Ubbi – Building a better diaper pail

Ubbi diaper pailThe best diaper pail is the kind of topic that inspires some raging debates on mom message boards. They’re essential. They’re a waste of money. They’re too expensive. I couldn’t live without it. So what’s a first-time mama to do?

My advice: Get the diaper pail. And this is from a woman in an apartment in which space is a premium.

My other advice: Get the Ubbi diaper pail.

The Ubbi Diaper pail
is easy on the eyes–nice considering you will be engaging with it
upwards of a dozen times daily (I’m sorry to report, new moms). The
tough metal exterior not only resists odors unlike plastic, but it comes
in a dozen colors to match every decor. Still, it’s not just purdy, it’s smart. The rubber seal keeps any odors in–should your baby be the rare child with
poop that actually smells bad. I also really like the way you need to
push down the lid to slide it open or
closed. It’s not hard for you at all, but like a child-proof medicine
cap, you’ll be grateful to have it when that baby becomes a toddler.

And hooray! For it accommodates any garbage bags at all, and not special ones
available at that one store that’s always closed when you remember
you’re out. You can of course buy the Ubbi biodegradable bags, but you
don’t have to.

Ubbi Diaper Pail

If you’re inclined, grab some of their decals to customize the pail, should you want an uber-Ubbi.
But I like the Ubbi just as it is. Clean. In more ways than one. –Liz

Find the The Ubbi Diaper pail online at their website, along with the garbage bags and special eco-friendly liner for cloth diapers too.


Liz Gumbinner is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cool Mom Picks network. This makes her very happy.


  • Reply September 18, 2012


    Doesn’t the smell just waft out every time you open the door and then get fanned out when you close it?

    And isn’t plastic odor-resistant? 99% of all trash bins are plastic.

  • Reply September 19, 2012

    grandma flowers

    My son and daughter-in-law had a Diaper Genie for their first child and as much as it was cleaned, it did absorb the odor after a while. They used bleach, odor absorbing cleaners etc…nothing worked. I am purchasing the UBBI for them for baby #2 due any day now. UBBI had great reviews on the internet. The only downfall that I read was that it didn’t have a foot control to open the lid. In my opinion, that is a small deal compared to the odor issue.

  • […] old trash bags, like the Ubbi, First Years Clean Air model or Diaper Champ by Baby Trend. In fact, Liz Gumbinner over at Cool Mom Picks recommends the Ubbi partly because “it accommodates any garbage bags at all, and not special ones available at […]

  • I wish I had read this post when I was putting my baby registry together. So, to help other moms, I included it in a hint. Meanwhile, I’ve found that regular old kitchen trash bags also work well in my Diaper Dekors.

    • Liz
      Reply March 4, 2014


      Nice post Jennifer, thanks for including us – and great hints! We can see why you are called Hint Mama (ha).

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