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Melissa and Ellie

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Best Diaper Pails

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Before we get into the whos and hows of diaper pails, here’s the thing you need to know about babies. For all their cuteness, for all their preciousness and for all their wonderment, babies poop. And poop. And poop again some more. Everyday. A lot. A good diaper pail won’t let you forget this fact necessarily, but it also won’t remind you of it by emitting unpleasant odors. Which is the whole point, plain and simple. While the diaper pail serves as a place to throw away dirty diapers, its main function is to eliminate foul smells because of them. Some diaper pails may be “prettier” than others, some may have lids, some may twist to close, but the bottom line is, if you can walk into a baby’s nursery and smell nothing but the cutie-pie, sweetness cooing in the bouncy seat, the diaper pail is doing its job.

Best Diaper Pails by Melissa and Ellie

The Best You Can Get

  • Vipp Stainless Steel Diaper Pail

    Melissa says: Most diaper pails are made of odor-absorbing plastic that can leave a lingering smell each time they're opened. Not the Vipp! Handmade in Denmark, it’s made of stainless steel that's easy to keep clean and odor-free. Doctors and dentists throughout the world agree and that is why they use Vipp to keep their offices sanitary and fresh-smelling! The Baby Planners spend an inordinate amount of time in nurseries and we can honestly tell you that while the price may make this diaper pail feel like an extravagance, your nose will think it’s worth it!



    • Handmade, stainless steel construction
    • Compact, airtight, sanitary
    • Can be used with any plastic bag
    • Elegant and functional, can and should be used well beyond the baby stage!
    • Variety of fun colors
  • The Diaper Genie® II Advanced Disposal System

    Melissa says: The new Diaper Genie® II Advanced Disposal System uses a seven-layer film and Push-N-Lock clamp to lock away odor. Its ease of use is why it is a favorite among new parents. You just open the lid, push a diaper through the Push-N-Lock clamp and voila, no more diaper, no more smell. The clamp closure is meant to seal in the “smelliness” so each time you add another diaper, your senses won’t be offended!



    • Unique Air-Tite™ system proven best in odor control
    • Easy-to-use one-hand operation
    • Push-n-Lock clamp
    • Child proof cutter for easy emptying
    • Comes fully assembled, ready to use
  • Diaper Dekor Plus

    Melissa says: Disposing dirty diapers is as easy as stepping and dropping with no twisting and turning required. This container has an attractive, simple design making it look more like a sleek trash can than a diaper pail. Its triple seal system helps to prevent odors from escaping, and it comes with a scented bag liner to offset any other offensive smells.



    • Triple Seal Odor Protection
    • Economical refills
    • Made of durable scratch resistant ABS plastic
    • Contemporary, clean design
  • Baby Trend Diaper Champ

    Melissa says: We’ve always liked the Baby Trend Company as they were the first to introduce the Snap-N-Go stroller, a low cost, easy method for converting your child’s infant car seat into a light weight & portable stroller. Their Diaper Champ product was another first in that it was the first diaper pail that didn’t require expensive refills. This one is as basic and easy as they come, a definite “Champ” in our book!



    • Accepts both cloth and disposable diapers
    • Uses regular plastic/trash bags
    • One-hand flip handle
    • Easy to clean

You will be happy with any of these

  • Clean Air Odor-Free Diaper Pail and Filters

    Melissa says: The secret behind this diaper pail by The First Years Company is their odor-neutralizing carbon filter that they pair with an internal fan to circulate fresh air. Yes, it requires battery operation but it really does eliminate odors. It has a sleek design and also uses ordinary kitchen trash bags. Change the filter every 90 days and you’re good to go!



    • The First Years by Learning Curve
    • Unique carbon filter/fan system traps and neutralizes odors
    • Uses standard kitchen trash bags
    • Ultra quiet, auto-cycle
    • Requires 4 D-cell batteries, not included
  • Graco Touch Free Diaper Pail

    Melissa says: Who’s got time to twist or pull when you’ve got a wriggly baby in one hand and their dirty diaper in the other? That’s what Graco had in mind when they come up with this motion-activated, touch-free lid. Diapers are quickly and easily discarded with a wave of the, ahem, dirty diaper. Graco’s advanced isolation design helps contain odors inside the pail, and the Touch Free™ activated carbon filters are specially made to absorb the worst diaper stench.



    • Motion activated Touch Free™ Lid
    • Activated carbon filters absorb & trap the worst diaper smells
    • Uses standard 10- and 13-gallon trash bags
    • Open and close the lid automatically or manually
  • Nature's Baby Organics PU All Purpose Deodorizer

    Melissa says: As we mentioned earlier, no matter which of these fabulous diaper disposal systems you choose, odors can and do leak out! Too many deodorizers contain synthetic fragrances and chemicals that can irritate delicate senses. Not this one! We suggest having some PU spray on hand for when the unexpected visitor drops by or for when you simply have stinky diaper sensory overload. You just spritz this organic spray around the room and you'll have some added protection that will help keep smells at bay!


    • Made from an all-natural enzymes
    • Vanilla-tangerine or lavendar-chamomile scent
    • Made from non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients
    • Safe to use around children and pets

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