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diper geanie worth it?

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diper geanie worth it?

wife picked up da diper geanie the other day, r those really worth it? or should i just get a step can?
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They definitely prevent odour a lot more and it's a pretty convenient system but you certainly don't need it.

My wife keep ours pretty long after the kids were out of diapers just cause she liked it more than a regular garbage.
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Yeah, they are worth it for the convenience. Don't get the cheap bags for it because they won't prevent odor. Stick with the expensive diaper genie brand bags.
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yes worth it...at the end of the day...it saves time...especially in the middle of the night changes.

for both child we used about 2 years for each. It's about 9-12 containers worth per child.
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We had 2 given to us but don't use it. For the 2 kids, we've always just throw it into a bag and then into the compost bin. Not too much extra work for us.
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Never saw the point for us... bagged used diapers are out to the green bin within 6 hours. Let the raccoons deal with the odour. We haven't had #2 issues at night yet.
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We live in a city where you cannot put diaper into the green bin so for us it was worth it.

However we never buy the refill. When it is garage day I just untie the knot at the bottom and dump everything into a regular bag along with other garbage.
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Worked well for us with 3 kids. All personal choice really.
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4 kids plus home daycare. Never saw the need. Solids get flushed down the toilet. Nasty diapers were put in a bag before being put in the regular garbage. Flushing the solids made a huge difference.
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We don't really use it. It fills up quick. Once in awhile is ok to throw stinky poo. But we find it better to just toss it in a bag in a can in a bag outside the room. Then into the green bin.
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Stronzo1 wrote: wife picked up da diper geanie the other day, r those really worth it? or should i just get a step can?
It's pointless - we just use a step can + grocery bags. Fold your diapers properly so that the poo is inside. If you're really sensitive to smell, bag each diaper individually.
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We used it for about 6 months. We thought the replacement bags were way too expensive. So, we used regular bags for a while but that doesn't help with the odour. Now we just have a garbage can outside the front door and as soon as we change a diaper, we put it directly in the garbage outside.
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Totally worth it... you can keep them up for hours like this...

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I bought an Ubbi pail instead of the DiaperGenie: http://thenightlight.com/the-best-diaper-pail/
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- higher initial cost (about $80), but
- it looks better, and
- it works with any bags so no expensive refills required (I bought a huge box of kitchen bags at Costco that will last forever)

So far (2 months in), so good. Contains smells and I don't have to stress over expensive proprietary refills. I live in a high rise condo so it's definitely a MUST for me: throwing out the garbage means leaving my unit, waiting for the elevator, travelling 30+ floors down, walking to the garbage room, waiting for the elevator, travelling 30+ floors up.
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No need here, I have a 6 months old boy now. For the nasty diapers, we just throw to the green bin right away.
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we grew up without it.. personally, unless it was gifted.. I don't see the necessary need for it
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bought it in US Walmart for $20, the essential one, not the Elite "step" one

Essential Genie holds odour better than the Elite, and the Elite tends to break down easy, because of it's stepping mechanism.

we prefer the walmart bag over the OEM bags, as walmart bags stretches better so that i can stuff more diaper in
one pail.

however, now that i see many prefer to flush the solid first to save space, i may want to give it a try, and save space.

i keep my diaper genie in the washroom next to the baby's room.

no smell, and odour in the room, only unless u open it to change bag
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I would not go with the Genie because of the cost for refills. I used the diaper champ. You could you plastic shopping bags, so no cost I. Refills. There may better ones out there, but this was the best value at the time.

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