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Odor Free Diaper Pail? Not So Much

Reviewing: Learning Curve The First Years Clean Air Odor Free Diaper Disposal  |  Rating:
Jennifer Regan By Jennifer Regan on
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If you are a mom, I'm sure you've searched high and low for some sort of system that allows you to throw away a diaper without having to go outside to the trashcan or without having to smell the "toxic" contents. I've tried a couple systems that haven't worked, so when I came across this supposedly odor free diaper pail, I decided to try it.

The idea and execution is simple - open the lid and put in a regular 13 gallon trash bag (held in place by a special ring).When you have a dirty diaper, simply open the lid, place the diaper inside, close the lid and the diaper drops down into the trashbag. There are arms that crimp the top of the trashbag closed, supposedly helping to keep the odor inside the bag.

The pail also has a fan and two charcoal odor discs. You can choose when to turn on the fan, which blows the odor neutralizing charcoal scent down into the bag. Sounds good right? Wrong. If anything, the fan blows the stinky diaper smell out into the room.

To make matters worse, the pail seems to absorb the smell of the diapers, and no matter how much I scrub and spray Febreeze, it still smells like rotten plastic.

I've finally given up on the fan part of this pail. I still use the pail, but first I shake any waste into the toilet. This has helped with the smell much more than that darn fan did!