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Diaper Pail Sniff Test 2012

Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad put 3 diaper pails to the ultimate test, diapers filled with chicken blood catfish bait. After leaving them in a hot garage to really get the fumes rolling, each pail was set in a separate room of Daddy Brad's house, and the testing began. Tests included room level (as you walk in the room), a quick open and shut (what amount of smell is released), and finally, a full open test. Tested pails are the Diaper Genie Elite, Munckin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail, and the Dekor Plus Diaper Disposal System. Check out the vid to see which pail really holds back the stank, and to hear Daddy Clay say, "Sphincter." Episode 853 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.

Brad:  What do you really need to prepare your home for the arrival of a new baby? To find out, pick up your copy of the newly released Sane Parents' Guide: Getting Your Home Ready for Baby available for download at Amazon.com brought to you by DadLabs and BabyBjorn, two of the most trusted names in the baby care business.
Clay:  At DadLabs we usually espouse a very minimalist approach to preparing your home for a new baby.
Brad:  Single use‑only specialized products usually don't make the cut with us.
Clay:  Which is why today we're asking the tough question, do you really need a diaper pail?
Brad:  The job of the diaper pail is to make sure the stink stays in the pail and out of the house. But do you really need a specialized piece of gear for that?
Clay:  So to find out, we decided to choose three popular models of diaper pail and put them to a rigorous test. Brad, would you mind describing the methods by which we made our highly scientific findings here in the Lab?
Brad:  Certainly. We took diapers and filled them with the only thing that smells worse than baby poo.
Clay:  Which is?
Brad:  Chicken blood catfish bait. [sound effect of baby crying]
Brad:  It actually looks real too.. I'll just open up and...
Brad:  We took these pails and we put them in the hot garage to let them gestate. Now we've taken them and put them in individual rooms of my house. We're going to go and have a [inhales through nose] sniff test.
Clay:  All right. Well, I guess we'd better go put these diaper pails to the test.
Brad:  Alright Daddy Clay. The Diaper Genie Elite.
Clay:  Yep, yep, I got a little bait. If I was a catfish, I'd be interested.
Brad:  Yes, you would come to this room.
Clay:  Yeah, so that's a one.
Brad:  A one. Yeah, I'll give it a one, too. OK.
Clay:  OK. So let's do a quit open‑shut stank test.
Brad:  OK. Ready here. Open. Check.
Clay:  OK. Down. Yeah. Oh yeah. I'll give that a two.
Brad:  Yeah, a two. OK.
Clay:  OK, full open, direct nose test.
Brad:  Direct nose test. Let me keep that open for a while.
Clay:  OK, OK and then just go right in and...
Brad:  Oh yeah.
Clay:  God. Oh., geez. Wow, I was not ready for that.
Brad:  A five.
Clay:  That's a five.
Brad:  Five.
Clay:  That's a five.
Brad:  Yeah.
Brad:  Daddy Clay, here we have the Munchkin.
Clay:  OK, Munchkin. First of all, first test, room stink. [sniffs]
Brad:  Zero.
Clay:  OK, then the quick open close.
Brad:  OK, ready?
Clay:  Yeah. Open and then close again. [sniffs] I want to give that a one.
Brad:  Yeah.
Clay:  Now, full open stank.
Brad:  A full open stank.
Clay:  Yeah.
Brad:  Here we go.
Clay:  OK, get on in there.
Brad:  OK.
Clay:  Nose to the grindstone.
Brad:  OK. Ewe.
Clay:  Oh, detectable.
Brad:  Send one.
Clay:  Detectable.
Clay:  I'm also going to give that a one for here.
Brad:  OK. One. The Decor diaper pail plus.
Clay:  [sniffs] OK, that's a two.
Brad:  Yeah, two for me.
Clay:  That's a two diapers for me.
Brad:  OK.
Clay:  OK, a quick open shut.
Brad:  Open shut.
Clay:  It's also foot operated. OK.
Brad:  Oh.
Clay:  Oh.
Brad:  Oh. Ready for the other one?
Clay:  No.
Brad:  OK. Oh God.
Clay:  Oh God.
Brad:  Get in there man, get in there.
Clay:  Oh.
Brad:  Yeah, yeah, yeah. Double five for me.
Clay:  That's a five. Yeah, that's a full‑on five.
Brad:  Oh man, that's gross.
Clay:  So to sum up, let's start with the Décor Plus Diaper Disposal System. This scored the lowest in our highly scientific test.
Brad:  Yes, yes it is essentially a trash pail.
Clay:  Not a great job of holding in the stink. I don't think I can recommend it.
Brad:  No.
Clay:  Moving on to the Diaper Genie Elite. For a specialized machine, I thought a surprising level of stank. What do you think let's...? Why so stanky?
Brad:  I think it might be this joint. The diapers go in and they're closed. They're not sealed, but they're closed down in there. But then they emanate out of the joint.
Clay:  Yeah, I noticed that it suspended the diaper fairly close to the mouth of the pail before dropping it in. That may have caused a little bit of the issue, as well. Maybe not the most recommended. Then finally we've got the Munchkin Diaper Pail with the Arm and Hammer.
Brad:  Yes, powered by Arm and Hammer. You know what? I think that might be the key, because the bulb, the baking soda bulb dumps a little baking soda down on the diaper, neutralizes the stank.
Clay:  I think maybe the key for this as in a lot of things, a really tight sphincter. When you look at the top of that diaper pail, it's got a real good, tight seal on that thing.
Brad:  Yeah.
Clay:  I think that's what keeps the stank from emanating out. I have to say that there's nothing worse than coming in to your house and just getting, the first thing when you hit the door, is that diaper smell. [makes noise of disgust]
Brad:  Yeah.
Clay:  Makes you embarrassed about having people over, makes you very self‑conscious. So I would have to say that is it worth it to get a specialized diaper pail? Yes.
Brad:  Yes.
Clay:  If you are, you really should take a look at this Munchkin Diaper Pail powered by Arm and Hammer. Well, that's the conclusion of our highly scientific lab report today. Join us next time for more baby‑proofing tips. And look for our e‑books on dadlabs.com.

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