When my daughter was born, about 2 years ago, we had a diaper pail, just a plastic one. At first it was fine but after we ran out of the “special” bags we stopped using it and started to just throw her diapers away in the kitchen garbage. That was fine while we lived in Connecticut and our garbage fit under the sink but now that we are living in our new apartment here in Georgia our trash can is out in the open and stinky diaper stench does not get hidden if they are in it. That is why I started looking into getting a new diaper pail, preferably one that would keep the stench out of my house and one that I could use my own trash bags with.
This diaper pail has some pretty cool features. One of them is that it comes in 12 different colors so you are not stuck with just a white diaper pail. We went with green because we don’t know the gender of the new baby yet so if it is a boy it doesn’t end up in a totally pink room with their older sister! It is made of steel so it does not absorb the smells over time like the plastic diaper pails do either.
Above is a picture of one of my favorite features of the Ubbi diaper pail. It is a child safety lock which is great because my one and a half year old loves to explore everything. As soon as I took the diaper pail out of the box she ran over to examine what it was and of course tried to open it, especially after seeing myself and my husband open it a few times she got even more curious. It makes me feel good to know that I don’t have to worry about leaving it around her to only find a huge yucky mess to clean up.
Above is what it looks like to open the diaper pail. All that needs to be done to put a bag in is to wrap it around the ring so you can use any bags or you can use bags from Ubbi, they even have cloth bags that you can reuse instead of having to throw away bags every time (works best if you also use cloth diapers).
That is just one of the Costco brand trash bags. We are on our second bag now and have had no problems using the garbage bags. So I guess this diaper pail passes my requirements of keeping the stench out and being able to use garbage bags.
I do like this diaper pail but there are a couple things I did have trouble with. One of the issues had to do with of keeping my daughter away. Since the diaper pail is made of steel it is easy to dent. One day my daughter decided she wanted to push the diaper pail over and sit on it while jumping up and down. After I realized what was happening I pulled her off and saw a big dent in the side. It wasn’t broken but wasn’t the nice week old diaper pail anymore. As soon as my husband got home from work though he was able to push the dent out pretty easily and now it is barley noticeable. My second concern has to do with how it keeps the stench in. Since it does this so well every time you open the pail to throw in a diaper you have to run at least 20 feet away for about 30 seconds before the waft of gross diaper stench leaves the air after escaping the diaper pail.
Despite these two flaws I am glad I got the Ubbi diaper pail and that is why I would recommend it to my readers.
*I received samples of the products mentioned above for free to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine.