Yes, that's the number of embryos we transferred on Tuesday but that's not what I'm talking about (today.)
Three is the number of diaper pails we've gone through in the past 10 months!
Three, THREE, 1, 2, 3...Uno, dos, TRES!!! Three!
I'm hoping 'third time's a charm' and this will also be the last pail I purchase.
We started with the Diaper Champ $34.99.
I liked that I didn't need to stuff a dirty diaper into this contraption. I just flipped the handle, placed the diaper in the hole and flipped the handle again. Away goes the diaper! It's ease is awesome! A - ease! Also, I loved that I didn't need to buy special bags. I bought cheap, small trash bags and they worked perfectly. A - not having to buy special bags. The downfall: IT STINKS!!! Every time I flip that handle to reveal the hole to place the new, dirty diaper in, the pail lets out this horrible stench of nastiness! It hits you like a ton of bricks! Wooooof! (That's the sounds of the stink wafting out!) Now as much as I think my child is perfect, his poop does smell. It's poop so I expect the pail of poop to stink to some degree but not to the point that his room starts to smell like an outhouse. No thanks! F - smell containing!
Next, the Diaper Decor $39.99.
Jenny H (who has an adorable little boy the same age as Gavin) saw me comment on another blog about the stench of the Diaper Champ. She stopped by my blog to tell me that, not only do we have similar stories but, she loves her Diaper Decor. I'm pretty sure I looked it up that day and decided I needed it! It's really pretty, a mature diaper pail, if you will! A - fanciness! I waited and asked for it for Christmas (yeah, I asked for a poopy diaper receptacle for Christmas!) I've been using it since the day after Christmas and I have the same issues. It wreaks!!! I was willing to get past the fact that I needed to use special bags (the kind that is just one long tube of bag and you tie the end) if it was going to contain the stench. Nope! F - stink holding! Diaper pail fail number 2.
Yesterday, I bought the Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail $25.09.
I read a review that Vivian did and I felt like it was worth a shot. It makes sense, each diaper is contained so there less stink to waft out when you open the container to put in the newest diaper. A - making sense! Also, there's a little baking soda dispenser that sprinkles in after each diaper. I'm over the "I don't want to have to buy special bags for my diaper pail" issue, I just want the pail to hold the majority of the stink so I don't get knocked out each time I toss a diaper into the pail. This pail creates what I call a 'diaper sausage.' I put a diaper in and when you close the container, the lid spins the bag so it seals said diaper in it's own little diaper capsule (also sprinkling baking soda in to help absorb odor.) Sounds pretty genius to me. The best part, this pail was purchase for only $25! A+ - great deal! There are only three diapers in the pail at the moment but I have high hopes.
The little guy had a complete poop-tastrohy this morning. He was just laying (lying?) wrong when he did his, ahem, business, and it came up the back of the diaper and found his shirt. Good morning to mommy! Anyway, I'm giving the new pail a run for it's money. If it can contain the stink of this morning's diaper I might have to buy stock in this pail!
*The opinions expressed in this post are ALL mine. I was not paid for these opionions. I mean, who would pay me to tell you all about the pails that I hated, after all. But, let's be clear, I'd gladly accept money to review diaper pails. Or any items, for that matter.*