Diaper Genie: Disposing of Dirty Diapers the Elite Way

diaper genie elite

“What is that smell?”

This question is never one that ends well  in our house. Someone either let a silent one rip or I have once again lost a dirty diaper. To be honest it’s usually 50:50.

With 1 and a half kids in diapers (potty-training), I am known to change diapers all over the house. We have stations set up in all of the bedrooms, living room, and even my little office space. What we don’t have is a diaper containment unit, and it gets crazy in here if I forget.

Like a game of hide-and-seek they family sets out to get to the bottom of the smell and although the reward is not great, getting rid of the culprit is.

I wouldn’t have this issue if I had a system in place to capture the diapers other than the wet food bin. This non-system may make my husband finally lose his mind over my semi-domestic goddess skills. I know I have to do better and the answer has shown up on my doorstep–literally.

Playtex Baby Diaper Genie Elite

Last week the Diaper Genie Elite (ARV $45.99) showed up and we have been  fighting over using it since. Whenever I put a wrap a diaper up ready to put it down one of the kids swoops in and throws it in the Diaper Genie Elite. I think they are sick and tired of my iffy housekeeping skills and this is something they are keen on helping with.

diaper genie elite

I prefer gender neutral tones so I chose the light gray system but with options like pink, blue and the classic white this is a perfect addition to your nursery (or anywhere you choose to diaper). The design is sleek enough that it can easily blend in and that is important when you consider that this will be in your home for the long run.

diaper genie elite

What makes the Diaper Genie Elite better than other systems, in my opinion, is the fact that it is hands-free. You just have to step on the pedal and drop the diaper in. My previous diaper disposal unit was made in a way that I had to physically push the diaper in and it was bothersome, especially if I was holding the baby in my arms.

diaper genie elite
diaper genie elite

Another great feature is the carbon filter. It is a mess-free way of absorbing unwanted smells. The unit I had before had baking soda and although it was contained, when it came time to changing it I always made a mess (no surprise).

A pleasant surprise is the refills. Heavy-duty clear blue bags make sure to keep the mess and smell in and the diapers contained. Big time winner over her for ease-of-use as you just have to open the refills, tie the end and drop it in.

With two years of diapers left in our house, at least, I will be happy to have the Playtex Baby Diaper Genie Elite as part of our diaper routine. I know my husband and kids thank Playtex Baby for sending this over as our home is being kept smelling fresh thanks to no more lost diapers.



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Diaper Genie Elite


I am working with Playtex Baby on this post. All opinions are my own.

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Holly Myke
    April 11, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I would love this! I do have a diaper geinie but it’s an older model and does not have the fancy foot pedal. I have to stuff the diaper down. This model would be more helpful with a near 2 year old and a brand new baby in our house!

  2. Wendy hutton
    April 11, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    I like the carbon filter for absorbing unwanted smellls, nothing worse than a stinky diaper

  3. Suzanne G
    April 12, 2016 / 11:39 am

    I like that it has a carbon filter to deal with the smell.

  4. Cheryl
    April 12, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    I love the foot pedal! So much better than lifting the lid

  5. josephine evans
    April 12, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    I love everything about it and how it comes in several different colors.. Such an awesome upgrade from the older version. Easy to use and contains the icky smells.

  6. lori b
    April 13, 2016 / 7:58 am

    i like the fact you can use your foot to open

  7. ivy pluchinsky
    April 13, 2016 / 9:11 am

    I like that it has a carbon filter to keep the smell at bay

  8. Florence C
    April 13, 2016 / 10:11 am

    I like the carbon filter to absorb the stinky.

  9. Cheryl
    April 15, 2016 / 9:51 am

    I like that you can open hands free!! no need to put baby down 🙂

  10. Pam
    April 16, 2016 / 10:03 am

    My fave feature is the carbon filter, the less smell the better.

  11. Joanne Frank
    April 16, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    I like the carbon filter to absorb the smelly stinky orders

  12. Treen Goodwin
    April 17, 2016 / 9:08 am

    I love the cutting mechanism part , that’s awesome , i love that its really so hands free and a very clean way to dispose of them dirty diapers 🙂 thanks for the chance 🙂

  13. Wendy Jensen
    April 17, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    The feature I like the best is that it keeps the smell in and the home smelling fresh.

  14. Janet M
    April 17, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    I like that it is hands free, when you never have enough!

  15. Jennifer D
    April 17, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    The carbon filter. Nobody wants to smell baby poo!

  16. Jeffrey Rossnagel
    April 17, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Foot pedal is great feature!

  17. April 17, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    I like lots of the features listed. However, I really like that you can have different colours of diaper genies. I had no idea you could choose a colour that wasn’t white.

  18. Jordan D
    April 17, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    I like the idea of the carbon filter…no smell is good smell!

  19. Barb Batten
    April 18, 2016 / 7:40 am

    Good idea? Smile

  20. Tamara M
    April 18, 2016 / 9:26 am

    The most important feature to me is hiding that dirty diaper smell!

  21. Tiffany
    April 18, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    I love that it has a carbon filter to get rid of the smell!

  22. John C
    April 18, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    it is hands-free!

  23. Cherin McKenzie
    April 18, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Stinky diapers are the worst. I like the carbon filter.

  24. Nicole B
    April 19, 2016 / 8:40 am

    I love the carbon filter to reduce the smell!! That is a great addition to the diaper genie!

  25. Bailey Dexter
    April 19, 2016 / 10:00 am

    The carbon filter for absorbing unwanted smellls would be the best feature on the diaper genie for our house as the baby’s room is on the main floor!

  26. Wanda Bergman
    April 19, 2016 / 10:30 am

    I like that it is hands-free!

  27. Vanessa L
    April 19, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Masking unwanted smells is my favourite feature!

  28. janine a
    April 19, 2016 / 11:17 am

    the carbon filter getting rid of those yucky smells

  29. SarahJ
    April 19, 2016 / 11:45 am

    The heavy duty refill bags to block the smell and the carbon filter. This item is much needed!

  30. April 19, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    I would love this! The carbon filter is my favourite part – especially with the summer heat coming up (gross).

  31. Nate
    April 19, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    Carbon filter is my favourite feature as it will smell less

  32. Sarah N.
    April 20, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I like that it is hands free. So easy to use!

  33. NicoleEmma
    April 20, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    I love the foot pedal.

  34. Sara Rai
    April 20, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    The carbon filter for sure.

  35. April 21, 2016 / 12:01 am

    No mess carbon filter

  36. Rachael Bhardwaj
    April 21, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    i love the foot pedal.

  37. Christian H
    April 23, 2016 / 10:02 am

    My favorite feature is the easy to use foot pedal

  38. Mike Gismondi
    April 24, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    I like that it has a carbon filter to deal with the smell.

  39. Yan deng
    April 24, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    I like the carbon filter

  40. Jackie M
    April 24, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I like how you can open the canister without hands and the carbon filter that you can change!

  41. Joni W
    April 26, 2016 / 11:17 am

    I love that it’s handfree and the carbon filter for thesmell.

  42. lorna
    April 29, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    i like the carbon filter

  43. aarone mawdsley
    April 30, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    the carbon filter is cool

  44. Sylvia F
    May 1, 2016 / 3:30 am

    the carbon filter!

  45. Ariel C
    May 1, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    the carbon filter is my favourite feature!

  46. Kristi Blackley
    May 2, 2016 / 12:39 am

    I love that it has the carbon filter to contain smells that the lid just doesn’t contain and the foot pedal for easy opening. Would love to try it out!