The Best Diaper Pail Reviews

The Best Diaper Pail – Reviews and Comparison

The Best Diaper Pail Reviews

When the day comes that you and your partner realize that you are expecting a baby is a feeling you can’t explain. You both get excited and try to guess if it's a baby boy or a girl and together decide on the nursery items to buy for your baby that will include hygiene purposes like health care and even skin care because you don’t want your baby to suffer from allergies or rashes.

Whether you are a brand new parent or a veteran parent, with a few kids under your belt, you are most likely aware of what newborn babies are capable of producing. We all know that potty training is very important. However, newborns are not yet ready to be trained because they don’t have the ability to control.

When dealing with the foul odors the small babies can produce it is always better to have a quick and easy way of disposing the dirty diaper. In addition to quick disposal you will want something that seals in those smell and prevents them from spreading around your home. And we are talking about a Diaper pail. What is a diaper pail? Well, we all know from the name itself that it refers to a tool that you will want to have at your disposal whenever you need to dispose anything unpleasant that your newborn is very likely to produce, Diapers are something you’re going to have to deal with as a parent; unless you have a really talented baby and can be potty trained before the mountains of dirty diapers start piling up.

So sit down and enjoy this journey about what might be the least fulfilling part of being a parent. So if you are looking for the best diaper pail and diaper pail deodorizer, here are the things to consider if you’re about to have a baby or if you have had one for a while but are tired of dealing with open trash cans full of diapers.

Best Diaper Pail Comparison



Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail
Safety 1st Easy Saver Diaper Pail
Baby Trend Diaper Champ Deluxe
Dekor Plus Hands-Free Diaper Pail
Playtex Diaper Genie Complete Diaper Pail


7 pounds

2.9 pounds

6.6 pounds

72 pounds

8.5 pounds


15 x 10.8 x 22.5 inches

15 x 10.9 x 18.4 inches

21.8 x 14.6 x 10.7 inches

24 x 15 x 11 inches

10.2 x 13.5 x 21.8 inches

Material Type

lead free

lead free

lead free

Phthalate Free, Latex Free, Lead Free

Lead free


grey, hot pink, light blue, and more

off white

blue and pink

black, off white, soft blue, and more

blue, grey, white, green, pink

Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail Review

Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail

Listed as our top choice is the Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail. Arguably a bit of an expensive buy, but does price translate into quality? Well let’s take a look and see if this diaper pail can overcome the shortcomings of our last one.

The Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail is made of steel (as its name suggests) and because of this decision by the makers of the product it is much more efficient at sealing in odors. In addition to sealing in odors, its metal construction gives you a much sturdier product as opposed to a plastic design. The bag issue is not even an issue with this diaper pail as it doesn’t need special bags; you can grab any tall garbage bag you have in your house and your new Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail is ready to use. Its other features are pretty standard for a diaper pail, foot lever in order to avoid unnecessary contact, rubber seal, and slow drop of the lid to avoid loud noises. There is no side access with this one but you have easy access to the filled bag from the top.

Customers response is pretty one sided to this diaper pail as very few are disappointed with their purchase. Many that have purchased the Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail are impressed with the steel design and the ability to use even a cloth diaper lining with the pail. If a down side has to be given for this one it would have to be the price as most people would rather not spend this much for a dirty diaper container. This pail also does not possess odor neutralization when the lid is open but we can guarantee that when it’s closed you won’t even know it’s there. For hygienic purposes, consider having an Ubbi diaper pail cleaning.

Safety 1st Easy Saver Diaper Pail Review

Safety 1st Easy Saver Diaper Pail

As we discuss the next diaper pail we significantly drop down in price. This is also if you’re looking for a not too fancy way of disposing diapers, and can easily double as a tiny trash can without too many people wondering if that is used as a diaper pail for a baby. This Safety 1st diaper pail is a simple plastic design and serves its need with a few easy steps. All you have to do is pop the lid up and drop the package; no need for special bags, no twisting, and no hassle.

This product, like many other diaper pails, claims that it is also capable of containing odors and based on customer reviews it looks like it holds up. That is why this diaper pail holds its spot in the list. If you’re looking for a cheap diaper pail that still does its job and doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, then you’ve found your diaper pail.

When you consider choosing a diaper pail, you must also consider purchasing the material for cleaning a diaper pail. This is because no matter how odorless the diaper pail or how clean it looks like from the outside, it is still very important to clean the diaper pail to prevent mosquitoes inside your baby’s room and prevent them from getting sick.

The safety first easy saver diaper pail, as its name suggests, is very safe most especially when your baby is playing inside the room. This pail is small, very light and it has a lid that children can’t easily open. We must consider the fact that children don’t care whether there is a diaper inside or not. This pail is used as a diaper pail for cloth diapers or even disposable diapers. The cons of using a diaper pail is that if you forget to close it properly, the smell would probably go out and it would not be healthy for your baby.

Baby Trend Diaper Champ Deluxe Review

Baby Trend Diaper Champ Deluxe

The amount of diaper pails out there is staggering, so whenever one of the many companies that make these, send out a product with a design choice that helps it stand out from the rest, you have to give them some points. The first thing you will notice when you see the Baby Trend Diaper Champ is its design. It’s not sleek or conservative, and if you have this in your house it will attract attention from anyone that comes across it. Your purchase of this diaper pail will be a declaration to all those that enter your home that you change your baby’s diapers and you are proud of it.

Beside the obviously intriguing design choice, it still offers the many standard features that most diaper pails offer. It holds in those less than desirable smells, it allows you to use any bag you wish, and it’s not too difficult. The one feature it chooses to deviate from is the Diaper pail with foot pedal that allows diaper disposal without having to unnecessarily touch the diaper pail with your hands.

The Baby Trend Diaper Champ says goodbye to that feature and straight up tells you that using your hands is not a big deal. Aside from having a foot pedal. This diaper pail can store around 30 diapers for its large feature.

Overall impression on this one are pretty mixed but if you’re looking for something not too expensive with enough flair to start up a conversation about your diaper pail, then this is perfect for you.

Dekor Plus Hands-Free Diaper Pail Review

Dekor Plus Hands-Free Diaper Pail

The Dekor Plus Hands free diaper from its name itself has a feature of a foot pedal to make it easier for you to throw the diaper while carrying your baby. This is the one to beat in this list.

With a design that allows the diaper pail to easily be used as a regular trashcan once your child stops using diapers, you no longer have to try and pass down your diaper pail to a friend that will most likely wonder why you would do that. With a variety of colors the classic white is no longer your only option with this diaper pail, as you now have access to not just three but seven different color pails. You can grab a sleek black diaper pail for your baby’s room and when the diapers are gone, place that pail in your office or in your kitchen and no one will know its used to hold diapers. Anyone that comes in will probably be really impressed with your new fancy trashcan. However, always make sure to sanitize the pail.

It follows the true and trusted formula of many diaper pails: open lid and drop. Furthermore, It contains the feature: easy removal of a bag full of diapers. The lid is on the side, so nothing spills while you’re taking out the trash. If there was a downside to this diaper pail it would have to be, like many pails out there, it recommends you to use their bags for the best experience with the product. The good part of that is that the way they design their bags allows you to get rid of one diaper without using up a whole bag. If one of those surprises is particularly stinky you can drop the diaper, rip, and you only wasted as much bag as the diaper took up.

It looks nice, it gets the job done, and comes with a limited lifetime guarantee that insures the product will work for you or they’ll replace it (just be sure to use it for its intended purpose).

Playtex Diaper Genie Complete Diaper Pail Review

Playtex Diaper Genie Complete Diaper Pail

We can’t discuss about diaper disposal devices (diaper pails) without talking about the extremely popular diaper genie. You have heard of it and when you make a list of products you want to purchase it is probably the only option; and there is a good reason for that.

So what exactly does this new version have to offer? This version of the diaper genie comes with odor lock technology to keep all those smells contained in a spacious pail. We know what you’re thinking, “what about when I open it to throw away another diaper? Won’t the smell escape then?” Nope. This version of the diaper genie has a carbon filter to ensure that nothing escapes the diaper pail and invades your personal space.

Changing the bags full of dirty diapers is incredibly easy since it opens from the side in order to easily tie and remove the bag. If there is a downside to the Playtex Diaper Genie it would have to be the need to use specific diaper genie bags as opposed to just a regular long garbage bag that are a lot cheaper.

People’s perception of this product, much like baby’s bowel movements, varies. There are those happy with a newer version due to the last diaper genie being discontinued, but there are also people unhappy about the reduced diaper capacity the new diaper pail holds.

The overall conclusion from most users is that this new diaper genie improves on its previous model in a few aspects. But this leaves a lot to be wanted from the product as it no longer holds as much and at times fails to hold odors despite the odor lock being one of its biggest selling points. But despite its drawbacks, this diaper pail does what is required and comes in more than just a generic diaper pail.

To Sum it Up...

We learned that there are a lot more diaper pails out there than you thought. Some may be cheap diaper pails, but if diaper pail cost is not an issue for you when you are out looking for one, then you will have a lot more choices available. The list gives each one of these a number, but each is still a product worth spending your money; it just depends on what you are looking for.

The best way to get the product that best works for you is to do some research, consult with others who have experienced using the product, and maybe see if your baby has a preference. Make sure to find out which one is number one for you because it’s guaranteed that it will have to hold a lot of number twos.

Product Image Credits: