Powered by natural, odor-eliminating baking soda, the Arm and Hammer Diaper Pail by Munchkin helps keep your baby's nursery smelling fresh and clean. This easy-to-use diapering system is perfect for busy moms who want to spend more time with baby and … see full wiki
I have owned the Diaper Genie II and the Diaper Champ, both of which have some flaws-- the Diaper Genie is excellent about odors, but it's pretty gross to try to squish down a full diaper, and it's hard to tell when a bag is getting full (or, sometimes, when a refill is running out). Diaper Champ is much better about the gross-out factor (you don't have to squish anything-- you just put in the diaper and turn over the lid), but it's absolutely useless when it comes to odor.
This one beats both of them, and comes close to perfect.
First, it does seal in the odor. It kind of feels space-age in the way it rotates the "teeth" closed each time you close the lid. As you close it, it sprinkles just a pinch of baking soda toward the middle of the bag. I'm not sure how necessary that is... I have had no trouble with odor in my Diaper Genie anyway... but it can't hurt.
Second, I love the fact that you can open the door in the front and see how full the bag is. I'm also storing an extra bag in the bottom.
The "you have to squish the diaper in" factor, though, is still there. It's a bit better than with the Diaper Genie-- you don't have to squish quite as hard, because the opening is a little more "forgiving" than with the Genie's "I'm-not-giving-more-than-an-inch" feature. But any amount of diaper-squishing is too much to me. I wish the opening were wider when in the "open" position, so the diaper could be tossed in without risking the big nastiness of what might squish out.
I like that I don't have to cut or measure or tie bags. What would make it perfect is if it could widen the opening or somehow incorporate a foot pedal (like Safety 1st).
If I were doing it all over again, though, I'd go with this one first. The price is reasonable and it seems like good quality.
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