Guide
Diaper pails make changing time easier, offering a quick way to dispose of diapers
What to Consider
- Odour control method: Each diaper pail comes with a unique odour control method incorporated either into the diaper pail itself or the refillable plastic bags
- Material: Most diaper pails are made of plastic, but some believe stainless steel absorbs less odour and is more longlasting.
- Ease of use: Choose a hands-free or one-handed style opening to allow easy disposal and refilling of plastic bags
- Capacity (number of diapers): If your baby requires frequent changes, you might need a diaper pail with a larger capacity
- Dimensions: Make sure your diaper pail can fit into your nursery!
- Refillable bags: Many pails require bag refills from the same brand which can often become very costly
|Popular brands||Playtex||Dekor||Tommee Tippee||Angelcare||Munchkin||Ubbi|
|Model||Diaper Genie Essentials||Classic Hands-Free Diaper Pail||Sangenic Nappy Disposal System||Nappy Disposal System||Step Diaper Pail Powered by Arm & Hammer||Steel Diaper Pail|
|Odour control method||Carbon filter||Trap door, sealing lid, scented bags||Individually wrapped diapers||Multi-layer bag||Lavender scented baking soda||Powder coated steel does not absorb smell|
|Opening||Foot pedal (hands-free)||Foot pedal (hands-free)||Open and twist (two hands)||Push lid (one-handed)||Foot pedal (hands-free)||Sliding lid (one-handed)|
|Features||Pull-out bag disposal system||Childproof lock||Antibacterial film||Childproof lock||Childproof lock|
|Capacity (number of diapers)||Unspecified||45||28||28||30||55|
|Dimensions||10.2 x 13.5 x 21.8 inches||21.5 x 12.5 x 9 inches||23 x 7.9 x 10 inches||9.8 x 11 x 14.4 inches||12.2 x 27.6 x 13 inches||21.5 x 8.75 x 12.5 inches|
|Compatible with normal trash bags||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Price (cartridge)||7/casette (270 diapers)||2/pack (495 diapers)||16/cassette (84 diapers)||18/cassette (180 diapers)||11/36 bags|
|Where to buy||Playtex Baby||Pupsik||Pupsik||Lazada||Munchkin||Agape Babies|
- Change your diaper pail every 3-4 days to prevent any smells.
- Make sure to buy extra refillable plastic bags, to prevent running out!
- Dispose of any solids in your toilet before putting your diaper in the pail. It will reduce odour.
- For any lingering smells, you can try sprinkling either baking soda, coffee grounds, or a few whole cloves at the bottom of the diaper pail to help absorb the smell.
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