Tips & Tricks


The Playtex Diaper Genie is one of the staples for any mom with a baby in diapers. I mean it’s great, isn’t it? It locks away those smelly, poopy pampers while being discrete and compact. The only thing not so great about this device are the price of the refill bags! A pack of 3 refill bags will run you about $17 and of course the larger the size of the diaper, the less that will fit in the genie. As you can probably imagine, this gets so expensive over time.

This is why I have decided to come up with a hack that I will share with you. Go out and get some trash bags from the dollar store, yes, I said the dollar store (Dollar Tree is my fav). The 13 gallon size kitchen bags will do the trick.

First and most importantly, make sure you do not discard the diaper genie refill ring, otherwise, this hack will not work.


1. Open your trash bag
2. Open the diaper genie lid and remove the refill ring.
3. Feed the trash bag through the ring from bottom to top.

4.Wrap the open end of the trash bag around the refill ring and secure

5. Place the ring back in the top of the diaper genie.

6. Open the front compartment of the diaper genie, while stepping on the foot lever and feed the bag through all the way to the bottom.
7. Close the front compartment and your diaper genie is ready for use.
If you’ve tried this hack or are planning to try, please leave a comment below.

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