Diaper disposal mechanisms have evolved over the years to become convenient and easy to use. There have been several inventions intended to provide a way to dispose of soiled diapers safely.
The diaper genie is one such mechanism. It has become a standard machine for any new set of parents.
It takes the hustle out of trying to determine if the diapers have been disposed of safely and prevent the stench of soiled diapers from escaping.
These machines have revolutionized the way we dispose of waste. They are easy to use and safe. The bins are also sanitary as they provide a secure seal. Emptying the bins is also relatively easy, making them popular across the globe.
So, how does a diaper genie work?
A diaper genie is a unique container that has an airtight seal. Waste is inserted into the opening, individually separated into separate airtight plastic films. The waste is secured in a canister you unlatch once the container is packed by pressing the release mechanism.
How To Use A Diaper Genie
The working mechanisms of a diaper genie are rudimentary. These machines are easy to operate. They ship pre-assembled and in a readily usable state. They genuinely offer cutting-edge convenience. So how do you use these machines?
Step 1: Insert the carbon filter
Every diaper genie comes with a carbon filter opening. The carbon filter’s function is to prevent the stench of soiled diapers from escaping. Using the diaper genie without the filter is ill-advised as the order will escape from the machine.
The filter has a slot in the machine. The position of the slot varies depending on the model.
Step 2: Insert the Plastic film into the diaper genie
The plastic film slots into the mouth of the bin. There are unique attachment mechanisms that secure the bags in place. You should use one bag at a time. Ensure that the bottom of the bag is sealed correctly to prevent the diapers from falling out of the plastic film.
The size of the bag should also be proportionate to the size of the container. Larger containers have bags that hold up to 270 diapers.
Emptying Your Diaper Genie
The most important thing to remember when emptying the diaper genie is not to make a mess. The emptying process is relatively easy.
Step 1: Open the lid
Depending on your model, you can open the canister using a button or the step mechanism. If the can is full, it would be best to open the lid slowly. You can give the bag a light shake to push down used diapers. It will prevent you from making a mess.
Step 2: Cut the plastic film
It would help to cut the bag approximately six inches from where the diapers are stashed. It will give you an allowance to tie the bag. The cutting mechanism is inside the bin and shouldn’t be difficult to find. Tie off the film in a secure knot
Step 3: Disposal
With your foot on the pedal, lift the bag off the bin. The waste bag full of diapers is referred to as a diaper sausage. Dispose of the diaper sausage away from your house, preferably where animals and kids will not find the bag.
How To Prepare Your Diaper Genie After Disposal
Once you have disposed of the diaper sausage, you need to prepare your diaper genie for the next use round.
Secure the new plastic filament
From where you had previously cut the filament, tie the bottom in a tight know. Use an allowance of approximately six to eight inches off the bottom.
A pro tip would be to use the scented spray at the bottom of your canister before preparing the new bag.
Once you have tied the bag using your knot, pull it down to the bottom of the canister.
What happens when you run out of bags?
Manufacturers of diaper genies sell replacement plastic filament bags. These bags are available in retail stores. The bags are inexpensive and shouldn’t be difficult to replace.
Modern-day diaper genies have indicators that tell you when they are almost out of the plastic filament. Once the indicator is on, you should consider purchasing a fresh supply of bags.
How to refill the canister with new plastic filament:
The plastic filament is contained in a cylindrical disk.
Step 1: Partially remove the plastic from the disk
The plastic bag is in the central channel of the cartridge. Carefully pull the bottom section to expose the bag. Do not use too much force, as this may damage the bag.
Step 2: Tie off the bag.
Secure the plastic filament in a knot. Use an allowance of six to eight inches.
Step 3: Replace the disk
Remove the empty disk and discard it safely. Screw the new cartridge on. If the new cartridge does not fit, you inadvertently purchased the wrong model for your diaper genie.
Tips On How To Use Your Diaper Genie
Using a diaper genie is standard practice in many households with children. You need to make the most out of the device by using it correctly. Here is how you can optimize your diaper genie usage:
1. Empty the diaper genie regularly
Do not overuse one roll of filament. Ensure that you remove and dispose of a roll once a roll is used. It is not advisable to compress diapers to create more space.
Each filament stretch has a defined capacity. Compressing the airtight bags might cause them to break and the diapers to spill out.
2. Use deodorizing spray or air freshener.
Between each use, it would help if you sprayed down the bottom of your canister before inserting a new roll of filament. Spraying down the can will help to ensure that the smell doesn’t leak out of the diaper genie.
Note that spraying is not a requirement but is done as a precaution.
3. Wash the inside and the outside
Ensure that you keep the canister clean by washing it regularly. Washing the canister helps keep bacteria at bay. It also enables you to have a neat-looking diaper genie.
Washing canisters will help neutralize any smell. Use detergent and a scrubber to prevent any smell from escaping.
4. Close the lid
Ensure that the diaper genie is always closed when in use. Most diaper genies have a snap sound to indicate a closed lid.
Leaving the lid open is ill-advised, as the stench of used diapers will leak out of the genie. It is also quite unsanitary to leave the can open.
5. Always have a new cartridge on standby.
You should keep a spare cartridge on standby, just in case you run out of filament. You may not always have the convenience of going to the store to replace a cartridge.
Alternatively, you can buy cartridges in bulk to ensure that you have a steady supply.
6. Beware of a broken filter.
If you are careful to seal the diaper genie still but adequately notice some smell leaking out of the can, you could be dealing with a broken filter. Inspect the filter regularly, and keep it clean to optimize its performance.
A dusty filter will be ineffective, and you will notice the order of used diapers as you use the machine.
Why Should You Use A Diaper Genie?
Diaper genies have numerous advantages over other waste disposal mechanisms. There are many reasons why they are popular. These include:
1. They Suppress odor
Diaper genies form a tight seal over the diapers and prevent any stench from leaking outside the canister. The plastic seal is odor-proof. The canister has filters.
2. Diaper genies are sanitary.
Diaper genies are safe. They properly contain waste, and they keep the environment clean. Diaper genies also suppress odor, making them safe for indoor use.
3. Diaper genies are secure.
With diaper genies, you get a safe and ideal way of disposing of waste. Pets and children cannot easily open these canisters. They are safe for use inside the house, and you do not need to take extra precautions.
4. Huge Capacity
A single cartridge can hold a maximum of 270 diapers. The capacity on the cartridges is quite impressive and far outdoes many other alternative means of disposing of diapers.
5. Easy to use
Diaper genies are easy to use. Operating these machines is simple. It makes them convenient.
None of the many inventions intended to secure baby waste is more efficient and effective than the diaper genie.
The disposal bins are easy to operate, and they secure waste in a manner that prevents odor from escaping. It solves the disposal problem by individually wrapping waste in airtight plastic films.
The genius design was invented and patented by John Hall. The diaper genie is a must-have for new parents. Its popularity continues to grow due to its simplicity and sanitary.