When my eldest was born the Diaper Genie was all the rage. The environmentalist in me just couldn’t get my head around having a device that wrapped a diaper in a plastic bag, which makes the diaper even less biodegradable. I couldn’t fathom throwing out that many diapers and that much plastic. Fast forward almost 8 years to a new city where not only are diapers compostable, but plastic bags are as well. Diapers go in our municipal green bin and are sent with all the compost material to an anerobic digester, which turns the material into green energy. So cool.
Now the idea of a Diaper Genie is much more intriguing to me. Our general process of doing a diaper change and carting the diaper to the kitchen to toss into our city compost bin isn’t exactly ideal. Diapers are indeed pretty rank and they can often be a real mess in the early days or during illnesses.
The Diaper Genie didn’t fit in with the aesthetic of how I wanted my kid’s rooms to look either. It’s fairly large and plastic and white. Not exactly the look I was going for when envisioning their bedrooms, given the colours and patterns and clean lines I always lean towards. Playtex now has a great solution to this concern. The new Diaper Genie Expressions is a new system where a fabric sleeve is used to cover the plastic disposal pail. What makes this system even more appealing is that the covers are fabric, which means they are easily washed, and very simply interchanged so that you can purchase more than one and change up the look.
The disposal system was incredibly easy to use, even for this newbie, and the odor-lock system really is as great as people say it is (trust me, I have the strongest sense of smell alive). There was no detectable smell coming from the unit even after a couple of days and many diapers. There are currently five different designer sleeves to choose from and I was amazed to find that three of them were a perfect match for my daughter’s room. Far more than I had expected! Two run in the pink family, two in the blue and one is a very neutral grey. The patterns were even exactly what I had used for her room and I thought the sleeve was a really cute touch that helped to detract from the large, stark white plastic pail hiding underneath. They are quite stretchy and very easy to get on and off. The unit itself was also very straightforward and easy to use. Just keep in mind that the fabric sleeves will only fit the new Expressions unit and can’t be used on older models of the Diaper Genie.
The new Diaper Genie Expressions retails for $34.99 CAD and each designer fabric sleeve costs $12.99 CAD. They can be found at many major baby product retailers as well as online. If you are looking for a Diaper Genie or have been considering one but have hesitated because you aren’t keen on the look of them, the Expressions may be perfect for you.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign, however all views and opinions on this post are my own This program is only open to age of majority residents of Canada (excluding Quebec). All chosen participants will receive the Playtex Diaper Genie Expressions as featured in this post. Please note you can’t receive multiple samples from different blogs, one sample per household only.