Do You Want to Win a Diaper Genie?

The bottom of the diaper pail is not a pleasant place to be.

And I know. I have been there.

On a Monday morning, I grabbed my purse, keys and bottle of water and, while wrapping my coat tightly around me to protect me from the frigid air and hollering at Jackson to hurry up, I unsuspectingly opened the door of my van and jumped in.

“Oh my word,” I howled and leaped out. “What on earth?!?”

I was shocked and confused. It was a literal diaper pail in my van.

You know that smell when you are emptying the diaper pail that you allowed to get way too full? As you pull the bag out, a belch of rotten diaper air hits you. Yes – that belch of putrid, poo-filled diaper smell WAS my minivan.

But I couldn’t figure it out. I am so careful to never leave a dirty diaper in my van…

Then I looked down and saw it – a swollen diaper, rolled up and sitting on the floor of my mini-van.

“PHIL!!!!” I screamed with rage under my breath. I grabbed the diaper out, opened all the doors and ran back into the house to give the van time to air out.

Jackson was going to be late for school, so we couldn’t wait it out for long. I decided to use the time to phone my husband and ask him if he was trying to kill me on purpose or if this was a subconscious attempt to murder his wife.

“Ohhhh… so sorry. Yeah – that was me. Olivia pooed when we were out on Friday,”
he apologized.

FRIDAY?!? I reviewed the weekend in my head. Yes – I hadn’t used the van since picking up Jackson from school on Friday, before Phil took the kids shopping. That will teach me to work all weekend.

I couldn’t put the inevitable off any longer. We had to get in the van.

But the smell hadn’t faded. It was alive, living in the carpet and upholstery fibers, clinging to the wet windows, thriving in the soggy air.

I undid the windows despite the frozen air and drove to school, my head half way out the window. By the time I got home from driving Jackson, I was cold, wet and had a kink in my neck.

Despite the wet, fall weather, I left the car windows open for days. I think it was a week before the smell was gone.

Or maybe I just got used to it. That is the thing about smells. We can get accustomed to them.

Which is what makes the Diaper Genie so brilliant…

(Wow – how is that for a segue? I SWEAR I didn’t make up that story for this post! It just happened to work so neatly together! LOL Anyway – back to the Diaper Genie.)

This fantastic creation keeps those dirty diapers sealed off from the rest of the house, so when guests come over they don’t smell diapers and want to run to an open window for air.

And when it comes to emptying the Diaper Genie II Elite™, you don’t have to worry about the vile air billowing up into your face. It is already all sealed off. Clean. Simple. Done.

Playtex has given us a Diaper Genie for one of you – so if you want to win the new Diaper Genie II Elite™, just leave a comment below.

We will announce the winner of our Diaper Genie contest on November 15th. Our contest is open to US and Canadian shipping addresses.

And if you have a foul diaper story to share, (I am sure we all have a few!) then HURRY and enter to win Playtex’s SMELL TALES contest for a chance to win $5,000.00!!!!

You have until Sunday, October 26th to enter the Smelly Tales contest. Head over to Smelly Tales to find out more.

Susan and I are on the judging panel along with Kim from What’s That Smell and Amber from Crazy, Bloggin’ Canuck. I have been reading some of the stories already and I know deciding the winner is going to be tough! Playtex will announce the Smelly Tales contest winners on November 11th.

While you are at make sure you check out what this unique online resource has to offer, such as info on baby’s smell development and weekly Smelly Tale Webisodes of the crazy, smelly lives of 3 different families with multiples.

So to recap:

If you want to win the new Diaper Genie II Elite™ from us here at 5 Minutes for Mom, just leave a comment below. You have until November 15th.

To enter to win the Smelly Tales contest for a chance to win $5,000.00, visit Smelly You only have until October 26th for their contest – so hurry!


  1. says

    I was just on the rampage last night, interrogating each of the big people in house to determine who left SEVERAL diapers unbagged in our garbage can! Even in the garage, I could smell them from the house :(

  2. says

    I’m only about a year away from being done with diapers (HOORAY!) but my SIL is having her first in April. And they live in a small apartment. She could definitely use this!

  3. Maddison says

    I would love to win the Diaper Genie! They are always a great thing to have around for all those nasty diapers! Thanks!

  4. says

    This would be great. We have a baby due in March and smelly diapers are the one thing I am not looking forward to dealing with again.

  5. 216amyc says

    I’ve heard this work really well. If I won this, I’d give it to a girlfriend who is expecting.

  6. says

    I have two people this could be given to, both will be due within two weeks of each other in March, what a great gift! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  7. Melissa says

    A diaper genie would be great! I usually take the dirty diapers out to the garbage can, but with the cold weather coming, this would be slightly more convenient. =)

  8. karen c. says

    In my son’s room, we have this cute little trash can, that has a lid and a thing to step on to open the lid. Then it has an inside trash can to make it easy to empty. The whole thing is really cute and my toddler can use it too, but it does not contain smells at all. If we ever forget to empty his trash can one night, his whole room reeks in the morning. It’s awful.

  9. says

    Oh, I’d love to win this!!! There is nothing like the smell of diapers! I keep a bag of leftover grocery sacks next to my changing table so every time I change a diaper I can put it in a bag and wrap it up before tossing in the trash. It helps majorly!!!

  10. says

    This would be great to try! We did not get a Diaper Genie with our twins b/c someone said it would fill up too fast. So we just have a regular garbage can and I HATE how bad it smells! We have another baby on the way and would love to have a new diaper genie for the baby’s room!

  11. Sandy says

    great story- lovin the ones that the others wrap and stuff and say they are going to remember but end up steaming in the car- nice teary eyes and your clothes smell so good

  12. Cindy Wiebe says

    I would love to get this for my niece, they don’t have a lot of money and it would be very good in their tiny little apartment.

  13. Sandra F. says

    my neighbor is due any day and did not get one at her baby shower. i would love to win this for her….thanks!!!

  14. Theresa Jenkins says

    we just found out today that we’re going to be grandparnets again(4) from my oldest and this is her first.thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Rebecca Wetzel says

    Just found out a friend who has been trying for a while is going to have a baby!!! yeah!! would love to win this for her. My stinky diaper days are done!

  16. Christy Hickman says

    I have never had one of these but would love to have one to use with our little boy due in December. We also have a 2 year old who is still in diapers. This would be perfect. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  17. Dee says

    For SOME stupid reason we STILL dont have one! I am SICK AND TIRED of opening my trash can only to almost pass out! Having one in diapers, and now two more that I keep with diapers…YUCK! And Hopefully soon enough I’LL have ANOTHER baby……..thats A LOT Of diapers!

  18. Autumn H says

    i have always wanted one of these, but have been to cheap – so it would be great to win one!!

    autumn398 (at)

  19. says

    Never used a diaper genie with my first child, but Im sure it would help eliminate those nursery smells.

    I love how perfectly your story fit with this giveaway! :)

  20. says

    I have yet to invest in a diaper genie – little man is still making breast milk poops – but will definitely be needing one soon! Count me in please!

  21. Veronica Szymankiewicz says

    This would be wonderful for my son’s nursery to keep all the nasty poopie smells at bay. Thanks.

  22. Maggie M says

    I would love to win the Diaper Genie so I could gift it to my pregnant niece as a baby shower gift. I’m sure she hasn’t even thought about it yet, but disposing of dirty diapers is going to be a huge priority after her baby arrives!

  23. says

    Hysterical post, Janice. I don’t even need a Diaper Genie, as my current one is working perfectly fine. But I couldn’t resist commenting.

  24. says

    I need this lol I swear no matter how often I empty our diaper pail the smell just lingers. I have wondered if the Diaper Genie’s really work!!!

    cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  25. Deanne S says

    In our house I get stuck taking out the diaper pail bag…it literally makes my husband gag and hurl….then I’d have to clean that up too.

  26. Carrie Miyake says

    I am so not looking forward to that smell when my little one arrives in a few weeks. I would have taken my husbands car and left him with the diaper mobile if he left a dirty diaper in it for the entire weekend!

  27. judy brittle says

    I would love to win this for my daughter. She could really use this with 2 babies in diapers. Thank you so much!

  28. says

    I would love to win a diaper genie. I have a 4 month old and am using a cat little plastic tub for dirty diapers. It works pretty well, until I open it to put a diaper in… woosh.. the smell overtakes me! lol. Ok so please pick me. :)

  29. Sandi says

    I don’t mind babysitting, but the stench of soiled diapers causes to to start dry heaving. So anything that protects me from the smell is terrific.

  30. Rosanne Morrison says

    I’d like to have one so I never have to livethe story you just described in your van

  31. Veronica L. says

    I would absolutely love one of these. I am currently pregnant right now (due in April) and having two in diapers, I know this would come in use!

  32. says

    I’d so love to win this! I’m in the one who usually has to empty the stinking thing and with potty-training still going on slooowly, I’m in for a smelly-helly time for the foreseeable future. So, please count me in for this one. I’d love to give my poor nose a break!

  33. Diana Corlett says

    Wonderful gift for an expectant mother I know! Please count me in!

    dreamseeker52 AT gmail DOT com

  34. christine says

    This is a must have! When my daughter was a baby… she’s twelve now… I had an original version diaper genie. What a life… I mean NOSE saver! Now that I am expecting again I know this is a product I must have! Thank you SO much for the opportunity to win one… it would help SO much!!!

  35. tania says

    I’m expecting my first and living in a small nyc apartment so a diaper genie would definately be helpful!!! Thanks!

  36. Sherri B. says

    One of my best friends is expecting next month and this would be a perfect gift for her. Thanks for the chance!!!

  37. Paula H says

    This would be great. Right now we walk every dirty diaper straight out to the dumpster. It’s really a pain if it’s raining.

  38. says

    I would love to win this.I have put off getting one for years, My son is severely handicap and will be in diapers most likely his whole life. It is time to put my fears aside and go ahead and try to win one!

  39. Cassandra Shuff says

    I had one for my first child and they rock! This would be a wonderful gift for my sister! Thanks for this contest

  40. Joanna Smith says

    With my 5 month old daughter this Diaper Genie II Elite would sure come in handy! This is a wonderful product and I would love to have this. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

  41. E. Cooper says

    There is not a room spray strong enough if you have a diaper pail that doesn’t eliminate the odor! Phewww!

  42. Tobster says

    No smelly tales yet — I’m not due for a couple of months. But I am very worried — my husband is extremely sensitive to smells and is threatening to boycott all diaper related activities! We need this Diaper Genie!

  43. Kelly F says

    I would love to be able to give this to my friend from church. She has just had triplets and I’m sure that the smell multiplied times three cannot be easy to deal with. It is amazing how much of a stinky mess such a tiny, adorable thing can make!

  44. Dana says

    Our first grandchild is due any day and would love to give this to our daughter…..

  45. Candace Hopson says

    I have twins boys on the way. They are due Feb. 10th. This would really come in handy. Thanks.

  46. Shelley H says

    My stepdaughter is having a little girl in February. I can’t wait to be a grandma for the first time and this would be a wonderful way for us to bond even more! Thanks!

  47. Joletta Tomlin says

    I’m the proud mom of a 3 month old, and while I love her dearly, I do not love the smell of her diapers.

  48. Sarah Mitchell says

    You lucky young things have great products like the Diaper Genie. When I raised mine, it was…hold your nose and run!

  49. Elina says

    My baby is a poopin machine and the house often stinks if we don’t take the garbage out every day. I could use this!