One of the questions we are asked all the time by our customers is regarding one of the biggest necessities in a nursery – the diaper pail. There are so many options! Diaper Genie, Diaper Champ, Diaper Dekor…..oh my! Since completing over 50 juvenile spaces and working with all types of diaper pails with our clients, we have pretty much got it all figured out. Hands down, we always recommend the Diaper Genie. It’s simplistic design and awesome features make it a regular in our designs. Here’s why:
Smell Containment: Great – the Diaper Genie really does a wonderful job of keeping your nursery smelling fresh. We had a client with a Diaper Champ who had to relocate the whole unit outside because of the smell.
Ease of Use: Great – it’s easy to put together and changing out the refills is not bad either. We have had a client who had an issue with a faulty refill, but other than that, we hear nothing but good things.
Longterm Cost: Refills are pricey at around $7 and you will be buying them until your kids are potty-trained. The Diaper Genie itself is ranges from $25-$35 depending on the model, but it’s a great investment.
Availability: Refills are sold everywhere – Target, Babies’R’us, etc. This is important! We defer most of our clients from certain other models because you cannot buy refills at Target (which as every mom knows, is baby central).
Sanitation Factor: Great – Diaper Genie keeps yucky things off itself and you, which is very important considering you probably don’t want E-coli or other bacteria anywhere near your baby.
Other Useful Stuff: There are two models of the Diaper Genie – Diaper Genie II and Diaper Genie II Elite (with foot pedal). They are both great choices. The opening on both models is also sufficiently large enough for bulky cloth diapers.
Here’s a few shots of the Diaper Genie in our nursery designs:
We are always curious about other moms’ thoughts. Let us know what your experience has been!