Back in 2012 I had the opportunity to review the Diaper Genie® Elite Diaper Disposal System. I had previously been using a different disposal system and after that review the old diaper bin was sent to the dump and I never looked back.
Playtex recently upgraded the Diaper Genie Disposal System I’ve loved and used all this time. The new Diaper Genie® Elite has an even more sleek design, a front tilt opening for changing the bag, and comes with an unscented refill carbon filter. The most exciting change for colour co-ordinating loving parents is that it now comes in a variety of colours (pink, blue, grey and white). What hasn’t changed is how easy it is to use and how well it locks in odour.
My favourite feature of the Diaper Genie has always been that it is hands free. Just step on the foot pedal and the unique double-clamp air-lock opens for you to drop the diaper into the pail keeping the old diapers closed off so there is no escape of odour while you are stepping on the pedal. Once you release the pedal the new diaper is dropped in among the others.
The “bag” is created by pulling the 7-layer film down the refill “hoop” and tying off the bottom. Each refill can hold up to 270 newborn diapers which is pretty good value for the cost of refills. When it comes time to change the bag you simply push the button and the system opens up to allow you to easilypull down on the film and cut the bag off using the cutter installed in the pail and then tie it off.
The Diaper Genie now comes with a Carbon Filter and the carbon filter holder in place on the lid. The carbon filters are made with activated carbon that is safe and natural which works to lock in odour molecules rather than just trying to mask odour with fragrance.
I have learned that you need to be sure you don’t overstuff the disposal system and change the bags regularly. The carbon filter can only do so much!
The new Diaper Genie Elite makes for a great shower gift and if you know the sex of the baby then a pink or blue one works wonderfully.
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Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Playtex and I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this post. However all opinions are honest and my own. We’ve owned and used a Diaper Genie Elite for the past three years, so I think is pretty telling!
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!