Best diaper pail?

Baby starting solid foods so looking for a better diaper pail that helps with odor control, any suggestions?

Also open to any advice on what kind of disposable diaper people have found economical and healthy for their baby's skin.

Thanks!

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Pampers all the way. Nothing else we tried came close in terms of effectiveness and skin-friendliness. 

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We love the Dekor plus diaper pail, it has a foot pedal and two lids which helps with the stink, and the bags are really easy to swap out. 

I've been loving the service from Dyper, the diapers and all the packaging are compostable, they're super absorbent and sturdy, plus they aren't that expensive compared to the other eco-friendly diapers out there! Highly recommend. 

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We have yet to start solids, but so far our ubbi diaper pail has been very effective. My son has super sensitive skin and we have had good results with pampers pure diapers for the last several months, but are testing out Kirkland signature diapers now because they are significantly less expensive and have liked them so far.

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I've been pretty happy with my Ubi diaper pail. The bonus is that you can use any bag to line it!

My baby has responded well to Costco brand diapers, which are cheaper than "name brand" diapers, like Huggies. She has sort of sensitive skin, and these don't seem to bother her.

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We like the one by Ubbi. Aside from locking in the odor, you can use any trash bag in it.

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We have a Dekor diaper pail and it works great. 
 

We use EarthBaby compostable diaper service and Dyper brand diapers, which are made from bamboo. Have been very happy with both for a year now!

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We are happy with the Diaper Dekor Plus: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F55P1WW/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_V-s4Eb5BJSDFV It's good at trapping odors, it's hands-free, and I like that you can empty it anytime you want and not "waste" a full bag because the bag system is basically one big tube that you cut and tie off whenever you want - seems economical and a better use of plastic. Sometimes you want to empty the pail after just one big poopy diaper! As for the refills, you can do the same brand name ones, or Amazon has another generic one called "BabyFeel" that fits the Dekor plus and is a little cheaper. 

For diapers, we've always been a Pampers Swaddlers family. They're reasonably priced on Amazon, soft, good leak protection, neutral/minimal designs, no funky/overpowering odors. Just a solid all-around diaper that ticks all the boxes.

One last note, as our boys get older (like 2-3 years old) and their bladders got bigger, I do switch to Huggies Overnights just for nighttime, because those are the absolute best at stopping leaks with the giant overnight pees. 

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We ended up ditching the diaper pail alltogether, getting a smaller kitchen trash can, and taking it out nightly. The smell from the pail was just too strong for me to take.

We alternated between the Huggies natural and the Target up and up brand.

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I’ve had a few diaper pails and like “diaper genie” the best as far as odor control. 

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We have an Ubbi pail and it works great - the top locks shut so you little one can't open it when they get mobile/curious and while the diapers do stink like crazy, it keeps the smell in. We picked it because it doesn't require proprietary bags like the diaper genie and needed something that could use compostable bags. You can also use a charcoal filter bag to help deal with the smell.

We use Dyper with delivery/pickup and composting from Earthbaby and really love it! The diapers are simple (no cute prints) but they hold up well, they're fully compostable and no nasty chemicals. the Earthbaby service is about $32/month for weekly deliveries but it covers the cost to drop off your diapers every week with emergency drop-offs if needed and they send the diapers to a composting facility that fully breaks down the diapers and wipes. We pay about $125 a month for everything so it's not the cheapest option, but not crazy expensive and I've never had to buy diapers at a store (a perk in COVID times!). Dyper also does mail delivery via a monthly subscription and I think they've added a composting option (why buy compostable if it goes to a landfill?), they always have good intro promos online. Good luck!

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I didn't use a diaper pail, just a little trash bin, the type you get for $4.99 from Target or IKEA. I carefully hoarded those clear produce bags every time I shopped and used it to line the bin. Wet diapers just went into the bin and were allowed to sit, and every time there was a poopy diaper I gathered up what was in the bin, tied the bag up, and threw it into the outside trash bin. As time goes on your baby poops less and less often, so you only have to take the bag out once a day. I never spent the money on diaper genies or those proprietary trash bags they tried to sell with it, and my system worked just fine. As for diapers, it really depends on your baby and how sensitive his or her skin is, and it seems everyone has their favorite brand of diaper, so whatever works for the baby is the best for you.

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Our baby has not started solid foods yet, but we have the Ubbi diaper pail and it works great for odor control. You don't smell anything unless the diaper pail is open (even when it's full of diapers), it's easy to open with one hand, and it uses regular kitchen trash bags - no special bags needed. 

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We have the Ubbi, and it only smells when you open it. We got it because you can use any trash bag in it instead of special ones just for that specific diaper pail. Honest Co. diapers with scheduled delivery from their app were the best "eco" diapers we found. We stopped using their app once our toddler switched to pullups during potty training because we just didn't need so many diapers and wipes all the time. So far their pullups are fine and don't leak, but they're not as good as the baby diapers because they aren't adjustable around the waist. We tried the EarthBaby Naty compostable diapers when our son was an infant, and they were surprisingly horrible, and I was really bummed about it. They just did not fit well and leaked terribly every single time. 

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I second Earthbaby and Dyper! I am so happy with their service and the diapers. My son has very very sensitive skin and these diapers are very soft and made without any harmful chemicals. The service might not be super cheap but saving the planet from drowning in disposable diapers is certainly worth it.

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Hi there, you may find it weird, and it'snot what you asked about, but since it sounds like you worry about your baby's skin, may I suggest the "elimination communication" and a "diaper free baby" approach?  It sounds crazy, but as a working mom who isn't too much into "natural and organic", I found it's pretty simple and common sensical. Check it out:  https://www.amazon.com/Diaper-Free-Baby-Natural-Training-Alternative/dp/0061229709/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2QWSNVA8Y3ZC3&dchild=1&keywords=diaper+free+baby+ingrid+bauer&qid=1593030015&sprefix=diaper+free+bab%2Caps%2C204&sr=8-1

It's quite simple and natural, no different than feeding baby when they are hungry - look for signs when they need to eliminate (e.g., straining or grunting) and instead of watching them go in a diaper and then changing it, take that diaper off and hold them over something.  Or notice when they tend to have a BM or pee and take them to the potty then.

After having my first kid in diapers for 3 years and dealing with his rashes, I did "elimination communication" with my second kid, adjusted the way I wanted to do it.  She still had disposable diapers, but I let her go diaper free ever since she was born for a few hours each day.  I got some chuck pads (they got some that are soft on top, or just cover them with a soft blanket), and let her go commando for a bit.  And, every time I took her diaper off, I held her over a bowl or a toilet, and most of the time she at least did pee pee.  One less diaper to pay for and litter the environment with, and less urine (or worse) on baby's skin. Btw, this isn't toilet training, although it does help with that. My daughter got toilet trained when she was two, which isn't early, but I only had to change a poopy diaper for her only tree times in her life, because she only had BMs 3 or 4 times a day and they all went into a potty.  This kind of thing should be super easy thanks to sheltering in place, since your baby is always at home or maybe with just a few other kids in day care.