With Elijah I never owned a diaper pail, I just put poop diapers in a diaper disposal bag and took the trash bag out once or twice a day. With Ariel I'm not sure if she is just a stinker baby or this house is just smaller so smells linger longer but I knew I needed one. There are so many options on the market that I wasn't sure which one I wanted but I had used a Diaper Genie a few times while using the baby changing room at Toys R Us and I really liked their design. I also liked the idea of putting it by the trashcan by the back door in the kitchen since we spend the majority of our time on the first floor so I knew I wanted something that blended in and didn't scream dirty diapers.
That's when I was introduced to about the NEW Playtex Diaper Genie Expressions and knew that was the one!
What I love: The Diaper Genie Expressions is the first customizable Diaper Genie pail. Diaper Genie Expressions has a push-n-lock clamp system that traps in the odors and bags that hold well over a days worth of diaper that allows you less time taking diapers outside without the smells. The unit comes completely assembled and ready to go out of the box, all you have to do is insert the bag. This is a huge plus for busy parents!
When you first use the diaper bag insert you just follow the instructions on the side of the bags. It shows you how to pull the bag out just a bit (not all the way) and pull through, tie and insert. I keep my bag pulled really short, just enough for 6 or 7 diapers so I can cut and tie every evening. Emptying is really easy. The can has a built in cutter for the bags so you only use what you need, cut and tie and are ready to go again. Since it works so good trapping all the odors inside the unit, just be prepared when you do open it to change the bag it is going to be strong. I carry my unit (which is super light weight) out on the back deck and do it there on days I know she had a lot of dirty diapers. It really does a great job keeping the smells inside the diaper pail and not in your house!
The best part of the Diaper Genie Expression is the customizable part. There are 6 different sleeves available to match any room and any decor, Pink Starburst, Pink and Grey, Grey Clovers, Blue Knit, and Blue Tile. The designer sleeves slide easily on and off to change whenever you want and they are made of high quality fabric, which means you can throw them right in the washing machine to clean!
I love the function and look of the Diaper Genie Expressions and feel it has really worked well for our family.
At only $29.99 for the unit, $9.99 for each cover and $5.99 for bag refills (that hold up to 270 diapers) it's also very affordable. You can find Diaper Genie Expressions at Babies R Us and Target!
UPDATE: Right now at Target the Diaper Genie Expressions is only $24.99 and Babies R Us is $25.49!!!
I really love it and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend it to my family and friends? YES!
Would I buy it myself based on my experiences with this review? YES!
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