Babble Best Picks:
Diaper Disposal Units
Living with a baby can be exhausting, joyous, messy and sweet, but it will always - always - be smelly. That is unless you find an effective way to contain the diaper stink. Considering the average parent will battle the odor for one to three years per child, it's not a fun feat. We've been there. Luckily, they make a life-saving product: the diaper disposal unit. We took several of the newest models on the market and tested each for a minimum of two weeks on both a breastfed infant and a solid food-eating toddler. Our conclusion: Nothing will completely mask the smell of heavily soiled diapers piling up for weeks on end. Period. However, there are some really fabulous products out there to help.
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BEST IN THE LONG RUN | Diaper Dekor Plus
Although you will have to buy refill bags for the Diaper Dekor Plus, there’s one advantage that this system has over other refillable ones: It can be used for more than just dirty diapers. With a simple foot pedal and trap door (rather than a self-sealing system designed for diapers), you’ll be able to line it with a regular garbage bag and use it in any room in the house. It’s also the most attractive pail we tested.
Along the same lines, we found the Diaper Dekor Plus to work just as well lined with a wet bag for cloth diapers – such as the Kissa’s antibacterial pail liner – making it a great option for parents unsure of which diapering system they want to use.
As far as effectiveness, we found the trap door’s rubber seal to do a good job keeping the smells out of the room – although it wasn’t as smell-proof as the Munchkin. But considering so many people become frustrated with their disposable diaper systems or stop using them after a year or two, you won’t be wasting your money with this one. We guarantee you’ll find another use for it.
Get it from Amazon, $39.98, $14.95 for refills holding 570 to 670 diapers