As a Mom of one year old twins, we go through A LOT of diapers. Not as much as we used to, but we still are changing about 10 diapers a day between the two of them. With that many diapers to change, I need to make the process as easy and as quick as possible. The biggest help for me? The Playtex® Diaper Genie®Elite with Carbon Filter! It sits right next to our changing table and we even have another one in the playroom in our basement. Double the diapers means that things get literally get stinky fast, but luckily the stink is quickly eliminated once I put it in the Diaper Genie Elite.
It has the Ultimate Odor Lock System, a double-lock design that seals away odors each time you drop in a dirty diaper, for a fresh-smelling nursery. The activated carbon filter absorbs strong diaper odors and the antimicrobial protection helps fight germs and bacteria. Together with the Diaper Genie Refill bags that feature 7 layers to lock in the odor, you wouldn’t even know that there are two pails of stinky diapers in our house. Now only if we could do something about our dog!
I had the chance to check out both the Diaper Genie refills and the Munchkin Nursery Fresh refills for the Diaper Genie Elite. In my opinions, there’s a clear winner but let’s take a look at both of them!
Playtex Diaper Genie Refills
We have been using the Playtex Diaper Genie for over a year now and used it with my son when he was first born. I love how easy it is to use and how it keeps the odor in but holds a lot of diapers! The actual product itself is very sturdy and the bags are VERY sturdy. I had no worry of the bag ripping or tearing causing diapers to spill out. When I placed the Diaper Genie refill into the Diaper Genie, it snapped in so easily and fit perfectly. It securely fits in the Diaper Genie letting the lid close properly.
Best of all? NO bad smell! It keeps that stinky odor in and you wouldn’t even know there were dirty diapers in our basement and the girls room.
Nursery Fresh by Munchkin Refills
I also had the chance to try out the Nursery Fresh refills which are made by Munchkin. It looks very similar but I have to admit I like the packaging better on the Diaper Genie – something picky, I know! The first thing I noticed was that it seemed a little flimsy. The blue bag was already popping out a little and when I felt the bag, it seemed very thin and I was worried it would tear! Like the Diaper Genie refills, it can hold an average of 270 diapers but I definitely don’t want that spilling all over my house!
When I placed the Nursery Fresh refill into my Diaper Genie, it didn’t feel as secure as the Diaper Genie refill and I felt like I had to keep pushing it into place to make sure it would stay when I put the lid down as well as force the lid down. As far as the smell, I did feel like it didn’t keep the odor in quite as well as the Diaper Genie refills and that is something that is very important to me with two in diapers!
The Nursery Fresh refills are cheaper than the Diaper Genie refills but in this case, I’m all about quality over saving a few bucks – and if you know me, I’m all about saving a few bucks!
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How do you keep the stink out with dirty diapers?
Disclosure: I am a member of the 2014 Playtex Mom Trust Panel. I have been compensated for my time but all thoughts and opinions are my own.