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Mompreneur Tips: Let’s Compare Diaper Genie to Regular Trash Cans

No one likes changing diapers. Make the process just a wee bit easier and invest in a diaper pail.

No one likes changing diapers. Want to make the whole process just a wee bit easier? Invest in a really, really good diaper pail. Diaper pails are one of many baby gear must-haves. You may be wondering if you should splurge on a dedicated diaper pail or stick with a regular trash can. Both options have their pros and cons. It’s important to understand what might work best for you and your baby.

To help you make the decision, let’s compare the two. Let’s look at the Diaper Genie, for example, and compare it with regular trash cans.


Diaper Pails: A smell-containment solution

One of the biggest challenges with diaper changes is dealing with the strong smell. Diaper Genie is designed with an odor-locking system for ultimate odor control so the stink won’t escape. Regular trash cans don’t have these features. When you throw a diaper away, the smell can escape, making the room less pleasant to be in. So, if you want to keep your household fresh, a diaper pail is truly a better option.


Ease of use

Diaper Genie is specially designed for diaper disposal. Their new Platinum and Signature pails come with convenient features like foot pedals and easy tear-off bags. You can place the diaper in, step on the pedal, and the pail seals the diaper away, making the process quick and mess-free. Regular trash cans or even other diaper pails on the market don’t have these diaper-specific features. You might have to open the lid with your hands, and it can get tricky when you’re trying to juggle a squirmy baby and a dirty diaper at the same time.


Refill system

A refill system specifically made for sealing in the odor is the highlight of Diaper Genie. These bags are made with a durable multi-layer film with odor-locking barrier technology. They are designed to keep the smell contained, and they often hold a lot of diapers before needing to be changed. This means fewer trips to the garbage can and fewer trash overloads. With regular trash cans, you’re likely to use normal bags. These may not be as effective at containing the odor and you might be taking out the trash more often.


Space and portability

Diaper Genie systems are compact and can fit easily in small spaces. The pails are designed to be a dedicated solution for disposing of diapers. They are also easy to empty, without the problem of spilling out contents. Regular trash cans come in various shapes and sizes, so you can choose one that fits your space. They are versatile, as they can be used for regular household trash once your baby is out of diapers.



Garbage bins that fit seamlessly into your nursery decor might not be easy to find. Often, the material used is plastic and not sturdy. The new Diaper Genie Platinum is made of durable stainless steel and comes in 4 colors that complement any nursery decor.


Final thoughts

The choice between a diaper pail and a regular trash can depends on your preferences and space. Regular trash cans are more accessible. Diaper pails, however, offer advantages in odor containment, design, and convenience, making diaper disposal easier.


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