Ubbi Diaper Pail

By: Ubbi

$89.99

Ubbi Diaper Pail

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The eco-friendly Ubbi Diaper Pail is the stylish solution for getting rid of used diapers. Made of powder-coated steel, the durable Ubbi Diaper Pail keeps odors contained with its strong rubber seals and has childproof safety locks to prevent any unwanted messes. Plus, you can use your normal kitchen trash bags (sold separately) with the Ubbi Diaper Pail.

  • Powder coated steel body
  • Rubber sealing gaskets
  • Sliding top lid
  • No special bags required
  • Child safety lock
  • Simple, safe, conveniant and economical
  • Machine cyle-tested
  • Eco friendly

Product Dimensions 11" x 15" x 23"
Product Weight 23 lbs

Ubbi Diaper Pail

By: Ubbi

UbbiDiaperPail

$89.99

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Customer Reviews

By Zainab

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Worth the price

Yes, this is expensive for something that is a glorified waste bin. But it keeps smells contained, doesn't absorb smell itself over time, easy to wipe down, and it looks great. You can use any garbage bag with it. My only issue is removing the garbage bag can be a little tricky if its overfilled, as it will snag and tear. Easy solution - change the bag more frequently. Even with this issue, we love the ubbi pail and recommend it all the time.

(Posted on 14-10-26)

By Md

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Excellent Diaper Pail

This diaper pail is expensive but I found it is well worth it! It's a good size and keep the odors contained. I also love how I don't have to buy special bats and refills saving money over time.

(Posted on 14-10-22)

By SS

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Money well spent

This diaper pail is totally worth the money. Comes in a variety of cute colors, contains the smell very well, and doesn't require special bags (although we buy them anyway because they're really not that expensive).
It has a child proof lock for when your little one starts becoming interested in everything.
A friend bought a second one and uses it for her car litter!

(Posted on 14-10-21)

By Veronique

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Great purchase

Love that there was a lot of color to choose from, and the quality of the pail is great. I would recommend this one to every mother!

(Posted on 14-10-21)

By Paula M

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Best Decision

I love this product! There really are no smells and paired with the cloth liner I just open and put my cloth diapers in the wash! The price is high but worth it.

(Posted on 14-10-21)

By Maria

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No smell ! Great Pail!

We were unsure if we should purchase as it was a bit expensive but would definitely recommend. No odor and looks really nice (for a diaper pail).

(Posted on 14-10-21)

By Pavendeep

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Great for cloth diapers

Easy to use, clean and handle. Great for our cloth diapers.

(Posted on 14-04-08)

By Melanie

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Wish I bought this the first time!

I really wish the first time I had bought a diaper pail I had bought the Ubbi. When my first one broke I decided to bite the bullet and pay the higher cost for the Ubbi. It contains the smell and I was able to puchase one that matched my daughter's decor. We use regular trash bags in the pail which is a cost saver.

The bag will tear when it is too full but that is the only negative I have for this product,

(Posted on 14-04-08)

By Angela

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Love it!

This diaper pail, not only uses your regular kitchen trash bags, but has a cloth liner option available for purchase. It is a great pail for cloth diapering. Keeps the smell in and the cloth liner just gets washed with the rest of the diaper laundry.

(Posted on 14-04-08)

By MR

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Great but...

Love how nice this pail looks! Also love the fact that you can use your own bags. However I do wish that it was a step system to open the chute and hubby says the bags seem to get caught on something and rip when replacing. Can't comment too much on smell as baby is bf and not yet on solids. Overall, like the ubbi!

(Posted on 14-04-08)

By Coreen

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A good attractive option.

Overall I am very happy with this diaper pail.

- Scent free.
- Attractive.
- No special bags required.

Only down falls

- The plastic clips on the bag holder broke about a month in.
- The rubber gasket came loose (after 15 months of use so not too bad).

(Posted on 14-04-07)

By Paula

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Would buy again...

I've had my Ubbi for over 2 years now. I love how you can use kitchen bags. I would definitely have spent more than the $90 price tag on special diaper pail bags by now, if I had a different system.
I am now noticing some rust starting to form around the edges of the sliding lid (only noticeable when I open it to throw a diaper in), and when you clean it if the rubber gasket pops off, it is difficult to get back on - even after viewing the YouTube videos on how to do it.
It does a good job of keeping the smell locked inside - except when you throw another diaper in... as to be expected.

(Posted on 14-04-07)

By Michelle

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Good for cloth diapers

This does a great job containing the smell of diapers and I now use it with the cloth diaper bags and love the system.

my only complaints are
1. It seems to rip garbage bags
2. I can see the lack of lock on the lid becoming a problem when my baby is older...annoying to have to child proof something that is designed for a kids room

(Posted on 14-04-06)

By Sarah

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Great Style and Function

With newborn diapers, the Ubbi did an excellent job of containing the dirty diaper smell. Now with diapers from a baby on solids, we keep an odour absorbing disc at the bottom of the pail, and empty the pail more often. I ended up getting a second one so that I could separate used diapers from used wipes to align with city waste disposal requirements. I find the Ubbi to be stylish and very easy to clean. I am very happy with this purchase.

(Posted on 14-04-06)

By Mcat85

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Best diaper pail for cloth!

This is the best diaper pail for cloth diapers! We just use the cloth insert and everything goes in the wash. It keeps the smell contained and looks really cool in the nursery!

(Posted on 14-04-06)

By Melly

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Awesome diaper pail!

I really love this diaper pail! It does not leak any smells and it is very easy to use. I bought the grey one! I like the fact that you can use regular kitchen garbage bags although I do like the Ubbi garbage bags too!

(Posted on 14-04-06)

By Jessica

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Amazing!!

Love this diaper pail from the moment we received it. It is sleek and stylish yet functional. Love the steel because the smell doesn't stink it up like plastic ones do! Easy to open when your hands are full. A must buy!

(Posted on 14-04-03)

By Karen

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Amazing product, works great

I love this diaper pail. It keeps the smell of dirty diapers away completely and it's more stylish than the regular diaper genies. I also love that you can use regular kitchen bags in it :)

(Posted on 14-04-03)

By Colette

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Love my orange pail!

Very easy to use. You can use any bag you want inside which will save you money in the long term. Durable and fresh. Love all the colours to choose from but I love my orange pail since it matches my son's nursery! It has a lock feature on the slide part where you dump the diapers into. Although, it doesn't have a lock feature for the lid. We realized this when our 13 month nephew was over and walked by and lifted the lid up. Other than that this product is awesome and I would highly recommend it.

(Posted on 14-04-03)

By Lindy

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Coolest-Functional Diaper Pail

We've had a few different diaper pails over the year, all plastic and frustrating to use..and smelly..of course. Seeing this pail is metal (bonus!) and is extremely easy to use…without requiring special disposal bag or anything..i would say this is THE ONE! I know it might sound silly but i'm excited to use it with our #3 baby on the way. Cool colours to choose from, child safety lock, and i did purchase the biodegradable bag that ubbi makes as well. It is a bit smaller than i thought, just by a little bit..but..it's not like i want to store weeks worth of soiled diapers in there anyways!

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By Karen

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Great product!

My husband and I love this pail. We use cloth diapers and this pail holds in the smell, is very easy to clean and when you walk into the baby's room, you can't even tell there are dirty diapers in there. We also love how environmentally-friendly it is, in that if we ever switch to disposables (doubt it, but…) we can use any kind of garbage bag with this pail instead of having to use specific ones like the ones for the diaper genie.

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By Madelaine

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Great diaper pail!!

I didn't buy a diaper pail right away because I never liked any I saw - too expensive with costly bags or filters. But you can use any kitchen garbage bag with the Ubbi and best part is the pail doesn't absorb the stinky diaper smells. Great buy! Also, comes untreated colours!

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By Shannon

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Love it! Worth the price.

After trying the other brands, I'm so happy I finally splurged on the Ubbi diaper pail. I love the way it looks, the smell is definitely minimized by the stainless steel design and I love that I don't have to be expensive refill bags. I jut use regular kitchen garbage bin bags and they work great.

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By Katie

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Looks great!

Our little one hasn't arrived yet, but our Ubbi pail has :) It's a great quality product, and I love the fact that you can use regular kitchen-catcher garbage bags instead of needing refills. The stainless steel design will be perfect for eliminating odours, and the sleek, clean design is nice and discreet. A great product!

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By Sandra

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Great diaper pail

Love this diaper pail! My other diaper pail, of almost equal price, broke very quickly, so I tried this one. It is awesome! Love that you can use any bag, and it seals in the smells. Like others have written, do not overfill the pail...it becomes almost impossible to remove the dirty bag. Also love the different colours. I have one for each of my kids. I highly recommend them!

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By am

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No Smell

This diaper pail does a great job of holding in odor! No diaper smell unless you leave the latch open longer then the 2 seconds it takes to throw in a dirty diaper. Love the locking mechanism that stops kids from playing with the lid.

My only complaint is that bags snag on the plastic tabs inside when your pulling them out. Don't know why they're designed that way. We just places duct tape around them and so the bags wouldn't rip on they're way out.,

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By Katie

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Great!

i love this diaper pail. Keeps in smells and easy to use!

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By Stacy

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Love it

Great diaper pail. Had a diaper gene for first baby and decided to upgrade to this on with the second. Love that I don't need special refills with it. Any trash bag will do. Would recommend to anyone.

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By Kathy

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No odour!

This diaper pail is awesome because it keeps the odour in. The only downfall is I would prefer a stepper to open the pail.

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By Christa

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Very Happy with our Ubbi

My son is only 4 weeks old, but we're loving our Ubbi pail. So much so, that I'm thinking of ordering a second one for the downstairs of our home. I'm currently still using disposables and have been using glade kitchen bags in it. We plan to switch over to cloth diapers in the next few weeks, so I'm hoping I will like it as much then. We plan to try the Ubbi wet bag with the cloth. I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this item and I think Ubbi may have made a change to the product. There are no "Teeth" to tear the garbage bag on the inside of the one I received. The white rim on the inside of the pail is smooth. I've had no trouble pulling the bag out so far. I'm quite happy with our Ubbi!

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By Ali

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Great necessity!

I was a bit hesitant about the price of the Ubbi diaper pail, however I have not been disappointed. I love that it's sleek design and it blends well with the nursery decor (I bought the light grey one). It is great that you can use any garbage bags with it, which in the long run offsets the cost of the pail. Others mention that the bags rip when pulling them out. I have had this issue, but find that it's because I was filling the bag too much. With fewer diapers in the bag it pulls out easily. Overall, I'm very happy with it!

(Posted on 14-04-02)

By Sabrina

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Love this pail!

This pail is great. When I first got it I was expecting it to be a bit larger but this hasn't been an issue. I'm using cloth diapers and it holds about 3 days worth. I'm using the kangacare pail liners which are much bigger than the pail but they work well.

No smells, looks great and easy to use. Very happy with this purchase!

(Posted on 14-04-01)

By Helen

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Kind of overrated...

My son is 4.5 months old, and I am doing both cloth & disposable diapers. I research products extensively before committing and I didn't know exactly which cloth bag I wanted to use (was wary of reviews of the Ubbi brand one) so I've been using Glad brand "tall" bags w/ Febreeze. I am so disappointed, because literally 75% of the time when I go to empty the pail, the little plastic teeth on the inner seal rip into the plastic bag. It takes this from a mildly annoying chore to a really dreaded one. When it rips, best case scenario is it just smells awful in the nursery for a few minutes after I whisk the dirty bag away. I've had the rips so big that diapers cascade out onto the floor and back into the empty pail too. So frustrating. It's not like I'm using cheap no-name plastic bags. It's the little white rectangles on the inside that catch the bag...
Anyway, I've been using the Ubbi for the disposables and just a cheap garbage pail for my cloth diapers without a bag (just disinfecting the inner pail every time). I guess I'm going to try a cloth bag and see if I can stand the Ubbi for my cloth diapers. But overall I can't say I'm too impressed.

(Posted on 13-12-31)

By Heather

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No Smells!

This pail is exactly what we wanted! There are no smells and it uses normal waste bags. I found that the white Glad garbage bags size large or x-large works very well with this diaper pail. We chose the bright blue colour for our son's nursery. My first try at securing the garbage didn't work and it fell to the bottom of the pail making it difficult to pick up the load of dirty diapers. However, now with practice I'm much better at it and haven't had the same difficulty again.

(Posted on 13-10-28)

By Charmaine

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Sleek and easy to use, yet completely functional

So - what more could you want? It is small yet holds a lot. made of powder coated steel so it won't absorb odours like plastic pails do, and you can use your own bags (no expensive refills necessary).

Since we use cloth, I like that you can use reusable cloth diaper bags in it and leave the lid open to prevent ammonia causing gasses to build up. No other pail gives you a venting option like this (You're laundering every other day so the room doesn't smell anyway).

When using disposables, you can use a plain garbage bag and seal 'er up so you don't get any smells.

Oh, and it's not an ugly eyesore like most other pails and not ridiculously huge either. Super cool that it comes in so many colors so that it blends into your nursery decor.

(Posted on 13-10-27)

By Melanie

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A great investment

Diaper genies are the most common purchase for new moms but after being around moms and using the genie I wanted something different when it was my turn to become a mommy. my husband hates the smell of dirty diapers (who doesn't) so I went on a hunt to find one that would minimize the smell. A friend recommended the ubbi diaper pail and assured me it was worth the money-it hasn't disappointed. If you do cloth diapering you can put your wet bag in the pail and if you do disposable use whatever plastic bag you have (no specific purchase needed). The only smell you can detect is when you open the lid when there are diapers in the bag and even then it is minimal. You can buy stickers to personalize it or keep it plain the sleek style looks great in any room and there is a child lock to keep the curious ones out. One caution is not to over pack the bags as it makes getting it out of the can difficult. Worth every penny

(Posted on 13-10-27)

By Snowflake

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Not without flaws....

I really like our Ubbi diaper pail. With that being said it isn't without it's flaws. Only weeks after we had this pail we noticed it started to rust and the seal came loose. I contacted Ubbi directly and they said they had fixed the seal issue and my rust issue was not normal and sent me a new diaper pail the next day. I have not had any issues since. I cloth diaper and i find it keeps the smell out (except when it's open obviously).

The big bonus to this pail is that you can use cloth wet bags or whatever bag you would like. Unlike other brands you are not restricted to using Ubbi branded bags.

Overall a good product that is much more stylish than it's competitors.

(Posted on 13-10-27)

By gloria

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great diaper pail

did a lot of research and decided on this because you can use regular garbage bags. totally keeps smell out when the lid is closed! i did have a problem with the inside ridges ripping the garbage bag when i took it out. i remedied it by putting tape over the ridges on the side where it seemed to get caught on. problem solved! definitely worth the price! added benefit is that i can still use it as a regular garbage can afterwards since there are no special refill bags needed.

(Posted on 13-10-27)

By Cindi

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Love this diaper pail, even if a few downfalls

I bought this diaper pail for the twins, LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! When it is extremely full I can smell a bit especially for older babies, but its so much better than other diaper pails I've ever seen or used.
I use Costco kitchen garbage bags in mine, which are very inexpensive.
One downfall, The bag does tend to rip when taking it out if its too full.

(Posted on 13-10-27)

By Lilly

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Nice looking but tricky with cloth!

I love the style of this pail but find the opening in the top is too small for cloth diapers. I use it and won't be changing it up any time soon, but it does bug me that it's so hard to stuff the soiled cloth diapers in. It also doesn't fit a ton of cloth diapers. That being said, it contains stink amazingly well!

(Posted on 13-10-26)

By Laura

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Highly recommended

We received this pail as a gift and it is one of our baby products that we are most impressed with. Contains diaper smell flawlessly, comes in a great variety of colors (we have pistachio!), sleek design so it blends in with the home, and you can use any bag with it which cuts costs. Very high quality pail and well worth the price listed.

(Posted on 13-10-26)

By Melanie

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Works great with our cloth diapers

Love the pistachio colour we ordered. We use planet wise pail liners with the pail, and they fit great. Have had no issues with smells as of yet, our LO is EBF. Regular kitchen catcher bags also work with it for when using disposables. Love the look and functionality of the pail, but glad it was purchased for us as a gift, as it is on the pricey side.

(Posted on 13-10-26)

By KIM

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Great diaper pail!

After using another diaper pail we recieved as a gift that we really didn't like I decided to give the ubbi a try. I was reluctant because of the price but I wanted something that really kept the odor in and that I dosnt need to buy special bags for. The ubbi was it! The odor atays in amd the bags are easy to change and I can just use regular kitchen bags. Great product. Price could be lowered a bit though aeeing as its essentially a garbage can.

(Posted on 13-10-26)

By Melanie

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Neat!

I love this diaper pail! It looks great and the convenience of using regular kitchen garbage bags make this a 5* product for me! A little expensive but worth it! Definitely contains the odor well.

(Posted on 13-10-26)

By Logan's Mom

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Stylish but can be Tricky

This pail looks great and comes in lots of colours so you can coordinate with your nursery! I chose this pail because I was able to use any biodegradable bag and not spend a ton of money on brand specific bag refills.
Says what it does and keeps the stink out! Only complaint like a lot of reviewers is the bag ripping when emptying. Took a while to master the technique.
All in all, this is a stylish, earth friendly diaper pail that gets the job done!

(Posted on 13-10-24)

By Kayla

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Stylish, sleek and worth the price! No comparison to other products!

This is a fantastic diaper pail. I bought it in Robin's Egg blue, which is such a pretty colour and one of the only diaper pails to come in funky colours. You cannot deter any odor from the pail with diapers in it at all. The best part is you can use any bag you want. The only downside is that the circular inside part where you put your bag can be a bit tricky to figure out at first.

(Posted on 13-10-21)

By Angie

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The BEST

We got this diaper pail as a shower gift along with our cloth diapers. It is the BEST pail! It's modern and stylish, and contains the smell of the cloth diapers entirely! I love it and will use it as a garbage pail when our little one is out of diapers!

(Posted on 13-10-17)

By Sandra

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Love this pail!

Ok, so you are looking for a great pail and you think this one is way too expensive.... It is pricier than some of the other ones - but it works great and looks fabulous. I never smell the cloth diapers I out in there. It's super easy to clean. I also use the cloth liner for it - fits like a charm and super easy to get in and out. Totally worth every penny :)

(Posted on 13-10-11)

By Steph

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Love it!

Such an awesome pail! It leaves no odour from diapers. I love that it can be used with cloth diapers and any size bags fit. It also looks great and comes in lots of fun colours.

(Posted on 13-10-11)

By Laura

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Great pail

I do think this is a great pail and I never smell dirty diapers once in the pail which is ideal however we have had issues with it ripping garbage bags when emptying the pail which is super frustrating! The company is actually trying to make a new model to remedy the problem and offered me a solution to the problem after I emailed them. A great company to deal with!

(Posted on 13-10-10)

By Stefanie

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Great diaper pail!

Looks and functions great! Only thing. Dislike is that the pail slides when you use one hand to open it and slides int the wall sometimes, leaving dents on the wall...but no smell whatsoever and quite easy to clean!

(Posted on 13-10-08)

By H.mama

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Great

I love this diaper pail. It's sturdy, attractive, and does not stink.

(Posted on 13-10-08)

By Gillian

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Attractive, keeps smells in

I have used this diaper pail for cloth diapers for nearly 5 months. I'm happy with the appearance and stink-free nursery. It is good value for the price. One downside to the bag-holder design inside is that sometimes when I'm cramming in one more diaper, the holder will push below the ledge and has to be forced back up. I also purchased two of the reusable wet bags, which could be higher quality. I find they melt and stick to themselves in the hot wash with the diapers. Despite this, they are still functional. One of the strongest points of this bin design is you can use whatever plastic or drawstring bags you want. I have recommended it to others.

(Posted on 13-10-07)

By Carolyn

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Not Impressed

this pail totally doesn't live up to the hype! Within a week the rubber seal was falling off! And it really doesn't hold in the stink as well as they claim! Also it seems so annoying but every time time i go to empty it the garbage bag gets all torn up from the plastic lip. Impossible to get the bag of diapers out without ripping it to pieces! Thankfully I got it on sale but still not money well spent! Im thinking a diaper genie may have been a better option?!

(Posted on 13-10-07)

By Shannon

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Best diaper pail EVER!!!

I have had three different pails all of which seemed to be great when new but once the plastic absorbed the "diaper" smell it was impossible to freshen it up. This Ubbi pail is GREAT!! Twin 6 month olds and a 2 year olds diapers don't stand a chance with this stellar product! With the Ubbi bags that hold a tonne and make garbage day a breeze, I would highly recommend this product to ALL parents. It is also super cool that I will continue to use post diapers as it will hold regular plastic bags as well.

(Posted on 13-10-07)

By Shannon

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Best diaper pail EVER!!!

I have had three different pails all of which seemed to be great when new but once the plastic absorbed the "diaper" smell it was impossible to freshen it up. This Ubbi pail is GREAT!! Twin 6 month olds and a 2 year olds diapers don't stand a chance with this stellar product! With the Ubbi bags that hold a tonne and make garbage day a breeze, I would highly recommend this product to ALL parents. It is also super cool that I will continue to use post diapers as it will hold regular plastic bags as well.

(Posted on 13-10-07)

By Kev994

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Great Pail!

This pail is definitely worth the extra $$. We were a bit concerned with its small size when it arrived (we are using cloth diapers) but on the first run we were able to get ~25 liner and 8 covers in there without issue, and probably could have fit a couple more. We used an Apple Cheeks pail liner and had no issues sealing it or getting it out. The smell is completely gone from baby's room, great purchase.

(Posted on 13-10-07)

By Jennifer

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Great diaper pail!! Just a bit pricey for what it is

I love my ubbi diaper pail, I love not having to buy special bags and it really does hold the smell in! My only thing was its price. It's really nothing super special for the price.
Also I find the smell holds inside the container and makes the inside of the pail smell gross and the smell is hard to get rid of.

(Posted on 13-10-07)

By Jennifer

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Looks great, no stink!

This diaper pail looks great in our nursery, and really does keep the odour in! It's easy to use, and I love that I can use a cloth diaper bag inside, as we are using cloth diapers.

(Posted on 13-10-07)

By GreenDreams

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Doesn't live up to hype

I agree pretty much exactly with Julieanne80's review, below. I like the sleek styling and the choice of colours – we have the pistachio and for a diaper pail it's relatively attractive – but performance wise, it loses points. Contains smell fairly well when closed, but you want to open and shut that sliding lid in a nano second or the stink is pretty bad. We moved ours out of the nursery and into the bathroom – not fair to impose that smell on the baby! I also find that the catch that holds the hinged lid in place is barely effective – won't be a deterrent at all once baby figures out how to open it. Probably the worst design flaw is the plastic bits around the rim that make it impossible to remove the bag without ripping it. Makes emptying it an even more unpleasant task. (Hubby usually does this and he hates it.) Overall, too expensive for something that doesn't seem to have been well tested before being put on the market.

(Posted on 13-09-28)

By Julieanne80

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MEDIOCRE PRODUCT-SOME DESIGN FLAWS!!

I bought this before my son was born after hearing pretty negative reviews about Diaper Genies and other plastic pails of that type. I wanted something that wouldn't stink and this product was supposed to be stainless steel and stink-proof. Let me say, it is NOT stink proof. I've had it for a year now, but long before now it has absorbed some smelliness. It's not really too bad when it's closed, but when you open the lid, it can get smelly quickly. We've tried pressure washing, soaking it in Mr. Clean, etc.... The garbage still absorbed some dirty diaper stench. I have no plastic pail as a point of reference to compare, but for $80, I'm not super impressed, especially since it's number one claim is it doesn't absorb odors. Also, a BIG annoying design flaw is the plastic rim that's around the top of the can when you have the lid open to change garbage bags. Along the underside of the plastic lip all around the can are pieces of plastic that hang down and rip your bag as you try and pull it out to change it. It's beyond annoying! Especially if your bag is pretty full, you'll rip that sucker all around trying to pry it out of there. What were they thinking??? Even only a bit full, I find it hard not to rip the bag getting it out of there. On the whole, it's not the worse, but certainly not the best.

(Posted on 13-09-25)

By cloth pro

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great purchase

This is our second diaper pail for cloth diapers and my favourite by far. I haven't noticed any odours when opening. It is small and sleek yet holds at least two days worth of cloth diapers. It's worth the money.

(Posted on 13-08-28)

By Angie

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Still good but need to use some tricks...

5 months later and I still like the Ubbi diaper pail. Yes, you need to be careful taking the bag out. I use kitchen bags with built in odour lock. I can start to pull the bag out, but half way through I shimmy the bulky part of the bag out. I usually still get a small tear in the bag. I have not had a full diaper explosion, however my husband has in his haste to get away from the smell. I normally tie a knot in the bag around the top bag support so it does not slip out and the bag fall down into the container. I usually store the kitchen bags and large black garbage bags in the nursery to put the diapers in a larger bag directly. Easier to carry through the house without potential leaks.

I also use a baby wipe or Lysol wipe on the outside, as a poopy diaper may graze the outside on the way in the whole. As for design changes, I would have the lid be able to open to clean inside. Not sure if it's mold or just general grossness that builds up in there, but I use a wipe and disinfecting spray to clean it out.

Considering we are dealing with stinky diapers, it does a good job keeping it all isolated.

(Posted on 13-08-06)

By Marie-Eve

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In love with it!

My daugther is in cloth diaper. When I was looking for a pail, someone tells me that this one was one of the best.

No odor, no problem!
Exactly what I expect!

A little bit expensive, but it is not in platic!

The sliding top is a little bit small for cloth diaper...
I don't know if it is suppose to work like this or if my pail has a defect, but the safety lock only works for the sliding top. A child can easily open the pail...

(Posted on 13-08-04)

By Green Red

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Needs improvement

Don't get me wrong, this is a great product but.... there is room for improvement and it comes down to a complaint that other reviewers have noted; the bag catches on the plastic tabs when you are trying to remove it and unless you are super careful, it will result in torn bags. The solution is easy, the top plastic piece needs a redesign that will allow bags to slip by without catching on the tabs. I've solved it in a typical Canadian way; I used Duct Tape to create a beveled lip. Red Green would be proud!

(Posted on 13-06-17)

By Dee

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Good pail, one flaw

I love the way this pail looks and functions. The only flaw is that plastic bags rip when you are emptying the pail... kind of ridiculous after all of the work they put into the design. Sometimes I do smell the diapers for the brief moment the lid is open but I don't consider this a big issue.

(Posted on 13-05-24)

By Stacey

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Better than the rest!

We bought the Ubbi after struggling with stinky plastic pails. It seems it doesn't matter what you do, plastic diaper pails will begin to stink! This pail does such a good job of locking in the general smell that you wouldn't know it's in there. Until you open the slide to put a new diaper in. A heck of a lot of stink comes out when you open the slider door. But, what else do you expect, you are storing dirty diapers in a sealed container.

(Posted on 13-04-25)

By Nimaas

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Not impressed

I bought this product and was pretty excited! But it does have some pretty big flaws imo! First, because no air can escape the pail, it creates moisture between the bag and the metal can - that moisture is from the contents of the diaper so you can imagine the smell- it doesnt come out easily either, i tried baking soda, vinegar, soaking etc.., next problem is the rim of the pail has plastic lips that when you go to take your bags out of the pail it tears to shreds leaving a wonderfully smelly mess of diapers on the floor. For all the work Ubbi did to make a smell retaining the diaper pail, which they did, i wont argue it does retain odour but when you open the lids its disgusting (even when empty and a fresh bag put in), and the shredding of bags is a major negative. We now use a regular garbage pail and have no problems!

(Posted on 13-04-17)

By Angie

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Good Design

The diaper pail looks good and is easy to use. You put in any longer bag, we use tall kitchen garbages or compost bags, but I can see using a big shopping bag as well, and close the top. The vertical handle makes it very easy to push the door open in the dark during late night changes or with your hands full of baby and dirty diaper. My 6 year old helper has no difficulties using it. My husband loves the powder coated stainless steel--good quality and value for what you are getting. We got it in ivory and it looks great, although the variety in colours available is great to put a splash of colour in the room.

A newborn's diapers do not smell to strong at this point, but will need to see how it contains the doors as the poops progress.

We change the bag when it gets full, which is roughly a week's worth of newborn diapers.

(Posted on 13-03-23)

By Mal

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Great product

We bought our Ubbi when looking for an alternative to plastic. Love this diaper pail and it looks as chic as a diaper pail can in our little one's nursery. We use cloth diapers and do find that the pail takes on an ammonia smell but think a lot of this may be due to the cloth bag. Smell goes away after cleaning and can only smell when the pail is open! Worth the money in my opinion.

(Posted on 13-01-29)

By Sarah

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Great diaper pail

I purchased 2 diaper pails before this one and hated them....the plastic was cheap and would scratch my hand when I pushed in the diaper. This one is great! nice thick plastic, plus we have in our bedroom and never smell anything. Im even buying a 2nd one to use for cat litter!

(Posted on 13-01-28)

By Sue

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Works OK

I think the garbage pail works only if the bags you use in the diaper pail don't fail. kind of sounds obvious, let me explain. We use cloth diapers and bought the Ubbi cloth diaper bags. The moisture repellent coating peeled off the inside of the diaper bags after about 3 - 4 washes.

Now this means that wet diaper slowly add moisture into the garbage can, and the garbage can still absorbs a little ammonia smell. So we have to bleach and clean the pail a couple of times per week.

Looks good, almost works really well.

(Posted on 13-01-25)

By Ruairi

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Perfect Pail for Cloth Diapering.

It really is a perfect pail. We use it for cloth diapering and have no odor or problems. I do recommend this pail. However, I hate how expensive it is and it arrived to us dented, which I'm not terribly pleased about.

(Posted on 12-12-30)

By SBrill

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Small and easy to use

I had an Arm and Hammer diaper pail. It would make an awful noise every time I closed the lid and it drove us crazy. I bought this pail for a friend because it takes regular kitchen bags and would save them money. Our Arm and Hammer bags cost us about $5/month and it was a pain to go buy them when we ran out. The money saved on the bags will cover the $30 difference between the two pails in no time.

We liked the one we bought for our friend so much that we bought one for ourselves for our baby-to-be.

The only con I have so far is that it is quite low so you have to lean over a lot more which can be difficult when holding an infant. I put a small storage container under it and now it is at a better height.

(Posted on 12-12-25)

By LilMrsD

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Great Product

My daughter (8MO) is in cloth diapers, the smell of her plastic pail was nauseating!!! I bought this pail and I have not looked back since. Worth every penny in my opinion!

(Posted on 12-12-23)

By Anna

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Best Diaper Pail I could find!

I love the simplicity and functionality of this diaper pail. When I received it, it had 2 pretty bad dents on it. Luckily they popped out easily without leaving a mark. I was weary about the quality of the metal for the price, but I have had no further problems with it. It is for sure a packaging issue since I have read other reviews with the same comment. Some of the parts are plastic. it is not all metal.
I like the fact that you can use regular kitchen bags, it is easy to change the bags, and it locks odor pretty well. Other reviews say the smell is nauseating when you open the pail to throw in toddler diapers, but I am planning on using disposable diaper bags for number 2's if it is an issue in the future. I don't expect it to eliminate poopy odor inside the pail. So far, so good!

(Posted on 12-07-05)

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