The First Years Clean Air Odor-Free Diaper Disposal – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Price Range: $30 – $45
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥ (3/5)
  • Pros:
    • “Clean air” venting system is totally silent
    • Uses standard trash bags
    • Traps smell
  • Cons:
    • Loud open and close
    • Top heavy
    • Breaks easily
  • Extra Costs: Can be used with standard kitchen bags, but requires four D batteries and filters (2 for approx. $10)

Most Helpful Reviews on the The First Years Clean Air Odor-Free Diaper Disposal

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – … This item has now broken on me TWICE. Despite my former rave reveiws, I’d love to also give it ZERO stars because now it’s only a receptacle for us–as good as a plain old garbage can. OLD, NAIVE REVIEW: We had a Diaper Genie, it’s a total waste of money and plastic…. We replaced it with THE FIRST YEARS CLEAN AIR DIAPER DISPOSAL SYSTEM. It’s awesome!…  (read more and buy it at
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – I don’t know where to start. Maybe with the idea that not a single one of the engineers who made this product could possibly have had children or experience with infants….  I will make this review simple, detailed and effective. 1. The mechanism used to clamp the plastic bag shut is so loud and startling….  2. The clamp mechanism is very heavy and situated at the top of the unit….  3. The auto-cycle fan in the filtration system is so quiet you won’t even believe it’s running…. oh wait, it’s because it’s not running!… 4. Lastly, her nursery reeks…. (read more and buy it at
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – Isn’t keeping the smell discrete, loud when closing it, and top heavy so you really have to watch your kids around it…. (read more and buy it at
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – This pail requires that you use your hand to open the top then pry apart 2 plastic pieces to allow your child’s dirty diaper to drop in. The battery operated piece broke immediately. It does not contain smells…. (read more and buy it at
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – I love that this uses cheap kitchen bags (30 gal) and it really does contain odors (when lid is closed)…. You do have to slam the lid hard for it to shut, but I don’t dispose of diapers while my baby is sleeping, so who cares? I also LOVE that this pail is EASY to wipe all parts clean w/ a disinfectant wipe…. (read more and buy it at
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – This was a good buy for the price. It is definitely the best diaper pail I have tried after 2 babies. And NO ODORS…at all. The only problem is like another reviewer said THAT LID. It is loud when you close it. And FYI it works with kitchen bags but I was using the ones with a drawstring at first…Don’t do that…. (read more and buy it at

Gear in Action

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What the Makers Say

  • Don’t just trap odors…eliminate them!
  • The Clean Air Odor-Free Diaper Disposal is the most advanced diaper disposal system available to parents. Don’t settle for just trapping odors…Clean Air is engineered to eliminate them!
  • The innovative fan and carbon filtration system is ultra-quiet, and automatically turns on when a diaper is placed in the unit. And, designed with a busy parent in mind, Clean Air uses standard tall kitchen garbage bags–no costly bag refill systems are needed!
  • Key Features:
    Unique carbon filter system traps and neutralizes odors
    Using standard kitchen trash bags saves money versus expensive cartridge refills
    Auto-cycle fan is ultra-quiet
    Simple one-hand operation
    Holds up to 40 newborn diapers
    Filter and battery life is approximately 90 days
    First filter included
    Requires four D batteries (not included)
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Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  Before you buy baby stuff online always check out Goo Goo Gear first. For the most up-to-date information, search the Consumer Products Safety Division’s website here.

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