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The Gold Standard in Odor Control: the Munchkin Step Diaper Pail

by Vannessa Rhoades 25 Feb 2023
The Gold Standard in Odor Control: the Munchkin Step Diaper Pail

Odor control is essential when it comes to having a diaper pail in your nursery, and the Munchkin Step Diaper Pail is consistently favored by parents and caregivers. This hands-free disposal system features a handy foot pedal, a large capacity, and a unique self-sealing design that locks in odor each time you open the pail. Let’s take a closer look at what this impressive nursery must-have brings to the table.

Features We Love About the Munchkin Step Diaper Pail

Thoughtful design

The Munchkin diaper pail step offers a hands-free way to dispose of dirty diapers without enduring a blast of stinky odor every time you open it. Being able to easily drop off a soiled diaper with just the touch of a foot pedal when you’re trying to juggle a squirmy baby at the same time – priceless! 

Amazing odor control

The interior lid slides closed after each diaper is pushed through, trapping smells inside the pail. It also features a unique self-sealing system that rotates the bag when the lid shuts, keeping the diaper smells inside the liner. This twist-and-seal system reduces any stinky blowback when you have to open the lid to insert a new diaper. Another bonus? The Munchkin Step Diaper Pail is powered by Arm & Hammer. That’s right – there’s a little baking soda puck inside the lid to absorb even more stinky odors and keep things smelling fresh.

A brand you can trust

Munchkin has been designing baby gear for decades. Their products range from feeding accessories to bath gear and beyond, with more than 200 patents. In an effort to do their part to help the environment and help offset emissions from the production process, Munchkin has joined up with other organizations to commit to planting a tree for every diaper pail sold. Over 2 million trees have been planted!

Large capacity and easy bag changes

The pail is a respectable size and provides plenty of room, limiting the need for frequent bag changes. (It should be noted, though, that daily bag changes help further minimize odor.) Constructed from sturdy durable plastic, this pail is made to last. It's simple to remove the bag – just use the inner blade to cut the liner, tie it off, and throw it away. Then just pull down and situate the roll of liners and tie the end to create a bag for the next load of diapers.

Easy to order liners

Like any specialty diaper disposal system, Munchkin Step Diaper Pail refills use a proprietary liner/bag system so you’ll need to buy those for the pail to work properly. The good news is that this system works with both the Arm & Hammer Snap, Seal, & Toss Bags and the Arm & Hammer Refill Rings. The even better news is that you can easily order refills right online here at ANB Baby!

What Parents Are Saying About the Munchkin Step Diaper Pail

Take a look at what caregivers love about this odor-controlling, easy-to-use diaper pail:

“My first baby 10 years ago I was gifted a different brand pail. I used it for 3 kids. Surprise baby 4 arrived starting over with everything I choose this pail. This pail is amazing! I wish I had it for my first 3 also. The step is so much easier to press. It's important to have that step when you're holding an infant in your hands trying to toss a dirty diaper. Changing out the refill ring was super easy. The front door makes it super easy to empty out the dirty diapers. This pail holds the smell in so well. I do not have a stinky nursery at all! I loved this pail so much I gifted one to a friend!”

“As a second-time mom, I am always happy to maintain the products and routines that worked on my first go around and attempt to find new solutions for elements that were less successful. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to test out this diaper pail in exchange for an honest review. This is not the first brand that I have tried for diaper disposal, but it is the one I will stick with, it puts its predecessor to shame. It is designed for ease of use, the most important factor to me as a parent. It has a pedal to open (hands-free!), so I can hold my child in one hand and toss the waste with the other. It has a good capacity. This combined with excellent odor control is great for a reduction in baby chores; I can change the bag once every 2-3 days rather than daily. I also love the scented puck. Not only is the system virtually odorless owing to the way it seals, but to my surprise, it actually emits a pleasant aroma when opened rather than perfumed poop. I appreciate that the interior is childproof but easy to unlock and access with the push of a button. You also have the option of two types of bags that are both easy to remove and replace. To its credit, the pail is sleek and simple, it doesn't occupy too much space, and it blends in well with any decor. The one drawback is that the lid does not close automatically. Nonetheless, this is a phenomenal product that I would highly recommend.”

The Verdict

If the most important feature you’re looking for in a diaper pail is odor control, then you’ve found your perfect solution with the Munchkin Step Diaper Pail. It has exceptional odor control both when closed and opened for a diaper deposit. It’s easy-to-use, thoughtful design will make any parent happy they made the investment.

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